888 Auctions’ Sept. 13 Sale Featuring Fine Art, Chinese Coins & Asian Antiques

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  • September 05, 2018

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Richmond Hill, ON – 395 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder Thursday, September 13, 2018 with knowledgeable collectors and discerning buyers participating and competing against one another over a variety of quality items on display at 888 Auctions. With fine art, Chinese coins and Asian antiques featuring heavily in the sale, there will be something for everybody in the first auction of the autumn season.

The star piece of the auction features a gouache and tempera on paper surreal portrait attributed to Rene Magritte (Belgian, 1898-1967) at lot 79. This piece features a common subject of the man wearing a hat facing a mirror with an apple covering his face and is expected to command higher than its high estimate of $8,000.

Another surreal piece can also be seen at Lot 83, an Yves Tanguy (French, 1900-1955) Gouache and Oil on Paper. Featuring a surrealist landscape scene and signed on the lower corner, this important piece is garnering significant interest in the catalog and expected to exceed its high estimate of $6,000.

The last surrealist painter highlighted in the auction is a Joan Miro (Spanish, 1893-1983) Gouache on paper work nestled at Lot 92. Featuring a surrealist composition portrait and signed on the lower left margin, this piece features a high estimate of $6,500.

Other modern art pieces can be found at the following lots:

Lot 30: Zhang Daqian (Chinese, 1899-1983) Watercolor of Beauty (High Estimate: $23,000)

Lot 53: Charles Schulz (American, 1922-2000) Ink on Paper (High Estimate: $4,000)

Lot 74: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) Tempera and Oil on Paper (High Estimate: $8,000)

Lot 102: Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954) Acrylic on Paper (High Estimate: $6,000)

Lot 107: Tom Wesselmann (American, 1931-2004) Acrylic on Canvas (High Estimate: $4,000)

For auction previews, visit the gallery floor at 888 Auctions. The public viewing period is as follows: Monday, September 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, September 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and just before the auction on Thursday, September 13 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, September 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT).


888 Auctions

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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