21 mai 2009

Gerhard Richter, “Paintings from Private Collections” @ MKM, Bonn

Gerhard Richter poses in front of his work "Owl" from 1982. Photo: EFE/Federico Gambarini. BONN.- From May 21 to August 23, 2009, the MKM is showcasing one of the most important and influential artists of our time: Gerhard Richter. Entitled “Paintings from Private Collections”, this exhibition features some 80 paintings which originated in the years from 1963 to 2007, and comprises some of artist’s key works, drawn from the Böckman (Berlin), Burda (Baden-Baden) and Ströher (MKM / Darmstadt) collections. Among the... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2009

"Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective" @ Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Triptych Inspired by T. S. Eliot’s Poem “Sweeney Agonistes” Oil on canvas, 198 x 147.5 cm. 1967. New York, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation 1972. NEW YORK, NY.- The first major New York exhibition in 20 years devoted to Francis Bacon (British, 1909–1992)—one of the most important painters of the 20th century—will be presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 20 through August 16, 2009. Marking the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth,... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2009

Geoffrey Gorman, Eco Taxidermy

© 2009 Geoffrey Gorman Growing up on an old abandoned horse farm and exploring the wild countryside as a youth allowed Geoffrey Gorman the freedom to explore and to build: tree houses out of weathered fencing and boards, a raft made from barrels and canvas, forts constructed of cut down trees built to protect against wild animals. Once he built a vehicle made from an old lawnmower and wooden box...unfortunately it only ran backwards.He went to art school, studied photography, and later pursued a career in furniture design.... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2009

Timide session de printemps pour la vente d’art contemporain de Philips de Pury à New York

“Anxiety,” a 1975 painting by Philip Guston, was Thursday evening’s top sale, bringing $1 million, including fees. Phillips de Pury & Company Philips de Pury conclut habituellement les grandes ventes du mois de mai à New York. En empochant seulement 7,7 millions de dollars lors de sa vente du soir, comparés aux 59 millions de mai 2008, la maison de vente résume la dégringolade qui a touché les ventes de mai à New York. 12 lots invendus sur 43, une seule œuvre à un million de dollars, 7,7 millions en tout au lieu de 59... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2009

Contemporary Korean Art @ The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Choi Jeong-hwa, Site of Desire, 2005. Red plastic baskets. Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy © Choi Jeong-hwa HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the second and final venue for the first major museum exhibition in the continental United States in almost two decades to focus on contemporary art from South Korea. Organized by the MFAH and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea features a generation of artists who have emerged since the mid-1980s—some... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2009

Sept paysages à l’aquarelle d'Alexandre Benois chez Tajan, demain

Alexandre Benois (1870-1960), La Villa Rose à Oria, 1912, aquarelle et encre sur papier, 28,5 x 41 cm. Estimation : 4 000/5 000 €. Alexandre Benois (1870-1960), Capo di San Martino, Vue de Lugano,1908, lavis d'encre et crayon sur papier, 27,5 x 40 cm. Estimation : € 2,000-3,000 Alexandre Benois (1870-1960), La place Montagnola, aquarelle et crayon sur papier, 20 x 26 cm. Estimation : € 2,500-3,500 Alexandre Benois (1870-1960),  Le lac Majeur à Ascona, 1937, aquarelle et crayon sur papier, 20 x 26,5... [Lire la suite]

17 mai 2009

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Yves Saint Laurent

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Yves Saint Laurent stamped with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts stamps and numbered '15.313' (on the reverse), graphite on paper, 40 x 30½ in. (101.6 x 77.4 cm.) Drawn in 1972.  Estimate $50,000 - $70,000. Price Realized $50,000 Provenance: The Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New YorkAcquired from the above by the present owner Exhibited: New York, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Andy Warhol, Patrons and Friends... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2009

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus stamped with the Estate of Andy Warhol stamp and numbered 'A891.111' (on the reverse). silkscreen inks on paper. 48 x 70 in. (121.9 x 177.8 cm.). Executed circa 1984. Estimate $80,000 - $120,000. Price Realized $104,500  Christi'es. Post-war And Contemporary Art Morning Sale  14 May 2009.  New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com 
17 mai 2009

'Pop Life: Art in a Material World' @ Tate Modern

Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas, The Shop, 6 c-type prints. Each: 29 15/16 x 36 in. (76.1 x 91.5 cm) © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2009. Photo: Carl Freedman. Courtesy White Cube LONDON.- Pop Life: Art in a Material World will propose a re-reading of one of the major legacies of Pop Art. Exploring Andy Warhol’s notorious provocation that ‘good business is the best art’, the exhibition takes Warhol’s influential practice as a starting point. It looks ahead to the various ways that subsequent generations since the 1980s... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2009

Le MOCA a gagné 650 000 dollars grâce à sa vente aux enchères annuelle d’oeuvres données par des artistes

Barbara Kruger, "Untitled (The War For Me to Become You), 2008, pigment print, 31.83x40 in. Credit: From the artist. « Fresh Silent Auction », la vente aux enchères annuelle organisée par le MOCA, a rapporté 650 000 dollars, soit 50 000 dollars de plus que l’estimation. Le Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) organise annuellement une vente aux enchères d’oeuvres d’art offertes par des artistes afin d’aider l’institution. Selon le Los Angeles Times, l’édition 2009 qui a eu lieu le 9 mai a rapporté 650 000 dollars,... [Lire la suite]

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