15 avril 2009

Monet's Iconic Water Lilies from the Museum of Modern Art Going to Atlanta this Summer

Claude Monet, French, 1840-1926, The Japanese Footbridge [Le Pont japonais]. c. 1920-22. Oil on canvas. 35 1/4 x 45 7/8" (89.5 x 116.3 cm) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Grace Rainey Rogers Fund © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris ATLANTA, GA.- The High Museum of Art will present an exhibition of four masterpieces by Claude Monet from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, beginning June 6. The installation will feature MoMA’s renowned 42-foot-wide triptych, “Reflections... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2009

First Large-scale Showing of Futurism in Britain in Thirty Years @ Tate Modern

Gino Severini, The Hospital Train 1915 © Stedelijk Museum. Oil on canvas, 117 x 90 cm LONDON.- This exhibition will be the first large-scale showing of Futurism in Britain in thirty years. The movement set out to modernise Italian art and social attitudes and its influence spread across Europe and beyond, revolutionising the response to the dynamism of modern life. Its master of ceremonies was the poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and this exhibition celebrates the centenary of his publication of The Founding and First Manifesto... [Lire la suite]

15 avril 2009

Grosz Heirs File Suit Against MoMA for Artworks Unlawfully Taken During Nazi Era

George Grosz, Self-Portrait with Model. Photo: Courtesy Rowland & Petroff NEW YORK, NY.- The heirs of George Grosz, a famous Weimar period artist and relentless critic of the Nazis and German military establishment, filed suit in New York on Friday, April 10, 2009 against the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for refusing to return three artworks created by Grosz and left behind by him when he fled Germany in 1933 to avoid Nazi threats against his life. The artworks, Portrait of the Poet Max Herrmann-Neisse, Self-Portrait with... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2009

Sotheby's Sales of Impressionist and Modern Art to be Held on May 5 & 6 in New York

Pablo Picasso, La fille de l’artiste à deux ans et demi avec un bateau, 1938, est. $16/24 million. Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby´s. NEW YORK, NY.- Two great icons of Modern Art will be featured in Sotheby’s May 5, 2009 Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York – Pablo Picasso’s La Fille de l’artiste à deux ans et demi avec un bateau from 1938 and Alberto Giacometti’s legendary sculpture, Le Chat from 1951. A rare group of paintings by Tamara de Lempicka from the collection of German fashion designer Wolfgang Joop is... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2009

Matisse, Giacometti, and Miro to Highlight Christie's Spring Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art

Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Nu à la serviette blanche. Oil on canvas, 31 7/8 x 23 1/4 in. (80.7 x 59.2 cm) Painted circa 1901-1903. Estimate: $2,000,000 – 3,000,000. Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd. 2009 NEW YORK, NY.- A trio of exceptional modern works by Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, and Joan Miró are among the highlights of this spring's Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on May 6th. These striking master works – a painting and two sculptures – come from the private collection of the late Caral Gimbel Lebworth, a... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2009

Masters of Russian Avant-garde: Chagall, Kandinsky and Malevich @ The Villa Olmo, Como

Kazimir Malevich, Suprematismo, 1915, Olio su tela, 87,5x72 cm. COMO.- The Villa Olmo is showcasing eighty works – including oil paintings, tempera works and drawings from leading Russian museums and private collections – tracing the great period of Russian avant-garde art from the beginning of the twentieth century to the early 1930s, with masterpieces by Vassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Kazimir Malevič and Pavel Filonov. More than 400,000 visitors over five years of exhibitions: this number confirms the success of shows... [Lire la suite]


11 avril 2009

Paul Fryer, Pietà @ Cathédrale de Gap

Paul Fryer, Pietà (The Empire Never Ended - 2007), collection François Pinault   "A peine le pied posé sur le perron de la cathédrale de Gap, et l'on est saisi par une apparition presque inquiétante au fond de la nef latérale. Le Christ surgit de l'obscurité, assis sur une chaise électrique et non crucifié. Nous sommes à la veille de Pâques. Cette vision provoque choc et même douleur chez certains chrétiens scandalisés. Et pourtant la croix n'était-elle pas à l'époque romaine l'équivalent de la chaise électrique,... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2009

'Yves Oppenheim at OsramHöfe' @ Galerie Max Hetzler Temporary, Berlin

Yves Oppenheim BERLIN.- Galerie Max Hetzler Temporary will present recent large-scale paintings and wall paintings by Yves Oppenheim at OsramHöfe. The French painter Yves Oppenheim designed the architecture of the exhibition using the wall painting as the most important element. The canvasses are installed directly on the wall paintings, which appear as the background or frame. The works interact in colour and form, creating a relief-like installation. The abstract colourful paintings gain visual depth through the swinging and... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2009

les Luciano Ventrone de la Giorgio Soavi Collezionista @ Sotheby's Milan 21 April 2009

Luciano Ventrone, Il cedro. firmato; firmato e intitolato sul retro. olio su tela. cm 40x60; Estimate 2,000—3,000 EUR. PROVENANCE: Acquisito direttamente dall'artista. Luciano Ventrone, Prima del defilé n. 2. firmato; firmato e intitolato sul retro. olio su tela. cm 50x50. Estimate 2,000—3,000 EUR. PROVENANCE: Acquisito direttamente dall'artista. Luciano Ventrone, Il quarto cesto di Patrizia. firmato e datato '92; firmato, intitolato e datato '92 sul retro. olio su tela. cm 77x100. Estimate 3,000—4,000 EUR ... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2009

"La fabrique du portrait, Rodin face à ses modèles" @ Musée Rodin

Garnier, Buste féminin, épouse de L. Garnier, Terre cuite. Paris, musée Rodin. Photo : C. Baraja / Musée Rodin Russell, Mariana, en Pallas, Marbre et Plâtre. Paris, musée Rodin. Photo : C. Baraja / Musée Rodin Au printemps 2009, le musée Rodin met à l’honneur l’art particulier du portrait à travers l’exposition La fabrique du portrait, Rodin face à ses modèles et son prolongement contemporain, Confessions / Portraits, vidéos, deux oeuvres de l’artiste britannique Gillian Wearing Laboratoire de création mais aussi... [Lire la suite]


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