City Arts has the scoop on the best items going up at the city’s biggest auction houses…
Sotheby’s holds its Contemporary Art sale the evening of Nov. 9 and
the morning and afternoon of Nov. 10. The previews close at noon Nov.,
so if you hurry, you can see four paintings by Clyfford Still from the
estate of his widow, being sold by the city and county of Denver to
benefit the new Still Museum that will open there later this month,
alongside many other fine works. Preview Nov. 9 until noon,
Latin America takes the stage the week of Nov. 14 with works by
internationally known modern artists such as painter and sculptor
Fernando Botero and kinetic artist Jesus Rafael Soto, along with many
less familiar to me, piquing my interest to learn more about the field.
Phillips de Pury Latin American Art, Nov. 14 & 15, previews Nov.
11–14, www.phillipsdepury.com; Christie’s Latin American Paintings, Nov.
15 & 16, previews Nov. 12–15, www.christies.com; Sotheby’s Latin
American Art, Nov. 16 & 17, previews Nov. 12–16, www.sothebys.com.
Bonhams’ Nov. 16 sale, A Gentleman’s Library, offers just about
everything you need to furnish a spacious room except bookcases and
books, aside from a few bound sets: models of all sorts, lamps,
occasional chairs, timepieces, decorative paintings, snazzy Bakelite
table radios, smoking and drinking paraphernalia and some nifty
traveling cases and picnic sets to mount on your running board. Previews
Nov. 12–15, www.bonhams.com.
The Alumni and Friends of LaGuardia High School present a benefit
contemporary art auction, Nov. 9 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Vincent
Astor Gallery, Library of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center (Amsterdam
Avenue between 64th and 65th streets). Tickets and information are
available at www.alumniandfriends.org or 212-595-1301. Catalog and
advance bidding are at www.doylenewyork.com.
– Caroline Birenbaum
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