30 juin 2019

A gem set jade huqqa base, North India, 1740-1780

Lot 196. A gem set jade huqqa base, North India, 1740-1780; 6 3/8 ins. (16.2 cm.) high; 6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, the underside with a rosette formed of six leafy tendrils. Provenance: Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur. Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.114, no.43 Exhibited: Delhi Exhibition, Delhi 1903, pl.75Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York... [Lire la suite]

30 juin 2019

Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

 Chatsworth House. © Chatsworth House Trust NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s New York opened its doors today to Treasures from Chatsworth – a rare, public exhibition in the United States of works from the fabled Devonshire Collection, held at historic Chatsworth House in the United Kingdom. Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The house is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality, and has evolved... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2019

Pre-Columbian gold pushes American Indian and Tribal Art auction above $1 Million

Lot 70268. A Large and Important Diquis Gold Pendant, c. 700-1400 AD. Height: 4 ¼ inches. Sold for $50,000. Courtesy Heritage Auctions. DALLAS, TX.- A surge in demand for pre-Columbian art made of solid gold lifted Heritage Auctions’ Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian and Tribal Art Auction to $1,004,553 June 25 in Dallas, Texas. A Large and Important Gold Pendant, from the Central American Diquis culture, more than doubled its high pre-auction estimate when it drew $50,000 to claim... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2019

Nigerian Art at High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Yoruba Artist, Nigeria, “Dance Staff for Esu/Elegba”, Late nineteenth–early twentieth century. Wood, 16 x 3 1/2 x 8 inches, Fred and Rita Richman Collection, 1980.500.72, High Museum of Art, Atlanta. © High Museum of Art, Atlanta In this dance staff made to honor Èshù, two faces look in opposite directions. Èshù is a deity honored by the Yoruba people of Nigeria and known throughout the African Diaspora as Elegua or Elegba.Èshù mediates opposing forces to bring together different worlds. He bears messages from the... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2019

BOZAR exhibits 150 works of art from Congolese art collector Sindika Dokolo's impressive collection

BRUSSELS.- South-African artist/curator Kendell Geers and Congolese art collector Sindika Dokolo selected together 150 works of art from Dokolo’s impressive collection. Their aim is to lead the visitor towards a change in the perspective on ancient and contemporary African art, by focusing on the spirituality that binds them. IncarNations is at once a mix and exchange between classical and contemporary art from Africa and its diasporas. The masks, images and historic objects act as milestones, anchoring contemporary works... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2019

Christie's to offer masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection

  LONDON.- Telling the remarkable story of objects collected across centuries and treasured for generations, Christie’s will offer a landmark collection sale Masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection in London on 4 of July. Comprising approximately 57 lots each with exceptional provenance, this sale includes important European Furniture, Works of Art and Old Master Paintings, collected by members of the prominent Rothschild banking family, particularly by Baron Gustave de Rothschild (1829-1911), and housed in some of the... [Lire la suite]

29 juin 2019

Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

Johannes Vermeer, The Geographer, 1669. Oil on canvas, 51,6 x 45,4 cm, Frankfurt, Städel Museum. © Städel Museum MADRID.- Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer: Parallel visions is an exhibition that encourages visitors to not only appreciate the quality and importance of the 72 works on display, some by the most admired painters of 17th-century Europe, but also to establish points of comparison between them. The traditional and long-standing idea of the art produced in different parts of Europe is that it is... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2019

Detroit Institute of Arts exhibits Impressionist era treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Study for “Le Chahut,” 1889, Georges Seurat, French; oil on canvas. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, General Purchase Funds, 1943:10. DETROIT, MICH.- From Wednesday, June 26 to Sunday, October 13, 2019, the Detroit Institute of Arts presents Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts, an Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. The exhibition, featuring 44 works by Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot,... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2019

The Barakat Gallery presents eight millennia of ceramic art from around the world

Neolithic Çatalhüyük Terracotta Fertility Goddess, 6000 BCE - 5000 BCE. Terracotta, 17.1 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm, 6 3/4 x 4 x 4 in, LO.554, POA. Courtesy Barakat Gallery. LONDON.- ‘Unglazed’ presents eight millennia of ceramic art from around the world, emphasising how diverse cultures have transformed clay into myriad forms for thousands of years. In contrast to the smooth, frictionless and glossy surfaces that typify today’s digital culture, this exhibition celebrates the earthy ‘unglazed’ quality of... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2019

Sotheby's sale led by Francis Bacon's evocative 'Self-Portrait' from 1975

Lot 9. Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992), Self-Portrait, signed, titled and dated 1975 on the reverse, oil and Letraset on canvas, 35.5 by 30.5 cm. 14 by 12 in. Estimate £15,000,000 — 20,000,000. Lot sold £16,542,650 / $20,969,463 / €18,461,635. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Tonight in London, Sotheby’s evening sale of Contemporary Art totalled £69,143,300/ $87,811,991/ €77,440,496 (est. £58-82.8 million/ $73.5-105 million / €64.7-92.4 million). Led by Francis Bacon’s... [Lire la suite]