11 juin 2009

Tamara de Lempicka @ the Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico

A man stands beside the painting "M. Tadeusz Lempicki" during the exhibition of works of art made by Tamara de Lempicka which opened at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City. Photo: EFE/Mario Guzmán. MEXICO CITY.- President Felipe Calderón inaugurated the Tamara de Lempicka Exhibition at the Palace of Fine Arts, adding that during his government, an enormous effort has been made to enable Mexicans to discover and enjoy great national and international exhibitions, some of which have been unparalleled. He said that... [Lire la suite]

10 juin 2009

'Dado: The Zorzi Elegies' in Montenegro Pavilion @ Palazzo Zorzi

"B. Réquichot", painted compressed iron and bronze, 185 x 60 x 45 cm (détail). Photo: Domingo Djuric. VENICE.- For half a century, the well-known Montenegrin-born artist Dado (b. Cetinje, 1933) has been creating a world of delicate horror and intricate fantasy in every medium from painting and fresco to drawing, engraving and book illustration. In 1989, the mill at Hérouval in Normandy, France that has long been Dado’s adoptive home burnt down. Among the many things consumed by the fire was a series of sculptures that... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2009

Sotheby's London Contemporary Art Evening Sale to Present Three Rare Andy Warhol Paintings

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale, Attese, waterpaint on canvas, 45.7 by 38.1cm. Estimate 150,000—200,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's    LONDON.- Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Auction on Thursday, June 25, 2009 will be spearheaded by three exceptionally rare Andy Warhol paintings from an important European collection - Mrs McCarthy and Mrs Brown (Tuna Fish Disaster), Hammer and Sickle and Diamond Dust Shoes - and features Peter Doig’s painting Almost Grown, which ranks in the very highest tier of the... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2009

Picasso, Monet and Giacometti, Lead Sotheby's Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art

Pablo Picasso, Homme à l’épée, oil on board, 146 by 114 cm. Painted on 25th July 1969. Estimate: £6-8 million. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby's forthcoming sale of Impressionist & Modern Art on the evening of Wednesday, June 24, 2009 will be led by rare works by Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Pablo Picasso’s Homme à l’épée, a striking and monumental depiction of a musketeer from the artist’s late oeuvre, will be one of the centre-pieces of the sale... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2009

Tableau Vivant of the Artist and His Model Featured in the Icelandic Pavilion at La Biennale

VENICE.- The official Icelandic representation at the 53rd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia features Ragnar Kjartansson, a self-described incurable romantic, whose multifaceted artistic practice is rooted in a tradition of acting and performance with an existential and absurdist sensibility that can be linked to artists ranging from Caspar David Friedrich to Gilbert and George. Kjartansson’s exhibition for Venice, entitled The End, features a tableau vivant of the artist and his model that will last for the... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2009

Bonhams to Sell Painting by Artist Described by Hitler As "Degenerate"

‘the total sum of your work is like a painting of the whole world, as though you tried to embrace world, its cities, its people, its condition’. (Andrew Forge, 1962). Oscar Kokoschka, A view from Lindsay House looking towards Battersea, 1957 LONDON.- Oscar Kokoschka’s magnificent riverscape, `London, Chelsea Reach’, a view from Lindsay House looking towards Battersea was done when the artist was 71 years old in 1957 having fled Prague in 1938 to escape Hitler’s invading army. Bonhams are selling this picture (estimate at... [Lire la suite]

09 juin 2009

Doig, Fontana, Koons and Richter Lead Christie's Auction of Post-War and Contemporary Art

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) Concetto spaziale, Attese; signed, titled and inscribed 'l. fontana "Concetto Spaziale" ATTESE forse lunedi vado a Parigi a vedere Parigi' (on the reverse); waterpaint on canvas; 24¼ x 21¾in. (61.5 x 55.2cm.) Executed in 1966. Estimate $949,800 - $1,424,700.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009 LONDON.- The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction will take place at Christie’s on 30 June 2009 and will offer 41 lots including exceptional and significant works by Jean-Michel Basquiat,... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2009

'Matisse: 1917-1941' @ the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

'Portrait of Marguerite Sleeping', one of eighty paintings, sculptures and drawings that are included in the exhibition that the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza dedicates to Matisse. Photo: EFE/Ballesteros. MADRID.- From June 9, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting the exhibition Matisse: 1917-1941, comprising a survey of the artist’s work during the central period of his career. The exhibition’s curator has selected 74 paintings, sculptures and drawings, most of which have never been previously exhibited in Spain, loaned from... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2009

Australia Opens its Doors at the 53rd Venice Biennale

Shaun Gladwell, MADDESTMAXIMVS: Planet & Stars Sequence, 2009, installation view, Australian Pavilion, Giardini 53rd International Art Exhibition. La Biennale Di Venezia. Photo: Josh Raymond, courtesy the artist & Anna Schwartz Gallery. VENICE.- Shaun Gladwell will present his captivating MADDESTMAXIMVS at the Australian Pavilion. The work is a compelling suite of five thematically interrelated videos with sculptural and photographic elements, influenced by outback Australian landscapes and the iconic Mad Max movies.... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2009

Summer Exhibition 2009 @ the Royal Academy, London

LONDON.- Now in its 241st year, the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition 2009 continues the tradition of displaying a wide range of new work by both established and unknown artists in all media including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and architecture. This year’s coordinators, Royal Academicians Ann Christopher, Eileen Cooper and Will Alsop have selected works for the exhibition around the theme of ‘Making Space’. Since the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1768, the annual Summer Exhibition has become the... [Lire la suite]

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