Screaming mad auctions coming up this spring
Monday April 30, 2012
Ladbrokes, the British bookmaker, has been calculating the odds for the sale of Edvard Munch's "The Scream" at Sotheby's auction on Weds evening.
Odds are 3-to-1 that it will sell in the range of $150 to $200 million and there is a 3-to-2 chance that the masterpiece will become the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction (current record holder is Picasso's "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" sold at Christie's in 2010). The buyer is likely to be - always according to Ladbrokes - Russian (5-to-2), Asian or European (3-to-1) or American (4-to-1).
Other masterpieces from world famous artists coming up for sale at Sotheby's and Christie's in the next couple of weeks include:
Cézanne "A Card Player" estimated between $15 and $20 million. Photo courtesy of Christie's
Picasso "Femme assise dans un fauteuil" (1941) estimated between $20 and $30 million. Photo courtesy of Estate of Pablo Picasso
Francis Bacon "Figure writing reflected in mirror" (1976) estimated between $30 and $40 million. Photo courtesy the Estate of Francis Bacon
Gerhard Richter "Abstraktes Bild (798-3)" (1993) estimated between $14 and $18 million. Photo courtesy of Christie's
Salvador Dalí "Printemps Nécrophilique" (1936) estimated between $8 and $12 million. Photo courtesy of Salvador Dalí Fundacio' Gala-Salvador Dalí
Roy Lichtenstein "Sleeping Girl" (1964) estimated between $30 and $40 million. Photo courtesy Lichtenstein Foundation
Andy Warhol "Elvis" (1963) estimated between $30 and $50 million. Photo courtesy of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Mark Rothko "Orange, Red, Yellow" (1961) estimated between $35 and $45 million. Photo courtesy of Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
category: Artsy fartsy stuff - April 30, 2012 12:38 AM [edited: April 30, 2012 12:39 AM]
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