10 février 2018

A set of four ornamental gold fragments, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)

Lot 35. A set of four ornamental gold fragments, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE); each 2.8cm., 1 1/8 in. Weight 20g. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 each composed of a partly reticulated thin gold sheet and depicting a finely rendered dragon with some raised areas and minute granulation and filigree work, glass frame. Quantity: 4 Exhibited: Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington,... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2017

Cai Guo-Qiang Solo Painting Exhibition at the Prado Museum: Exploring the Spirit of Painting

Cai Guo-Qiang at the Prado MADRID - The concept of this exhibition, which opens to the public on 25 October, arises from the artist’s ongoing relationship with El Greco’s unique artistic figure and spirituality and proposes a dialogue with artists in the Museum’s collection: a dialogue in which Cai Guo-Qiang has been able to further his engagement with his predecessors, a list that includes Titian, El Greco, Velázquez, Rubens, and Goya, which will converge in time in a spiritual exploration of painting. In addition, Isabel... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2017

Zeng Fanzhi | Van Gogh. A Contemporary Chinese Artist Reflects on Van Gogh

Zeng Fanzhi and Axel Rüger (Director of the Van Gogh Museum) in front of Zeng's version of Wheatfield with Crows.  AMSTERDAM - In 'Zeng Fanzhi | Van Gogh', the Van Gogh Museum presents five works by Zeng Fanzhi (born 1964), one of the best-known contemporary Chinese artist and a fervent admirer of Vincent van Gogh. Zeng has already exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the National Art Museum of China and Musée du Louvre and – especially for the Van Gogh Museum – has... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2017

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2017 Modern Asian Art

Hong Kong -  Sotheby’s Hong Kong Modern Asian Art Autumn Sales 2017 will take place from 30 September to 1 October, offering over 120 works by some of the most celebrated Modern and Post-War artists in Asia between early and mid-20th century. Headlined by two magnificent oil-on-canvas works, one by Zao Wou-Ki and the other by Sanyu, the sales also present two themed sections, namely ‘Movimento Punto: A Post-War Legacy,’ which documents the important ‘Punto Movement’ of the 1960s, and ‘Foujita: Image of Elegance’, which presents... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2017

HUANG Yan, Chinese landscape - Tattoo (Number 4), 1999

HUANG Yan, Chinese landscape - Tattoo (Number 4), 1999; printed 2004, type C photograph, 81.2 × 107.8 cm irreg. (image and sheet), ed. 1/12, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Purchased, 2004; 2004.774 © Huang Yan, courtesy of Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
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08 septembre 2017

HUANG Yan, Chinese landscape - Tattoo (Number 1), 1999

HUANG Yan, Chinese landscape - Tattoo (Number 1), 1999; printed 2004, type C photograph, 80.1 × 108.0 cm irreg. (image and sheet), ed. 2/12, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Purchased, 2004; 2004.773 © Huang Yan, courtesy of Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
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19 juillet 2017

Lobed bowl with lotus petals, birds, animals, and floral scrolls, early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th–early 8th century

Lobed bowl with lotus petals, birds, animals, and floral scrolls, China, Shaanxi province, probably Xi’an, early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th–early 8th century. Hammered silver with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding. Purchase, Freer Gallery of Art, F1931.8  © 2017 Smithsonian Institution This is one of the finest silver objects from the Tang dynasty now in the Freer collection. With fourteen lotus petals in relief and a richly gilded surface, this bowl was... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2017

Rare and Exceptional Pieces at Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale in London

Lot 109. A rare and large gilt-bronze figure of Dharmapala Begtse Chen, 18th century, 36.8cm (14 1/2in) high (2). Estimate £150,000 – 200,000.  Photo: Bonhams. LONDON - The Fine Chinese Art sale, to be held at New Bond St, London on Thursday 11 May, will include many rare Chinese ceramics and works of art from European and Asian private collections. Following on The Jongen-Schleiper Collection of Fine Thangkas, this sale offers a diverse selection of Buddhist bronze figures from the Ming to the... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

Jade Bowl with Floral Design and Turquoise Inlays (Jin zanhua gaozu baiyu gaiwan), Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty

Jade Bowl with Floral Design and Turquoise Inlays (Jin zanhua gaozu baiyu gaiwan), Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty. Height: 26cm, Mouth diameter: 14.5cm © The Palace Museum.  This bowl has a jade body complemented by a gold cover and pedestal stand. The four characters at the bottom indicate that it was made by an imperial studio during the Qianlong reign. Its gradually flaring foot is embossed with patterns of interlocking lotus and clouds, and is inlaid in turquoise with crabapple blossoms and clouds.... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2017

Landmark exhibition brings Ai Weiwei's vision to Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids

Ai Weiwei, Iron Tree. Photo by Dean Van Dis  RAPIDS, MICH.- Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the nation’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, announces a landmark exhibition featuring internationally renowned artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. “Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural, State” is his first show in the upper Midwest as well as the first of its kind for the artist at a botanic garden. Ai Weiwei has emerged as one of the defining cultural voices for the 21st... [Lire la suite]