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Frank Sinatra’s Paintings Sell at Auction, Cleveland Museum of Art Acquires Filippo Parodi Sculpture

Plus, the Saint Louis Art Museum purchases a Caspar David Friedrich painting, and the Pérez Museum of Art Miami is gifted two new works.

Cassi Namoda, "Sasha and Zamani's Tropical Romance" (2018), acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches (image courtesy the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, photo by Robert Wedemeyer)
Cassi Namoda, “Sasha and Zamani’s Tropical Romance” (2018), acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches (image courtesy the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, photo by Robert Wedemeyer)

The New Dealers Alliance (NADA) and Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) have announced the second annual NADA Acquisition Gift for PAMM, which provides funding for PAMM curators María Elena Ortiz and Jennifer Inacio to acquire works for the museum’s permanent collection. This year, PAMM has selected Cassi Namoda’s “Sasha and Zamani’s Tropical Romance” (2018) from Ghebaly Gallery and Nikita Gale’s “An Abundant Loss” (2018) from Reyes Projects. The gift is funded through proceeds raised from NADA Miami ticket sales. [via email announcement]

James Tissot, “The Partie Carrée” (1870) (image courtesy The National Gallery of Canada)
James Tissot, “The Partie Carrée” (1870), oil on canvas, 120 x 145.8 x 2 cm (image courtesy The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa)

The National Gallery of Canada has acquired James Tissot’s “The Partie Carrée” (1870), which went on display yesterday. The painting was first exhibited in the 1870 Paris Salon. This is the third work by Tissot to go on display in the Gallery’s collection and was purchased from the estate of David R. Graham.

Filippo Parodi, "Sleeping Christ Child" (c. 1675), marble, 63 x 102 x 42 cm. (image courtesy The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Leonard C. Hanna Jr.)
Filippo Parodi, “Sleeping Christ Child” (c. 1675), marble, 63 x 102 x 42 cm. (image courtesy The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Leonard C. Hanna Jr.)

The Cleveland Museum of Art has acquired Filippo Parodi’s “Sleeping Christ Child” (c. 1675), an Italian Baroque narrative sculpture. The piece was originally sculpted for the wealthy Durazzo family of Genoa. Parodi was an assistant to Bernini, and the sculpture is now on display in the Reid Gallery. [via email announcement]

Daniel Richter, "Süden" (2002), oil on canvas, 113 7/8 x 117 7/8 inches (image courtesy Phillips)
Daniel Richter, “Süden” (2002), oil on canvas, 113 7/8 x 117 7/8 inches (image courtesy Phillips)

Phillips’s New Now sale in London brought in a total of £3,686,500 (~$4,711,000) on December 5. The sale’s top lot, Daniel Richter’s “Süden” (2002), sold for £321,000 (~$402,000).

Jean-Léon Gérôme, "Arnaut and two Whippets" (1867), oil on panel, 14 x 9 3/4 inches (image courtesy Christie's)
Jean-Léon Gérôme, “Arnaut and two Whippets” (1867), oil on panel, 14 x 9 3/4 inches (image courtesy Christie’s)

Christie’s European Art sale in London brought in a total of £2,067,625 (~$2,597,000) on December 11. The sale’s top lot, Jean-Léon Gérôme’s “Arnaut and Two Whippets” (1867), sold for £680,750 (~$855,000).

Francis Holman, "A View of Blackwell Yard From the Thames" (1784), oil on canvas, 30 1/4 x 61 3/8 inches (image courtesy Christie's)
Francis Holman, “A View of Blackwell Yard From the Thames” (1784), oil on canvas, 30 1/4 x 61 3/8 inches (image courtesy Christie’s)

Christie’s Old Masters Day sale in London brought in a total of £3,104,500 (~$3,899,000) on December 7. The sale’s top lot, Francis Holman’s “A view of Blackwell Yard from the Thames” (1784), sold for £137,500 (~$173,000).

