The drawing, signed “Vincent”, will be auctioned off in Auctionata’s big “Fine Arts” auction on 29th November, which will be streamed live from their online auction house in Berlin. After over 100 years, the work finally returns to Germany.
These two Tibetan amulet boxes, called ga’u, each consist of a richly decorated silver front and a copper back. A window-like opening reveals a devotional image of Buddha, a Tibetan so called Gzagil.
Auction Highlights Paintings
Once again Auctionata breaks the record! Auctionata achieved truly exceptional results with its first online fine arts auction, exclusively for ‘Paintings, Works on Paper and Sculptures’.
The auction’s highlight was undoubtedly Egon Schiele’s 1916 watercolourReclining Woman, which sold for €1.5 million (€1,827 million including buyer’s premium) at precisely 8:35 pm CET. Never has a piece of fine art sold for more at an online auction.
Carl Moll’s Villa in Vienna and Untitled (Blue Madonna) by Gottfried Helnwein marked further highlights. The painting by Karl Moll, a member of the Vienna Secession, started at €34,000 and sold for €240,000 (€297,120 including buyer’s premium) after a long and nerve-racking bidding war.Gottfried Helnwein’s work Untitled (Blue Madonna) started at €24,000 and went for €55,000 (€68,090 including buyer’s premium).
792 participants from 46 countries saw the auction live online; 68 of 100 lots were sold under commentary of Victor Wiener, renowned appraiser and art expert.
“The selection in this auction reflects the diversity of 20th and 21st century art: new materials and techniques create more and more enriching and challenging opportunities. The Bauhaus artist Franz Ehrlich used different metals, acrylic glass and wood in his abstract sculpture from 1928, while Horst Jannsen used lead and coloured pencils for his subtly erotic drawing “Panne” from 1971. With reverse glass paintings, exponents of NaÃ¯ve art revived a technique that was especially popular in the 19th century. The Chilean artist Roberto Matta uses black felt pen for his drawings and the Danish artist Jeppe Eisner paints large-scale works with oil on canvas, even in the 21st century. With such an eclectic mix, an exciting auction awaits you.” Also offered are a photograph by Anselm Adams, surrealist colour lithographs by Paul Wunderlich and abstract colour explosions by Terry Williams which round out this broad range of artworks.
Auction Find of the Week: Fire-Gilt Bronze Statue of Guanyin from the Ming Dynasty
This exceptionally well-preserved bronze figure shows a Guanyin sitting in the lotus position. The Guanyin is revered in China as the goddess of mercy, compassion, kindness and love. She is one of the most popular Buddhist figures and is attributed with miraculous healing powers.
This magnificent specimen made of dark patinated and fire-gilt bronze measures 18,9 inches (48 cm) in height and dates from the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The goddess of good fortune is indeed impressive, with its beautiful fire-gilt surfaces and the extremely fine engraving of stylized lotus flowers that adorn all of the marvellously radiant garments.
The exceptionally precise nails of her slender fingers, the sculptured soles of her feet, her necklaces formed in relief and the crown atop her head represent Chinese bronze art at its highest level. You can acquire this well-preserved bronze figure in our big Asian Art auction on Friday, 14 June 2013 at 6:00 pm CET!
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