06 novembre 2015

Asian collector snaps up $43 million Amedeo Modigliani painting at Sotheby's in New York

Amedeo Modigliani's painting "Paulette Jourdain" depicts the maid and later lover of his art dealer, Leopold Zborowski. Photo: Sotheby's.  NEW YORK (AFP).- An Asian collector splurged nearly $43 million on an Amadeo Modigliani painting in New York, scooping the top prize in an otherwise lackluster evening sale at Sotheby's that kicked off the autumn auction season. The auction house sold $377 million worth of art amassed by self-made American billionaire Alfred Taubman, a former Sotheby's chairman who did... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2015

Pablo Picasso's "La Gommeuse" sells for $67.45 million in windfall for US tycoon

Pablo Picasso, La Gommeuse. Oil on canvas, 31 7/8 by 21 1/4 in. NEW YORK (AFP).- A Picasso picture of a cabaret artist, which carries a second painting on the reverse, sold for $67.45 million in New York Thursday, scoring a windfall for American billionaire Bill Koch. It was the top lot of the season so far, proving a savvy investment for the Republican party donor who paid just $3 million for the canvas in 1984 and later discovered he got two for the price of one. Sotheby's had valued the canvas, "La Gommeuse,"... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2015

Jasper Johns (American, b.1930). "Moratorium (Flag)"

Jasper Johns (American, b.1930). "Moratorium (Flag)". Color offset lithograph. 1969. Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,000 Signed in pencil, lower right. Edition unknown, c.1500 (?). White smooth wove paper. Full margins/the full sheet. Fine impression. Good to very good condition; minor creasing in the image, not visible recto. Literature/catalogue raisonne: cf Field/ULAE Supplement 5. A very scarce poster. The auction record for a signed impression is $3,000 at Christie's New York, 07/15/2014, lot #83. Our example, as... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2015

Andy Warhol (American, 1928 - 1987). "Bomb Hanoi"

Andy Warhol (American, 1928 - 1987). "Bomb Hanoi", Color offset lithograph. 1966. Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,000.  Signed in black marker, lower left. Edition c500. Perforated, glue-backed postage stamp paper. Full margins. Very good impression. Condition: overall a very good example of a notoriously fragile object. Literature/catalogue raisonne: Unknown to Feldman/Schellmann. Only two auction records in the past 28 years located (1990, Phillips, London; 2008, Swann Galleries, New York City), only the... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2015

Willem de Kooning leads Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gruppo di persone , 1962, graphite on tissue paper on mirror-polished stainless steel, mounted to canvas, 71 x 49 in. (180.3 x 124.5 cm). Signed and dated "Pistoletto 1962" on the reverse. Estimate $1 500 000 - 2 500 000  NEW YORK, NY.- Phillips sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art in New York will be led by Willem de Kooning’s Untitled XXVIII, 1977. Rendered in creamy yellows, crisp whites and sky blues, the work perfectly... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2015

American painter Cy Twombly's Quattro Stagioni arrives at De La Warr Pavilion

Cy Twombly, from Quattro Stagioni (A Painting in Four Parts), Quattro Stagioni: Estate, 1993-5. Acrylic paint and graphite on canvas, 3141 x 2152 x 35 mm. © Tate, London 2015 BEXHILL-ON-SEA.- In the Realm of Others, the recently opened exhibition by Project Arts Works and De La Warr Pavilion intended to question perceptions about the process of making art, provokes further consideration as Cy Twombly’s monumental suite of four paintings, Quattro Stagioni, arrived in Bexhill on 24 October on special loan from... [Lire la suite]

26 octobre 2015

Exhibition at the Belvedere focuses on the women of Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka

Gustav Klimt, Eugenia (Mäda) Primavesi, 1913-14 © Toyota Municipal Museum of Art VIENNA.- The beginning of the twentieth century saw wide-reaching social and economic changes, not least of which was a rethinking of traditional gender roles. The incipient move toward gender parity provoked vehement counter-arguments on the part of popular theorists such as Otto Weininger. Yet the sexual liberation served men as well as women; both had reason to break out of nineteenth-century moral constraints. The more forthright... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2015

Exceptional Works by Cézanne, Gauguin, Giacometti, Modigliani, Monet and Picasso to be offered at Christie’s Evening Sales

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Homme à l’épée, oil on panel, 57 3/8 x 45 in. (145.6 x 114.3 cm.). Painted on 25 July 1969. Estimate on Request. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 New York - Christie’s announces a blockbuster line-up of Impressionist and Modern art highlights from its combined cross-category week of major fine art sales, to be held November 9 – 13, 2015. Over 500 works of Impressionist and Modern Art by the most celebrated artists of the era will be offered across the week, beginning with The... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2015

Exhibition of paintings, sculptures and drawings by Alberto Giacometti opens in London

Alberto Giacometti, Small Self portrait, 1921. Kunsthaus Zürich, Bequest Bruno Giacometti, 2012 © Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris and Adagp, Paris) 2015 LONDON.- The first ever exhibition solely to consist of portraits by the twentieth-century artist Alberto Giacometti opens at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday 15 October. Giacometti: Pure Presence (15 October 2015-10 January 2016) comprises over 60 works, including paintings, sculptures and... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2015

Swiss collections journey to the United States for once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at the Phillips Collection

Paul Cézanne, The House of Dr. Gachet, Auvers-sur-Oise, 1873. Oil on canvas, 22 x 18 1/2 in. The Rudolf Staechelin Collection © Kunstmuseum Basel, Martin P. Bühler. WASHINGTON, DC.- With great enthusiasm and excitement, The Phillips Collection its special exhibition of the Staechelin and Im Obersteg collections, on view now at the museum. Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland, The Staechelin and Im Obersteg Collections pays tribute to two pioneering supporters of the arts, Rudolf Staechelin... [Lire la suite]