The Contemporary & Fine Arts Auction

Sunday 12.06.2016

Villa Madama, Balzan








The Contemporary & Fine Arts Auction was be held at Villa Madama in Balzan on Sunday 12th June 2016 at 3.00pm. The auction offered over 100 lots of fine art paintings and sculptures by a variety of renowned artists from the 19th and 20th century. This auction hosted some important pieces of 20th century European art. The highlights of this auction included works by Arturo di Modica (widely known for his NYC ‘Raging Bull’ 1989), Renato Guttuso (one of Sicily’s biggest contemporary artists) and timeless innovator Salvador Dali who surely needs no introduction.

Further details for this auction, including printable/online catalogues, conditions of sale and other generic information, can be found on this page.

Viewing Days
  • Sunday 5th June 2016
    09:30am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm
  • Monday 6th June 2016
    09:30am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 7th June 2016
    09:30am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm
  • Wednesday 8th June 2016
    09:30am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 9th June 2016
    09:30am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm
  • Friday 10th June 2016
    09:30am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm
  • Saturday 11th June 2016
    09:30am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm
  • Sunday 12th June 2016
    9am to noon
Pick-up Days
  • Monday 13th June 2016
    09:30am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 14th June 2016
    09:30am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm
  • Wednesday 15th June 2016
    09:30am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm
Conditions of Sale
  • We reserve the right at our own discretion for entry on property where auction is being held.
  • We reserve the right to refuse any bid at our own discretion.
  • The highest bidder shall be the buyer at the ‘hammer price’ and any dispute shall be settled at the auctioneer’s absolute discretion.
  • All items in the auction have a certain amount of age, so clients should examine lots before bidding on them. No defects such as age cracks, chips and scratches in the lots will be pointed out on the catalogue. It is therefore the clients’ responsibility to examine the lot and be satisfied with the condition, authenticity and genuineness – where needed you can ask for assistance.
  • The buyer shall pay a premium of 5.9% on the hammer price (5% commission and 18% VAT on the commission)
  • Once a purchase of an item is done, the client must provide the following:
    1. His/her name and home address – with proof of identity.
    2. Provide auctioneer with any information to appear on the fiscal receipt.
    3. Pay a deposit of 10% on the hammer price.
  • Buyer sale pay in full and collect all lots purchased by not later than 7pm Tuesday 14th June 2016.
  • Buyers give the auctioneer the right to use and publish any photographs of lots already sold in previous auctions.
  • The auctioneer is not responsible for life or limb on the premises during viewing, sale and after auction.
  • Clients are not allowed with bags on the premises.

Have a quick look at some of our favourite pieces from this auction…