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First space ‘selfie’ to be offered by Bloomsbury Auctions – London – 14.09.2017 – 7615

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Buzz Aldrin, First self-portrait in space, Gemini 12, November 1966. Vintage chromogenic print on fibre-based Kodak, est. £800-£1,200.

This Autumn Bloomsbury Auctions celebrates the study and observation of the physical and natural world in The Glory of Science. The auction will take place on 14th September at 24 Maddox Street, London W1S 1PP and will include striking photographs, maps prints and autographs.

A single owner collection of vintage NASA photographs from the Gemini missions 1965-1966 will be on offer. The Gemini program was the bridge between the Mercury and Apollo programs and was created in order to test equipment and mission procedures in Earth orbit and to train astronauts and ground crews for future Apollo missions. There were also 14 scientific, medical and technological experiments on board.
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Heritage Platinum Night Auction offers a treasure trove from Yankees immortals – Dallas, TX – 19 & 20.08.2017 – 7614

1920 Babe Ruth Game Used Bat from the Louisville Slugger Traveling Exhibition. Estimate: $400,000 – up.

Everything is coming up pinstripes in the hobby’s most anticipated summer event, as Heritage Auctions presents elite artifacts from the best of the Bronx in its Platinum Night auction, now accepting bids at HA.com/Sports, and closing in Extended Bidding format on Aug. 19-20. Nearly 600 lots are on offer in the two-day sale, which is expected to generate over $10 million in results.

“The Yankees typically figure pretty heavily in all of our Platinum Night events,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Heritage Sports Collectibles, “but this might be the most significant single compilation we’ve presented to date.”
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PIASA to offer Haitian art, from 1940 up to now – Paris – 19.10.2017 – 7613

The PIASA auction offers the chance to discover a field of artistic creativity whose richness and variety remains little known – and often dismissed as ‘exotic’ despite expressing the history, beliefs and cultural mix of a country that has interacted for centuries with the rest of the world

On Thursday 19 October 2017, PIASA will hold an exceptional sale of Art From Haiti in conjunction with the Centre d’Art in Port-au-Prince. The auction will feature major works that reflect the wealth and diversity of Haiti’s artistic output since the 1940s.

In 2014 the exhibition Haïti: Deux Siècles de Création Artistique (‘Haiti – Two Centuries of Artistic Creation’) showcased Haitian art at the Grand Palais in Paris. The next stage in promoting art from Haiti sees PIASA offer nearly 100 works, representing the country’s leading artistic movements, selected by the Centre d’Art in Port-au-Prince. The auction will feature no fewer than sixty artists working in different styles – Naïve, Surrealist, Modern, the Saint Soleil School, metal sculptors and artists from today’s contemporary scene.
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Artcurial to auction 33 iconic prints by Francis Giacobetti – Paris – 17.10.2017 – 7612

Francis Giacobetti, portrait of the Dalaï Lama, Hymn series, estimate: 4 000 – 6 000 € / 4 400 – 6 600 $.

Francis Giacobetti is undoubtedly one of France’s greatest living photographers. With his lens, he has captured the world’s most beautiful women, the greatest stars, was friends with artists of renown, including César and Francis Bacon. For a great many people, he is also known as the man behind the movie Emmanuelle’s poster photography.

In October 2017, Artcurial, Éditions Assouline and Editions First join together to celebrate this photographic giant with an art book gathering together his most beautiful photos, published at First, in which the artist recalls the encounters marking his life, sharing his artistic vision; the auction of 33 iconic prints offering a complete perspective of Francis Giacobetti’s career, from the invention of the glamour shot for Lui magazine to the series commissioned by Issey Miyake.
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PIASA sale focuses on the leading masters of Scandinavian Design – Paris – 14.09.2017 – 7610

Finn Juhl (1912-1989), Chieftain, 1949. Teck et cuir – Edition : Niels Vodder – H 85 × L 102 × P 73 cm. Estimate: 140 000 / 180 000 €.

