Until Friday 8 May, Christie’s is exhibiting a number of leading highlights from our upcoming summer sales of Old Master Paintings and Post-war & Contemporary Art at the stunning Aman Canal Grande Venice. Last night, the Christie’s Daily blog team was on hand to document the works arriving by boat, and the hang overseen by Bianca Arrivabene, Deputy Chairman, Christie’s Italy.
Says Renato Pennisi, Head of Sale, Milan Modern and Contemporary: ‘Following the exceptional results of our white glove Milan Modern and Contemporary sale, Christie’s is delighted to present a selection of works by Post-war Italian masters to coincide with the vernissage of the 56th Venice Biennale. The works, which include iconic pieces by Alighiero Boetti, Lucio Fontana and Enrico Castellani, will be offered in our upcoming Post-War and Contemporary Evening Auction in London in June, and reflect the global demand for post-War Italian art that Christie’s has cultivated over the past decade.’ For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994), Mappa, 1990. Embroidery. 48 x 89¾in. (122 x 219 cm.) Estimate: £1,100,000-1,500,000
Bernardo Bellotto (Venice, 1721-1780), Dresden from the right bank of the Elbe above the Augustus and Santa Lucia. Oil on canvas. 95.6 x 165.4 cm. Estimate £8,000,000-12,000,000
Left: Gerhard Richter (B.1932), Kine, 1995. Oil on canvas. 48⅞ x 35⅜in. (124 x 90cm.) Estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000. Right: Enrico Castellani (B.1930), Superficie alluminio, 1984. Acrylic on shaped canvas. 31½ x 59⅛in. (80 x 150cm.) Estimate: £350,000-500,000
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