Fernando Botero (Columbian, born 1932)

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  • October 05, 2018

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Lot 190: FERNANDO BOTERO Italian b. 1932 Oil on Canvas
Lot 24: ZHANG DAQIAN Chinese 1899-1983 Watercolor Scroll

Richmond Hill, ON – 491 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder Thursday, October 11, 2018 with knowledgeable collectors and discerning buyers participating and competing against one another over a quality assortment of items on display at 888 Auctions. With modern art, postwar contemporary paintings and Asian antiques dotting the sale, there will be incredible interest in the items set to be offered to the highest bidder.


The star piece of the auction features an oil on canvas featuring a two figures dancing and attributed to Fernando Botero (Columbian, born 1932) at lot 190. This work is expected to exceed its high estimate of $4,000.


Another standout piece can be seen at Lot 81, featuring a gouache on paper featuring a portrait of a woman. Signed and attributed to Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862-1918) on the lower right corner, this lot features a high estimate of $6,000.


Last but not least, lot 216 features an original and charming oil on canvas landscape scene, signed by Nicolas Rubio (Spanish, born 1928) on the lower left corner. This piece is expected to reach its high estimate of $3,000.


Two Asian art pieces are also featured in the catalog and can be found at the following lots:


Lot 24: Zhang Daqian (Chinese, 1899-1983) Watercolor on Paper Scroll (High Estimate: $9,000)

Lot 196: Jung Euh-Suh (Korean, XX) and Dated 1989 Oil on Canvas (High Estimate: $1,200)


Modern paintings abound in this autumn auction catalog and collectors will be delighted to find the inclusion of several quality lots:


Lot 91: Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953) Gouache On Paper (High Estimate: $7,000)


Lot 158: EUGENE GALIEN-LALOUE French 1854-1941 Oil on Board


For auction previews, visit the gallery floor at 888 Auctions. The public viewing period is as follows: Tuesday, October 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and just before the auction on Thursday, October 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  


888 Auctions continues to accept consignments on a rolling basis. With auctions taking place every other Thursday at the auction house, there are plenty of opportunities to sell rare and fresh-to-market items at 888 Auctions. Valuations and authentications are complimentary with no obligation to consign. Contact the auctioneers by phone 905-763-7201 or by email at info@888auctions.com to schedule an appointment with 888 Auctions.


The next scheduled auction and the first auction of the busy autumn season takes place Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT).

888 Auctions
15-280 West Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, Canada
About 888 Auctions

888 Auctions provide consignors a friendly and professional venue to sell their Asian fine art and antique. 888 Auctions is located within the Greater Toronto Area at the heart of the largest Chinese communities of Richmond Hill, Markham and Scarborough. Connected to over five million buyers through Artfact, Live Auctioneers, and iCollector, 888 Auctions achieve the best prices possible. 888 Auctions consign over 1000 pieces of fine Asian art and antique monthly and provide live and online bidding, absentee bidding, as well as telephone bidding. Offering valuations based upon 50 years of experience in the Asian fine art world, our knowledgeable and multilingual staff can guide buyers and sellers through the simple steps to ensure ownership of a desired object or a successful sale of a prized possession.

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