Wednesday, June 26th
Christie’s, London. Pop Culture sale.
Elizabeth Taylor’s first wedding dress, £121,875 (£30,000-£50,000).
Sunday, June 23rd Mealy’s Fine Art, Conrad Hotel, Dublin. 65 per cent of lots sold. An 18th-century grandfather clock by Martin Kirkpatrick, Dublin, €5,000 (€17,000-€19,000); grand piano by Érard of Paris, €12,000 (€12,000-€18,000); French porcelain clock by Causard, Paris, €10,500 (€10,000-€12,000) Sweet Tooth -Young Girl with Sheep Dog Feeding Sugar to a Pony by Alfred William Strutt, €10,000 (€12,000-€18,000); World Domination, Four Puppies in a Library over a Creased Map of the World by John Hayes, €6,250 (€8,000-€15,000); a set of eight Austrian porcelain quail egg cups, €400 (€150-€220).
Wednesday, June 26th Sotheby’s, London. Art Auction. Three
Studies of Isabel Rawsthorne
by Francis Bacon, £11.2 million
(£10m -£15m); Head III by
Francis Bacon, £10.4 million