“I have never seen a Zulu collection as big as this in terms of quantity and the quality of items is fantastic. The collection has been amassed over the last 40-plus years and includes some very fine and rare items. Many of the items remain in very good condition.”
C&T militaria specialist Matthew Tredwen on the upcoming sale of Zulu war relics from private collector, Mick Woodfield.
“This spellbinding painting is a true masterpiece and among the very greatest Monet painted during his first and only encounter with Venice. Having remained in the same family collection since 1925, it presents a rare opportunity for collectors from all over the world to acquire a painting of this quality that is completely fresh to the market.”
Sotheby’s worldwide head of Impressionist and Modern art Helena Newman ahead of the auction of Claude Monet’s view of Venice that carries a £20m-30m estimate.
“He was witness to one of the most exciting periods of the 20th century and remains an unmatched talent.”
Spencer Throckmorton of Throckmorton Fine Art on the artist Miguel Covarrubias (1904-57), a Mexican illustrator, writer and anthropologist, who is celebrated with a retrospective at Throckmorton Fine Art in a show which runs until February 23 in the New York gallery.
“Every specialist has an object that they dream of having in their sales. For me, it’s the aluminium Explorer trunk by Louis Vuitton. The market is full of silver-coloured metal trunks, but this piece is their inspiration.”
Matthew Rubinger, Christie’s head of handbags and accessories on the sale of a Louis Vuitton aluminium Explorer travel trunk that sold at £130,000.
"I am a collector in dealer's clothes."
Old Master dealer Richard L. Feigen on the announcement of his decision to sell part of his collection at Christie’s in New York.