Art Auctions For Sculptures
Art auctions for sculptures are a great way to find new art for your home or office. I like to peruse the online auction sites for nice sculptures. I have found some very interesting items when I’ve looked.
There was a sculpture sold on eBay recently that was entitled Love. The art auction for this sculpture went above the estimated value. The piece was red and blue and made of polychrome aluminum. The French artist’s name was Robert Indiana. The art auction listed the item as six feet tall, six feet wide and three feet deep.
I liked a hall stand that was carved from wood that I found in an online art auction. The carving depicted a playful bear climbing a fir tree. There was a young bear cub carved into one of the branches. The branches were there to serve as garment hooks and there was even a mirror on the piece in a carved oak leaf designed frame.
There was an exquisite sculpture by a Russian artist that was sold recently in an art auction. The subject of the sculpture was a Bar Mitzvah boy and the medium was marble. I think that marble statues seem so timeless and elegant. It is an excellent medium for sculpture.
The wife of artist Yitzhak Danziger signed a certificate for the brass sculpture her husband completed in 1969. Danziger is an Israeli artist. The piece looked very abstract to me. It did not do very well in the art auction and sold for less than it’s estimated worth.
I found a lot of bronze sculptures in online art auctions. Most of them were of people, but the ones I liked best were abstract. My absolute favorite was a Harry Bertoia bronze sculpture called Bush. This piece is also known as a Brain or Coral. The bidding for this piece of art in the art auction was started at thirty-nine thousand dollars. It didn’t get a bidder.
I saw little interest in the bronze sculpture art auctions for animal figures. I’m not sure if the reasons they didn’t get bidders were because of the subject matter or because of the price. Bronze is an expensive medium for an artist to work in, and it takes a lot of training to be proficient.
I have a favorite glass sculptor. His work goes for so much in online art auctions that I will probably never own a piece of his work. Dale Chihuly is magnificent. There are permanent installations of his tremendous work all over the world.
Crystal sculptures look more like paperweights to me. Online art auctions for glass representations of animals and sea life are neat. My favorite art auction recently was for a hand-blown glass jellyfish. It was magical.
I liked another online art auction for an optical crystal that had been turned into a work of art by artist Christopher Ries. The piece was small and called Lotus. It would look so pretty in a well-lit display case.
I’m jealous of the buyer that gets to call this sculpture their own. They won the piece in the art auction for just under a thousand dollars. This artist uses blocks of pure, clear lead crystal cast from Schott Glass Technologies of Duryea, Pennsylvania. It is genuinely fantastic art. His work is prominently displayed in numerous galleries and even in the Columbus airport in Columbus, Ohio.
Art Auctions for Drawings
Art auctions for drawings are categorized into antique, modern, and contemporary. Antique drawings are any drawings that were produced before 1900. Modern drawings have to have been created between 1900 and 1949. Contemporary drawings are drawings that were created from 1950 until the present.
There are a lot of contemporary drawings listed in art auctions that never get a bidder. There are many reasons for this. One of the main reasons is that the starting bid is set so high that it discourages interest. There was an art auction for a drawing that was created in 2000 that depicted James Dean welcoming Elvis Presley into heaven. The starting price for this art auction was twelve million dollars. I am not surprised that it did not get a bidder.
I found another pen and ink drawing in an art auction that was listed for a lot more than it was worth. The original listing started at $825,000.00, and when it didn’t sell, the artist lowered the price to $545,000.00. He offers the Copywrite to the design, which he thinks would translate well for prints, posters or greeting cards.
There was an art auction for a drawing that was purchased in 1971 London that did very well. The seller of the drawing inherited it from his grandfather, who was the original owner. He started the bidding at a reasonable $599.00, and the drawing ultimately sold in the art auction for over twelve thousand dollars. He did a great job describing and picturing the drawing.
Antique drawings in art auctions can garner a lot of interest. I saw a drawing of two men in the nude that was drawn in the 1800’s go for more than eleven thousand dollars. This drawing was pen and ink and had a brown wash and traces of charcoal on lines of the black pencil.
I was very taken with an antique drawing made by Sir Francis Grant in 1832. The drawing in the art auction was of a woman and her daughter in Scotland. The drawing was a signed original and sold for two thousand dollars. I hope that it ends up framed and hanging in a collection of similar pieces. It was really nice.
Another reason that art auctions for drawings don’t sell is that they are listed in the wrong categories. I found several contemporary pieces that were listed in the antique category. With so much competition in art auctions, it is important to make sure every detail is noticed.
Modern drawings are, by far, my favorite art auctions. I wanted the stamped Degas I saw up for auction, but it was way out of my budget. I’m sure that the person that ended up with the highest bid at the art auction will love and treasure it.
Well, known artist’s drawings can fetch a lot of money in online art auctions. If the title of the art auction contains the words original Picasso, for example, it is sure to go over two thousand dollars. If the item is signed, it can go for much more.
I really liked a drawing I found in an art auction from an artist that I was unfamiliar with. The artist was Patrick Caulfield, and he titled his drawing Grapes. He used colored pencils on black paper in the late 1980s. This drawing sold for the opening bid, $4,250.00.
Art Auctions for Vintage Posters
Vintage posters are always available at art auctions. I have found all kinds of vintage poster art auctions lately. I really liked a vintage poster I found that it was from the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam. The poster is rare because it is one of the only 500 of the 10,000 printed that is in French.
Another vintage poster I found in an art auction was from 1917. It depicts a French woman in wartime performing various tasks. The poster celebrates the contribution of French women in the workforce. During wartime, French women made up forty percent of the workforce.
I’m always a sucker for old vintage posters of rock bands. I look for them in art auctions all the time. I like ones that are autographed, like the one from The Who that I saw recently. I felt like the starting bid was a little high and so I didn’t try to win it.
I have been learning more and more lately toward French vintage posters. I found a vintage poster for Orangina that was printed in 1970 at an art auction recently. I thought that the art auction would only get to one thousand dollars, but I was wrong. The vintage poster sold for twelve hundred dollars.
My older brother needed something interesting for the walls of his new apartment. I started looking for vintage posters in art auctions and found the perfect poster. The one that I found featured race cars, and he loves race cars. The poster was from the 1965 Nurburgring Grosser Preis Von Deutschland and looked fantastic for being forty years old.
French advertisements seem to make the best vintage posters. I like finding art auctions for posters advertising products like Lu Biscuits. I found a great vintage poster for less than a thousand dollars, and it looks great in my kitchen.
Vintage posters that relate to travel always get a lot of interest at an art auction. I saw a lovely poster that was advertising the English Lake District in France. The poster was produced in 1905. I like viewing them, but I do not personally collect posters in this style.
I found a vintage poster at an art auction that advertised shoe polish. This was a French poster that was made in the 1930s. I framed it and put it in my dressing room. It fits in there perfectly and really adds to the feel of the room.
My sister married a man with a cycling shop. They have used a variety of cycling-related items to decorate their home. My favorite piece is an old fashioned tricycle they keep in the formal living room. I found a vintage poster in an art auction that depicted an advertisement for Celtic Cycles, and they loved it when I gave it to them.
I found a set of vintage posters of The Beatles that were made in 1967. The posters were for sale of an art auction I attended. I have seen vintage posters designed by Richard Avedon before, and I liked his vision of The Beatles. These vintage posters were well worth the two hundred dollars each I paid for them.
The vintage poster that I have my eye on right now is up for sale at an art auction coming up. It is an Andy Warhol advertisement for Chanel perfume. I want to win this vintage poster and frame it and hang it on the wall of my master bathroom. It would be perfect there and would complete the look I was going for.