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]

17 mai 2017

Chefs-d’œuvre des artistes qui ont écrit l’histoire de l’art entre les années 1940 et 1960 chez Sotheby's Paris

Lot 4. Pierre Soulages (N. 1919), Peinture 162 x 130 cm, 14 Avril 1962, signé; signé, daté 14 avril 62 et daté 1962 au dos, huile sur toile, 162 x 130 cm; 63 3/4 x 51 3/16 in. Exécuté en 1962. Estimation : 2.000.000-3.000.000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. PARIS.- Sotheby’s France donne rendez-vous aux amateurs d’art contemporain les 6 et 7 juin à Paris. Pour cette première édition de l’année, Sotheby’s France choisit à nouveau de faire honneur aux maîtres de l’abstraction,... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2017

Tate Modern opens the UK's first major retrospective of Alberto Giacometti for 20 years

Alberto Giacometti: The Walking Man I, 1960. © The Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris and ADAGP, Paris) 'I am very interested in art but I am instinctively more interested in truth […] The more I work, the more I see differently'. Alberto Giacometti.  LONDON.- Celebrated as a sculptor, painter and draughtsman, Giacometti’s distinctive elongated figures are some of the most instantly recognisable works of modern art. This exhibition reasserts Giacometti’s place alongside the likes of... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2017

Phillips announces highlights from the Evening and Day Sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art

Peter Doig, Rosedale, signed, titled, inscribed and dated “”Rosedale” PETER DOIG LONDON 1991” on the reverse, oil on canvas, 78 1/2 x 94 1/4 in. (199.4 x 239.4 cm). Painted in 1991. Estimate On Request. Image courtesy of Phillips. NEW YORK, NY.- Phillips announces highlights from the Evening and Day Sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art. The Day Sale will take place on Wednesday, 17 May, followed by the Evening Sale on Thursday, 18 May. Comprised of 40 lots, the Evening Sale is... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2017

The National Gallery in Prague exhibits works by Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter, Betty, 1977, oil on canvas, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (permanent loan from a private collection). © 2016 Gerhard Richter PRAGUE.- On April 26, the National Gallery in Prague opened the first retrospective of Gerhard Richter in Central and Eastern Europe, bringing together more than seventy of his works. The exhibition has been prepared in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, and is part of the Czech-German Cultural Spring 2017.... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2017

Bacon, Freud and the School of London explored at Museo Picasso Málaga

The Second Version of Tryptich 1944 (1988) by Francis Bacon is on show. Photo: Jesús Domínguez © Museo Picasso Málaga  MALAGA.- In the 1950s a small group of painters who shared the same artistic concerns and were connected by ties of friendship and mutual admiration explored the appearance and vulnerability of the body, with the city of London as their surrounding context. Through the depiction of the figure and their own everyday landscape, these artists conveyed the delicacy and vitality of the human condition... [Lire la suite]

26 avril 2017

Egon Schiele's first masterpiece to lead Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York

Lot 27. Egon Schiele, Danaë. Signed Schiele Egon and dated 1909 (lower right). Oil and metallic paint on canvas, 31⅝ by 49⅜ in. 80.2 by 125.4 cm. Painted in 1909. Estimate 30,000,000 — 40,000,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s unveiled highlights from its upcoming Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in New York. The 16 May 2017 auction will be led by Egon Schiele’s first masterpiece: Danaë. Painted in 1909, the work marks Schiele’s first major oil painting of a female nude, and is... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2017

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale, 1966-68

Lot 53. Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale, firmato l. Fontana (in basso a destra); dedica e firma Con amicizia a Kalualeh l. Fontana (sul retro), matita su cartoncino, cm 30x37,8. Eseguito nel 1966-68. Estimate EUR 30,000 - EUR 50,000 (USD 32,188 - USD 53,646) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Opera registrata presso l'Archivio Lucio Fontana, Milano, n. 2896/1, come da autentica su fotografia Provenance: Collezione privata, FrancoforteGalleria Blu, Milanoivi acquisito... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2017

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Senza titolo, 1957

Lot 52. Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Senza titolo, firmata e datata l. fontana 57 (in alto), terracotta dipinta, cm 33x19,5x19,5. Realizzata nel 1957. Estimate EUR 40,000 - EUR 60,000 (USD 42,917 - USD 64,376) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Opera registrata presso la Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milano, n. 356/60  Provenance: Galleria 2C, Romaivi acquisito dall'attuale proprietario negli anni Ottanta Christie's. Milan Modern and Contemporary, 27 - 28 April... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2017

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Madonna con bambino ed angeli, 1947

Lot 51. Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Madonna con bambino ed angeli, firmata con le iniziali e datata LF 47 (sul retro), terracotta smaltata e lustrata, cm 40x26x17. Realizzata nel 1947. Estimate EUR 60,000 - EUR 80,000 (USD 64,376 - USD 85,834) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Opera registrata presso la Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milano, n. 4145/1, come da autentica su fotografia  Provenance: Collezione privata, Milano Note: Executed in 1947, the year that Lucio... [Lire la suite]