11 novembre 2017

Chinese ceramic artist and painter Bai Ming opens exhibition at Lacoste Gallery

Bai Ming, Charity of Blue Mountain, 2016. Porcelain, 12.5 x 12.5 in. Unique. © George Bouret CONCORD, MASS.- Lacoste Gallery introduces the celebrated Chinese ceramic artist and painter Bai Ming to the USA. The exhibition BAI MING: SOLO November 11 – December 2, 2017 features over 50 porcelain works, paintings and drawings. Bai Ming is an artist with an illustrious art career in Asia and Europe. His recent successful retrospectives were at the Museum of Asian Art, Paris and the Museum of Art, Architecture and... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2017

Collector Jacques Grange at Sotheby’s Hong Kong 29 September – 2 October

Jacques Grange Portrait © Jérôme Hong Kong - In autumn this year, Sotheby’s will offer property from the collection of Jacques Grange, the French interior designer renowned for his refined and eclectic taste. The sale comprises a mix of modern and contemporary art, 20th century design, photographs, antiques, 19th century drawings and Symbolist works, assembled with erudition, sensitivity and a light touch. Comprising 150 lots, the collection will be offered at auction in Paris on 21 and 22 November. Cécile Verdier, Worldwide... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2017

Exhibition features wide range of Art Deco works by French master René Lalique

René Lalique, designer, Lalique et Cie, manufacturer: Oiseau de feu (Firebird). Illuminated Surtout de table (Table decoration): Bronze base, colorless glass; mold-pressed, acid-etched intaglio design. Designed 1922. Courtesy the Corning Museum of Glass. NORFOLK, VA.- The Chrysler Museum of Art showcases one of the most talented and influential French designers of the 20th century, René Lalique, in its new exhibition René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass. This comprehensive look at the Lalique’s career... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2017

Modern ‘Artifacts,’ Shari Mendelson’s Transformed Trash

Shari Mendelson makes handmade sculptures that are constructed from discarded plastic bottles and inspired by ancient vessels. Her interest lies in the balance between emulating the ancient objects that she loves and creating original sculptures. Mendelson spends hours studying ancient artifacts across various museums, especially drawing inspiration from collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. While looking at these works, she considers what they were used for, the great civilizations that made... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2017

Seven Ceramics of Dame Lucie Rie at Sotheby's London, 13 sept. 2017

Lot 141. Dame Lucie Rie (1902-1995), Large 'Knitted' Bowl, impressed with Artist's seal, stoneware with an inlaid manganese and grey glaze, height: 12cm.; 5in. diameter: 31.5cm.; 12½in. Executed circa 1980. Estimate £15,000 - £25,000. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired directly from the Artist by the present owner, 12th August 1981 Together with a copy of the original purchase receipt. Lot 132. Dame Lucie Rie (1902-1995), Yellow Footed Bowl with Bronzed... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2017

Alvar Aalto's organic design idiom developed in interaction with contemporary visual artists

Alvar Aalto in his studio, 1945. © Alvar Aalto Foundation. Photo: Eino Mäkinen / Alvar Aalto Museum HELSINKI.- Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is the most internationally famous Finnish architect and designer. Alvar Aalto – Art and the Modern Form opens up new perspectives into Aalto's life and work. The comprehensive exhibition illustrates how Aalto's thinking and design idiom developed in interaction with contemporary visual artists. In addition to presenting Aalto's extensive oeuvre, works are also being featured from his close... [Lire la suite]

26 juin 2017

A Ceramic Sculpture by Magdalene Odundo, 1993

Lot 1. Magdalene Odundo, 1993. Height 15 5/8 in. 39.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 33,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. rising from a small circular bottom, the spherical body surmounted by a cylindrical neck with two rings to the sides leading to a horizontally flaring end; 'Odundo 1993' engraved on bottom; fine polished and carbonized surface. Provenance: Anthony Slayter-Ralph Fine Art, Santa BarbaraAcquired from the above, ca. 1994 Literature: Anthony Slayter-Ralph... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2017

Magdalene Odundo (born Nairobi, 1950), Untitled (Anthropomorphic Sculpture), 1991

Lot 64. Magdalene Odundo (born Nairobi, 1950), Untitled (Anthropomorphic Sculpture), 1991, signed and dated under foot: Odundo 1991.. Height: 16 7/8 (42.9 cm).  Estimate 40,000 -- 60,000 USD. Lot sold 134,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Anthony Ralph Gallery, New YorkWerner Muensterberger, New York, acquired from the above on April 25, 1991 Exhibited: Anthony Ralph Gallery, New York, Magdalene Odundo, 1991 Note: Much of Kenyan born (1950, Nairobi) Magdalene Odundo's... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2017

Magdalene Odundo, Untitled, 1999

Lot 38. Magdalene Odundo, Untitled, 1999, signed on underside of foot: "Odundo 1999". Height: 15 inches (38.1 cm). Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 17,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Private English Collection, acquired directly from the artist By descent to the present owner Sotheby's. African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art, New York, 16 May 2013
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26 juin 2017

Magdalene Odundo, Untitled, 1990

Lot 37. Magdalene Odundo, Untitled, 1990, signed on underside of foot: "Odundo 1990". Height: 13 7/8 inches (35.2 cm). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 34,375 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Private English Collection, acquired directly from the artistBy descent to the present owner Note: Much of Kenyan-born (1950, Nairobi) Magdalene Odundo's inspiration is drawn from the ceramic tradition of her roots on the Ugandan/Kenyan border.  In keeping with modern sculptors (such as Brancusi and Arp)... [Lire la suite]
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