Thursday, April 14, 2011

Shades of April-Getting Ready for the Easter Parade

John Kloss cotton dress, 1966
 Sculpture Dress, 1989, silk taffeta 
  Photography by Claudia Primangeli / L.e C. Service
Part of the Roberto Capucci  Art into Fashion Exposition
Mila Schon blue double faced wool, 1968 

Getting ready for the Easter parade....

Coco and Man Ray

This highly specialised collection of documents generated great interest given the rarity of its contents. 93% of the documents and books sold above their estimates and this sale saw the highest online participation across all the auctions. As noted in other auctions at Christie’s, Photographs and Books sales often see increased online participation due to the nature of the works; the values are not only more accessible, but the works are relatively familiar and clients are more comfortable buying online without seeing the pieces in person, based on Christie’s reliable authentication and detailed condition reports. Among the best performing works was l’Architecture Vivante by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, and a photograph by Man Ray, Portrait de Coco Chanel, which sold for fifty times its low estimate to a Russian private buyer.

LOT 311
Man Ray (1890-1976)
Coco Chanel's portrait
Estimate: €400 – €700
Price realised: €20,000

Friday, April 8, 2011

Just in Time for Spring-Fab Frocks from Kerry Taylor Auctions

Antique, Vintage Fashion, Textiles and Accessories Monday 11th April at 10.30am

Fab frocks for Spring, collectable clothing, affordable designer accessories and much much more will be on auction!

Our April auction catalogue includes an interesting selection fashion, accessories and textiles , including 1940s day and evening wear, 1950s prom gowns, 60s Biba, Saint Laurent from 70s and 80s, and an interesting group of Fante flags from Ghana made in the first half of the 20th century.

Venue: Unit C21, (second floor) 40 Martell Road, West Dulwich, London, SE21 8EN

Viewing: Friday 8th April, 9-5pm and Sunday 10th April, 12-4pm
There is no viewing on the morning of the sale

An online catalogue can be seen at 

Good luck!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Love on the Rocks?

A Nolan Miller Orange Silk Chiffon and Sequin Flame Evening Gown,
worn in a performance of 'Love on The Rocks' with Tom Jones.
Property from the Collection of Gladys Knight, Las Vegas, Nevada 
 Lot 21 Estimate $400-600
April 11th and 12th Chicago, IL