15 octobre 2009

"Beatles to Bowie: the 60s" @ the National Portrait Gallery

The Beatles by Robert Whitaker, 1964. Robert Whitaker Archive © Robert Whitaker LONDON.- A major photographic exhibition "Beatles to Bowie: the 60s" exposed opens at the National Portrait Gallery, to herald the fiftieth anniversary of the start of the 1960s in 2010. Celebrating the leading pop music personalities and groups who helped create "Swinging London" in the 1960s, the exhibition will show how The Beatles and rivals such as The Rolling Stones and The Kinks set the musical agenda. Bringing together... [Lire la suite]

15 octobre 2009

Historic Judaica from West Country Set to Make 60,000 Pounds at Bonhams

The collection includes the earliest known set of English Jewish ritual instruments ever to come up for auction. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A rare early collection of silver religious ornaments from the Plymouth Hebrew Congregation’s synagogue built in 1762, the oldest built by Ashkenazi Jews in the English-speaking world will be sold by Bonhams on 25th November. This earliest and rarest set of silver prayer instruments is estimated to sell for £50,000 to £60,000. The collection includes the earliest known set of English Jewish... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2009

Christie's to Unveil Major Works by Basquiat, Doig and Warhol

Peter Doig (b. 1959), "Reflection" (What Does Your Soul Look Like). Oil on canvas, 108 x 78 7/8 in. (274.4 x 200.4 cm.) Executed in 1996. Estimate: $4,000,000 – 6,000,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009 LONDON.- For the first time ever in London, a major work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, "Brother Sausage" (estimate: $9-12 million) and two seminal works from Andy Warhol’s pivotal Death and Disaster series, "Most Wanted Men #3, Ellis Ruiz B." (estimate: $5.5-6.5 million) and "Tunafish... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2009

Leonardo Fingerprint Reveals Painting May be Worth $150 Million

This undated photo provided Wednesday Oct.14, 2009 by Lumiere Technology in Paris shows the site of the fingerprint. AP Photo/HO/Lumiere Technology.com TORONTO, CA (AP).- Mona Lisa has something new to smile about. A portrait of a young woman thought to be created by a 19th century German artist and sold two years ago for about $19,000 is now being attributed by art experts to Leonardo da Vinci and valued at more than $150 million. The unsigned chalk, ink and pencil drawing, known as "La Bella Principessa," was... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2009

"Jim Hodges, Love, etc." @ Centre Pompidou, Paris

Untitled, 1997, Sans titre. Miroir brisé marouflé sur toile, contrecollé sur bois, 150 x 102 x 4 cm. Collection du Frac des Pays de la Loire Le Centre Pompidou accueille l'artiste américain Jim Hodges pour la première exposition personnelle que lui consacre une grande institution européenne.
Artiste reconnu sur la scène américaine, Jim Hodges présente une soixantaine de ses œuvres au Musée national d'art moderne qui offre ainsi un panorama du travail et de l'univers singulier de ce créateur d'exception. Né en 1957 dans l'État... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2009

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) @ the Palazzo Reale

Pennsylvania Coal Town (detail), 1947. Oil on canvas, 71,1 x 101,6 cm. Butler Institute of American Art Youngstown, Ohio, Museum purchase 1948/ MILAN.- For the first time in Italy, Milan and Rome, are set to pay tribute to the entire career of Edward Hopper (1882-1967), the 20th century’s most popular and best known American artist, with a major anthological exhibition that is the first of its kind in this country. The exhibition presents more than 160 works, including famous masterpieces such as "Summer Interior"... [Lire la suite]
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