18 juillet 2017

Works by Van Gogh and Monet headline Woodshed Art Auctions' July 26th sale

FRANKLIN, MASS.- A tempera on paper painting attributed to Claude Monet (1840-1926), titled Study for Gare Saint-Lazare, and a tempera and gouache on paper attributed to Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), titled Morning, Going to Work, are expected star lots in Woodshed Art Auctions’ next Prestige Collection sale, a 65-lot internet-only fine art auction ending July 26th.  With a pre-sale estimate of $100,000-$160,000, the Monet is the auction’s expected top lot. It is signed verso and marked “Gallery Simon, Paris,” stamped and... [Lire la suite]

08 juillet 2017

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam exhibits the entire group of Dubuffet works in its collection

Jean Dubuffet, Personnage hilare (Portrait de Francis Ponge), 1947, oil on plaster on cardboard, 60.5 x 45.5 cm, collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, donation of the artist. AMSTERDAM.- This summer, the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam are programming work by the French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985). The Rijksmuseum is presenting sculptures by the artist in the museum gardens and, for the first time, the Stedelijk is exhibiting the entire group of Dubuffet works in its collection. How can... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2017

M & L Fine Art at Masterpiece London 2017

Enrico Castellani, Superficie Bianca. M & L Fine Art, Stand D 13 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Enrico Castellani, Untitled (Superficie), signed and dated on the reverse anilin on canvas, 54.8 x 84.7 cm. Executed in 1961. M & L Fine Art, Stand D 13 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale, oil and pencil on canvas, 72 × 60 cm. Executed in 1963-64. M & L Fine Art, Stand D 13 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Lucio Fontana, Guerrieri a... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2017

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat lead Sotheby's Contemporary Sale in London

Oliver Barker fields bids at Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Contemporary Art, 28 June 2017. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Sotheby’s Evening Auction of Contemporary Art in London this evening exceeded its pre-sale high estimate to total £62,325,750 / $79,783,193 / €70,403,354 – an increase of 20% (GBP) / 15% (USD) on the equivalent sale last year. · 95.1% sold by lot, this was the fifth consecutive Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s worldwide with a sell-through rate of over 90%. · An auction record was... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2017

Lucian Freud's actual-size strawberries fetch £1.2 million

Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Still life of flowers in a Berkemeijer glass beaker decorated with raspberry prunts, including red and white parrot tulips, a white rose with a butterfuly and a pink rose, marigolds, lily-of-the-valley, forget-me-not and violets, with a sprig of rosemary and a fly on the shelf beneath, signed with the monogram AB (lower right), oil on copper. Lot sold £2,971,250. Auction record for the artist in... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2017

Dulwich hosts major exhibition of watercolours by John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent, Loggia, View at the Generalife, c. 1912, watercolour on paper, over preliminary pencil, 39.4 x 53.2 cm,  Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections. Purchased in 1927, half the auction price met by Sir James Murray LONDON.- Dulwich Picture Gallery presents the first major UK exhibition of watercolours by the Anglo-American artist, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), since 1918. A key selection of works from over 30 lenders, including The lady with the umbrella, 1911, on display in the UK... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2017

Exhibition reveals how artists integrate themes and imagery from Classical art into a contemporary context

From Left: Damien Hirst, Saint Bartholomew, Exquisite Pain, 2006, bronze, 98.4 x 43.3 x 37.4 in (250 x 110 x 95 cm); Robert Mapplethorpe, Sleeping Cupid, 1989, Gelatin Silver Print, 24 x 20 in. (60.96 x 50.8 cm); Barry X Ball, Envy, 2008 – 2016, Italian Portoro Marble and stainless steel, 22 x 17 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (55.9 x 43.8 x 24.1 cm), pedestal assembly: Macedonian Marble, stainless steel, wood, acrylic lacquer, steel, nylon, plastic, 46 x 14 x 12 in. (116.8 x 35.6 x 30.5 cm) STOCKHOLM.- Featuring a dynamic selection of... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2017

Applicat-Prazan at Art Basel 2017

Nicolas de STAËL (1914 - 1955), Arbres et maisons (Paysage), 1953. Oil on canvas - 65 x 81 cm © Adagp, Paris 2017 Jean Fautrier, Les pommes (Le jour et la nuit), 1940. Haute pâte on paper mounted on canvas, 81.0 × 116.0 cm © Applicat-Prazan Jean Dubuffet, Mirobolus blanc, 1945. Haute pâte on canvas, 46.0 × 38.0 cm © Applicat-Prazan Pierre Soulages, Peinture, 130 x 97 cm, 1949, 1949. Oil on canvas, 130.0 × 97.0 cm © Applicat-Prazan Manolo Millares, Cuadro 74, 1959. Mixed media on canvas, 162.0 × 130.0 cm ©... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2017

Acquavella Galleries at Art Basel 2017

Giorgio de Chirico, Il Dioscuri in Riva, 1934. Painting, 59.5 × 77.0 cm. © Acquavella Galleries Acquavella Galleries is distinguished for its expertise in the fields of 19th, 20th and 21st century art. The gallery, founded by Nicholas Acquavella in the early 1920s, is now a three-generation, family-owned business: Bill Acquavella joined his father in 1960, Bill’s daughter Eleanor joined in 1997, and his sons Nick and Alexander joined in 2000 and 2003 respectively. The gallery first specialized in works of the Italian Renaissance... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

Jean-Michel Basquiat's ‘Untitled’ from 1982 Achieves $110.5 Million at Sotheby’s New York

NEW YORK – Achieving a record-shattering $110.5 million, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled, 1982, led the Contemporary Art Evening sale on 18 May. The price is the highest paid at auction for a work by an American artist and for any artwork created after 1980. It was Basquiat's night, with five of the artist's works realising a combined $129.3 million. Kicking off the sale was Jonas Wood’s Black Still Life, which brought $1.2 million – wildly exceeding its $250,000 low estimate. Energetic bidding ensued, with with Roy... [Lire la suite]