19 août 2019

"Yan Pei Ming face à Courbet" au Musée Courbet, Ornans, jusqu'au 30 septembre 2019

Ornans - Pour célébrer le Bicentenaire de la naissance de Gustave Courbet, il fallait nécessairement, après avoir rappelé tout ce que l’art doit à la liberté esthétique que le peintre a su imposer en son temps, montrer combien il reste une référence pour les artistes d’aujourd’hui. Et c’est Yan Pei-Ming, peintre contemporain et internationalement reconnu, qui se confrontera à une dizaine d’œuvres majeures du maître d’Ornans. C’est d’ailleurs dans l’atelier de Courbet à Ornans – actuellement en cours de restauration – que Yan... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

An imperial carved rock crystal seal of Shah Sulayman Safavi, Safavid Iran, dated AH 1079/1668-69 AD 

Lot 126. An imperial carved rock crystal seal of Shah Sulayman Safavi, Safavid Iran, dated AH 1079/1668-69 AD; 2¼in. (5.5cm.) high; 1 7/8in. (4.6cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 300,000. Price realised GBP 217,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Round with cusped headpiece, the face engraved with elegant nasta'liq inscription on ground of scrolling floral vine, with title of Shah Sulayman I in the central cartouche, a band of further inscription includes prayers around, edge engraved... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

Al Farrow, Mosque III (after National Mosque of Nigeria), 2011

Al Farrow, Mosque III (after National Mosque of Nigeria), 2011. Tank killer missiles, Bullets, Shell casings, Steel, Trigger. 25”H x 31”W x 29”D. © Al Farrow.
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28 juillet 2019

Crocker unveils new acquisition: Al Farrow's "Bombed Mosque"

Al Farrow, "Bombed Mosque", 2010. Guns, Gun parts, Bullets, Shell casings, Steel, Brass, 40"h X 56"w X 34"d. © Al Farrow. SACRAMENTO, CA.- The Crocker Art Museum announced the unveiling of a new acquisition, Al Farrow’s powerful and compelling sculpture, “Bombed Mosque.” An anti-war statement, “Bombed Mosque” is constructed of more than 50,000 bullets and shell cartridges and weighs 780 pounds. Included in the artist’s 2015 solo exhibition at the Crocker, this piece deals specifically with... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2019

Badischer Kunstverein opens Mai-Thu Perret's first major solo exhibition in Germany

Mai-Thu Perret, Mirror Logic, 2019. Photography: Stuart Whipps KARLSRUHE.- Grammar and Glamour presents Mai-Thu Perret’s first major solo exhibition in Germany. Perret works with diverse formats and media, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, tapestry, film, performance, and texts. In her work, the artist turns her attention toward a discourse of feminism and spirituality which she associates in a singular way with artistically immanent questions of materiality and form. Her handling of a variety of ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2019

Pierre Soulages (b. 1919), Peinture 202x143 cm, 17 juin 2008

Lot 16. Pierre Soulages  (b. 1919), Peinture 202x143 cm, 17 juin 2008, signed, titled and dated on the reverse, acrylic on canvas, 202 x 143 cm; 79 1/2 x 56 5/16 in. Executed in 2008. Estimate €900,000 — €1,200,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Galerie Karsten Greve, Saint-Moritz  Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2008. Literature: Pierre Encrevé, Soulages, l'oeuvre complet Peintures IV. 1997-2013,  Paris, 2015, p. 271,... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2019

A calligraphic pottery tile with abjad date, Syria, circa 18th century

Lot 233. A calligraphic pottery tile with abjad date, Syria, circa 18th century; frame: 42.6 by 42.6cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. the calligraphy and outlines in black with dark blue bands and details on a white ground under a transparent glaze, set in an old wooden frame, with handwritten collector's note to reverse and printed '44' label. Provenance: Ex-private collection, Germany, Prof. Karabauer. inscriptions: 'Drink here what is healing'A foundation... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2019

An Iznik polychrome pottery tile with chinoiserie and saz leaves, Turkey, circa 1580

Lot 247. An Iznik polychrome pottery tile with chinoiserie and saz leaves, Turkey, circa 1580; 24.8 by 22cm. Estimate £7,000 - £10,000. Photo: Sotheby's. decorated in underglaze blues, viridian green and bole red with black outlines, mounted. Provenance: Ex-collection Sir Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017).Drouot, Paris, 25 September 1998, lot 43. Note: An almost identical tile is in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, inv. no. 02.5.91.  Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2019

Exhibition of overpainted photographs by Gerhard Richter opens at Gagosian

Gerhard Richter, MV. 92, 2011, Lacquer on color photograph, 10 x 15 cm © Gerhard Richter 2019. LONDON.- Gagosian presents overpainted photographs by Gerhard Richter. Throughout his long and eminent career, Richter has expanded the potential of image making through a dialogue between old and new media. He began painting over photographs in the mid-1980s, at the very moment when New York Neo-Conceptual artists were engaging with questions of image appropriation and reproduction, and the German Neo-Expressionists... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2019

Monumental installation by Yinka Shonibare presented in the Speed Art Museum's historic art library

Yinka Shonibare CBE, The American Library, 2018. Hardback books, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, gold foiled names, headphones, interactive application Installation view at The Cleveland Public Library. © Yinka Shonibare CBE (RA). Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art with funds from VIA Art Fund. LOUISVILLE, KY.- Opening on March 29, 2019, 21c Museum Hotel and the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY will present a co-curated exhibition of... [Lire la suite]
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