2017 will go down as the record breaking year. Basquiat’s ‘Untitled’ came first, selling for $110m (£81,340,000), the $20 million (£14,789,000) Aston Martin that smashed the world record for most expensive British car at Pebble Beach in August, and the already infamous $450 million (£332,753,000) Leonardo Da Vinci that essentially changed the art market forever. How will the auctions in 2018 fair in comparison to last year? If the January 2018 auction dates are anything to go by, this year should be just as big as the last:
This is always an auction that gives real insight into the year ahead for the car market and car collectors alike. Coming back to Arizona for the 19th year, RM Sotheby’s has a fleet of over 100 blue chip vehicles for car collectors and enthusiasts to bid on. The most heavily anticipated lot will surely be the 1954 Jaguar D-Type Works, another example of a beautifully engineered British classic set to fetch big bucks, with a high estimate of $15 million (£11,092,000).
This fine art sale contains lots featuring great artists such as Picasso, Hockney and Francis Bacon just to name a few. The auction will take place at Phillips’ London auction house and the top lot comes in the form of a Gerhard Richter print from 2009, featured at a high estimate of £120,000.
This sale features some heavily influential Old Master drawings dating back as far as the 16th century. With renowned artists such as Giorgio Vasari and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo. However, it is Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) of London whose ‘Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen’ is expected to achieve the highest value, with a high estimate of $1.2 million (£870,000).
See the full list of the January 2018 auction dates below:
|Auction||Auction House||Category||Start Date||End Date||Location||URL|
|Maker + Place Presents: Contemporary Objects Online||Sotheby's||Fine Art and Antiques||January 5, 2018||January 22, 2018||Online||https://goo.gl/YQzkxb|
|American Art Online||Sotheby's||Fine Art and Antiques||January 9, 2018||January 23, 2018||Online||https://goo.gl/Qunvpc|
|Of Royal and Noble Descent||Sotheby's||Fine Art and Antiques||January 17, 2018||London||https://goo.gl/Y2G2qP|
|Important Printed and Manuscript Americana, including Cartography||Sotheby's||Letters, Manuscripts, Books||January 17, 2018||New York||https://goo.gl/aBF6G7|
|CHINESE EXPORT ART FEATURING 100 LOTS FROM MARCHANT, EST 1925||Christie's||Fine Art and Antiques||January 18, 2018||New York||https://goo.gl/r3EsV5|
|Important Americana||Sotheby's||Furniture||January 18, 2018||January 21, 2018||New York||https://goo.gl/51vfs7|
|RM Sotheby's: Arizona||RM Sotheby's||Luxury Cars||January 18, 2018||January 19, 2018||Phoenix||https://goo.gl/7CX7Lx|
|IMPORTANT AMERICAN FURNITURE, FOLK ART AND SILVER||Christie's||Furniture||January 19, 2018||New York||https://goo.gl/My59tY|
|OUTSIDER AND VERNACULAR ART||Christie's||Fine Art and Antiques||January 19, 2018||New York||https://goo.gl/fvv3vD|
|Evening & Day Editions||Phillips||Fine Art and Antiques||January 25, 2018||London||https://goo.gl/yzqwq3|
|Finest and Rarest Wines Featuring the Spectacular Cellar of A Respected Aficionado||Sotheby's||Fine Wine||January 27, 2018||Hong Kong||https://goo.gl/JvYa1K|
|Impressionist & Modern Art Online||Sotheby's||Fine Art and Antiques||January 29, 2018||February 9, 2018||Online||https://goo.gl/M7jVyh|
|Old Master & British Drawings||Christie's||Fine Art and Antiques||January 30, 2018||New York||https://goo.gl/g5Db1U|
|Interiors||Christie's||Other||January 31, 2018||London||https://goo.gl/5uaaJe|
|The Line of Beauty: Drawings from the Collection of Howard and Saretta Barnet||Sotheby's||Fine Art and Antiques||January 31, 2018||New York||https://goo.gl/DNv4a2|
|Old Master Drawings||Sotheby's||Fine Art and Antiques||January 31, 2018||New York||https://goo.gl/gNXmNz|
|The Otto Naumann Sale||Sotheby's||Fine Art and Antiques||January 31, 2018||New York||https://goo.gl/cFFTsa|