13 février 2020

'Silent Ruins, F. A. Oppenheim photographs the ancient world' at the Ludwig Museum

Felix Alexander Oppenheim, Acropolis, Athens, 1853, Museum Ludwig, repro: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Cologne. Cologne - The ruins of the Acropolis seem to lie still when Felix Alexander Oppenheim photographed them in 1853. No one is to be seen, contemporary Athens remains hidden. 42 of his photographs appeared in 1854 in the large-format illustrated book of Athenian Antiquities, consisting of two booklets: The Acropolis and Details of the Acropolis. One of the two surviving specimens is in the Ludwig... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2020

Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat. Only snow visits in the winter, 2012

Lot 3672. Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat. Only snow visits in the winter,signed the Master of the Water Pine and Stone Retreat, titled on the front and the reverse, dated winter 2012, inscribed and with seven seals of the artist;ink on cloud-dragon paper, 95.5 by 420 cm., 37 1/2  by 165 1/3  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 237,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Note: Artist's inscription: Ancient pines cling to snow-clad peaks; the moon shines on... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2020

A pair of famille rose coral-ground bowls and covers, Xiezhu Zhuren Zao mark in underglaze blue, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

Lot 1811. A pair of famille rose coral-ground bowls and covers, Xiezhu Zhuren Zao mark in underglaze blue, Daoguang period (1821-1850); 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 74,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Each finely potted with rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, enamled with a pair of phoenixes by a garden rock, surrounded by bamboo and flowering plants, a bat holding a ribbon-tied chime in its mouth... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2020

A pair of famille rose coral-ground bowls, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 1812. A pair of famille rose coral-ground bowls, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Each decorated with three yellow-ground panels centered by a peony spray and bordered by foliate scroll, all reserved on a coral ground. Provenance: Betsy Ma, 1980s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2020

A famille rose-decorated coral-ground bowl, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1793. A famille rose-decorated coral-ground bowl, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 4 5/16 in. (11 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 86,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  With deep rounded sides, the exterior decorated in famille rose enamels with three large pink peony sprays reserved on a yellow ground within conjoined, scrolling foliate borders bearing blue flowers, all against a rich coral ground, box. ... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2020

Warhol's Ali packs a punch in London

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Muhammad Ali, 1977. 40 x 40 in (101.6 x 101.6 cm). Sold for £4,973,250 on 12 February 2020 at Christie’s in London. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 LONDON.- The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in London realised £56,180,434 / $72,697,482, to take the running total for 20th Century Week to £184,916,135. The top price of the night was achieved by Andy Warhol’s Muhammad Ali, which sold for £4,973,250 (including buyer’s premium). In 1977, Richard L. Weisman commissioned Warhol to paint the... [Lire la suite]