17 novembre 2017

Bacon portrait of Freud to be shown for the first time since 1965

Francis Bacon, Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud, 1964. The Lewis Collection © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS, London. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. LONDON.- A large-scale painting by Francis Bacon of his friend Lucian Freud is to be shown in Tate Britain’s landmark exhibition All Too Human in February 2018. The work was only seen in public shortly after it was completed – firstly in London in 1964 and then in Hamburg and Stockholm in 1965. It has since remained in private hands and has... [Lire la suite]

16 novembre 2017

Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi makes auction history

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Salvator Mundi, painted circa 1500. 25⅞ x 18 in (65.7 x 45.7 cm). Sold for $450,312,500 in the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 15 November 2017 at Christie’s in New York. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 NEW YORK - On a historic night at Christie’s in New York, Salvator Mundi, a depiction of Christ as ‘Saviour of the World’ by one of history’s greatest and most renowned artists, sold for $450,312,500 / £342,182,751 (including buyer’s premium), becoming the most expensive painting ever... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2017

"Considérer le Monde" au Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Saint Étienne

  Candida Höfer, "Palacio Real Madrid IV 6/6", 2000. Photographie couleur sous plexiglas. Collection du MAMC+. © ADAGP, Paris 2017. SAINT-ETIENNE - L’exposition « Considérer le Monde » au Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Saint Étienne Métropole invite à redécouvrir ses collections à travers un parcours thématique qui mêle peinture, dessin, sculpture, installation et photographie. De médiums, de nationalités et d’époques variés, les plus de trois cents œuvres de cent soixante-dix artistes témoignent des... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2017

$81.3 million painting by Vincent Van Gogh kicks off New York art auction season

Lot 28A. Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Laboureur dans un champ, oil on canvas, 19 7/8 x 25 ½ in. (50.3 x 64.9 cm). Painted in Saint Rémy, early September 1889. Estimate on Request. Price realised USD 81,312,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. NEW YORK (AFP).- Christie's kicked off the fall auction season in New York on Monday a Vincent Van Gogh leading the way at $81.3 million with robust sales of impressionist and modern art. "Laboureur dans un champ," painted by the tortured Dutch genius from... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2017

Major works by Bacon and Freud on display in first 'School of London' exhibition in New York

London Painters installation view, Photograph by Maris Hutchinson. vNEW YORK, NY.- London Painters brings together works by a small group of artists who have commonly been identified as the main proponents of the so-called “School of London”: Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, R.B. Kitaj and Leon Kossoff. Through a selection of self-portraits, depictions of their loyal, sometimes shared sitters and London scenes, the show explores the artists’ dedication to the figure and... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2017

Phillips to offer landmark Pablo Picasso painting

Pablo Picasso, Sleeping Nude, 13 March 1932. Oil and charcoal on canvas, 51 1/4 x 63 3/4 in., 130.2 x 161.9 cm. Estimate: $15 - 20 million. Image courtesy of Phillips. LONDON.- Phillips announced that Pablo Picasso’s monumental Sleeping Nude will be sold as the centerpiece of Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale in London in March 2018. This extraordinary large-scale portrait of Picasso’s muse, Marie-Thérèse Walter, was executed in 1932 and remained in Picasso’s own collection until the end of his... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2017

Sotheby's to offer a bold portrait combining two of Picasso's greatest muses: Marie-Thérèse Walter & Dora Maar

Lot 21. Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973), Buste de femme au chapeau. Dated 27.5.39. (center right). Oil on canvas, 25 5/8 by 21 1/4 in., 65.1 by 54 cm. Painted on May 27, 1939. Estimate 18,000,000 — 25,000,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present Pablo Picasso’s Buste de femme au chapeau as a highlight of their Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York on 14 November 2017. Characterized by its vibrant color palette, sharp... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2017

Francis Bacon's 'Three Studies of George Dyer' makes first public appearance in 50 years at Sotheby's

Francis Bacon, Three Studies of George Dyer. Oil on canvas, in three parts. Estimate $35/45 million. Lot sold 38,614,000 USD © 2017 Estate of Francis Bacon / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 16 November 2017 will be led by Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of George Dyer, a rare triptych that shows the artist at the height of his power. George Dyer was a singular figure in Bacon’s work appearing in over forty paintings, with as many created following... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2017

Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) 10.8.78 , 1978

Lot 20. Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013), 10.8.78, signé en Chinois et en Pinyin 'ZAO' (en bas à droite); signé de nouveau, daté, titré et dédicacé 'ZAO WOU-KI 10.8.78 pour Manuel Amitié leur amis Françoise et Zao Paris Déc 1993' (au revers), huile sur toile, 54.5 x 65 cm. Peint en 1978. Estimate EUR 200,000 - EUR 300,000. Price realised EUR 427,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 signed in Chinese and in Pinyin 'ZAO' (lower right); signed again, dated, titled and dedicated 'ZAO... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2017

Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013), 5.6.65, 1965

Lot 17. Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013), 5.6.65, 1965, . signé en Chinois et en Pinyin ‘ZAO’ (en bas à droite); signé de nouveau et titré ‘ZAO WOU-KI 5.6.65' (au revers), huile sur toile, 100 x 81 cm. Peint en 1965 Estimate EUR 700,000 - EUR 1,000,000. Price realised EUR 679,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 signed in Chinese and in Pinyin 'ZAO' (lower right); signed again and titled ‘ZAO WOU-KI 5.6.65’ (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 39 3/8 x 31 7/8 in. Painted in... [Lire la suite]