and DC thanks you, Mr. Rubenstein, for keeping the Magna Carta here
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A new record for a living artist at auction was set when Jeff Koons’ stainless steel Hanging Heart brought $23.6 million yesterday at Sotheby’s evening sale of Contemporary Art in New York. Sold to Gagosian Gallery to applause, Hanging Heart, 1994-2006 is considered one of the most important works by Koons ever offered at auction. The sculpture was offered for sale by a private American collector and had a pre-sale estimate of $15 million to $20 million.
The Guennol Lioness is a 5000-year-old Mesopotamian statue found near Baghdad, Iraq. Depicting a well-muscled anthropomorphic lioness, it sold for $57.2 million at Sotheby’s auction house on December 5, 2007. The price was the highest ever paid for a sculpture in history.
6 more days until… the Sale of the Magna Carta from Ross Perot’s private collection previously housed 5 blocks away
October 5th – 8 to midnight in DC
October 7th – Noon in Chicago
Wright20’s auction of the Marcel Breuer Wolfson Trailer House
October 11th – 7 to 9pm in NY
A D A M . S T E N N E T T
U S E . O N L Y . A S . D I R E C T E D
October 11 – November 10, 2007
3 1 G R A N D
143 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002
Harmful or Fatal if Swallowed, 2007
Video DVD; one framed video still
Ed. of 3 (and on a personal note – this is by another 31GRAND artist, Barnaby Whitfield and its my latest acquisition…
The Prestige, 2007, Pastel on paper, 28.5 x 36 in.)
Oct. 13th – 7pm in DC
Luster – Lee Jensens Brake Service
1333 14th Street, NW
and FYI, it’s also Philippa’s birthday so everyone should please bring her a gift for all she has done for DC’s art community…
November 10th – 7 to Midnight. In DC
The 1869 Society of The Corcoran Gallery – Fall Fete
This is going to be the best party of the season, I guarantee. Come and spend the evening with Ansel, Annie, Me and my fabulous friends and associates who are acting as our hosts for the event: Holly Rich, Anne Surak, Karin Tanabe, Raul Zahir De Leon, Lauren Saks and Brian Corrigan.
November 17th – 7 to 10pm
4th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party
John Dreyfuss’ Studio at Halcyon House
3400 Prospect Street, NW Ticket information: www.transformergallery.org
December 5th – Sotheby’s New York
Sale of The Guennol Lioness -a carved figure of a lioness which was created approximately 5,000 years ago in the region of ancient Mesopotamia -it is estimated to sell for $14/18 million.
December 5-9th – in South Beach Art Basel Miami Beach We’re showing at SCOPEMiami – come and say hello!
December 10th Week – Sotheby’s New York
Sale of the Magna Carta from Ross Perot’s private collection (which has been housed at the at the National Archives in DC forever) wonder what happened to prompt this…