16 novembre 2009

Liu Wen by Michael Thompson for Allure US, November 2009

photo Michael Thompson
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16 novembre 2009

A collection of chinese monochromes, Qianlong, Yongzheng, Kangxi, Xuantong & Qing dynasty

A rare ru-type bottle vase. Yongzheng seal mark and period. the slightly compressed lobed globular body rising from a short tapering foot to a tall waisted neck with inturned flat rim, covered overall with a thick pale bluish-grey glaze. 31.2cm., 12 1/4 in. Est. 80,000—120,000 GBP - Sold  277,250 GBP NOTE: The present vase is an extremely rare and impressive example of the remarkable development in technique designed to meet the specific predilections of the Yongzheng emperor, among which imitation of the antique and... [Lire la suite]

16 novembre 2009

Assiettes en faïence fine à décor de scènes tauromachiques, Sarreguemines, Gien, Creil et Montereau, Bordeaux Vieillard

SARREGUEMINES : Ensemble de 14 assiettes en faïence fine à décor de scènes tauromachiques (Deux accidentées) - Estimation : 300 / 350 € Scènes de tauromachie. Trois assiettes en faïence fine "Jeu de manteau" et "pose de banderilles" - Manufacture de Gien"Appel du Banderillero" - Fabrique de SarregueminesDiam: 20 cm - Estimation : 200 / 250 € CREIL et MONTEREAU. Suite de 8 assiettes à décor imprimé de scènes tauromachiques Diamètre: 20 cm - Estimation : 300 / 400 € ... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2009

Five René Boivin jewelry @ Christie's Geneva

A pair of art deco 'groseillier' cultured pearl ear clips and brooch, by René Boivin. photo image 2009 Christie's Ltd Comprising a brooch, of bombé design set with five graduated lines of cultured pearls each with central boule detail; and a pair of ear clips en suite, circa 1940, brooch 4.4 cm and ear clips 2.5 cm long, with French import marks for silver and gold. Signed R.Boivin (2) Estimate CHF20,000 - CHF30,000 ($19,763 - $29,644) Notes: Cf. Françoise Cailles, René Boivin Joaillier, les Editions de l'Amateur, 1994,... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2009

Mediator, «Falling from grace at the speed of light» @ Galerie 13 Jeannette Mariani

I NEED LUNCH, autoprtrait, 2009. 56x76 cm, giclée print on fine art paper. MediatorSéduire l’obscène « A force de voir des corps nus, nous ne pouvons plus voir la nudité comme évènement :L’événement n’est désormais plus que cette hypervisibilité même (…). »Méhdi Belhaj Kacem, Society Redistribuant avec malice les pôles actif/passif habituellement constitutifs de la différence homme/femme, Mediator nous invite à revenir sur l’idée – bien souvent naïve et simpliste – que nous nous faisons de nos identités sexuelles. Telle... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2009

"8 Key Figures of China's New Generation of Artists" to Open Exhibition

Yang Fudong, "Dawn Mist, Separation Faith" (stills from installation), 2009. 35 mm B&W film. 1.2 x 1.8 m. BEIJING.- The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) presents "Breaking Forecast: 8 Key Figures of China’s New Generation of Artists", a groundbreaking exhibition showcasing a comprehensive look at the future of contemporary art in China. The exhibition will gather an exciting group of emerging and mid-career artists working throughout China today: Cao Fei, Chu Yun, Liu Wei, MadeIn, Qiu Zhijie,... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2009

Work by Pierre Soulages is Top Lot at Bonhams New York Auction

Pierre Soulages (French, born 1919) Pienture, Juin 14, 1952. photo Bonhams NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams New York's November 10th Contemporary and Modern sale was marked by excited international bidding and a number of outstanding performances. The most sought after lot of the sale proved to be a work by Pierre Soulages. Called "The Painter of Black" Soulages is known for striating the black surface of his paintings and allowing the black to come out from the darkness and become a luminous color itself. "Titled... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2009

Arab and Iranian Photography at Paris Photo, Why this Choice?

Van Leo, "Sherihan actrice égyptienne", Le Caire, Egypte, 1976. Collection Fondation Arabe pour l'Image. © Fondation Arabe pour l'Image PARIS.- Since the turn of the new century, photography has become the dominant medium on what is an effervescent and very diverse contemporary art scene throughout the Arab countries and in Iran, a scene which is now the subject of growing interest on the part of the international market. There is a multitude of exhibitions and publications dedicated to Arab and Iranian contemporary... [Lire la suite]
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