Lot-Art Market News
24 Jul 2021
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A 1948’s Batman and Robin from Detective Comics (sold for US$456,000)
Reaching a total sale of US$22.4 million, comics and comic artworks are digging in the art market’s collectible assets. Depicting and embodying the American way of life during the late World War II and the Cold War, these comics’ legacies deliver absolute mythology of our beloved superheroes from the 1930’s to the 1990’s.
This “Promise Collection” showed a second time, in less than two months, the increasing bidders’ and collectors’ enthusiasm for comic books. Indeed, in April 2021, Heritage Auction hit US$16,380,667 thanks to legendary licenses. Since 2001, according to GPAnalysis, the comic book trading has generated an impressive US$1,048,922,897 total revenue.
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Cherished for generations by the same family ignoring they owned an unexpected masterpiece, the paternity of this artwork has been unveiled thanks to very diligent expertise and authenticated as a lost Fragonard, recognizable by his “incredibly frank brushstrokes”.
Like the Caravaggio’s “Judith and Holofernes” (sold for €100 million in 2016) rediscovered in an attic or even the Raden Saleh’s “The Wild Bull Hunting” (sold for €7,2 million in 2018) neglected in a basement, your unexpected #treasures are waiting for a great valuation to shine.
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Singers are appreciated painters too! In 2018, Sotheby’s New York auctioned several Frank Sinatra’s paintings which reaches new heights. During Sotheby’s “Lady Blue Eyes” sale, Frank Sinatra’s “Abstract In Blue, Gray And Yellow” (1992) was sold for US$ 100,000 with an estimation of US$ 5,000-7,000!
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The “bold brushstrokes very thinly painted over a brownish underground” 17th-century artwork has been painting when Van Dick was only 20 years old!
This artwork is also a true piece of history. Spoiled in the Netherlands in 1940 to the Jewish-Dutch art dealer Nathan Katz, the painting has been located by the monuments men in 1945 and transferred to the Dutch Government’s ownership before returning to the Katz family in January 1948. The painting has been then resold several times all around the world.
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Heritage Auction presented a sealed copy of the most famous Italian plumber of the Japanese video games license Nintendo, Super Mario 64, on July 11th, 2021. Perfectly conserved, this retro game has been auctioned during Heritage Auction’s “Video Games Signature Auction” and fetched $1,560,000, becoming the most expensive videogame ever sold!
The enthusiasm for retro licenses such as Final Fantasy, Super Mario, Zelda or even Pokemon is becoming huge. Indeed, a sealed cartridge of "The Legend of Zelda" for the old Nintendo NES console has been sold for a world-record sum of $870,000 during the same auction as this Super Mario 64 sealed copy. Pokemon Cards make the show in auctions too, fetching $234,171 at Hake’s Auctions.
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Purchased in 1814 by Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart, a Conservative Party politician, this symbol of Napoléon I’s legend is offered to Sotheby’s auction by the same family who passed it down between the generations until today.
Sotheby’s auction will range many other artworks such as sculpture, silverware, furniture, porcelain, jewellery, photography but also memorabilia.
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Estimated between $16,000,000 - $18,500,000 USD, this legendary racingcar was not the winner one in the famous movie but will certainly aim for first place in Sotheby’s RM Monterey auction, among other mythic racing cars such as a 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato but also a vintage 1927 Delage 15-S-8 Grand Prix.
Fully restored to its former glory, this 1970 Porsche 917K will embody the nostalgia of the racing cars aficionados during Sotheby’s RM three-day auction weekend (12th – 14th August) in Monterey, California.
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First sold for a retail price of $35,000 in April, this olive-colored watch has succeeded in multiplying its retail price by 14 within only three months!
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