05 novembre 2018

Yasumasa Morimura

Yasumasa Morimura in his Osaka studio 1990; photograph by Sally Larsen. Yasumasa Morimura (森村 泰昌 Morimura Yasumasa, born June 11, 1951) is a Japanese appropriation artist. He was born in Osaka and graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts in 1978. Since 1985, Morimura has primarily shown his work in international solo exhibitions, although he has been involved in various group exhibitions. Morimura borrows images from historical artists (ranging from Édouard Manet to Rembrandt to Cindy Sherman), and inserts his own face and... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2018

A rare pair of silver taotie-mask handles, Warring States Period (475–221 BC)

Lot 2. A rare pair of silver taotie-mask handles, Warring States Period (475–221 BC). Each 7.8cm (2 7/8in) wide. Estimate: £12,000 - 20,000 (€ 14,000 - 23,000). Unsold. © Bonhams. The masks finely cast as taotie with curved leaf-shaped ears, finely striated hair markings and brows, the almond-shaped bulging eyes flanking the loops forming the snout, the reverse with a rectangular tab for attachment. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 10 December 1991, lot 28Stephen K.C.Lo P.C. Lu Works of... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2018

A very rare inscribed archaic bronze vessel and cover, You, Mid Western Zhou Dynasty (c. 1046 – 256 BC)

(inscription on the cover) (inscription inside the vessel) Lot 15. A very rare inscribed archaic bronze vessel and cover, You, Mid Western Zhou Dynasty (c. 1046 – 256 BC); 25cm (9 2/4in) high. Estimate: £150,000 - 200,000 (€ 170,000 - 230,000). Unsold. © Bonhams. Expertly cast of oval section, the slightly compressed pear-shaped body supported on a splayed foot, encircled by a band of pairs of crested birds confronted by taotiemasks all on a leiwen ground, the band interrupted on each side... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2018

A very rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Gu, Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC)

Lot 18. A very rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Gu, Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 31cm (12 1/4in) high. Estimate: £150,000 - 200,000 (€ 170,000 - 230,000). Unsold. © Bonhams. The slender vessel cast on the flaring trumpet neck with four blades of stylised cicada with double eyes forming dispersed taotie masks in raised relief on a fine leiwen ground, extending from a horizontal band of kui dragons, the central section cast with further taotie masks bisected by raised notched flanges, separated... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2018

A very rare archaic bronze tripod vessel, Jiao, Late Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC)

Lot 25. A very rare archaic bronze tripod vessel, Jiao, Late Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 22cm (8 2/3in) high. Estimate: £180,000 - 220,000 (€ 200,000 - 250,000). Unsold. © Bonhams. The deep ovoid body resting on three splayed blade-like legs, finely cast in relief on each side with a taotie mask with protruding eyes, curly fangs, C-shaped horns and clawed forelegs, all on an intricate leiwen ground, divided on one side by a notched flange, and on the other by a vertical panel cast with an inscription beneath... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2018

A large and rare archaic bronze vessel, Hu, Late Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC)

Lot 33. A large and rare archaic bronze vessel, Hu, Late Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 41cm (16 1/8in) high. Estimate: £180,000 - 220,000 (€ 200,000 - 250,000). Sold for £ 224,750 (€ 258,176). © Bonhams. The pear-shaped body of oval section supported on a spreading foot cast with a band displaying large taotie masks, a further band of taotie masks around the waisted neck, with large rounded eyes on each side, and separated by a narrow band, the sides applied with a pair of rams-head... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2018

A white marble head of Mahasthamaprapta, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577)

Lot 31. A white marble head of Mahasthamaprapta, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577); 34cm (13 3/8in) high. Estimate: £250,000.00 - £300,000.00 (€ 280,000 - 340,000). Sold for £ 308,750 (€ 354,221). © Bonhams. The face gracefully carved with ample rounded brows tapering above slender undulating eyes barely open in meditation, the nose flaring above a sensuous bud mouth, with pendulous ears and hair arranged into a tall chignon secured by a delicate, foliate headdress tied with ribbons at the sides. ... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2018

"Un rêve d'Italie. La collection du marquis Campana" au Louvre

Le musée du Louvre et le musée de l’Ermitage s’associent pour une exposition exceptionnelle autour de la très riche collection du marquis Campana, constituée pour l’essentiel entre les années 1830 et les années 1850. Pour la première fois depuis sa dispersion en 1861, l’exposition permettra de donner une image complète de la plus ambitieuse collection privée du XIXe siècle, qui se caractérise par sa diversité (collections d’antiques aussi bien que de modernes), sa richesse (plus de 12 000 pièces archéologiques, peintures,... [Lire la suite]
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