15 mars 2016

#techstyle at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Designed by Iris van Herpen and Neri Oxman, printed by Stratasys, Anthozoa Cape and Skirt, Voltage Haute Couture Collection, 2013. Object Connex multiple-materials; 3-D printed. Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council. © M. Zoeter x Iris van Herpen. Photography by Ronald Stoops. BOSTON, MA — Clothes that respond to the environment, fabrics patterned by lasers and ready-to-wear garments that come off a 3D printer—all of these innovations are poised to have a profound impact on the future of... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2016

Rare tambour de bronze, Vietnam, dynastie des Lê, 14°- 15° siècle

Lot 31, Rare tambour de bronze, Vietnam, dynastie des Lê, 14°- 15° siècle. Estimation : 800 € / 1 200 €. Résultat 1 900 €. Photo Cornette de Saint Cyr. Bronze à patine archéologique, H. 29 - D. 52 cm  Les tambours de bronze apparurent sous la culture de Đông Sơn (500 – 100 BCE) et leur production persista jusqu'au 17e-18e siècle. De forme Heger II, ce tambour date du 11e-14e siècle. Il est orné de motifs hérités de Đông Sơn (losanges emboîtés, cercles pointés par exemple) et des animaux... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

Vase, Vietnamese, Lê dynasty, 18th century

Vase,  Vietnamese, Lê dynasty, 18th century. Stoneware with yellow-green and brown glaze, molded, incised, and applied decoration, molded and applied handles, Bình Dương kilns. Overall: 24.5 x 15 cm (9 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.). Gift of John D. Constable, 2007.392. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston © 2016 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Provenance: By 1948, Ngo Quynh Dieu, Ris-Orangis, Essonne, France; by inheritance to her daughter, Mrs. Nguyen Guyn Anh, Hochiminhville, Vietnam; by 2001, given by... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

"Conversations" - Exposition d'une sélection des oeuvres des ventes du printemps 2016 - 14-18 mars‏ chez Sotheby's Paris

Photo Sotheby's. Paris – Du 14 au 18 mars, Sotheby’s France révélera une sélection d’oeuvres de ses ventes printanières et estivales. Le temps d’une exposition, la maison convie amateurs et collectionneurs à découvrir les oeuvres phares des ventes qui se dérouleront à partir du 5 avril à Paris, tous départements confondus. L’exposition dévoilera une sélection d’oeuvres variées réunissant dans les salons de la galerie Charpentier pièces de mobilier, objets d’art et de collection, livres et manuscrits et... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

Fine Jewelry from Estate of Boston’s Supermarket Heiress to Lead Grogan’s March Sale

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Riviere Necklace from the Estate of Helene Rabb Cahners-Kaplan. Estimate: $75,000-100,000 (Grogan & Company) BOSTON, MA: Grogan & Company is poised to present a diverse and exciting selection of Jewelry, Fine Art, Decorative Arts, and Oriental Carpets in their March 20th auction. Highlighted by fine jewelry from the estate of Stop and Shop supermarket heiress Helene Rabb Cahners-Kaplan, the auction will feature over 300 lots from various private collections and estates.  ... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

L'Atelier en plein air: Les Impressionnistes en Normandie, 18 mars - 25 juillet 2016 au musée Jacquemart-André

L'Atelier en plein air : Affiche. PARIS - Le Musée Jacquemart-André présente au printemps un ensemble d’une cinquantaine d’œuvres prestigieuses, issues de collections particulières et d’institutions européennes et américaines majeures, qui retrace l’histoire de l’Impressionnisme, de ses peintres précurseurs aux grands maîtres. Le XIXe siècle voit l’émergence d’un genre pictural nouveau: le paysage en plein air. Cette révolution picturale, née en Angleterre, va se propager sur le continent dès les années 1820 et la Normandie... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2016

Fundação Sindika Dokolo acquires another looted Mwana Pwo mask made by the Chokwe people

Mwana Pwo mask, c. late 19th-early 20th century © courtesy of Fundação Sindika Dokolo. LUANDA.- Fundação Sindika Dokolo announced another momentous acquisition of a looted Mwana Pwo mask made by the Chokwe people of Angola. This important work from the 19th century was discovered in Paris and originally formed part of a collection that belonged to the Dundo Museum in Angola. The mask is one of many pieces stolen from the museum’s collection which has led Fundação Sindika Dokolo initiatives in recovering looted classical... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2016

A hiker finds an extremely rare gold coin that bears the image of Emperor Augustus

A 24 karat gold coin that was minted in Rome in 107 CE and bears the portrait of the emperor "Augustus Deified", minted by Emperor Trajan in Rome in 107 CE. GALI TIBBON / AFP. JERUSALEM.- The famous British Museum possesses an ancient gold coin that until now was apparently the only one of its kind known in the world – a coin that bears the image of Emperor Augustus and was minted by Emperor Trajan. This coin, from 107 CE, was part of a series of nostalgic coins that Emperor Trajan minted and dedicated to the Roman emperors... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2016

Asian art auctions kick off in New York after US special agents seize stolen Indian statues

A Buff Sandstone Stele of Rishabhanata, Indian, Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, 10th century. Estimate USD 100,000 ~ 150,000. Seized by US special agents as stolen Indian statue. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 NEW YORK (AFP).- New York kicks off its annual week of Asian art sales Tuesday, red-faced after stolen Indian statues were impounded from Christie's and testing the market in the face of a Chinese economic slowdown. US special agents seized the sandstone statues, dating back to the... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2016

A very rare white jade openwork scabbard slide, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 928, A very rare white jade openwork scabbard slide, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8). Estimate $80,000 – $120,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The slide of unusual, irregular outline curves under at the ends, and is finely carved in rounded relief and in openwork in the center with a large chilong between two smaller chilong clambering at each end, one with the beak of a bird, the other crawling under the twisted tail of the larger chilong as it pushes against its rear leg. A... [Lire la suite]