An Italian fruitwood architectural model of a temple, late 18th/early 19th century, 17 inches high, 26 1/4 inches wide, 18 inches deep (image courtesy Christie's)
An Italian fruitwood architectural model of a temple, late 18th/early 19th century, 17 inches high, 26 1/4 inches wide, 18 inches deep (image courtesy Christie’s)

Christie’s Eric Albada Jelgersma Collection sale in London brought in a total of £3,542,438 (~$4,449,000) on December 7. The sale’s top lot, an Italian fruitwood architectural model of a temple from the late 18th/early 19th century sold for £187,500 (~$235,000).

A Roman gold and banded agate finger ring with an eagle on altar (c. 1st century BCE) (image courtesy Christie's)
A Roman gold and banded agate finger ring with an eagle on altar (c. 1st century BCE) (image courtesy Christie’s)

Christie’s Ancient Jewelry: Wearable Art online sale brought in a total of $205,625 from November 29 to December 6. The sale’s top lot, a Roman gold and banded agate finger ring with an eagle on an altar, circa 1st century BCE, sold for $18,750.

Frans Hals, "Portrait of a gentleman, aged 37; and Portrait of a lady, aged 36" (1637), oil on canvas 36 5/8 x 27 inches (image courtesy Christie's)
Frans Hals, “Portrait of a gentleman, aged 37; and Portrait of a lady, aged 36” (1637), oil on canvas
36 5/8 x 27 inches (image courtesy Christie’s)

Christie’s sale of Important Old Master Paintings from the Eric Albada Jelgersma Collection: Evening sale in London brought in a total of £21,389,250 (~$26,862,000) on December 6. The sale’s top lot, Frans Hals’s “Portrait of a gentleman, aged 37; and Portrait of a lady, aged 36” (1637), sold for £10,021,250 (~$12,585,000).

Pieter Brueghel, the Younger, "The Netherlandish Proverbs," oil on canvas, 47 3/4 x 65 5/8 inches (image courtesy Christie's)
Pieter Brueghel, the Younger, “The Netherlandish Proverbs,” oil on canvas, 47 3/4 x 65 5/8 inches (image courtesy Christie’s)

Christie’s Old Masters Evening sale in London brought in a total of £20,851,750 (~$26,187,000) on December 6. The sale’s top lot, Pieter Brueghel, the Younger’s painting “The Netherlandish Proverbs,” sold for £6,308,750 (~$7,923,000).

A suit of armor, Edo Period (18th century) (image courtesy Christie's)
A suit of armor, Edo Period (18th century) (image courtesy Christie’s)

Christie’s Art of Japan online sale brought in a total of £258,125 (~$326,000) on December 4–11. The sale’s top lot, a suit of armor from the Edo Period (8th century), sold for £75,000 (~$95,000).

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S., "Danaë in the Brazen Tower," pencil, watercolor and bodycolor heightened with touches of gum arabic, and with scratching out on paper, 14 1/8 x 10 inches (image courtesy Christie's)
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S., “Danaë in the Brazen Tower,” pencil, watercolor and bodycolor heightened with touches of gum arabic, and with scratching out on paper, 14 1/8 x 10 inches (image courtesy Christie’s)

Christie’s sale of British Art: Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite, & British Impressionist Art in London brought in a total of £2,488,125 (~$3,145,000) on December 11. The sale’s top lot, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones’s “Danaë in the Brazen Tower,” sold for £168,750 (~$213,000).

A Victorian silver and silver-gilt part flatware service, most mark of George Adams, London, 1865–75 (image courtesy Christie's)
A Victorian silver and silver-gilt part flatware service, most mark of George Adams, London, 1865–75 (image courtesy Christie’s)

Christie’s sale of Interiors in New York brought in a total of $1,568,438 on December 11. The sale’s top lot, a Victorian silver and silver-gilt part flatware service, most with the mark of George Adams, London, 1865–75, sold for $60,000.

Adam Smith, <em>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations</em> (1776), London, for W. Strahan and T. Cadell (image courtesy Christie's)
Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776), London, for W. Strahan and T. Cadell (image courtesy Christie’s)

Christie’s sale of Valuable Books and Manuscripts on London brought in a total of £3,879,250 (~$4,903,000) on December 12. The sale’s top lot, Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776), sold for £908,750 (~$1,149,000).

