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Auctions: Bidding Picks

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Waiting for something worth flexing your bidding muscle for? Here’s our pick for the months ahead.

     

Auctions: Bidding Picks For The Months Ahead

1. HOT SMOKE

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Yves Saint Laurent disciples are in for a smoking sartorial treat with Christie’s sale of Catherine Deneuve’s wardrobe during Paris Haute Couture week. 24 January, Paris. christies.com

2. INTREPID EXPLORERS

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An eclectic and deeply personal collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture, English and European Decorative Arts and 20th-century design, titled An Adventurous Spirit, the highlight of which is Alfred Munnings’ The Whip, Trevelloe Wood, Cornwall, comes under the hammer at Christie’s. 13 Dec, Paris. christies.com

3. SCANDI AFFINITY

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This 1902 work, Interior, Strandgade 30, signed with the initials of Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi, is part of a series of views that were not so much narratives of domestic life but rather poetic symphonies of light and tone. 12 Dec, Sotheby’s London, est. £400,000-600,000. sothebys.com

4. CLUTCHING JEWELS

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After a bag with a difference? Sotheby’s will auction off this rather unique Lacloche Frères evening bag – the clasp modelled as a bat with outstretched wings set in rose diamonds. 11 Dec, Sotheby’s London, est. £5,000-8,000. sothebys.com

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5. PINCH A PRINT

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Jeff Koons’ Girl with Lobster 2014 archival pigmented inkjet print is dying to spice up someone’s dining room wall. Evening & Day Editions, 24 January, Philips, est. £20,000–30,000. phillips.com

6. PROLETARIAT RISING

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Whether exposing revolutionary affinities or simple Bolli Bolshevik pleasures, Andy Warhol’s 1987 Red Lenin screenprint in colour, signed by Frederick W. Hughes (executor of his estate) is the sort of provocative work that can make a blank wall sing. Evening & Day Editions, 24 Jan, Philips, 7 est. £40,000–£60,000. phillips.com

7. PUMPKIN PIE

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Yayoi Kusama’s Pumpkin 2000 (Red) on Colourplan paper is the modern paragon of Instagram art (just a tangible slice of the magic). Its estimate is also more than reasonable, so roll up! Evening & Day Editions, 24 Jan, Philips, est. £6,000–£8,000. phillips.com

8. PRE-RAPHAELITE TRIO

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A highlight of Sotheby’s Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art sale is The Three Marys by Edward Burne-Jones which depicts three of their most famous muses, Elizabeth Siddall, Jane Morris and Georgiana Burne- Jones. 13 Dec, Sotheby’s London, est. £150,000–200,000. sothebys.com

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