A Christie’s employee holds ‘The Mendes-France Baule Mask’ from Ivory Coast at Christies’s auction rooms in London. It will be auctioned in New York at the ‘Evolution of Form: African & Oceanic Art at the Genesis of Modernism’ on May 12
A member of Christie’s staff holds Pablo Picasso’s Visage Aux Grands Jeux during the pre-sale exhibition of Queen Anne’s Gate: Works from the Art Collection of Sting & Trudie Styler, at Christies auction house in central London
A woman looks at Untitled (Red Fan) by Kazuo Shiraga, estimated to sell between £1,500,000 and £2,000,000 at Bonham’s forthcoming Post-War and Contemporary Art Sale which will be held on February 11 in London
Gallery assistants pose with the painting ‘La Lecon de piano’ by Henri Matisse during a media preview of Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s in London
Sotheby’s staff carry the painting ‘The Lock’ by John Constable. It is estimated to sell between £8-12 million at Sotheby’s London, Old Masters & British Paintings Evening sale on December 9
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A man stands among camels during an auction at Birqash Camel Market just outside of Cairo, Egypt on Friday ahead of next week’s Eid al-Adha holiday. Muslims all over the world celebrate the three-day festival Eid al-Adha, by sacrificing sheep, goats, camels and cows to commemorate the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God’s command
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A member of staff holds ‘Tete au masque’ a ceramic plate by Pablo Picasso, estimated between 6000-8000), in front of Claude Monet’s 1914-1917 piece ‘Iris mauves’, estimated at between 6-9 million, at Christie’s King Street auction house on Friday in London, England
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Two gallery assistants pose with ‘$, 2001′ an installation by Tim Noble and Sue Webster which is going on show at Sotheby’s with an estimated value of £100,000- £150,000 on Monday in London, England
A Sotheby’s member of staff presents a 18th/19th Century Ottoman jewelled presentation sword at a media preview of the Arts of the Islamic World at Sotheby’s, London
A member of staff holds the artwork Migraine, by Jake and Dinos Chapman, at Sotheby’s auction house in London on Wednesday. The work is part of an exhibition and sale called Bear Witness, which will be auctioned over three days next week
Sotheby’s head of auction sales London (jewellery) Jess Wyndham with a 100 carat perfect emerald-cut diamond that will be auctioned in New York on Apr 21
The Bonhams car and moto auction on Wednesday in Grand Palais in Paris. Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motor cars, motorcycles and car memorabilia
An auction house worker wears a hand-painted ‘Uncle Sam’ top hat owned and worn by Grateful Dead rock group member Jerry Garcia in London on Friday.The bi-annual 20/21 Pop Culture sale will present music and film aficionados with memorabilia associated with legends of rock, pop and Hollywood
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A woolly mammoth skeleton is displayed at Summers Place Auctions on Wednesday in Billingshurst, England. The ice age mammoth skeleton, complete with tusks, fetched £189,000 to a telephone bidder
An employee of the Christie’s auction house looks at the Allen Jones sculpture “Enchanteresse”, painted bronze and leather on a steel base at their premises in London on Monday
Van Gogh’s ‘Still life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies’ seen here at Sotheby’s in London. It is expected to fetch between $30m – $50m when it goes to auction in New York in November at Sotheby’s Impressionist sale.
A man carries “Schwarze Spitzen” by Wassily Kandinsky from 1937, on display at Christie’s auction house in London. The painting is expected to earn 2.4-3.6 million GB pounds (4-6 million U.S. dollars) when auctioned in New York on May 6
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A Christie’s employee poses in front of one of two unicorn heads at Christie’s auction house on in London, England. The items make up part of the Les Trois Garcons’ collection that will be sold at auction on Wednesday. The collection is made up of 380 lots from the owners of Les Trois Garcons celebrity restaurant in Shoreditch and their homes.
Réne Magritte’s Le beau monde is one of the highlights of Sotheby’s Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Art Evening Sale on February 5. The art work is estimated to sell for up to £6m.