One of the most distinguished sculptors of the post-war period, David Smith radically introduced the language of industrial manufacturing and metallurgy into post-war fine art , expressing through his large-scale sculptural compositions the mythology of Abstract Expressionist painters. Executed in 1960, Land Coaster is an early example of Smiths mastery of metallurgy and his experimental handling of three-dimensional space and form. The welded elements of Land Coaster present an elegant yet weig
Conceived in 1982.\nInscribed Miró, numbered 3/4 and stamped with the foundry mark FONDERIA BONVICINI VERONA ITALIA\n"What are these figures of Miró that stand before us... Neither men nor beasts, nor monsters nor intermediate creatures, but with something of all these. Of what 'elsewhere' are they native, from what regions of the fantastic have they traveled" (J. Dupin, "Miró as a sculptor" in Miró in Montreal, Montreal, 1986, p. 31). Confronting the fantastical and inexplicable three-dimension
The stoutly cast pear-shaped body encircled by thirty horizontal grooves and supported on a straight ring foot, underneath a plain neck tapering on one end to a short channeled spout, the cover shaped as the head of a beaked raptor, with large eyes gazing upwards, two upright tab-shaped ears set in a shallow scrolled recess and the sharp down-curved beak separately hinged to the center of the mask, further set with a pair of loops supporting two large rings linked to a high swing handle made of
Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)\n\nCurved Form (Bryher II)\n\nsigned, dated and numbered 'Barbara Hepworth 1961 6/7' (on the top of the base) and stamped with the foundry mark 'Morris/Singer/FOUNDERS/LONDON' (on the back of the base)\n\nbronze with a green and brown patina and copper strings\n\n82¾ in. (210.2 cm.) high, including the base\n\nThis work is recorded as BH 305.
A RUBY AND DIAMOND 'BUTTERFLY' NECKLACE, BY FAIDEE\nDesigned as a series of butterfly motifs, set with thirty graduated oval-shaped rubies weighing approximately 5.01 to 0.98 carats, to the marquise and pear-shaped diamond wings and brilliant-cut diamond accents, mounted in platinum and 18k yellow gold, 39.0 cm long, in black Faidee case\n\nWith maker's mark for Faidee\nAccompanied by report no. 13037267/1 to 30 dated 18 March 2013 from the Gübelin Gemmological Laboratory stating that the rubies
Delicate, dynamic, and dazzling to behold, Alexander Calder's Fish and Water Weeds from circa 1942 beautifully exemplifies the imagination and ingenuity that characterize the inventive sculptures from the early part of the artist's prolific career. Executed entirely in brass, the present work reveals Calder in the earliest years of his career as one of the most inventive and avant-garde artistic figures at the forefront of European and American Art. The fish is one of Calder's most celebrated an
"Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting." - Pablo Picasso The subject of La Chouette en colère had a special appeal for Picasso who had rescued and cared for an owl that had fallen from the ceiling beams while the artist was painting at the Château Grimaldi in Antibes in 1946. In her autobiography, Picassos lover Françoise Gilot fondly recalled his combative relationship with the owl: Every time the owl snorted at Picasso he would shout Cochon, Merde, and a few other
Home\nCai Guoqiang\nWe are delighted to announce an additional lot which has been created specially for the auction by the artist Cai Guoqiang in a public performance to be held on the evening of 25 September 2013 in Shanghai. All proceeds from the sale of the work, titled "home", will be donated by the artist to the appeal funding the construction of the Quanzhou Museum of Contemporary Art. The work is on view at the auction venue from 10 am Thursday 26 September. Estimates available on request
SUI JIANGUO (b. 1956)\nClothes Veins Study Series\nplaster: The Rebellious Slave; The Dying Slave; The Dying Slave; Human Anatomy 1; Human Anatomy 2; Doryphorus; & Diskobolos\nbronze: The Rebellious Slave; The Dying Slave; The Dying Slave; Human Anatomy 1; Human Anatomy 2; Doryphorus; & Diskobolos\nsigned 'Sui Jianguo' in Pinyin (on the reverse)\nplaster: unique; bronze: AP (edition of 6 & 1 AP)\nseven plaster sculptures and seven bronze sculptures\nplaster: 90 x 50 x 228 cm.; 90 x 56 x 228 cm.;
THE 114 BOTTLE ROMANEE-CONTI SUPERLOT 1992-2010\n Domaine de la Romanee-Conti\n Cote de Nuits, Grand Cru\n 1992 (6 bts) owc\n 1993 (6 bts) owc\n 1994 (6 bts) cn\n 1995 (6 bts) owc\n 1996 (6 bts) owc\n 1997 (6 bts) owc\n 1998 (6 bts) owc\n 1999 (6 bts) wc\n 2000 (6 bts) owc\n 2001 (6 bts) wc\n 2002 (6 bts) wc\n 2003 (6 bts) 2 owc\n 2004 (6 bts) 2 owc\n 2005 (6 bts) 2 owc\n 2006 (6 bts) owc\n 2007 (6 bts) 1 owc, 1 cn\n 2008 (6 bts) 2 owc\n 2009 (6 bts) 2 owc\n 2010 (6 bts) 4 owc\n Lot 6020 114 bot
THE MACALLAN 60 YEAR OLD – HAND PAINTED BY MICHAEL DILLON\n\nThe Macallan is rightly considered by aficionados as the most highly collectible whisky, producing stunning examples of cask-matured single malts from Speyside, particularly their highly prized and exceedingly rare single-cask, limited edition bottlings and Fine & Rare Collection.\n\nHowever, The Macallan 60-Year-Old 1926 takes this rarity to a higher level and is the 'Ultimate Goal' for collectors of The Macallan whisky. 40 bottles of
Conceived in 1982 and executed in an edition of nine.\nInscribed Moore and numbered 8/9\nThe theme of maternity was a central motif in Moore's art. Figures of mothers with their babies appear throughout his career, usually at times in his life when parenthood was particularly on his mind. Moore was a new grandfather and nearing the end of his life when he created the present work, and his own experiences with his grandchild inspired several sculptures devoted to this theme. In the present work,
A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING\nSet with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 11.18 carats, within a surround set with oval-shaped diamonds weighing from 1.02 to 0.51 carats, mounted in 18k white gold, ring size 6½\n\nAccompanied by report no. 68812 dated 25 June 2013 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the 11.18 carat sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating; also accompanied by an appendix stating that the 11.18 sapphire possesses extraordinary characteristi
ALEXANDER CALDER (1898-1976)\nBlack: 2-2-6\nsigned with initials and dated 'CA 65' (on the largest element)\nhanging mobile--painted sheet metal and wire\n38 x 48 x 20 in. (96.5 x 121.9 x 50.8 cm.)\nExecuted in 1965. This work is registered in the Archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A07301.
THE LIQUID GOLD COLLECTION\nTHREE CENTURIES OF CHATEAU D'YQUEM\n\nThe finest and most extensive Collection of Château d'Yquem, both in bottles and magnums, ever to appear at auction\nChâteau d'Yquem\nSauternes, 1er grand cru classé. Château-bottled\nOffered for sale lying in a secure and temperature and humidity controlled location in France\nDetails of the Château\nThe wines of Château d'Yquem are legendary in the world of Fine Wine. This historic property sits on top of a small hill, with comm