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Albert Einstein's letters are highlight of Christie's December online Auctions
Alessandro d' Anna, (Naples 1746-1810), A merry company with a couple dancing the tarantella; and A merry company eating and drinking, signed and dated 'Alessandro d'anna/dipi: 1780', bodycolour, watermark fleur-de-lys, 12 x 17¼ in. (30.7 x 45.4 cm.) a pair (2). Estimate: £12,000–18,000 / $16,000–23,000 / €15,000–21,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017.

LONDON.- Einstein's letters to his lifelong friend and collaborator Michele Besso (1873-1955) contain discussions on special and general relativity, the cosmological constant, quantum theory and unified field theory. Part II comprises some previously unpublished material, including letters to Besso’s family and to their close friend, the toxicologist Heinrich Zangger. Estimates range from $600-20,000.

29 November - 8 December

Jewels Online includes over 340 lots with a broad selection of vintage and contemporary jewelry, pieces formerly from the Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower Collection and designs by Buccellati, Cartier, Arthur King, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels and David Webb. Estimates range from $200-18,000.

30 November - 7 December

Collected by a private couple over four decades, this online sale comprises over 60 drawings, offered across 40 lots, presenting views of Italian cities, principally of Naples and its surroundings, and genre drawings. Italy’s riches fascinated students, connoisseurs and artists alike, who brought home treasures bought during their travels in increasing numbers from the nineteenth century when large-scale rail transport enabled more widespread access. Estimates range from £500-20,000.

4 December - 18 December

The Astor Collection from Tillypronie, Aberdeenshire offers the finest collection of sporting and ornithological art to come to the market in over 20 years. Reflecting the Astor family’s thoughtful collecting interests, this online sale includes a comprehensive selection of works by ornithological artists Archibald Thorburn and George Edward Lodge, alongside younger artists such as Claire Harkess, Steven Porwol, Darren Woodhead and Jonathan Sainsbury. Estimates range from £200-15,000.

5 December - 12 December

Led by the Karl and Elizabeth Katz Collection, Script and Illumination features a range of Medieval and Renaissance European, Indian and Iranian manuscripts. Highlights include work by renowned illuminators, such as Niccolò di Giacomo da Bologna, Pacino di Buonaguida and the Master of the Brussels Initials, as well as leaves from the ‘Ghistelles Hours’ and the Chester Beatty Bible.

Works from the Karl and Elizabeth Katz Collection will be on view in Christie's New York galleries 28 November - 6 December. Estimates range from $300-30,000.

6 December - 13 December

The collection of samurai art amassed by the late Willem Dolphyn (1935-2016) encompasses suits of armour, helmets and masks, as well as swords with elaborate lacquer mounts, sword fittings and other samurai accoutrements; displaying the warriors’ history through works of extraordinary craftsmanship and exquisite design. Estimates range from £200-10,000.

7 December - 14 December

First Open comprises over 200 lots, including paintings, sculpture, works on paper and photographs, by emerging and established artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mark Grotjahn, Keith Haring, KAWS, Takashi Murakami and Andy Warhol. It also offers important examples from the collections of Elizabeth Brooke Blake, Irving Stenn, Dr. Benjamin and Dr. Gloria Engel, and the Rothschilds, among others.

Works will be on view at Christie's New York galleries 9-13 December. Estimates range from $200-200,000

7 December - 13 December

Damien Hirst: 3,575 ½ Spots (and Three Small Mickeys) features over 35 works on paper with his iconic dot forms; including some of the earliest spot prints published by Eyestorm, to his large-scale etchings published by Paragon Press, to his more recent whimsical Mickey screen-prints.

Works will be on view at Christie's New York galleries 9-13 December. Estimates range from $800-40,000.

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December 2, 2017

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Exhibition at the Bruce Museum examines the print revival of the 1960s and '70s

Albert Einstein's letters are highlight of Christie's December online Auctions

Work by Morris Louis and photographic album by Ringl + Pit enter the collection of the National Gallery of Art

Phillips' Hong Kong Fall Auctions achieve US$41 million

Meadows Museum mourns the loss of curator Nicole Atzbach

Lévy Gorvy announces United States representation of François Morellet

'Two Decades: British Printmaking in the 1960s and 1970s' on view at Marlborough Fine Art

Artists and scientists' creative thinking challenged by the great questions posed by the Cosmos

Exhibition at Julie Saul Gallery highlights the continuing influence of the past on the present

Belgian artist freed after 19 days chained to marble block

Brazilian galleries bring over 140 artists to Miami's art fairs in December

The Ringling works toward $5 million goal to preserve historic Ca' d'Zan

GAK Society for Contemporary Art opens exhibition of works by Than Hussein Clark

Parafin opens new show 'Secular Icons in an Age of Moral Uncertainty' curated by Coline Milliard

Artist Heimo Zobernig's fourth solo exhibition at Galerie Chantal Crousel opens in Paris

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