A bronze rectangular censer, 18th century (image courtesy Christie's)
A bronze rectangular censer, 18th century (image courtesy Christie’s)

Christie’s the Art of China: New York, Winter Edition online sale brought in a total of $409,750 on December 5–12. The sale’s top lot, a bronze rectangular censer, 18th century, sold for $52,500.

Important Thankgka representing the mandala of Vajravarahi, Tibet, 13th century (image courtesy Christie's)
Important Thankgka representing the mandala of Vajravarahi, Tibet, 13th century (image courtesy Christie’s)

Christie’s Art d’Asie sale in Paris brought in a total of €7,175,000 (~$8,163,000) on December 12. The sale’s top lot, an important Thangka representing the mandala of Vajravarahi, 13th century, sold for €607,500 (~$691,000).

A very large Thangka depicting a Ngor abbot, Tsang Province, Central Tibet (C. 1704), distemper on cloth (image courtesy Sotheby's)
A very large Thangka depicting a Ngor abbot, Tsang Province, Central Tibet (C. 1704), distemper on cloth (image courtesy Sotheby’s)

Sotheby’s Asian Art sale in Paris brought in a total of €3,212,563 (~$3,634,000) on December 11. The sale’s top lot, a very large Thangka depicting a Ngor abbot, Tsang Province, Central Tibet (c. 1704), sold for €525,000 (~$594,000).

Norman Rockwell, "Sinatra: An American Classic (Portrait of Frank Sinatra)" (1973), oil on canvas, 18 3/4 x 13 inches (image courtesy Sotheby's)
Norman Rockwell, “Sinatra: An American Classic (Portrait of Frank Sinatra)” (1973), oil on canvas, 18 3/4 x 13 inches (image courtesy Sotheby’s)

Sotheby’s Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra sale in New York brought in a total of $3,081,250 on December 6. The sale’s top lot, Norman Rockwell’s “Sinatra: An American Classic (Portrait of Frank Sinatra)” (1973), sold for $697,000. Also among the works up for auction were a number of paintings by Frank Sinatra himself.

Rosalba Carriera, "Portrait of a Lady Holding a Flute" (c. 1715), watercolor and bodycolor on ivory, set inside the lid of a gold mounted tortoiseshell box, the lid and base decorated in two color gold piqué, 53 x 75 mm. (image courtesy Sotheby's)
Rosalba Carriera, “Portrait of a Lady Holding a Flute” (c. 1715), watercolor and bodycolor on ivory, set inside the lid of a gold mounted tortoiseshell box, the lid and base decorated in two color gold piqué, 53 x 75 mm. (image courtesy Sotheby’s)

Sotheby’s sale of the Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures, Part I in London brought in a total of £1,730,188 (~$2,167,000) on December 6. The sale’s top lot, Rosalba Carriera’s “Portrait of a Lady Holding a Flute” (c. 1715), sold for £87,500 (~$110,000).

Mark Tobey, "Tumult" (1966), tempera on paper laid down on board, 26 9/16 x 51 3/8 inches (image courtesy Sotheby's)
Mark Tobey, “Tumult” (1966), tempera on paper laid down on board, 26 9/16 x 51 3/8 inches (image courtesy Sotheby’s)

Sotheby’s Art Contemporain Day sale in Paris brought in a total of €5,720,625 (~$6,469,000) on December 6. The sale’s top lot, Mark Tobey’s “Tumult” (1966), sold for €381,000 (~$431,000).

