16 juin 2009

«Qui a peur des artistes?», la Fondation François Pinault @ Palais des Arts, Dinard

Damien Hirst, The Kiss of Death, 2005. Perspex, steel, bull’s heart, dagger, silver and formaldehyde solution, 91,4 x 61 x 25,4 cm © Damien Hirst. Photo: Prudence Cumming Associates Après Lille avec "Passage du temps" (2007-2008) et Moscou avec "Un certain état du monde ?" (2009), c'est au tour de Dinard d'accueillir une soixantaine d'oeuvres (plus de trente artistes) de la collection de la Fondation François Pinault. Ce dernier a confié le commissariat de cette exposition à Caroline Bourgeois. Elle propose... [Lire la suite]

14 juin 2009

'Matisse 1917-1941' @ the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Henri Matisse, Conversation Under the Olive Trees, 1921. Oil on canvas, 100 x 82 cm. Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Madrid. Matisse’s career can be divided into three major periods: the years running from the end of the 19th century up to 1917; a middle period from 1917 to 1941; and a final period from 1941 until the artist’s death in 1953. The present exhibition focuses on the middle period, which is the longest and the least well understood. Marked by the shadow of World War I and by forebodings of the next worldwide... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2009

'Gilbert & George, Jack Freak Pictures' @ Arndt & Partner, Berlin

Artist duo George (left) and Gilbert (right) pose in front of their work “The Church of England” in Berlin, Germany. This work of art is part of the exhibition "Jack Freak Pictures" Photo: EFE/Jens Kalaene BERLIN.- As the international tour of the last Gilbert & George retrospective (2007–2009) did not include Berlin, Arndt & Partner are now presenting a solo exhibition of the celebrity artist duo in its gallery rooms behind the Hamburger Bahnhof. It is the first Gilbert & George solo show in Berlin for 14... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2009

Nicolas de Staël, (Saint-Petersbourg 1914 - Antibes 1955) Nature morte au marteau, 1954

Nicolas de Staël, (Saint-Petersbourg 1914 - Antibes 1955) Nature morte au marteau, 1954 Huile sur toile. Signée en bas à gauche, un n°212 au dos du châssis. 46 x 61 cm. Estimation : 300 000 / 400 000 € (400 000 / 550 000 $)Bibliographie : Nicolas de Staël, Jacques Dubourg, Françoise de Staël, Édition Le Temps, Paris, 1968, décrit et reproduit sous le n°837, p.337Nicolas de Staël catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint, Françoise de Staël, Éditions Ides et Calendes, Neuchatel, 1997, décrit et reproduit sous le n°884, p.558Ancienne... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2009

Unframed 2009: Buy Art Fight Aids @ ACRIA – Aids Community Research Initiative of America

Burton Machen, (Obama) Urban Evolution Portraits 9 11/29/08 2:50:46pm LA Benefiting The AI DS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA ). ACRIA is a leading HIV research and education organization. By supporting ACRIA you are helping people with HIV & AI DS in New York City, across the country, and around the world live longer, healthier lives. Terence Koh, Untitled (Acria Benefit Print), 2009  Kelly Klein, Untitled, 2007 Burton Machen, (Heart) Urban Evolution 32 4/15/07 10:23:13am... [Lire la suite]
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]