auction

Eclectic

i think i am more addicted to scoping out auction catalogues at Bukowskis than i am online window shopping. which is a good thing, because i can’t actually afford anything at bukowskis and therefore my bank balance is not at risk.

these are from their most recent auction entitled Eclectic – featuring plenty of erotica, including 19th century japanese ceramic dildos and photographs of nude fights. here are some of my favourite blog-safe pieces.

Marilyn Monroe in Vogue, 1962 by Bert Stern (sold for € 1 850)

Tatueringar (Tattoos) by Gösta Werner

Hommage à Douanier Rousseau by Edouard Boubat

Two small dogs by Richard Ansdell

Portrait of two girls by unknown artist

Wrapped Coast by Christo (and Jean-Claude)

A Swedish chinoiserie circa 1900 & a Turkish carpet

A Josef Frank three-seated sofa

A black 19th Century tin tray

An Anders Jönsson cast iron sculpture of a cat

(reminds me of the cafe cat statue that’s outside the Stellenbosch public library, it has been there since 1962)

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autumn classics

i got so excited when i saw bukowski’s is having a new auction soon. let’s pretend i’m the kind of person who’d attend an auction and that i had a billion rand. i would buy these, then i’d frame them & put them on my walls.

(the prices should include frames though, let’s be serious)

Eduard Wiiralt – “La petite Gisèle” - est. R10,000-12,000 ($1,500 -1,700)

“Rosersberg” Balloon ascension at Rosersbers Castleest R8,000-10,000 ($1,200-$1,400)

Eduard Wiiralt – “Reclining tiger” - est. R20,000-25,000 ($2,800-3,500)

Anshelm Schultzberg – “Midwinter evening by a forest road” – est. R40,000-50,000 ($5,700-7,000)

Helene Schjerfbeck – “Study in brown”est. R1,4-1,6m ($200,000-230,000)

Vilhelm Hammershöi – “A writing table and a young woman in an interior” - est. R3-3,5m ($430,000-500,000)

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