06 mars 2019

Pierre Soulages (b. 1919), Peinture 162 x 130cm, 16 octobre 1966

Lot 32. Pierre Soulages (b. 1919), Peinture 162 x 130cm, 16 octobre 1966, signed 'Soulages' (lower right); signed, titled and dated ‘SOULAGES 16 Oct 66 162 x 130’ (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 63 ¾ x 51in.(162 x 130cm.) Painted in 1966. Estimate: £1,500,000 - £2,000,000. Price realised £1,811,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Galerie de France, Paris.Private Collection, Italy.Art Emporium Gallery, Vancouver.Private Collection, Vancouver.Acquired from the above by the present owner. Literature: P.... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2019

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto Spaziale, 1960

Lot 29. Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto Spaziale, signed, titled and inscribed 'l. Fontana concetto spaziale 1+1-387AA' (on the reverse), acrylic on canvas, 39 3/8 x 31 7/8in. (100 x 80.9cm.) Executed in 1960. Estimate: £800,000 - £1,200,000. Price realised £941,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Paolo Marinotti Collection, Milan. Private Collection, Paris. Gallerio Lo Scudo, Verona. Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004. Literature: E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2019

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1960

Lot 28. Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale, Attese, signed, titled and inscribed ‘l. Fontana “Concetto spaziale” “Attese” 1+1-XYZZA’ (on the reverse), waterpaint on canvas, 35¼ x 45 7/8in. (89.5 x 116.5cm.) Executed in 1960. Estimate: £2,000,000 - £3,000,000. Price realised £2,291,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Galleria Arco d’Alibert, Rome. Paolo Nazzaro Collection, Rome.Bernard Cats, Brussels. Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005.  Literature: E.... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2019

Three paintings by Nicolas de Staël sold at Christie's London, 6 March 2019

  Christie’s is delighted to present three outstanding works by Nicolas de Staël. Widely regarded as one of the most important painters of the 1950s, his thickly-impastoed visions of the world around him played a pivotal role in the European post-War artistic landscape. Within a tragically short career spanning around 15 years, de Staël developed a unique idiom caught between abstract and figurative registers. Remaining conceptually independent from contemporary developments such as Abstract Expressionism and Tachisme, his works... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2019

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932), A B, Tower, 1987

Lot 26. Gerhard Richter (b. 1932), A B, Tower, signed, numbered and dated 'Richter 1987 647-4' (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 55 1/8 x 39 3/8in. (140 x 100cm.) Painted in 1987. Estimate: £3,000,000 - £5,000,000. Price realised £3,131,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London.Private Collection (acquired from the above, 1988).Anon. sale, Sotheby's New York 16 November 2017, lot 62.Acquired at the above sale by the present owner. Literature: Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2019

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden opens three new exhibitions to celebrate the Bauhaus anniversary year

  DRESDEN.- In the Bauhaus anniversary year, three exhibitions pursue historic and contemporary questions on the theme of space, display, and constructivist art. The exhibition "Visionary Spaces: Kandinsky, Mondrian, Lissitzky and the Abstract-Constructivist Avant-Garde in Dresden 1919–1932” brings together master works from international museums. In the center of the show are spatial designs by Piet Mondrian and El Lissitzky, which were created for Dresden in 1926. This is also the starting point for new works by... [Lire la suite]

27 février 2019

Sotheby's Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art Evening Sale totals $115.3m

The sale was led by a record for a Venetian View by Claude Monet at £27.5 Million / $36.2 Million. Courtesy Sotheby's.  LONDON.- Tonight’s Evening Sales of Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Art brought a total of £87.7 million / $115.3 million (est. £62.1 – 89.3 million). Helena Newman, Sotheby’s Worldwide Head of Impressionist & Modern Art, said: “It was great to see these first indicative sales of the season hit the ground running with such a promising and lively start. The combination of... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2019

Works from Frank Stella's personal collection to be offered at Christie's

Frank Stella photographed at his home in front of Jules Olitski's 1964 work Hot Ticket (detail), 2019. Photo: Christopher Gregory / New York Times / Redux / eyevine. Artwork: © Estate of Jules Olitski/VAGA at ARS, NY and DACS, London 2019 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will present Continuum: Selected Works from Frank Stella’s Personal Collection, works personally selected by the artist that will be offered across Christie’s Sales in London and New York throughout 2019, including works in The Art of the Surreal,... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2019

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto spaziale, Attesa, 1964-65

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto spaziale, Attesa, signed, titled and inscribed Ciao Mariolina on the reverse, waterpaint on canvas, 35.5 by 27.6 cm. 14 by 10 7/8 in. Executed in 1964-65. Estimate £350,000 - £450,000. Courtesy Sotheby's Provenance: Provenance: Galerie Rasmussen, Paris Private Collection, France (acquired from the above in 1972) Sotheby’s, Milan, 25 November 2003, Lot 243 (consigned by the above) Galleria Seno, Milan (acquired from the... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2019

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

Lot 58. Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto spaziale, signed, waterpaint and pencil on canvas, 60.3 by 73.7 cm. 23 3/4 by 29 in. Executed in 1968. Estimate £450,000 - £650,000. Courtesy Sotheby's Provenance: Brerarte, Milan, 27 May 1985, Lot 57 Private Collection, Milan Sperone Westwater, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005. Exhibited: Lugano, Galleria Pro Arte , Lucio Fontana: Concetti Spaziali, October - November 1984, p. 15, no. 5... [Lire la suite]
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