18 juillet 2018

African ceramics from the collection of Franz Duke of Bavaria donated to Design Museum in Munich

Figure, 19th – 20th century, Togo / Ewe or Fon (river Mono?), Collection of Franz, Duke of Bavaria. © Die Neue Sammlung (Photo: A. Laurenzo) MUNICH.- Over 1,300 items of African ceramics from the collection of Franz Duke of Bavaria are going to Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum as donations or items on permanent loan, and will thus be made accessible to the public. Starting in the 1960s, His Royal Highness the Duke of Bavaria has established an important collection of African ceramics. The collection... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2018

The strange and mysterious role of the monster in the Middle Ages is the subject of new Morgan exhibition

Siren, from Abus du Monde (The Abuses of the World), France, Rouen, ca. 1510, The Morgan Library & Museum, MS M.42, fol. 15r.  NEW YORK, NY.- From dragons, unicorns, and other fabled beasts to inventive hybrid creations, artists in the Middle Ages filled the world around them with marvels of imagination. Their creations reflected a society and culture at once captivated and repelled by the idea of the monstrous. Drawing on the Morgan Library & Museum's superb medieval collection as well as loans from New... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2018

GRES, Haute Couture, circa 1975. A pleated toffee silk jersey dress with asymmetrical bodice

Lot 55. GRES, Haute Couture, circa 1975. A pleated toffee silk jersey dress with asymmetrical bodice. Estimate: €3,500 — 4,500. Lot sold 10,625 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Collection Quidam de Revel, Paris, 05 Jul 2018
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11 juillet 2018

Martin MARGIELA, Spring-Summer 2006. An ivory crepe dress with straps and drape scoop neck at the back

Lot 154. Martin MARGIELA, Spring-Summer 2006. An ivory crepe dress with straps and drape scoop neck at the back. Estimate: €2,000 — 3,000. Lot sold 11,875 €. Courtesy Sotheby's.  Sotheby's. Collection Quidam de Revel, Paris, 05 Jul 2018
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11 juillet 2018

GRES, circa 1960. A khaki green pleated jersey asymmetrical dress with pleated leaf pattern

Lot 52. GRES, circa 1960. A khaki green pleated jersey asymmetrical dress with pleated leaf pattern. Estimate: €3,500 — 4,500. Lot sold 16,250 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Madame Grès's personal collection. Sotheby's. Collection Quidam de Revel, Paris, 05 Jul 2018
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11 juillet 2018

PIERRE CARDIN BOUTIQUE, Fall-Winter 1968-1969. A green wool dress, collar and hem encrusted with black vinyl

Lot 124. PIERRE CARDIN BOUTIQUE, Fall-Winter 1968-1969. A green wool dress, collar and hem encrusted with black vinyl. Estimate: €1,500 — 2,500. Lot sold 18,750 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. Literature: L'Officiel de la Couture et de la Mode, n°557-558, 1968, similar model photographed by Patrick Bertrand p.56Pierre Cardin : Fifty Years of Fashion and Design, Elisabeth Längle, The Vendome Press, 2005, similar model illustrated p.103. Sotheby's. Collection Quidam de Revel, Paris, 05 Jul... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2018

COMME DES GARÇONS, 1983. A dark blue tie-and-dye coton dress with ruffled back

Lot 118. COMME DES GARÇONS, 1983. A dark blue tie-and-dye coton dress with ruffled back. Estimate: €3,000-4,000. Lot sold 35,750 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. Literature: Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garçons, Chikuma Shobo, 1986, tie-and-dye models worn by Leslie Winner and Josée photographed by Peter Lindbergh, p.65. Sotheby's. Collection Quidam de Revel, Paris, 05 Jul 2018
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11 juillet 2018

Records at Sotheby's for iconic 20th century

PARIS - The sale of the Quidam de Revel collection achieved nearly €550,000 in 100 lots: a session punctuated with some splendid bidding battles for the most iconic pieces between major European collectors and international institutions. This unique session was marked by several world auction records, which were particularly impressive for Elsa Schiaparelli, Paco Rabanne and Martin Margiela. According to Julia Guillon, specialist in charge of the sale: "As Sonia Rykiel put it, you can create fashion all over the world, but the... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2018

The Cone Collection at Baltimore Museum of Art

Pablo Picasso, Woman with Bangs, 1902. Oil On Canvas, 24 1/8 x 20 1/4 in., Baltimore Museum of Art, The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland © Succession Picasso 2011. Baltimore - The internationally renowned Cone Collection of modern art is the crown jewel of the BMA. In the early 20th century, Baltimore sisters Claribel and Etta Cone visited the Paris studios of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso and began assembling one of the world‰'s most important art collections.... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2018

Chinese jade boosts Heritage Auctions' Asian Art Auction to nearly $2.2 million

A Chinese Celadon Jade Ruyi Scepter, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century;16-1/8 inches long (41.0 cm). Sold for $68,750.  DALLAS, TX.- A Chinese Celadon Jade Ruyi Scepter, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century sold for $68,750, nearly doubling its pre-auction estimate, to lead Heritage Auctions' Fine & Decorative Asian Art Auction June 29-30 in Beverly Hills, California, to a final total of $2,178,339.25. Measuring 16-1/8 inches long, it is carved from fine light celadon nephrite and is decorated with the Eight... [Lire la suite]