04 janvier 2019

Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery at BRAFA 2019, Stand 143a

Lucio Fontana (Rosario 1899-1969 Comabbio), Concetto Spaziale, Attese, 1960. Watercolour on canvas, 27 x 19 cm. Signed and titled on the back: l. Fontana. © Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery at BRAFA 2019, Stand 143a. Provenance: private collection, Paris; private collection, Milan; Sotheby’s, London, 27 June 1996, lot n° 175; private collection, Sweden, acquired from the above. Literature: E. Crispolti, ‘Catalogo Ragionato di sculpture, dipinti, ambientazioni Tomo II’, 1974, n° 60 T 101, p. 98-99, ill.;... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2019

Repetto Gallery at BRAFA 2019, Stand 80c

Lucio Fontana (Rosario 1899-1969 Comabbio), Guerrieri, 1957. Painted terracotta, Ø 47. Signed and dated: 57. © Repetto Gallery at BRAFA 2019, Stand 80c. Fausto Melotti (Rovereto 1901-1986 Milan), Untitled, 1959-1960. Brass and glazed ceramic, 34 x 15 x 13 cm. © Repetto Gallery at BRAFA 2019, Stand 80c. Michelangelo Pistoletto (Biella, 1933), Cucitrice, 1981. Silkscreen on polished stainless steel mirror, 120 x 100 cm. Artist’s proof II of X, the edition... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

Monet's Venetian view to make auction debut, estimated at £20-30 million

Claude Monet, Le Palais Ducal, oil on canvas, 81,3 x 99,1 cm, signed and dated lower right: "Claude Monet 1908". Estimate £20,000,000-30,000,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Claude Monet arrived in Venice on 1 October 1908 – and, taken aback by the splendour of what he saw, the artist declared the city ‘too beautiful to paint’. Enchanted by the city, Monet painted just under forty canvases during the course of his three month stay, the greater part of which adorn the walls of museums across the globe. This spectacular... [Lire la suite]
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18 décembre 2018

Double portrait by David Hockney to lead Christie's sale in London

David Hockney, 'Portrait of Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott', 1969. Estimate in excess of £30 million. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. LONDON.- On 6 March 2019, Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction will be led by David Hockney’s intimate yet monumentally-scaled 1969 portrait of Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott, from the collection of Barney A. Ebsworth (estimate in excess of £30 million). Standing among Hockney’s most celebrated works, Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott... [Lire la suite]
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18 décembre 2018

Getty Museum acquires Vilhelm Hammershøi painting

Vilhelm Hammershøi (Danish, 1864-1916), Interior with an Easel, Bredgade 25 ,1912. Oil on canvs, 31 x 27 5/18 inches. © J. Paul Getty Trust LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired Interior with an Easel, Bredgade 25, painted in 1912 by Vilhelm Hammershøi (Danish, 1864-1916). The painting will go on view at the Getty Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. “Interior with an Easel, Bredgade 25 is a characteristically luminous and enigmatic image that encapsulates Hammershøi’s... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2018

Zao Wou-Ki (1920 - 2013), 1.5.69

Lot 132. Zao Wou-Ki (1920 - 2013), 1.5.69, signed in Chinese and Pinyin; signed, titled and dated 1.5.69 on the reverse, oil on canvas, 54 by 65 cm; 21¼ by 25⅝ in. Estimate 3,500,000 — 5,500,000. Lot sold 4,680,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Private Collection, France (acquired directly from the artist circa 1970)Thence by descent to the present owner. This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné currently being prepared by Françoise... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2018

Zao Wou-Ki (1920 - 2013), 7.11.66

Lot 107. Zao Wou-Ki (1920 - 2013), 7.11.66, signed in Chinese and Pinyin and dated 66; signed in Pinyin, titled and dated 7.11.66 on the reverse, oil on canvas, diameter: 55 cm; 21⅝ in. Estimate 4,500,000 — 6,500,000. Lot sold 5,880,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Galerie de France, ParisPrivate Collection, EuropePrivate Collection, AsiaChristie’s, Hong Kong, 26 May 2012, lot 2003Acquired from the above sale by the present owner This work will be included in... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2018

Zao Wou-Ki (1921 - 2013), 10.1.68

Lot 133. Zao Wou-Ki (1921 - 2013), 10.1.68, signed in Chinese and Pinyin; signed in Pinyin, titled and dated 10.1.68 on the reverse, oil on canvas, 82 by 117 cm; 32¼ by 46 in. Estimate upon request. Lot sold 68,932,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Galerie Art Themes, LyonPrivate CollectionSotheby's, Hong Kong, 3 October 2011, lot 781Acquired from the above sale by the present owner. Exhibited: San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Art, Paintings by Zao Wou-Ki, 8 May - 16 June... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2018

Sotheby's Contemporary Art Day Auction hits $100 million mark again in New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s marquee November auctions continued yesterday in New York, with the Contemporary Art Day Auction achieving $100.1 million with 83.2% of lots sold. Sotheby’s worldwide sales of Contemporary Art have reached $1.6 billion year-to-date in 2018 – up 22% over the same period in 2017. Courtney Kremers, Head of Sotheby’s Day Auctions of Contemporary Art in New York, commented: “Today’s sale marks our third-consecutive Day Auction to reach the $100 million benchmark in New York, demonstrating demand... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2018

Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Auction totals $362.6 million │ 97% sold

Lot 8. Gerhard Richter (B.1932), Abstraktes Bild, signed, dated 1987, numbered 636, and variously inscribed on the reverse of the left panel; numbered 636 and variously inscribed on the reverse of the right panel, oil on canvas, 2 panels, each: 102 3/8 by 78 7/8 in. 260 by 200.3 cm., overall: 102 3/8 by 157 3/4 in. 260 by 401 cm. Estimate Upon Request. Lot sold 33,604,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Grégoire Billaut, Head... [Lire la suite]
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