16 janvier 2016

Gerhard Richter's spectacular Abstraktes Bild to lead Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Gerhard Richter’s "Abstraktes Bild (725-4)", previously held in the artist’s private collection. Estimated at £14-20 million. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening auction on 10 February 2016 will be led by one of only a handful of truly spectacular examples of Gerhard Richter’s Abstrakte Bilder remaining in private hands – a monumental canvas from 1990, previously held in the private collection of the artist. Painted in 1990, Abstraktes Bild (725-4) remained in the artist’s... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2016

Gagosian Gallery Battles Qatar Royal Family Over Picasso at MoMA

Picasso’s 1931 sculpture Bust of a Woman. NEW YORK - A sculpture of Pablo Picasso’s mistress and model, Marie-Therese Walter, on view in a current exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, has leaped into the limelight with a court battle over ownership. Picasso’s 1931 sculpture Bust of a Woman was purchased by gallery owner Larry Gagosian, according to a court filing, for $106 million last year and he says a new buyer is ready to acquire the work from him. Gagosian's deal is threatened by Pelham... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2016

Installation of rarely seen work by Italian Modern master Giorgio Morandi on view in New York

Giorgio Morandi, Still Life, 1931, Oil on Canvas, 54 x 64 cm @2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome. Reproduction, including downloading of Giorgio Morandi works, is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York NEW YORK, NY.- The Center for Italian Modern Art is presenting a major installation of Giorgio Morandi’s (1890–1964) rarely seen paintings from the 1930s—a seminal and yet relatively unexplored decade... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2016

Para Site presents post-war art by Robert Motherwell, Bruce Nauman, Tomie Ohtake & Tang Chang

Robert Motherwell, Gesture Series (A),1969, Acrylic on paper, 77.5x57.2cm.  HONG KONG.- Para Site is presenting The world is our home. A poem on abstraction, featuring works by Robert Motherwell, Bruce Nauman, Tomie Ohtake, and Tang Chang. The world is our home is part of Para Site’s series of ground-breaking exhibitions employing a speculative approach to the art histories that need to be written around our regions. The exhibition takes as its point of departure a moment in the abstract movement of the post-war era,... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2016

Exhibition of painting & sculpture by Cy Twombly on view at Kunstmuseum Basel

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1954 (New York). Öl auf Leinwand, 73.8 x 91 cm. Kunstmuseum Basel, mit einem Beitrag der Max Geldner-Stiftung erworben, 1982 © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Kunstmuseum Basel, Martin P. Bühler. BASEL.- The Kunstmuseum Basel presents works by the American artist Cy Twombly in an exhibition that is currently on view at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst until March 13, 2016. The show focuses on paintings created between the 1950s and the 1970s from the Kunstmuseum Basel’s... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2015

R.I.P. Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly. Fred R. Conrad Photography Ellsworth Kelly, Daffodil. © Ellsworth Kelly Ellsworth Kelly, “Briar”, 1960, graphite on paper 28½ x 22½ in. 72.4 x 57.2 cm. © Ellsworth Kelly Ellsworth Kelly, Siberian iris, 1989, Ink on paper. © Ellsworth Kelly Ellsworth Kelly, Mango, graphite on paper 28½ x 22½ in. (72.4 x 57.2 cm.) Drawn in 1959. © Ellsworth Kelly Ellsworth Kelly, Poppy, 2010 © Ellsworth Kelly Ellsworth Kelly, Branch of... [Lire la suite]

26 novembre 2015

Morandi, Fontana amd Burri lead Sotheby's Milan Modern & Contemporary Art Sale

Giorgio Morandi (1890 - 1964), Natura Morta, firmato sul retro, olio su tela, cm 34x45. Eseguito nel 1948. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 EUR. Lot sold 747,000  EUR. Photo: Sotheby's. MILAN.- The Part I of the Milanese Modern and Contemporary Art Sale held in the new spot of Palazzo Serbelloni has confirmed the interest and the massive presence of public during the exhibition days. The 1948 Natura Morta by Giorgio Morandi, the Italian artist celebrated at CIMA in New... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2015

Offert par le roi Edouard VII à Lady Randolph Churchill en 1907, Exceptionnel drageoir en argent repoussé et ciselé ( 925°/°°)

Offert par le roi Edouard VII à Lady Randolph Churchill en 1907, Exceptionnel drageoir en argent repoussé et ciselé ( 925°/°°). Estimation : 5 000 € / 7 000 €. Photo Limoges Enchères. Orfèvre: Berthold MUELLER, Hanau. Poinçon: Chester 1906. Poinçon d'importation: feuilles de chêne et gland, Chester 1904. Poinçons de Hanau début XXème. Poids: 608 g. Haut: 19,5 cm. Long: 16 cm. Micro fêlures. LIMOGES ENCHÈRES, Vente de Prestige : Tableaux, Art du Feu, Mobilier, le 21... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2015

Gagosian exhibits first in-depth exploration of the innovations in Francis Bacon's late work

Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait, 1978, oil on canvas, 78 × 58 1/8 inches (198 × 147.5 cm). Private Collection. © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. / DACS, London / ARS, NY 2015. Photo by Rob McKeever. NEW YORK, NY.- Gagosian New York is presenting “Francis Bacon: Late Paintings.” This is the third exhibition of Bacon's work following “Francis Bacon: Triptychs” (Gagosian London, 2006) and “Isabel and Other Intimate Strangers: Portraits by Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon” (Gagosian New York,... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2015

Deux pièces exceptionnelles de René Lalique en vente le 24 novembre prochain chez Artcurial

Paris – Artcurial organise sa vente Art Déco le 24 novembre prochain. Cette vacation proposera 140 lots signés par les grands maîtres de la décoration du XXe siècle : René Lalique, Alberto Giacometti, Alfred-Auguste Janniot, André Groult, Jean-Michel Frank ou encore Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann seront ainsi à l’honneur. Plusieurs ensembles remarquables seront dispersés. On peut notamment distinguer : deux pièces exceptionnelles de René Lalique ; un lampadaire Figure d’Alberto Giacometti ayant appartenu à Madame Frédérique Tison, muse et... [Lire la suite]