FrontRunners: Spring Cleaning

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The shelves at London’s Partridge Fine Arts (+44.207.629.0834, www.partridgeplc.com) may appear empty after its May 17 sale at Christie’s New York (212.636.2000, www.christies.com). The 104-year-old gallery, which has counted Andrew Mellon and Randolph Hearst among its clients, expects to sell as much as one-third of its stock on that day. The auction will feature 200 lots of paintings, porcelain, English and European furniture, and other objects that are expected to fetch a collective $10 million.

 

British porcelain dealer Mark Law acquired the gallery from John Partridge, grandson of its founder, in January after receiving a $6.9 million loan from Christie’s. Among his other objectives, Law hopes the auction will reintroduce the gallery to Americans. “The lots are a rounded sample of what people associate with us,” he observes. “Historically, we’ve had a lot of American clients. This is a chance to get back in touch with them and show them the variety of what we have to offer here.”

This circa-1900 pink-swirl marble is in what Dan Morphy calls “wet mint condition,” or as pristine...
Photo by Bob Tursack
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Photo by Cordero Studios⁄corderostudios.com
Charles and Judy Tate assembled a world-class collection of Latin American art—and then gave it all...
Photo by The Strong, Rochester, N.Y.
The American game culture is almost as old as the country itself...
Photograph by Ron Pierson, courtesy of Guernsey's
The bounty from the sunken ship includes 40 tons of silver and gold valued at $450 million…
Photo by Michael Richter
Visitors trekked to Maastricht, the Netherlands, for the March opening day of the European Fine Art...
The 13 new portraits include images of Douglas Cramer, Judy Garland, and Ernesto Esposito…