LUXLIFE 2017 | March 2017
In House & Home
Doyle at Home
The popular Doyle at Home auctions held throughout the year attract thousands of savvy, sophisticated buyers with an endless diversity of stylish furniture, elegant decorations and attractive works of art from prominent estates and col- lections across the country. Designers, architects, magazine editors and other trendsetters look to the Doyle at Home auctions as a resource for exceptional objects that combine quality, value and style. These auctions have also become popular venues for the sale of property from designers’ own collections or for furnishings that they have incorporated into projects for their clients. The Doyle at Home auctions provide exciting opportunities to recreate the stylish interiors showcased in today’s most influential shelter magazines. March 8, 2017, Doyle New York.
Asian Works of Art
Scheduled during Asia Week New York, Doyle’s Asian Works of Art auction presents the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Offerings include porcelain, pottery, jade, scholar's objects, bronzes, screens, furniture and paintings. Featured: Noted Yuan Dynasty painter Qian Xuan was known for his masterful depictions of birds and flowers and landscapes, which blended Song Dynasty realism with the archaic Tang style. His works were distinctive in their time, and as with many famous Chinese painters, the style is copied by later artists in tribute. March 12, 2017, Doyle New York.
Doyle's auction of photographs on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 10am offers fine art, early photography, such as travel albums and daguerreotypes, and photographic literature. Featured: In 1956, the photographer Alfred Wertheimer, was barely older than the 21-year-old singer he had been commissioned to photograph, Elvis Presley. Elvis was far from the cultural phenomenon he was to become, and Wertheimer captured an intimacy that would have been impossible a few years later. This photograph of Presley on his motorcycle resonates with many of the leitmotifs that made him a legend, estimated $1,500 to 2,500. March 12, 2017, Doyle New York.
Bacri Frères – Antiquares, Paris
Bacri Frères – Antiquaires, our upcoming sale in March 2017 will feature the collection of a great mid-20th-century art dealer. The term “antiquaire” is used here in the early 20th-century sense, that is to say the equivalent of the “connoisseur” of the 18th Century: an art lover and dealer. The Bacri brothers’ are considered as great collectors and influential dealers with a passion for art and beautiful objects. Their collection combines the personal taste of art lovers and the professional expertise of antique dealers. March 30, 2017, 2:30 PM CEST; Sotheby’s Paris.
20th Century Art
Following the successful relaunch of our Arab, Iranian and Turkish art sales in London in 2016, and the first-ever single owner Iranian Art sale sold at auction, Sotheby's is delighted to announce its next 20th Century Art/ Middle East sale this April. Our April 2017 auction will comprise seminal and rare works by modern masters from the region. The largest Fahrelnissa Zeid ever to appear at auction and on the market for the first time since 1957 is offered in this seminal auction alongside a large 1968 Bahman Mohasses from a private American collection, a rare and never before seen Mahmoud Said portrait of a lady, an iconic Monir Farmanfarmaian triangle reverse-glass piece and a series of early works by Manouchehr Yektai from a private American collection. April 25, 2017, 3pm BST; Sotheby’s London.