Chuck Close Untitled (Doctors of the World), 2001 Chuck Close, daguerrotype,
Untitled (Doctors of the World), 2001

Instant Gratification ends on September 2nd at Paddle8.

There are still some gems left to buy in this no frills sale of contemporary fine art, prints and collectibles. Check out the skate decks by Rem Koolhas ($350) and Kenny Scharf ($250), get lost in the surreal dream scape by Chiho Aoshima (lithograph ed. of 300, $1.200) or fall into something more explosive like Sarah Pickerton's photograph Land Mine(ed. 50, $2.000). No bidding required simply click and buy!

Ednas Table with Yellow Box, Shaker furniture Ednas Table with Yellow Box, Shaker furniture

Shaker Furniture on September 6th at Willis Henry Auctions, Pittsfield Massachusetts.

Held in the former Shaker settlement of Hancock Village this 250 lot sale features furniture, household ware, ephemera and toys handcrafted by the Shakers, a Colonial American religious sect. Apart from their stark wood furniture the Shakers are mostly known for their celibate and communal lifestyle, pacifism, and their model of equality of the sexes, which they institutionalized in their society in the 1780s. Notable lots are a cupboard from the Flo and Howard Fertig collection (est. $6.000-9.000) and a rare example of a weaver's chair in maple with hardwood wheels (est. $2.000-4.000).


Mcintosh Pearls Mcintosh Pearls

Fine Jewellery on September 7th & 8th at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago.

This 1327 lot auction features vintage jewellery, pocket watches and rare gems. Top lot is a Pear shaped 1.34 carat pink diamond (est. $125000 to $175000). A close second is a magnificent fine platinum, yellow gold, emerald and diamond necklace designed by Oscar Heyman Brothers (est. at $120000 to $140000). A highlight is the exquisite Mcintosh pearls with an emerald inlaid clasp.

Check out all auctions on Barnebys this week here.