05 mai 2010

A rare famille rose lime-green-ground vase. Iron-red Jiaqing seal mark and of the period

A rare famille rose lime-green-ground vase. Iron-red Jiaqing seal mark and of the period. photo Bonhams The ovoid vase beautifully enamelled with leafy lotus blossoms below bats alternating with Shou and Xi characters below the three auspicious fruit, pomegranate, peach and finger citron, all reserved on a lime-green ground, between a ruyi-head border on the shoulders and lotus-petal panels above the foot, the slightly-waisted neck with upright leaves. 21cm (8¼in) high. Estimate: £30,000 - 50,000, HK$350,000 - 590,000... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2010

Van Gogh Masterpiece Travels to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), "The Sower", 1888. Oil on canvas, 32 x 40 cm. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Vincent van Gogh Foundation BOSTON, MA.- Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but for Vincent van Gogh, it was a means of self education for the artist in the 1880s, who copied numerous works by Jean-François Millet to teach himself how to draw and paint. The visual dialogue that ensued between master and student is the focus of Visiting Masterpieces, an ongoing series at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2010

Colnaghi Celebrates 250th Anniversary with Commemorative Publication

To mark its 250th anniversary, Colnaghi is publishing Colnaghi – The History, an illustrated commemorative survey of the world’s oldest commercial art gallery and the only survivor of the grand Old Master galleries in London’s Old Bond Street. During the 250 years of the firm’s remarkable history, Colnaghi has been printseller to the Prince Regent, pioneer of photographic publishing and purveyor of some of the greatest Old Master paintings, drawings and prints to private collectors and museums around the world. The fascinating... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2010

Masterwork by Yves Klein to Be Sold at Sotheby's in London

Yves Klein, "RE 49, Relief Eponge Bleu", 1962. Estimate: £4.5-6.5 million. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Sale on Monday, 28 June, 2010 will be spearheaded by a remarkable Yves Klein work, "RE 49, Relief Eponge Bleu", which comes to auction from the collection HypoVereinsbank. This work is one of exceptionally few large-scale blue "Relief Eponge" works remaining in private hands and was created at the climax of Klein’s artistic career. The painting will be... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2010

Le Parlement français approuve la restitution des 16 têtes maoris

Frédéric Mitterrand, ministre de la Culture : « On ne construit pas une culture sur le trafic. On construit une culture sur le respect et sur l'échange ». AP Photo/Michel Euler PARIS (AP) — Les députés ont voté mardi à la quasi-unanimité une proposition de loi qui prévoit la restitution à la Nouvelle-Zélande des têtes maories des collections publiques des musées de France, permettant l'adoption définitive de ce texte déposé par la sénatrice centriste Catherine Morin-Desailly. La proposition de loi, qui avait fait... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2010

Picasso Sells at Christie's for $106.5 Million, a Record for a Work of Art Sold at Auction

Pablo Picasso's 1932 'Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust' is seen at Christie's auction house in New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton. NEW YORK, NY (AP).- A 1932 Pablo Picasso painting of his mistress has sold for $106.5 million, a world record price for any work of art at auction. "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust," which had a pre-sale estimate of between $70 million and $90 million, was sold at Christie's auction house on Tuesday evening to an unidentified telephone bidder. There were nine minutes of bidding involving eight... [Lire la suite]
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