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Do they ever stop? I mean, if the sale of this year’s Francis Bacon portrait of lover Peter Lacy is “the greatest,” what will Sotheby’s say when they try to sell another one? “Second-greatest”? Who wants to buy that? Yet Sotheby’s London has announced an invitation to photograph “1/4 Billion [sic] Dollars of Impressionist, Modern, & Contemporary Art” at its London headquarters, including the above-mentioned Bacon, along with a “Sensational Modigliani portrait” and “one of the most famous sculptures of all time” — Rodin’s “Thinker” — not to mention “one of Cezannes’ most perfect still lifes” (as opposed to one of his “less-perfect” ones?).
In place of adding to my previous post, I thought I’d gather information here. If you know of anything being done that is not mentioned, please add it in the comments or e-mail me.
Tonight and tomorrow, Christie’s Dubai will hold its Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian,and Turkish art sales, featuring some of the stars of the region including Charles Hussein Zenderoudi, Shirin Neshat, Lalla Essaydi, and Farhad Moshiri, along with modern masters Mahmoud Said, Louay Kayyali and Paul Guiragossian.