10 septembre 2016

Robilant+Voena à la Biennale des Antiquaires 2016

Lucio Fontana (Rosario de Santa Fé 1899 – 1968 Comabbio) - Concetto Spaziale, Attesa - 1960. Water-based paint on canvas ; 81 x 65 cm / 31.8 x 25.5 in. Signed, titled and inscribed on the reverse '1+1 = 666' and 'Oggi piove!' © Robilant+Voena Lucio Fontana (Rosario de Santa Fé 1899 – 1968 Comabbio) - Concetto Spaziale - 1960-1963. Painted terracotta with holes ; Diameter: 49.7cm 19.5 in. Signed upper right © Robilant+Voena Biennale des Antiquaires 2016. Robilant+Voena / STAND S27Bis. 38... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2016

Highlights from the Merzbacher Collection on view at the Van Gogh Museum

Alexej von Jawlensky, Dark Blue Turban (Helene with Dark Blue Turban), 1910, oil on cardboard mounted on wood, 72 x 69 cm, Merzbacher Kunststiftung. AMSTERDAM.- From 24 August to 27 November, the Van Gogh Museum is presenting highlights from the Merzbacher Collection. The paintings in the exhibition Van Gogh Inspires: Matisse, Kirchner, Kandinsky: Highlights from the Merzbacher Collection show the impact Vincent van Gogh had on the most important artists of the early twentieth century. Masterpieces by the likes of... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2016

From Manet to Dalí, European and American masters gather at Swann in New York for September 22 sale

Henri Matisse, Nu au coussin bleu, lithograph, 1924. Estimate $40,000 to $60,000. Image courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries. NEW YORK, NY.- Swann Auction Galleries’ September 22 auction of 19th & 20th Century prints and drawings in New York features a host of American and European masters spanning the past 200 years. From Manet and Renoir to Whistler and Toulouse-Lautrec, 19th century artists meet leading lights of the 20th, including Picasso, Matisse, Miró, Chagall, Braque and Dalí. Édouard... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2016

Edward Ruscha, That is Right, 1989

Edward Ruscha (American, born Omaha, Nebraska, 1937), That is Right, 1989. Printed by Ed Hamilton (American, born 1941). Published by Edward Ruscha (American, born Omaha, Nebraska, 1937). B.A.T. proof from the portfolio, 9 x 11 inches ( 22.9 x 27.9 cm). John B. Turner Fund, 2007.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2007.279b © Edward Ruscha © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Among these impressions from Ruscha's That Is Right portfolio are working proofs... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2016

Edvard Munch (Norwegian, Løten 1863–1944 Ekely), Kiss in the Field, 1943

Edvard Munch (Norwegian, Løten 1863–1944 Ekely), Kiss in the Field, 1943. Woodcut, 15 13/16 × 19 5/16 in. (40.2 × 49 cm) Sheet: 24 1/4 × 26 1/8 in. (61.6 × 66.3 cm). Munch Museum, Oslo © Munch Museum, Oslo One year before his death, at the age of eighty, Munch printed this woodcut from a plywood block. The subject of a couple in an intimate embrace, set against a landscape, is his final variation of the motif of the kiss that he explored throughout his life. Here, his approach is virtuosic as well as... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2016

Alice Neel, James Hunter Black Draftee, 1965

Alice Neel (American, Merion Square, Pennsylvania 1900–1984 New York), James Hunter Black Draftee, 1965. Oil on canvas, 60 × 40 in. (152.4 × 101.6 cm), COMMA Foundation, Belgium. © The Estate of Alice Neel, Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London Neel’s portraits reflect the different communities of Manhattan, where she lived and worked, as well as her strong left-wing social consciousness. In 1965, the year Lyndon B. Johnson decided on a radical increase of ground forces in South Vietnam, Neel met James... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2016

Juan Gris, Woman Reading, ca. 1927

Juan Gris (Spanish, Madrid 1887–1927 Boulogne-sur-Seine), Woman Reading, ca. 1927. Oil and pencil on canvas, 36 1/8 × 28 3/4 in. (91.7 × 73 cm) Framed: 43 × 35 1/2 in. (109.2 × 90.2 cm). Dianne Yanovick Dornquast The visible underdrawing, with lines radiating out from different focal points, reveals how Gris built his composition from an underlying geometric structure. He then, in his own take on Cubism, added more sensuous elements into the planar construction, such as the oval shape of the upper body and... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2016

Pablo Picasso, Painter and His Model, 1914

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France), Painter and His Model, 1914. Oil on canvas, 22 13/16 × 22 in. (58 × 55.9 cm). Musée national Picasso – Paris. Dation Pablo Picasso, 1979. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY, photograph: René-Gabriel Ojéda. An example of the artist’s lifelong fascination with the motif of painter and model, this picture, painted on an ordinary dish towel, was discovered only after... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2016

Gustav Klimt, Posthumous Portrait of Ria Munk III, 1917–1918

Gustav Klimt (Austrian, Baumgarten 1862–1918 Vienna), Posthumous Portrait of Ria Munk III, 1917–1918. Oil on canvas,  70 1/8 × 35 3/8 in. (178.1 × 89.9 cm) Frame: 75 × 40 in. (190.5 × 101.6 cm). The Lewis Collection. Death stands at the beginning and at the end of this work’s history. The young woman, Maria ("Ria") Munk, committed suicide on December 28, 1911, after the writer Hanns Heinz Ewers called off their engagement. Klimt, the most sought-after portraitist in Vienna at the time, was commissioned to... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

Edvard Munch, Self-Portrait with Wounded Eye, ca. 1930

Edvard Munch (Norwegian, Løten 1863–1944 Ekely), Self-Portrait with Wounded Eye, ca. 1930. Charcoal and oil (and lithographic chalk?) on canvas, 35 7/16 × 28 3/8 in. (90 × 72 cm). Munch Museum, Oslo © Munch Museum, Oslo. This self-portrait is barely painted at all. Sketchy outlines, accentuated by an occasional run of paint, leave the preprimed canvas openly visible. Unsigned, the work is difficult to date; the distinct darkened area around the right eye, however, suggests it is related to Munch’s... [Lire la suite]