This Week’s Top Lots: October 5 – 9

Editorial Staff Art

* Christie’s London/October 6, Islamic and Indian ArtThe sale total was just over £5 million. The top lot was a circa 1600 Ottoman navigational chart of the Mediterranean coastline that sold for £1.07 million (estimate £300,000-400,000). Other top lots were a Qu’ran dated 1288 AD that sold for £457,250 (estimate £200,000-300,000), and an 18th century painted and carved Damascus room …

This Week’s Top Lots: March 30 – April 3

Editorial Staff

* Monday’s sale of photographs at Christie’s New York, which totaled over $1.5 million with 71% of the lots sold, brought few surprises—most works were sold within their estimates. The top lot was a Robert Mapplethorpe Cala Lily from 1988 that was sold to a European collector for $122,500 (estimate $100,000-150,000). Richard Avedon’s iconic Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by …