François-Xavier Lalanne, "Brebis" (1996), "Bélier" (1996), and "Agneau" (1997) from the <em>Nouveaux Moutons</em> series, respectively numbered 103 from an edition of 250, 51 from an edition of 250, and 50 from an edition of 500, epoxy stone, patinated bronze, "Brebis": 36 x 16 x 37 1/2 inches, "Bélier": 36 1/4 x 16 x 38 1/2 inches, "Agneau": 20 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches (image courtesy Sotheby's)
François-Xavier Lalanne, “Brebis” (1996), “Bélier” (1996), and “Agneau” (1997) from the Nouveaux Moutons series, respectively numbered 103 from an edition of 250, 51 from an edition of 250, and 50 from an edition of 500, epoxy stone, patinated bronze, “Brebis”: 36 x 16 x 37 1/2 inches, “Bélier”: 36 1/4 x 16 x 38 1/2 inches, “Agneau”: 20 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches (image courtesy Sotheby’s)

Sotheby’s Important Design sale in New York brought in a total of $11,545,000 on December 12. The sale’s top lot, François-Xavier Lalanne’s “Brebis” (1996), “Bélier” (1996), and “Agneau” (1997) from the Nouveaux Moutons series, sold for $735,000.

Caspar David Friedrich, "Landschaft mit Gebirgsee, Morgen [Landscape with Mountain Lake, Morning]," oil on canvas, 28 x 36 1/2 inches (image courtesy Sotheby's)
Caspar David Friedrich, “Landschaft mit Gebirgsee, Morgen [Landscape with Mountain Lake, Morning],” oil on canvas, 28 x 36 1/2 inches (image courtesy Sotheby’s)
Sotheby’s sale of 19th-Century European Paintings in London brought in a total of £7,947,750 (~$10,034,000) on December 12. The sale’s top lot, Caspar David Friedrich’s “Landschaft mit Gebirgsee, Morgan [Landscape with Mountain Lake, Morning],” sold for £2,530,000 (~$3,194,000). Another Friedrich painting, “Sunburst in the Riesengebirge,” was purchased by the Saint Louis Art Museum and will go on display in early 2019.

Headrest, Luba-Shankadi, attributed to Master of Cascade Hairdressing, Democratic Republic of Congo, 6 3/4 inches (image courtesy Sotheby's)
Headrest, Luba-Shankadi, attributed to Master of Cascade Hairdressing, Democratic Republic of Congo, 6 3/4 inches (image courtesy Sotheby’s)

Sotheby’s Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie sale in Paris brought in a total of €4,386,125 (~$4,985,000) on December 12. The sale’s top lot, a Luba Shankadi neckrest, attributed to the master of cascade hairdressing, Democratic Republic of the Congo, sold for €1,749,000 (~1,988,000).

Sikasingo figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 21 1/4 inches (image courtesy Sotheby's)
Sikasingo figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 21 1/4 inches (image courtesy Sotheby’s)

Sotheby’s Z Collection sale in Paris brought in a total of €3,205,438 (~$3,643,000) on December 12. The sale’s top lot, a Sikasingo figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo, sold for €465,000 (~$529,000).

Adolfo Wildt and Workshop, "L'Anima e la Sua Veste" (c. 1916), partially gilt marble, 11 inches overall (image courtesy Sotheby's)
Adolfo Wildt and Workshop, “L’Anima e la Sua Veste”(c. 1916), partially gilt marble, 11 inches overall (image courtesy Sotheby’s)

Sotheby’s 19th and 20th Century Sculpture sale in London brought in a total of £1,218,625 (~$1,538,000) on December 12. The sale’s top lot, Adolfo Wildt and Workshop’s “L’Anima e la Sua Veste” (c. 1916), sold for £346,000 (~$437,000).

Tiffany Studios, an important "Dragonfly" floor lamp (c. 1910), with a rare "Ball" base and finial shade, leaded glass, favrile glass, patinated bronze, 63 3/4 inches high, 22 1/2 inches diameter of shade (image courtesy Sotheby's)
Tiffany Studios, an important “Dragonfly” floor lamp (c. 1910), with a rare “Ball” base and finial shade, leaded glass, favrile glass, patinated bronze, 63 3/4 inches high, 22 1/2 inches diameter of shade (image courtesy Sotheby’s)

Sotheby’s sale of the Geyer Collection: Masterworks of Tiffany and Prewar Design in New York brought in a total of $4,941,625 on December 11. The sale’s top lot, Tiffany Studios’s important “Dragonfly” floor lamp (circa 1910), sold for $675,000.

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