PIASA’s first sale of the 2017 Autumn Season focuses on the leading masters of Scandinavian Design, represented by a stellar selection of iconic items and furniture in Paris on September 14.

SELECTED SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN : 3 ICONIC PIECES
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Amazing collection of former chief engraver of the Monnaie de Paris will be auctioned off – 26.11.2017- 7608

The 178 items in the collection date from 1969 to 1997 and many are in nearly pristine condition.

The collection will be sold at two auctions co-organized by London-based Spink and Taisei Coins Corporation, to be held November 26, 2017, and April 29, 2018, during the Tokyo International Coin Convention in Tokyo.

This collection is a vivid memory of my time at the French Mint, starting when I was just 23 years old. I am thrilled that Spink decided to include it in their upcoming auctions in Tokyo,” Lariviere said. “I am happy to know that my collection and its provenance will be preserved for future generations thanks to its encapsulation in NGC’s protective holders.”
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PIASA to offer the Collection of François Dautresme – Paris – 10.10.2017 – 7607

François Dautresme.

On 10 October 2017, PIASA will offer for sale the Collection of François Dautresme (1925-2002) – founder of CFOC (Compagnie Française de l’Orient et de la Chine, or French Company of the Orient & China) in 1966.

The 7,500 everyday items and objects of curiosity that form this remarkable ensemble were patiently assembled by François Dautresme during 35 years of travel, exploration and discovery.
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Sotheby’s London to offer the collection of Hollywood icon and star Vivien Leigh – London – 26.09.2017 – 7606

Vivien Leigh highlights exhibition, dressing table and paintings. Courtesy Sotheby’s.

Hollywood icon and incandescent star of one of the most beloved films of all time, Vivien Leigh (1913-1967) captured hearts and minds with her fiery, luminous performance as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind in 1939. Her legendary status in the pantheon of all-time greats was assured when she secured what perhaps remains to this day the most coveted role in cinema history. Our perception of such legends is often imperceptibly entwined with the myths they come to embody. This September, fifty years after her death, a spotlight will reveal the inner person few people really knew, in effect Vivien’s private life, when Sotheby’s London brings to auction The Vivien Leigh Collection.
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Christie’s to offer the collection of Alberto Pinto – Paris – 12.09.2017-14.09.2017 – 7603

Bureau Croco, a gilt-bronze desk by Claude Lalanne, 2008. Estimate: €120.000-180.000. ©Christie’s Images Ltd, 2017.

Christie’s France announces the sale of the collection of Alberto Pinto (1943–2012), unique elements from his Parisian apartment, which will take place in Paris on 12, 13 and 14 September during the Biennale des Antiquaires.

After having studied at the École du Louvre in Paris, Alberto Pinto set off for New York City where he created a photo agency specialising in architecture and decoration. Over several years Alberto developed his taste for interior design, notably when he had the chance to do photo shoots for Condé Nast. At the end of the 1960’s, Alberto Pinto personally designed the interior of his own New York apartment. A rush of requests to do others follows, leding him to create his interior design firm in Paris in 1968, where, according to him, you can find the most skillful and talented artisans and craftsmen. As a master designer and interior decorator, Alberto Pinto was able to take the eclectic taste of his international clientele and adjusts each decor to their individual desires. The elegance and balance present in each of his luxurious creations, whether they are classic, modern, intimate or sumptuous, made him one of the most sought after interior designers since the beginning of the 1980’s.
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Christie’s to offer 49 timepieces during Only Watch 2017 – Geneva – 11.11.2017 – 7602

Superfast 8 Hz Power Control Porsche 919. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017.

Christie’s will be the auctioneer of choice for ONLY WATCH 2017, organized by L’Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, offering 49 timepieces during the afternoon of Saturday 11 November at the Four Seasons – Hôtel des Bergues in Geneva as a stand-alone charity auction.

