888 Auctions’ First Auction of the Year Set to Feature Fine Art, Paintings & Asian Antiques January 17

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  • January 06, 2019

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Richmond Hill, ON – January 17, 2019 marks the first auction of 2019 where 888 Auctions will be ushering in the new year with 418 fresh-to-market items showcasing Fine Art, Paintings and Asian Antiques. After a successful year in 2018, collectors of fine art and antiques should expect even more quality pieces coming to auction as the auction house features items from an increasing number of clients and collections. The auction begins in the afternoon at 2 PM (EST) where bidders will be able to bid on items live and in real-time.


Lot 28, a French Oil on Canvas Signed Jacques Bouyssou, is the featured star lot of the auction. Featuring a French Impressionist city landscape scene and signed Jacques Bouyssou on the lower right corner, lot 28 is expected to exceed its high estimate of $5,000.


Another fine art piece gaining significant attention can also be found at Lot 36, a French Cubist Oil on Canvas Signed G. Braque. This oil on canvas piece features a cubist abstract composition and is attributed to Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963) on the lower left corner. Lot 36 features a high estimate of $6,000.


Two lithographs featuring big names are also highlighted in the first auction of the year. Lot 45, a Spanish Cubist Lithograph EA Signed Picasso and Lot 72, a French Lithograph Artist Proof E. A Marc Chagall. They command high estimates of $3,500 and $4,000, respectively.


Other fine art paintings can be found at the following lots below:


Lot 55: Carlo Canevari Italian 1922-1997 Oil on Board (High Estimate: $4,000)

Lot 87: French Fauvist Cubist WC Signed Raoul Dufy (High Estimate: $5,000)

Lot 131: Italian Surrealist Gouache Signed G de Chirico (High Estimate: $5,000)


American pop art continues to be a strong category for 888 Auctions and this auction highlights four pieces that are sure to be crowd-pleasing lots on auction day. Leading the way is Lot 38, an American Pop Art Mixed Media Signed Basquiat. This neo-expressionist portrait is expected to exceed its high estimate of $6,000. Another highlighted piece can also be found at Lot 153, an American Pop Art School Marker Signed Haring, which features a high estimate of $6,000.


The other two lots can be found at the lots below:


Lot 151: American Pop Art Ink on Paper Signed Schulz (High Estimate: $4,000)

Lot 165: American Pop Art Mixed Signed Roy Lichtenstein (High Estimate: $5,000)


Visit the auction at 888 Auctions during the public viewing period: Monday, January 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, January 15, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, January 16, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and just before the auction on Thursday, January 17 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. Specific sale auction history can now be obtained using 888 Auctions Valuator Tool at www.888auctions.com.


You can also obtain valuations and authentication by contacting the auctioneers at 905-763-7201 or at info@888auctions.com.


The next scheduled auction is scheduled to take place Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (EST).

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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