08 juin 2009

'Cy Twombly, Sensation of the Moment' @ The Museum Moderner Kunst (MUMOK) Vienna

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1968, Oil based on house paint, wax crayon on canvas, Collection Ludwig on loan to Museum Moderner Kunst Vienna, © Cy Twombly VIENNA.- For the first time in Austria, MUMOK presents a retrospective of Cy Twombly’s work. Twombly, one of the most important artists of his generation (b.1928), has been based in Italy since the late 1950s. His work diverged from the abstract expressionist tradition dominated by such figures as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko. Twombly first gained recognition... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2009

Zao Wou-ki (né en 1921) Composition

Zao Wou-ki (né en 1921) Composition, toile signée en bas à droite, contresignée et datée au verso «11.2.67», 73 x 60 cm.  Estimation : 100 000 €. D’aucuns n’aiment pas la peinture abstraite et prétendent ne pas la comprendre. Mais face à une toile de Zao Wou-ki, nul besoin d’analyser, il suffit de ressentir. L’artiste explique lui-même sa manière d’aborder l’art, en ces termes : «Les gens croient que la peinture et l’écriture consistent à reproduire les formes et la ressemblance. Non, le pinceau sert à faire sortir les... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2009

Quelques Souvenirs de Dora Maar et Picasso chez Alde

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Portrait de femme, pastel et huile sur le vélin d’un tambourin, diam. : 20,5 cm.  Estimation : 60 000/80 000 €. Quarante-trois, c’est le nombre de lots réunis sous cet intitulé. Au menu, pour l’essentiel, des éditions originales, enrichies d’envois, de dédicaces, de photographies ou de dessins. De Pablo Picasso bien sûr... Un après-midi du début de l’année 1936, au café des Deux Magots, Dora Maar (Henriette Theodora Markevitch de son vrai nom, fille d’un architecte croate et d’une mère... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2009

Fiona Tan's Disorient to Represent the Dutch Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia

Fiona Tan, Disorient, 2009. HD installation, colour, 5:1 surround, 2 HD-cam safety masters, 2 HD projectors, 2 computers, surround amplifier, surround speakers, edition of 4 © Fiona Tan, courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London VENICE.- New York-based Dutch curator Saskia Bos selected Fiona Tan to represent the Netherlands at the 53rd International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. Tan is working on a new audio-visual installation conceived especially for the presentation in Venice. Fiona Tan describes... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2009

Biennale di Venezia: 'Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens' awarded the prestigious Golden Lion for the Best National Participation

Installation shot of Bruce Nauman, Double Poke in the Eye II, 1985, Neon tubing on aluminum monolith. CIAC: Colección Isabel y Agustín Coppel © 2009 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo credit: Michele Lamanna, courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art VENICE.- The Philadelphia Museum of Art commissioning institution for the United States Pavilion at the 53rd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, announced today that the U.S. representation, Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens, has been awarded... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2009

Venice Biennale Opens Showing Works by Over 90 Artists from all Over the World

Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto poses in front of his exhibition 'Seventeen One Less' which is on view at the Venice Biennale. Photo:. EFE/Andrea Merola VENICE.- The 53rd International Art Exhibition, entitled Making Worlds, directed by Daniel Birnbaum, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, and chaired by Paolo Baratta, will open to the public from Sunday June, 7th to Sunday November, 22nd 2009 in the Giardini (50,000 m2) and the Arsenale (38,000 m2) as well as in various other locations around the city. The Director of... [Lire la suite]

06 juin 2009

"Mapping The Studio" @ Punta della Dogana

BackYard (detail) by American artist Jeff Koons, part of the "Mapping The Studio" exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi and the new Punta della Dogana. EFE/Andrea Merola VENICE.- On June 6th 2009, Punta della Dogana, the new art center for contemporary art of the François Pinault Foundation, opens its doors after fourteen months of renovation entrusted to the Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The first exhibition Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection, curated by Alison M. Gingeras and Francesco... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2009

International Contemporary Art Sale @ Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art

"Dawn Portrait" by artist Huda Lutfi, 2002-Mixed Media, 20x18cm CAIRO.-In its second year running, the Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary art is hosting an International contemporary art sale on Saturday 6th of June 2009. More than thirty renowned artists, many from Egypt, have donated work to support townhouse, a non-profit foundation. Their generosity is testament to the gallery's ten-year history of promoting the arts in Egypt and its position as one of the leading independent spaces in the region. Since its... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2009

Phillips de Pury & Company Announce Highlights of the Forthcoming London Contemporary Art Sales

LONDON.- Phillips de Pury & Company is pleased to announce the highlights of the forthcoming Contemporary Art sales to take place in London on June 29 at the company’s Howick Place galleries. The Evening sale will offer 40 lots with a total pre-sale estimate between £5.4 – 7.8M and the day sale will offer 132 lots with a total pre-sale estimate between £1.9 – 2.8M. Highlights of the Evening sale include works by Richard Prince, Thomas Schütte, Robert Rauschenberg and Ed Ruscha as well as Mario Merz, Alighiero Boetti, Yue... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2009

Duchamp, Miró, Marc, Monet and Picasso Highlight Christie's Auction of Impressionist and Modern Art

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Le pot de pivoines, signed and dated 'Henri Matisse 1920' (lower right), oil on canvas, 25¾ x 21 5/8 in. (65.5 x 54.9 cm.)  Painted in Nice in 1920. Estimate 2,300,000 - £2,800,000    LONDON.- The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale will take place at Christie’s on 23 June and will offer 46 works of art, including exceptional museum-quality masterpieces by Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Franz Marc, Joan Miró, Camille Pissarro and Marcel Duchamp. The auction is expected to realise... [Lire la suite]

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