All 49 watches are now revealed and available to view under www.onlywatch.com
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Sotheby’s to offer the collection of playwright Edward Albee – New York- 26.09.2017 – 7597

The sale will give a unique insight into one of the greatest creative minds of the 20th Century. Courtesy Sotheby’s.

Sotheby’s announced that they will offer The Collection of Edward Albee in a dedicated auction this September in New York. The full proceeds of the sale will benefit The Edward F. Albee Foundation, which provides residencies for writers and visual artists in Montauk, Long Island.

One of America’s most-treasured cultural figures, Edward Albee (1928–2016) was a keen observer of modern life in the United States whose piercing dialogue and constant experimentation helped reinvent and define post-war theater internationally. Beginning with The Zoo Story in 1958, the dozens of plays he wrote over the following five decades include such icons as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), A Delicate Balance (1966), Three Tall Women (1991), and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (2000).
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Racing legend Jack Sears’ collection to be offered at Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale – Goodwood – 09.09.2017 – 7595

1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Limousine by Thrupp & Maberley (£80,000-120,000). Photo: Bonhams.

On 9 September 2017, Bonhams will offer the collection of the late Jack Sears, winner of the inaugural British Touring Car Championship, at the Goodwood Revival Sale.

Erudite and always immaculately turned out, Sears was known as ‘Gentleman Jack,’ by his countless friends in the motoring world, and was one of the most versatile and talented racers of the 1950s and 1960s. He made his racing debut at Goodwood in an MG TC, whilst also regularly competing in Veteran Car Club rallies. Even single-seaters formed part of his extensive racing repertoire, with a third place finish in a Formula 2 Cooper at Crystal Palace in 1960.
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Christie’s to offer the Jean-François and Marie-Aline Prat Collection – Paris – 20-21.10.2017 – 7593

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jim Crow, 1986. Estimate on request. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017

Christie’s is honoured to announce the sale of the collection of Jean-François (who died in 2011) and Marie-Aline Prat on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October 2017, during the week long Paris international contemporary art fair, FIAC. Comprising more than 200 works, this exceptional collection is a testimony to almost half a century of a passion shared by an inseparable couple, united by the same passion for modern, post-war and contemporary art. Including some of the most important international figures of the 20th century, such as JeanMichel Basquiat, Sigmar Polke, Lucio Fontana and Robert Ryman, the collection also highlights the Prats’ taste for French artists like Jean Dubuffet, Yves Klein, Simon Hantaï and Martin Barré. Estimated in the region of €30,000,000 to 40,000,000, this auction will be divided into two sessions (evening and day sales) with a preview exhibition from 14 to 21 October at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild (11, rue Berryer 75008, Paris).
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Sotheby’s to offer 140 haute couture pieces from the private collection of Didier Ludot – Paris – 03.10.2017 – 7592

Balenciaga 1953. Robe de petit dîner. A couture embroidered gros de Naples silk gown. Estimate: €3,000-5,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s.

Sotheby’s announced its second sale of Haute Couture to take place in Paris on Tuesday 3 October. In association with Kerry Taylor Auctions, it will offer at auction 140 Petites robes noires, “little back dresses” from the private collection of Didier Ludot. Sotheby’s offered a glimpse of Ludot’s collection in July 2015, when legendary items by the greatest Paris couturiers were exhibited at the Galerie Charpentier, attracting the keen interest of major collectors, women who wished to buy to wear, alike. This second sale celebrates an iconic garment – La petite robe noire (the little black dress), a timeless wardrobe staple that has fascinated couturiers, flattered women and enchanted men for almost a century.
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Sotheby’s Paris to offer property from the collection of Jacques Grange – Paris – 21.11.2017 – 7590

Daniel Buren, Photo-souvenir, Cercle Cadre, 1991 © ADAGP, Paris.

