What it went for: auction results
A waxwork of Hitler for €15m, Rodin’s ‘L’Éternel Printemps’, and a record-breaking Basquiat
Sunday (May 8th, 2016) Christie’s, New York. Auction of Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art. A waxwork sculpture of Hitler entitled Him by the Italian artist Maurizo Cattelan sold – after five minutes of bidding – for $ 17.2 million (€15 million) – above the estimate ($ 10 million-$15 million) and creating a new world auction record for the 55-year-old artist.
Monday (May 9th)
Sotheby’s, New York. L’Éternel Printemps (a marble sculpture of embracing lovers) by Auguste Rodin, for $ 20.4 million (€17.5 million). The estimate had been $8 million-$12 million.
Tuesday (May 10th)
Christie’s, New York. Post-War & Contemporary Art auction. Untitled 1982, an oil-on-canvas painting by the American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat , who died, aged 27, in 1988, sold for $ 57.3 million (€ 50 .2 million). The estimate had been “on request”. It was bought by an unnamed collector in Asia and is a new world auction record for the artist.
Tuesday (May 17th) Oliver Usher’s Auction Rooms, John Street, Kells, Co Meath. Antique Furniture & Fine Art Auction at 5pm. Viewing begins tomorrow, Sunday, at 2pm.
Wednesday (May 18th) O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms, Francis Street, Dublin 8. Auction of jewellery, silver and watches at 1pm. For online catalogue, see oreillysfineart.com
Saturday (May 21st) Woodward’s Auctioneers, Cook Street, Cork. Antiques and fine art auction at 11am. Viewing underway. An oil-on-canvas painting dated September 1843 entitled The White Squadron in Cork Harbour by 19th-century Cork marine artist George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson, which depicts three ships from the Royal Navy on a visit to the city in 1843, is estimated at €50,000- €60,000.
Sunday (May 22nd) Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Fine Period Interiors auction at noon. Viewing begins on Thursday (May 19th). For online catalogue see adams.ie