Shapiro Auctions is one of the best boutique auction houses in New York. Conducting multiple sales a year, it offers an amazing selection of artworks, with a focus on Russian, European, Asian, American, and Latin American high-value art. At Fine Art Shippers, we absolutely love working with Shapiro Auctions, and we do appreciate all the opportunities that this reputable auction house gives to our team. Shipping fine art for Shapiro Auctions is an honor for us, and we are very proud that Fine Art Shippers is a top-rated art logistics company on the Shapiro list of art shippers.
It is also worth noting that Fine Art Shippers is responsible for engineering works, art installation, and all the arrangements for Shapiro pre-sale exhibitions. We love this job, and we are really happy to handle unique and high-value art pieces put up for sale. The recent International Fine & Decorative Art Auction held on January 26 was no exception. Fine Art Shippers was pleased to help Shapiro Auctions get ready for this important sale that brought together a whole range of exceptional works of art, antiques, and other valuables. In this blog post, let’s take a look at some of the most interesting high-value art pieces that achieved prices exceeding their high estimates.
- “Figures with Flowers” by Le Pho
The painting was sold for $75,000, exceeding its high estimate by $10,000 and thus becoming the top lot of Shapiro January 2019 Auction.
- “Early Morning” by Dmitry Nalbandian
The painting was sold for a record $50,000 while being estimated at only $8,000 – 12,000.
- “In Autumn Sunlight (In Herbst Sonne)” by Edward Cucuel
This delicate oil on canvas work was sold for $42,500, slightly exceeding its high estimate of $40,000.
- “Fleurs dans un Vase” by Maurice de Vlaminck
This beautiful Maurice de Vlaminck’s painting was sold for $40,625, exceeding its high estimate by more than $3,000.
- “Zwei Kopfe (Schwestern)” by Willi Baumeister
This work by the famous German Abstract painter was sold for $35,750 while being estimated at $20,000 – 30,000.
Even though some high-value art pieces remained unsold, the results for many lots gone under the hammer at the recent Shapiro International Fine & Decorative Art Auction are truly impressive. At Fine Art Shippers, we were happy to be part of this amazing event, and we are looking forward to the next auction held by Shapiro Auctions! Our team is always ready to assist this auction house with any art logistics needs! The same applies to auction buyers, whom we also provide with high-quality fine art shipping services at very attractive prices!