In autumn this year, Sotheby’s will offer property from the collection of Jacques Grange, the French interior designer renowned for his refined and eclectic taste. The sale comprises a mix of modern and contemporary art, 20th century design, photographs, antiques, 19th century drawings and Symbolist works, assembled with erudition, sensitivity and a light touch. Comprising 150 lots, the collection will be offered at auction in Paris on 21 November.

Cécile Verdier, Worldwide Co-Head of Sotheby’s Design department and Vice-President of Sotheby’s France, said: “It’s a huge pleasure to unveil Jacques Grange’s personal collection to the public. Discovering his private world makes clear in an instant why the world’s greatest collectors clamour to call on him: his interior is a joyous ode to colour and harmony, and as a collector himself, he reveals an unrivalled gift for living with art.”
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Christie’s to offer the Personal Collection of film and fashion legend Audrey Hepburn – London – 27.09.2017 – 7589

Bud Fraker (1916-2002), Audrey Hepburn, 1956. Gelatin silver print, stamped Paramount Studio credit (verso), 13 3/8 x 10 ¼ in. (34 x 26 cm.). Estimate: £500-800. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017

Christie’s will present the sale of the personal collection of Audrey Hepburn, the globally renowned and celebrated film and stage actress, fashion legend and humanitarian in London this September. The collection of one of the most famous and beloved stars in the history of film and fashion will be showcased in a flagship auction at Christie’s King Street headquarters in London on 27 September, alongside an online sale which will be open for bidding from 19 September until 3 October. The collection is an extraordinary archive chronicling the life and career of arguably the most famous screen actress of the 20th Century through the lens of the objects she collected, used and loved. This is the first time these remarkable, personal items, which have remained in the ownership of Audrey Hepburn’s family, have been offered for sale. The collection will be on view to the public in an exhibition at Christie’s King Street, London from 23 September.
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Paul Newman’s “Paul Newman” Daytona to be offered during Phillips’ inaugural New York Watch auction – New York – 26.10.2017 – 7588

Rolex Cosmograph “Paul Newman” Daytona, Ref. 6239. Estimate: In excess of US$1 million. Image courtesy of Phillips

Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo, the leading watch auction house dedicated to highest quality timepieces, is proud to launch its inaugural New York auction with WINNING ICONS – Legendary Watches of the 20th Century. Scheduled to take place on 26 October 2017, this landmark thematic auction will be dedicated to the most iconic collectors watches of the last century.

A historic event in its own right, WINNING ICONS will offer what is without a doubt amongst the most important Rolex watches to ever be offered on the market: The singular, one and only Rolex “Paul Newman” Cosmograph Daytona owned and worn by none other than Paul Newman. With an absolutely superb provenance, it is the watch that inspired the legendary nickname for the most prestigious versions of Rolex’s Daytona.
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RM Sotheby’s and Ferrari set stage for most significant single-marque sale in auction history – Maranello, Italy – 09.09.2017 – 7585

The Ferrari Factory at Maranello. Photo: Courtesy RM Sotheby’s.

RM Sotheby’s announced an historic sale held in partnership with one of the most revered marques the world over: Ferrari. The sale takes place during Ferrari’s 70th anniversary year, an extraordinary achievement in automotive history, and a major milestone in the marque’s rich heritage that will hold the attention of the global motoring community throughout 2017.
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Sotheby’s NY presents property from trailblazing designer, Santiago Barberi Gonzalez – New York – 27.09.2017 – 7583

Ed Ruscha, Topic. Signed and dated 2012 on the reverse, 16 by 20 in. 40.6 by 50.8 cm. Estimate $100/150,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s.

On 27 September 2017, Sotheby’s will offer Contemporary Art and Design from the collection of trailblazing fashion icon Santiago Barberi Gonzalez, who passed away earlier this year. The single-owner sequence in the Contemporary Curated sale, entitled Neither Appearance nor Illusion: Property from the Collection of Santiago Barberi Gonzalez, will feature works by the likes of Antony Gormley, On Kawara, John McCracken, Ed Ruscha, Claude Lalanne, and Fernando & Humberto Campana among others.
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