Auction Update Review

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Enjoy the last days of summer: the fall will rise

For the week ending Saturday August 18th, 2012 six auctions were archived to the AED; 1 each in euros and British pounds and 4 in US dollars.  One thousand five hundred and sixty-nine lots were offered and 1,283 sold for an 82% success rate.  Turnover was $424,184 or 61% of the aggregate of the high estimates of all lots offered - $697,122.  The material all summer has been interesting and this week has been no exception.

 

While the dollar volume has been light the percentage of lots sold has been robust.  Of the six sales reported this week 4 reached 80% and the other two were not far behind.  I list all six.

 

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books offered on the Internet ended August 16th:  91%

Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints and Photographs Day II on August 12th:  84%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Ancient and Modern Prints on August 14th:  84%

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile Sale on August 16th:  81%

 

Also

 

PBA Galleries.  Fine Gold Books and Memorabilia on August 16th:  76%

Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints and Photographs Day I on August 11th:  72%

 

For the week ahead 4 sales are scheduled:

 

Wednesday August 22nd Eldred’s.  Japanese Art [741].  107 lots

                                                Eldred’s.   Prints of Paul Jacoulet [728].  86 lots

 

Thursday August 23rd      Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books internet auction ending August 23rd [201234].  401 lots

 

Sunday August 26th      Bonhams.  Prints [20035].  24 lots

 

Enjoy the quiet.  The fall will be busy.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

August 19th, 2012 

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. $8,000 to $12,000.