Sunday, January 17, 2021

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK -- Collecting Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) "The Crucifixion" woodcut, circa1498, on laid paper, watermark Bull's Head with Caduceus (Meder 81), a fine, richly black Meder a proof impression, before the text edition of 1511, printing very evenly and strongly Sheet 392 x 281 mm.
Falling in lust for Salvador Dali's "Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus)" at the Metropolitan and Nick Cave's Soundsuits (found in the best museums everywhere) led us to collect their prints (Dali + Cave). With our modest budget, prints help satisfy a desire for works out of reach. Similarly, Old Masters, like Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt van Rijn might seem out of reach, but in two-days, Christie's offers a collection where bidding starts as low as $1,000 for a Dürer and as high as $15,000 for a Rembrandt. Collecting prints is the tip of the week.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER (1471-1528) The Entombment, from: The Small Passion Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
ALBRECHT DÜRER (1471-1528) The Virgin and Child seated by a Tree Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
ALBRECHT DÜRER (1471-1528) Adam and Eve Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000