Monday, January 15, 2018

American Art at Christie's New York

I popped into Christie's in November for their American Art auction preview. It didn't disappoint in the least. I just love this place and there is no entrance fee to go in and view auctions prior to sale. 

Estimate $4,000,000 to $6,000,000 
Price Realised $7,287,500 US Dollars 

This was my first time seeing Norman Rockwell paintings in person, and I must say, they are really quite lovely. I am actually looking into taking an art history type class this year in the city since I see so many of these works in person. I would like to have an even better appreciation of this art. This one sold for well above the estimate, which I am not too surprised. 

Price realised $200,000 US Dollars 

I really loved this one, it was small in size but had so much beauty. I was not shocked it went over the estimate value. 

Price Realised $996,500 US Dollars 

This one was really just so lovely. I enjoyed looking at it for some time. 

Price realised $2,292,500 US Dollars 

Price realised $250,000 US Dollars 

How cool is this painting? I just loved it, it looks like they are going to move? I love the outfits on the people, the men's hat's and the newspapers over their heads. A truly wonderful piece of artwork. 

Price realised $50,000 US Dollars 

Price realised $106,250 US Dollars 

This was a really gorgeous painting and I LOVED the dress on the lady! Look at that waist! I love the neckline, the bows at the shoulders and waist. This dress could be worn today and it would look just wonderful! The painting was made in 1890-1891, that is quite a long time ago, but still oh so chic! 

I really think this is a young George Washington but I could be wrong. I couldn't find the info card that tells you who painted it and what it was. I still felt it is a marvelous painting and had to share it with you! 

Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
20 Rockefeller Plaza, West Entrance is located at 49th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:00pm
We are often open for weekend views, although the hours vary by sale. You can check the website for weekend viewing hours for each sale.

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