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Art around the globe

Nalynn Dolan Caine |
We didn't suggest you any art exhibition for a long time. To correct this injustice we offer you even more: Christie's diamond and art auction and our choice of Sotheby's International Realty offerings.

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Americas, USA
April 16, 2008

This week journey from top to bottom shares the same topic - art. For the start we offer you not just one but six million reasons to visit Christie's. In New York sale at Christie’s on April 16 a magnificent sale of rare coloured gemstones, magnificent diamonds and superb jewels will start. All that made by ably hands of respectable jewellers as Bulgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and others, including the collection of Danielle Steel who is the best selling authors of mainstream drama novels in the United States.

Names like Cartier and Bulgari are certainly respectable names, but on April 16 the leading role will play another name and because of it you will fly to the New York.

The word is about the most sensational diamonds which will appear for auction at Christie’s. Brief history: Its owner was Joseph Bonaparte, the older brother of French Emperor Napoleon I who made him King of Naples and Sicily and later the King of Spain. That famous and beautiful diamond passed many "important" hands through the history. One of them was Russian Princess Tatiana Youssoupoff who was a part of one of the richest and most important families in imperial Russia.

This 6 - 8 million presale estimated jewel specialists compare to famous Polar Star, possibly the best-cut historic diamond, ever. Exceptional opportunity and rare pleasure of New York Sale at Christie’s on April 16. Be there, you will enjoy for sure.

Europe, UK
April 2, 2008

Christie's in London offers different, but the same impressive auction. This time the word is about Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints, including The Wilhelm Niemeyer Collection of Prints by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. This very long description hides the great names of art who deserve everyone’s attention. The auction will start on April 2 and it is a great overture for New York's diamond sale.

This time London's Christie offers great art names. We will mention just some of them. Albrecht Dürer was a German painter, engraver and mathematician. He is best known as one of the greatest creators of old master prints, along with Rembrandt and Goya. Edvard Munch was Norwegian symbolist painter and printmaker and an important forerunner of expressionistic art. Marc Chagall was combination of Belarusian-Jewish origin and Belarusian-French painter. He took his inspiration from Belarusian folk-life, and portrayed many Biblical themes that reflected his Jewish heritage. Pablo Picasso was born in Spain.

He is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and last but not the least, Andy Warhol, who was an American artist and a central figure in the movement known as Pop art. Selection of artist and styles are wide, and you will certainly find what you are looking for. London, Christie's, on April 2.

Kristina Szekely Sotheby's International Realty
Kristina Szekely's association with the Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates, Inc., offers several outstanding properties in Spain. Two of them attracted our attention. First is Historic 15th Century Alhambra Estate. Spanish call it the typical "Carmen". It is situated in a very privileged area, 80 meters from Alhambra Palace, in Granada. Constructed around 15th century it was a gift from the Catholic Kings to the Great Captain of the conquests, and it is currently used for conferences and exhibitions. On 1545 metres squared it has five bedrooms, a kitchen, five bathrooms, even fourteen half-bathrooms and numerous reception rooms.

This architectural jewel with detailed columns looks really breath-taking. Its garden is laid out over several different levels offering direct access to Generalife gardens. Abundance of vegetation, vineyard and its own water well, make this property even more catchy.

Kristina Szekely Sotheby’s International Realty
On the same address we found next Mediterranean jewel. But, this time in Spain's Andalusia in New Golden. Designed for luxurious lifestyle this frontline beach residence offers everything you need for an active life. To explain it more closely: a swimming pool, a tennis court and a billiard room, just for warming out. The residence have its own disco with professional sound & light system, authentic Spanish bar, wine cellar and games room. Ground level offers entrance hall, reception room, dining and breakfast room, a kitchen, guest suite and cloakroom. On the first level there is a master suite, three guest rooms, six bathrooms, five bedrooms and one half-bathroom.

Not to mention 200 meters squared of sheltered terraces with spectacular view of outline of the Atlas Mountains. Marble finished floors, and even alarms, leave impression of great attention. Andalusia’s 3000 hours of sun per year and many kilometres of golden sand beaches guarantee a good active entertainment. In your case, without leaving the house.


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