18 août 2011

The original silver Porsche 356, 12 Hours of Sebring award, presented to Briggs Cunningham by Ferry Porsche. photo Bonhams. presented by Ferry Porsche as a congratulatory award for Cunningham's class win at the 1964 12 Hours of Sebring, beating many factory Porsche entries in his customer-spec 904. The plaque on the 356 represents this achievement and was manufactured by the staff at Porsche. It has been in the Cunningham family since 1964 and can be seen next to Briggs in his Rancho Santa Fe library. In 835 German silver.... [Lire la suite]
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18 août 2011

Makara Ring. Van Cleef & Arpels

Makara Ring. Van Cleef & Arpels White gold, round diamonds, yellow gold, turquoises, mauve and pink sapphires, peridots, one 30.76-carat cushion-cut yellow (from Sri Lanka) The central stone of the ring is a yellow sapphire with a golden glow and represents the colourful, festive world of the Oriental Ball. As all Van Cleef & Arpels' stones, this extremely pure gem of 30.76 carats has never been heated or artificially treated. On several parts of the mounting, particularly on the elephant’s trunks, Van Cleef & Arpels... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2011

'Art of Sumo' by Tomoki Momozono.

photo: Tomoki Momozono
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18 août 2011

'Windsor Dressing' / Outfits from the film W.E directed by Madonna in Vanity Fair, september 2011

Photographed by Tom Munro. Starring James D'Arcy and Andrea Riseborough as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, photographed at West Wycombe House, Buckinghamshire, England. Costume design by Arianne PhillipsVisit Vanity Fair
18 août 2011

"Ai Weiwei, The Zodiac Project" @ LACMA

Image: (Detail) The Zodiac Project, Ai Weiwei © DING MUSA The Zodiac Project is Ai Weiwei's first major public sculpture. For this monumental new work, Weiwei has recreated the famous twelve bronze animal heads that once adorned the Zodiac Fountain in Yuan Ming Yuan, the Old Summer Palace, in Beijing. Cast around 1750, the original heads were looted by Anglo-French troops who took part in the destruction of Yuan Ming Yuan in 1860 during the Second Opium War. The heads remain a potent trigger for Chinese nationalist sentiments.... [Lire la suite]
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18 août 2011

Hokusai – Retrospective @ Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

  Kajikazawa in Kai province. From the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (detail). ate of origin: c. 1831. Period: Iitsu. Dimensions: 24.7 x 36.7 cm. Technique: Woodcut, paper, ink © Sumida City For the first time in Germany a major retrospective is to be devoted to the world-famous Japanese artist Hokusai (1760–1849). Perhaps his best-known picture is the woodcut: “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” from the series: “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” (1823–29). Over 350 loans, which with few exceptions come from Japan, will be on... [Lire la suite]
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