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Abraham Lincoln's 1864 Victory Speech on display at Christie's

Abraham Lincoln's 1864 Victory Speech. The Original Manuscript. (his hand writing on paper!) On view at Christie's, Rockefeller Centre. To be auctioned February 12, 2009.

"...now that the election is over, may not all...reunite...to save our common country?" "we cannot have free government without elections..."

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Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, 212-636-2000




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Posted December 11, 2008 09:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Auctions   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)


It pays to stroll through the flea market and avoid the TV shows

A very good eye for Fine Art ... $50 makes $284,000 ...

A painting bought for less than $50 at a Manhattan flea market 23 years ago sold at auction in London this week for $284,000. The picture, an oil on canvas by the Indian artist Francis Newton Souza, is a portrait of a bald, frowning man in a black suit, his eyes obscured by wire-rimmed glasses, and is dated 1958.

"Bought for Less Than $50, Sold for $284,000," By Ben Shapiro, Arts, Briefly, The New York Times, September 16, 2006

Also, he enjoyed the painting for those many years ... It pays to stroll through the flea market and avoid the TV shows ...

Francis Newton Souza

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Posted September 18, 2006 03:07 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  AGINY Good Value , Art , Auctions , Museums and Art   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Photographs - at Christie's

Exhibition of photographs at Christie's, Rockefeller Centre, New York, this week-end ... worth a detour ...

Photographs by Ansel Adams, Helmut Newton, Edward Curtis, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Peter Beard, Irving Penn, Marion Post Wolcott, and others ...

Exhibition:

Sale, No. 1625, February 14, 2006, 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, 212-636-2000

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Posted February 11, 2006 08:07 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Auctions , Auctions and Appraisals   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Important Old Master Paintings - at Sotheby's

Important Old Master Paintings, Auction Sale N08162, January 26-27, 2006, New York

Sotheby's New York, 1334 York Avenue, at 72nd Street, 212-606-7000

Posted January 26, 2006 10:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Auctions , Auctions and Appraisals   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Buyer beware ... the Art Market is hot and crazy

Buyer beware ... the Art Market is hot and crazy ... Happy Winter and Good Tidings ...

Artprice.com, a French company that tracks world auction results, figures overall prices in New York and London topped their mid-1990 peak for the first time this year -- by 33% and 19%, respectively. Meanwhile, Chinese art often soared to four or five times pre-auction estimates at recent Sotheby's and Christie's Hong Kong sales. Indian and Russian works are seeing similar gains.

"The Art Of Buying Art: Today's market looks awfully inflated. Tread carefully," Business Week, December 26, 2005

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Posted December 21, 2005 12:17 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Auctions , Auctions and Appraisals , Museums and Art   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Property from the Estate of Laurance S. Rockefeller - from Sotheby's

Property from the Estate of Laurance S. Rockefeller, Auction Sale N08152, October 11-12, 2005, New York

Exhibition starts Wednesday, Ocober 5, 2005.

Sotheby's New York, 1334 York Avenue, at 72nd Street, 212-606-7000

Posted October 2, 2005 12:28 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Auctions , Auctions and Appraisals   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Fine Musical Instruments at Christie's

Fine Musical Instruments auction, October 14, 2005, at Christie's Rockefeller Plaza location ...

Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, 212-636-2000

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Posted September 28, 2005 04:04 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Auctions , Auctions and Appraisals   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Old Master Paintings - at Christie's

Here are some paintings from the "Old Master Paintings" auction, September 30, 2005, 10:00 am ... open for viewing September 24 through September 29, 2005 ... at Christie's Rockefeller Plaza location ...

Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, 212-636-2000

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Posted September 22, 2005 04:08 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Auctions , Auctions and Appraisals   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

The Work of Al Hirschfeld - Auction, September 22, 2005

Swann Galleries is having an auction of Al Hirschfeld drawings ... exhibition starting tomorrow, September 17, 2005 ...

The September 22 auction of The Work of Al Hirschfeld offers some 200 lots. Among the approximately 25 original drawings are portraits of Bob Hope, George Burns, Pearl Bailey, Alistair Cooke, Paul Muni, and Henry Fonda. There are also drawings for the New York Times of Desperate Hours, a 1955 play that featured a young Paul Newman; Awake & Sing, which starred John Garfield; and prints of more contemporary subjects such as the cast of Seinfeld.

Date: September 22, 2005, 2:30 pm
Exhibition: Saturday, September 17, 10-4; Monday, September 19 through Wednesday, September 21, 10-6; and Thursday, September 22, 10-noon

104 East 25th Street, between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue, 212-254-4710
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Posted September 16, 2005 06:18 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Auctions , Auctions and Appraisals   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Christie's summer House Sale

Christies is having The House Sale August 9-10, 2005 ... no reserve (means that there is no minimum bid price, i.e., you can find bargains if there are no other bidders) ... located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Centre (btwn 5th Ave. and Avenue of the Americas/6th Ave.) ... no charge for looking and browsing ... a very wonderful way to spend some time browsing in a very civilised enviroment ...

Wu Liang Ye is around the corner on 48th Street for lunch or dinner (36 West 48th) ... Le Maison du Chocolat is across the street (30 Rockefeller Center) ...

Wu Liang Ye

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Posted August 2, 2005 10:12 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Appraisals , Auctions , Auctions and Appraisals , Mid-Town , Sights & Sounds , Tips   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)