18 février 2019

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Il Guerriero, 1949

Lot 57. Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Il Guerriero, signed on the back, polychrome ceramic, sculpture: 107 by 47 by 40 cm. 42 by 18 1/2 by 15 7/8 in. Executed in 1949. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Gino Lizzola, MilanGalleria Beniamino, San RemoAlberto Galimberti, MilanGalleria Arte Borgogna, MilanClaude Berri, ParisThence by descent to the present owner.  Exhibited: Milan, Centro Annunciata, L’umano nella scultura italiana,... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2019

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto spaziale, New York 8, 1962

Lot 31. Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto spaziale, New York 8, signed, lacerations and scratches on brass, 62.5 by 62.5 cm. 24 1/2 by 24 1/2 in. Executed in 1962. Executed in 1966. Estimate 1,400,000 — 1,800,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Galleria dell'Ariete, MilanCollection Attilio Codognato, VenicePrivate Collection, TurinGalleria La Bussola, TurinZaira and Marsel Mis, Brussels Sotheby's, Paris, Collection Mis, 24 October 2012, Lot 27 (consigned... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2019

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1966

Lot 55. Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto spaziale, Attese, signed, titled and inscribed Questo quadro è stato finito un sabato mattina on the reverse, waterpaint on canvas, 81 by 65 cm. 31 7/8 by 25 1/2 in. Executed in 1966. Estimate 2,800,000 — 3,200,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Galleria Carlevaro, Genoa Sandra Menconi, Turin (acquired from the above in 1966) Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 1980  ... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2019

Sotheby's to offer Rothko painting on behalf of SFMOMA this May in New York

Mark Rothko, Untitled. Oil on canvas, 69 by 50 1/8 in. 175.26 by 127.33 cm. Executed in 1960. Estimate $35/50 million © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced that they will offer Mark Rothko’s Untitled, 1960 on behalf of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) this May in New York, sold to benefit the institution’s Acquisitions Fund. An important work completed at the apex of Rothko’s artistic powers, Untitled, 1960 is one... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2019

Sotheby's Hong Kong to offer Zao Wou-Ki's Untitled from the Collection of The Guggenheim Museum

Zao Wou-Ki, Untitled, 1958, oil on canvas, 118.1 x 166.4 cm. Estimate: HK$60,000,000 – 80,000,000 / Approx. US$7,700,000 – 10,000,000. Property of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, sold to benefit the art fund. Courtesy Sotheby's.  HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s announced today that a seminal 1958 work, Untitled, by Zao Wou-Ki will highlight its Modern Art Evening Sale in Hong Kong on 31 March 2019. Coming directly from the collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the work will make its auction debut more than... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2019

First retrospective of Lucio Fontana in the United States at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Lucio Fontana (Italian, 1899-1968). Spatial Concept, Expectations, 1959. Oil on canvas, 35 3/4 × 35 3/4 in. (90.8 × 90.8 cm). Olnick Spanu Collection © 2018 Fondazione Lucio Fontana/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold—the first retrospective of the Argentine-Italian artist in the United States in more than four decades—will reassess the legacy of this key postwar figure through a selection of exquisite sculptures, ceramics, paintings, drawings, and... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2019

Colnaghi and Ben Brown Fine Arts open exhibition that re-examines the career of Lucio Fontana

  NEW YORK, NY.- Ben Brown Fine Arts and Colnaghi are presenting FONTANA, their first exhibition in partnership at the Colnaghi townhouse in New York. FONTANA re-examines the career of one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century, Lucio Fontana, and features works spanning the artist’s career, including seminal paintings, drawings and ceramics from the 1930s to the late 1960s, which champion his lifelong appetite for experimentation. The exhibition explores Fontana's beginnings as a... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2019

Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery at BRAFA 2019, Stand 143a

Lucio Fontana (Rosario 1899-1969 Comabbio), Concetto Spaziale, Attese, 1960. Watercolour on canvas, 27 x 19 cm. Signed and titled on the back: l. Fontana. © Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery at BRAFA 2019, Stand 143a. Provenance: private collection, Paris; private collection, Milan; Sotheby’s, London, 27 June 1996, lot n° 175; private collection, Sweden, acquired from the above. Literature: E. Crispolti, ‘Catalogo Ragionato di sculpture, dipinti, ambientazioni Tomo II’, 1974, n° 60 T 101, p. 98-99, ill.;... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2019

Repetto Gallery at BRAFA 2019, Stand 80c

Lucio Fontana (Rosario 1899-1969 Comabbio), Guerrieri, 1957. Painted terracotta, Ø 47. Signed and dated: 57. © Repetto Gallery at BRAFA 2019, Stand 80c. Fausto Melotti (Rovereto 1901-1986 Milan), Untitled, 1959-1960. Brass and glazed ceramic, 34 x 15 x 13 cm. © Repetto Gallery at BRAFA 2019, Stand 80c. Michelangelo Pistoletto (Biella, 1933), Cucitrice, 1981. Silkscreen on polished stainless steel mirror, 120 x 100 cm. Artist’s proof II of X, the edition... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

Monet's Venetian view to make auction debut, estimated at £20-30 million

Claude Monet, Le Palais Ducal, oil on canvas, 81,3 x 99,1 cm, signed and dated lower right: "Claude Monet 1908". Estimate £20,000,000-30,000,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Claude Monet arrived in Venice on 1 October 1908 – and, taken aback by the splendour of what he saw, the artist declared the city ‘too beautiful to paint’. Enchanted by the city, Monet painted just under forty canvases during the course of his three month stay, the greater part of which adorn the walls of museums across the globe. This spectacular... [Lire la suite]
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