28 juin 2017

The Michael & Eleonore Stoffel Stiftung acquired five works by Anselm Kiefer for the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen

Anselm Kiefer, The sand from the urns, 2009. Acrylic, oil, shellac, sand and charcoal on canvas, 280 x 570 cm. Since 2017 Michael & Eleonore Stoffel Foundation in the Bavarian State Painting Collections, Munich. Photo: © Charles Duprat / Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen The Michael & Eleonore Stoffel Foundation has worked in close collaboration with the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen to acquire on behalf of the latter institution five works by Anselm Kiefer. The acquisition marks a milestone in the... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2017

Auction record for Wassily Kandinsky broken twice in one night at Sotheby's London

From left to right: Wassily Kandinsky, Bild mit weissen Linien (Painting with White Lines), oil on canvas, 1913. Joan Miró, Femme et oiseaux, gouache and oil wash on paper, 1940. Alberto Giacometti, Grande figure, bronze, cast by the Alexis Rudier foundry in Paris in 1947. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Sotheby’s Evening Sales of Impressionist & Modern Art and Actual Size at Sotheby’s London totalled a combined £148,877,000 / $187,719,009 (est. £129.9-170.5m). The total for the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2017

Art : Concept at Art Basel 2017

Caroline Achaintre, Ditto, 2017. Sculpture, ceramic, 60.0 × 22.0 × 4.0 cm © Art : Concept Caroline Achaintre, Melville, 2017. Sculpture, ceramic, 40.0 × 36.0 × 5.0 cm © Art : Concept Geert Goiris, Mirror, 2015. Photography, archival pigment print, 71.1 × 55.9 cm © Art : Concept Created in Nice in 1992, Art : Concept moved to Paris 13th arrondissement in 1997. The gallery's relocation was motivated by the rue Louise Weiss community project that transformed the area into one of the most important cultural reference point of the... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2017

Nandipha Mntambo @ Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Art Basel 2017

Nandipha Mntambo, Moonlit shadows 1, 2017. Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 18.0 × 180.0 × 6.5 cm © Andréhn-Schiptjenko Nandipha Mntambo, Moonlit shadows 2, 2017. Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 200.0 × 200.0 × 6.5 cm © Andréhn-Schiptjenko Nandipha Mntambo, Moonlit shadows 3, 2017. Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 180.0 × 180.0 × 6.5 cm © Andréhn-Schiptjenko Nandipha Mntambo, Topography of Memory 5, 2015. Cow hair and ink, 95.5 × 116.8 cm © Andréhn-Schiptjenko The founding of Andréhn-Schiptjenko in 1991 marked the start of a new... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2017

Exhibition at Mazzoleni London investigates the idea of colour

LONDON.- Mazzoleni London announces ‘Colour in Contextual Play’, an installation by American conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth (b. 1945). Part of a series in which Kosuth installs contemporaries or forebears, the exhibition incorporates a selection of work by artists proposed by influential Arte Povera artist Emilio Prini (1943–2016), namely Enrico Castellani (b. 1930), Lucio Fontana (1899–1968), Yves Klein (1928–1963), Kosuth himself and Piero Manzoni (1933–1963). The exhibition investigates the idea of colour, a theme that... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2017

Exhibition of new paintings by Gerhard Richter opens at Albertinum in Dresden

German artist Gerhard Richter gestures in front of his painting "Abstract Painting (946-3)" during a press conference before the opening of the new exhibition "Gerhard Richter, New Paintings" of the Gerhard Richter Archive at Albertinum in Dresden, eastern Germany, on May 19, 2017. Photo Robert Michael / AFP. DRESDEN.- Gerhard Richter (*1932 in Dresden) is one of the most significant contemporary artists. His work covers a period of more than five decades. On the occasion of his 85th birthday, the Gerhard Richter Archive of... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2017

Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable: Damien Hirst’s Mythological Extravaganza in Venice

Damien Hirst, The Fate of a Banished Man (Standing). Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS/SIAE 2017 VENEZIA - ‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’. It is the first major solo exhibition dedicated to Damien Hirst in Italy since the 2004 retrospective at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples (“The Agony and Ecstasy”) and is curated by Elena Geuna, curator of the monographic shows dedicated to Rudolf Stingel (2013) and Sigmar Polke... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2017

Cruche à décor de cavaliers dans des réserves étoilées, céramique lustrée, Kashan, Iran, fin XIIe, début XIIIe s.

Lot 930. Cruche à décor de cavaliers dans des réserves étoilées, céramique lustrée, Kashan, Iran, fin XIIe, début XIIIe s, H 34 cm. Estimation : 400 CHF / 600 CHF.  Photo Genève Enchères. A lustre-painted ceramic jar, Kashan, late 12th-early 13th century. Art Asiatique chez Genève Enchères, 1201 Genève, le 04 Mai 2017 à 12h00.
30 avril 2017

In a milestone gift, The Kimbell Art Museum receives a major sculpture by Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani, Italian (1884--1920), Head, c. 1913. Limestone, 20 5/8 x 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. Collection of the Kimbell Art Museum. Given in honor of Ted and Lucile Weiner by their daughter Gwendolyn. FORT WORTH, TX.- The Kimbell Art Museum announces today the gift of a masterpiece of modern sculpture, a carved limestone Head (c. 1913), by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884--1920). This important work was given in honor of Ted and Lucile Weiner by their daughter Gwendolyn Weiner. It is one of about 27 surviving... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2017

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto Spaziale, 1966-68

Lot 57. Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto Spaziale, firmato l. Fontana (in basso a destra), buchi su cartoncino, cm 49,7x60. Eseguito nel 1966-68. Estimate EUR 30,000 - EUR 50,000 (USD 32,188 - USD 53,646). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Galleria Arte Borgogna, Milanoivi acquisito dalla famiglia dell’attuale proprietario nel 1986  Literature: L. M. Barbero, Lucio Fontana. Catalogo ragionato delle opere su carta, Milano 2013, tomo III, p.... [Lire la suite]