14 novembre 2018

Hopper, de Kooning, Gorky and Stella hit new auction records in New York

Lot 12 B. Edward Hopper (1882-1967), Chop Suey, signed 'Edward Hopper' (lower right), oil on canvas, 32 x 38 in. (81.3 x 96.5 cm.). Painted in 1929. Estimate USD 70,000,000 - USD 100,000,000. Price realised USD 91,875,000. World auction record for the artist and the category of American Art. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. NEW YORK, NY.- Part One of Christie’s sale of An American Place: The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection totaled $317,801,250, a vigorous start to... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2018

Record-breaking $27 million Magritte masterpiece shines at Sotheby's New York

Lot 35. René Magritte (1898 - 1967), Le Principe du plaisir (The Pleasure Principle). Signed magritte (upper left); titled "Le Principe du plaisir," signed Magritte and dated 1937 (on the reverse). Oil on canvas, 28 3/4 by 21 1/2 in. 73 by 54.5 cm. Painted in 1937. Estimate 15,000,000 — 20,000,000 USD. Lot Sold 26,830,500 USD to an anonymous. Record for the artist at auction. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Painted... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2018

Six oeuvres d'Olivier Debré à la Galerie Louis Carré & Cie

Olivier Debré, Sans titre, circa 1956. Huile sur toile, 50 x 61 cm. © Galerie Louis Carré & Cie. Olivier Debré, Gris Sunndalsfjord, 1970. Huile sur toile, 40 x 55 cm. © Galerie Louis Carré & Cie. Olivier Debré, Sans titre, 1990. Huile sur toile, 120 x 120 cm. © Galerie Louis Carré & Cie. Olivier Debré, Sans titre, circa 1990. Huile sur toile, 65 x 81 cm. © Galerie Louis Carré & Cie. Olivier Debré, Ocre de Touraine à la fente rouge et verte, 1992. Huile sur toile, 35 x 54 cm. © Galerie Louis Carré &... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2018

Stedelijk Museum not obliged to restitute 'Bild mit Häusern' (1909) by Kandisnky

Wassily Kandinksy, Bild mit Häusern, 1909, collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, c/o Pictoright Amsterdam. AMSTERDAM.- The Restitutions Committee has just issued a binding opinion about the application for restitution of the work Bild mit Häusern (1909) by Wassily Kandinsky. This oil painting is in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. The Stedelijk bought the painting on 9 October 1940 at the auction of Frederik Muller & Co. in Amsterdam. Heirs of previous owners of the work sought restitution of the... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2018

Exhibition of masterpieces from the State Hermitage Museum opens in Sydney

Camille Pissarro, 'Boulevard Montmartre, afternoon sun', 1897. Oil on canvas, 74 x 92.8 cm. The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg Inv GE 9002. Photo: © The State Hermitage Museum 2018, Vladimir Terebenin, Leonard Kheifets and Yuri Mololkovets. SYDNEY.- Capturing the ebullience, idealism and confidence of the European modern masters in the late 19th century and early years of the 20th century – among them Monet, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso and Gauguin, and their equally celebrated Russian contemporaries Kandinsky and Malevich... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2018

Christie's to offer two masterworks by Alberto Giacometti

NEW YORK, NY.- In its November 11 Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art, Christie’s will present two consummate examples by Alberto Giacometti: Femme assise, conceived in 1949-1950 and cast in 1957 ($14-18 million) from a Distinguished Private Collection, and Le Chat – “The Lambert Cat” – conceived in 1951 and cast in 1955 ($14-18 million), which was Formerly In The Johanna Lambert Collection. These works come to auction on the heels of Giacometti’s widely celebrated retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim... [Lire la suite]
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08 octobre 2018

Yves Klein (1928 - 1962), Monogold Sans Titre (MG 44)

Lot 12. Yves Klein (1928 - 1962), Monogold Sans Titre (MG 44), signed, dated Paris 1961 and dedicated Pour Jeannine avec la vraie amitié de Yves on the reverse, gold leaf on wood panel, 21 by 15.5 by 8 3/8 by 6 1/8 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's Provenance: Pierre and Jeannine Restany, ParisRoland de Montaigu, ParisGalerie natalie Seroussi, ParisClaude Berri, ParisChristie's, Paris, 22 October 2016 Lot 28 BAcquired from the above by the present owner. ... [Lire la suite]
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08 octobre 2018

The man behind the mask: Rare Henry Moore masterpiece offered at Bonhams

Henry Moore O.M., C.H. (British, 1898-1986), Mask, alabaster, 19.2 cm. (7 1/2 in.) high. Carved in 1929. Estimate: £1,000,000-1,500,000 (€ 1,100,000 - 1,700,000). Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- Mask, an extremely rare sculpture by Henry Moore, leads Bonhams Modern British and Irish Art sale in London on Wednesday 14 November. Estimated at £1,000,000-1,500,000, it is being offered for sale for the first time for more than 80 years, and has never before been put up for auction. The work is... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2018

Christie's sale celebrates pioneering Italian identity with masterpieces of 20th century Italian art

Lot 115. Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale, La fine di Dio, signed and titled 'l. fontana "Concetto spaziale" "LA FINE DI DIO"' (on the reverse, oil and glitter on canvas, 178 x 123cm. Executed in 1963. Estimate on request. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. LONDON.- During London’s Frieze week, Christie’s will present the second year of Thinking Italian, a sale concept that celebrates the eclecticism, rebellious iconoclasm, and sheer creativity of Italian art. This is the second edition of Thinking... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2018

"Picasso. Bleu et rose" au Musée d'Orsay, du 18 septembre au 6 janvier 2019

PARIS - Le musée d'Orsay et le Musée national Picasso-Paris organisent une manifestation exceptionnelle consacrée aux périodes bleue et rose de Pablo Picasso. Cette exposition est la première collaboration de grande ampleur entre nos deux musées. Elle réunit des chefs-d'oeuvre et propose une lecture renouvelée des années 1900-1906, période essentielle de la carrière de l'artiste qui n'a à ce jour jamais été traitée dans son ensemble par un musée français. La présentation de cette exposition au musée d'Orsay manifeste la... [Lire la suite]
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