Alfred C. Breuning of Pennsylvania had acquired Pablo ‘Picasso’s Buste d’Homme’, a brush and ink sketch dated 2.8.67, from the Galerie Louise Leiris in Paris in 1969. Acting for Breuning‘s estate it was consigned by Pall Mall Art Advisors for sale at Sotheby’s New York in May 2014 where it sold at for $677,000. The […]
We work closely with wealth advisors, informing clients whenever we believe the optimal time to monetize an art work has arrived. A large-scale Alexander Calder mobile had been owned by collectors John and Bridget Barnes since its creation. Following a spike in the Calder market, the work, accompanied by the artist’s original drawings for the […]
While reviewing an insurance valuation, it became clear to our client that the market had increased dramatically for Alexander Calder’s mobiles. In a short time period, we assisted in the $4.2m private sale of these two standing mobiles at a price that exceeded auction estimates.
Andrew Wyeth’s ‘The Lobster Man’ sold for $103,000 at Freeman’s of Philadelphia in June 2011. Wyeth produced the watercolour of a fisherman clutching his steaming thermos at the behest of the American Artists in New York, with a view to it being used for a Maxwell House Coffee advert. The painting never made it to […]
On our advice, ‘The Skier’ (The Ski Runner) by N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945), was consigned for sale at Sotheby’s New York in November 2014 where it sold for $1,205,000. This much-exhibited picture – illustrated on the cover of the February 1911 edition of The Popular Magazine – had previously been owned by both the artist’s wife […]
A corporate collection sought our advice in the purchase of a monumental ‘tarp’ by Keith Haring. When it became clear the work they were interested in had some condition issues, we found our client another Haring ‘tarp’ painting in prime condition at a more comfortable price point.
Pall Mall Art Advisors was retained by the wealth manager of a Texas family who hoped to sell an important painting by New York School artist Philip Guston (1913-80). Their preference was for a private sale – something we achieved in a short period of time. Typically in such cases we sign an agreement allowing […]
The devastation caused by the trafficking of illicit antiquities and the theft of art has gained widespread public attention in recent years. Future Learn, an online private company wholly owned by the Open University, has been offering a course on why art is stolen, trafficked and returned. The Italian government and Unesco have just launched an […]
Sotheby’s sells ‘Les Soleils’ by Henri Le Sidaner (1862 – 1939) on behalf of a Pall Mall Art Advisors’ client on November 5, 2015 ‘Les Soleils’ by Henry Sidaner (1862-1839) Consigned to Sotheby’s for a Pall Mall Art Advisors’ client. Signed Le Sidaner (lower left) Oil on canvas 26 by 31 7/8 in. 66 by 81.5 cm […]
The latest edition of Sphere has a review of London’s lively and varied art scene. As the art business booms, a new breed of “artrepreneurs” is giving a curious and culture-hungry audience the behind-the-scenes tours and once-in-a-lifetime experiences it craves. A new breed of London-based “cultural entrepreneur” has also sprung up, eager to service an audience […]