Alain.R.Truong

27 septembre 2022

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Presents the Most Significant Chinese Works of Art Sale Series to Take Place in the Last Decade

(Left to Right). The Private Collection of Joseph Lau. A Fine Blue and White 'Lotus Scroll' Vase, Meiping, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period. Est: HK$ 25 – 35 million / US$ 3.2 – 4.5 million. © Sotheby's 2022The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection. A Magnificent Ruby-Ground Yangcai 'Trigrams' Reticulated Vase, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong. Est: HK$ 60 – 120 million / US$ 7.6 – 15.3 million. © Sotheby's 2022The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. A Unique and Highly Important Moulded Blue and White Barbed 'Fish'... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2022

Kunstmuseum Den Haag presents an ode to Cristóbal Balenciaga's designs in black

Irving Penn, Sue Murray in Cristóbal Balenciaga evening gown, Vogue September 1967 © Condé Nast THE HAGUE.- Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895 - 1972), regarded as 'le maître' among couturiers. "Haute couture is like an orchestra, for which only Balenciaga is the conductor. The rest of us are just musicians, following the directions he gives us”, Christian Dior once said. The Spanish designer was known as a strict taskmaster who regarded his work as a religion. His complex, sculptural designs worked best in black,... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2022

Christie’s Announces Highlights from Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection

 Georges Seurat (1859-1891), Les Poseuses, Ensemble (Petite version). oil on canvas, 15.1/2 x 19.3/4 in.(39.3 x 50 cm.) Painted in 1888. Estimate on request, in excess of $100,000,000. © Christie's Images Limited 2022 NEW YORK – Christie’s and the estate of the philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, Paul G. Allen, are honored to unveil highlights from Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection, featuring 500 years of groundbreaking art. The highlights will be part of an... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2022

From Beijing to Versailles, The V.W.S. Collection. A family’s odyssey in the 20th Century at Christie's Paris

Paris –  A breath-taking set of exceptional white and yellow jade artefacts, classical European furniture with some masterpieces of the French 18th century and a selection of Haute-Couture dresses, will be offered on December 13 and 14 by Christie's, with an overall estimate in excess of €7 million. Through the nearly 300 objects, the V.W.S. collection tells the extraordinary story of a family fleeing persecution under the Tsarist Empire in Russia. Spanning styles, geography and historic periods, the... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2022

A 'Jian' 'hare's fur' 'tenmoku' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 314. A 'Jian' 'hare's fur' 'tenmoku' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 4⅞ in., 12.3 cm, metal-bound rim, Japanese wood box (3). Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a Japanese Private Collection. Note: The humble appearance of tea bowls produced at the Jian kilns in Fujian province made them appropriate for use in Buddhist temples. Dramatically contrasting with the white foam of whipped tea, these lustrous black-glazed tea bowls soon gained... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2022

A rare 'Jizhou' 'leaf' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

  Lot 313. A rare 'Jizhou' 'leaf' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 4¼ in., 10.8 cm. Japanese wood box (3). Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2022 Property from an Important American Private Collection. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999).Sotheby's Hong Kong, 18th November 1986, lot 13.China House of Arts, New York. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022 

22 septembre 2022

An iron-brown-decorated teadust-glazed vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

  Lot 312. An iron-brown-decorated teadust-glazed vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Height 7⅞ in., 20.1 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2022 Property from an Important American Private Collection. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 9th June 1987, lot 164. Collection of Robert E. Barron III (1930-2007), coll. no. 40. Christie's New York, 30th March 2005, lot 301. Exhibited: Heaven and Earth Seen Within. Song Ceramics from the Robert Barron Collection, New Orleans Museum of... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2022

'Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment' at Harvard Art Museums

Jacques-Fabien Gautier d’Agoty, “Muscles of the Back,” Plate 14 from “Myologie complette en couleur et grandeur naturelle” (Complete Scientific Study of Muscles in Color and Life-Size), by Joseph Guichard Duverney (Paris: Gautier, 1746). Color mezzotint. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with the SmithKline Beckman Corporation Fund, 1968, 1968-25-79n, TL42415.2. Image: Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Photo: Joseph Hu. See how the graphic arts inspired, shaped, and gave immediacy to new ideas in the Enlightenment... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2022

A rare 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed 'chimera' water pot, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 311. A rare 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed 'chimera' water pot, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Length 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Sotheby's London, 7th June 1988, lot 62.China House of Arts, New York.    Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022
20 septembre 2022

A marbled pottery tripod censer, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368)

Lot 254. A marbled pottery tripod censer, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368). Width 3⅜ in., 8.5 cm, Japanese wood box (3). Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a Japanese Private Collection. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd., Tokyo. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022