Street art vs Old Masters

May 31 2017

Video: Sotheby's

Sotheby's has asked some street artists to interpret Old Masters from their forthcoming 8th June New York sale (catalogue here). The first one, by Tomaso Albertini, looks fantastic.

You can browse the sale catalogue here. My picks include a portrait by Gainsborough at $80k-$120k, a double portrait by Marguerite Gérard at $100k-$150k, and a $500k-$700k view of the Doge's Palace by Guardi. A fine head of an old scholar by Flinck at $250k-$350k will test the market's new zeal for that artist. The possible bargain of the sale is this picture of St Andrew, of really good quality, catalogued cautiously as 'Studio of Ribera' at $10k-$15k. Finally, what's going on with the dog in this Lawrence portrait - yikes!

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