21 février 2017

Jar with stamped and punctated decoration, Vietnam, Hán Việt or Vạn Xuân period, 200-600 CE

Jar with stamped and punctated decoration, Vietnam, Hán Việt or Vạn Xuân period, 200-600 CE. Earthenware. H x Diam (overall): 9.5 x 11.5 cm (3 3/4 x 4 1/2 in). Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2004.128 © 2017 Smithsonian Institution

21 février 2017

Olivier Debré (1920-1999), Ocre d'automne, Washington, 1982

Lot 14. Olivier Debré (1920-1999), Ocre d'automne, Washington, 1982. Huile sur toile signée, datée et dédicacée à Michèle Harel au dos, 14 x 18 cm. Estimation : 1 200 - 1 500 €. Photo Millon Provenance : Collection Claude et Michèle HarelToile peinte à l'occasion de la visite faite par l'artiste à Claude Harel, alors Ministre plénipotentiaire à Washington Millon. Les maîtres de l'abstraction; Autour de la collection Claude & Michèle Harel, lundi 06 mars à... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2017

Olivier Debré (1920-1999) , Rose d'Automne, Washington, 1982

Lot 14. Olivier Debré (1920-1999) , Rose d'Automne, Washington, 1982. Huile sur toile signée, datée, titrée et dédicacée à Claude Harel au dos, 19 x 24 cm. Estimation : 2 000 - 3 000 €. Photo Millon Provenance : Collection Claude et Michèle HarelToile peinte à l'occasion de la visite faite par l'artiste à Claude Harel, alors Ministre plénipotentiaire à Washington Millon. Les maîtres de l'abstraction; Autour de la collection Claude & Michèle Harel, lundi 06 mars à... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2017

Olivier Debré (1920-1999), Blanc du désert aux taches noires, Petra, 1981

Lot 13. Olivier Debré (1920-1999), Blanc du désert aux taches noires, Petra, 1981. Huile sur toile signée, datée, titrée et dédicacée à Michèle Harel au dos, 24,5 x 33,5 cm. Estimation : 3 000 - 4 000 €. Photo Millon Provenance : Collection Claude et Michèle HarelToile peinte en Jordanie, en 1981, à l'occasion de la venue de l'artiste pour l'exposition organisée à Amman, au Musée national jordanien des beaux-arts, 1er - 25 mars 1981, et offerte par l'artiste à Claude et Michèle Harel. ... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2017

Early Bronzes at Shanxi Provincial Museum

Dragon-Shaped Gong, Shang Dynasty, 16th - 11th century BC © Shanxi Provincial Museum This Shang dynasty gong is shaped, as usual, like a dragon with bottle horns; its body, however, is elongated compared to other examples. The object is a wine container, made beautiful by the bronze-caster's art. A close up of the dragon's head, and rubbings of the reliefs on the dragon's body, are shown at left. The top of the dragons's body is a lid, that is lifted by the raised knob that can be seen in the photo. This knob could also be... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2017

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg opens first institutional solo exhibition of photo artist Pieter Hugo in Germany

 Pieter Hugo, WITH MY SON, JAKOB HUGO, NATURES VALLEY, AUS DER SERIE „KIN”, 2006-2013, 2014 c-print © Pieter Hugo, Priska Pasquer, Cologne WOLFSBURG.- What divides us and what unites us? How do people of all colors live with the shadows of cultural repression or political dominance? The South African photographer Pieter Hugo (* 1976 in Johannesburg) explores these questions in his portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. After solo exhibitions at the Hague Museum of Photography, the Musée de l’Elysée Lausanne, Müpa... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2017

The Collection of The Late Lord Weidenfeld GBE: A Life of Ideals and Ideas

The dining room of Lord Weidenfeld’s Bennison decorated Chelsea apartment © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  ‘Why Waste A Good Idea?’ - The late Lord Weidenfeld GBE LONDON – On 18 May Christie’s London will offer The Collection of The late Lord Weidenfeld GBE: A Life of Ideals and Ideas, an auction offering insight into the private world of a public man. George Weidenfeld, created Baron Weidenfeld of Chelsea in 1976, was well known and greatly respected as publisher, philanthropist and social convener;... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2017

Picasso's symbol of resilience, Plant de tomates to appear at auction after four decades

Pablo Picasso, Plant de tomates, oil on canvas, painted in Paris between 6-9 August 1944 (est. £10,000,000-15,000,000). Photo: Sotheby's. “The tomato plants are an earthy and decorative metaphor for the human need to survive and flourish”. 1Jean Sutherland Boggs in Picasso and Things (exhibition catalogue), The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1992. LONDON - Samuel Valette, Sotheby’s Senior Specialist in Impressionist & Modern Art, commented: “This exceptional work by Pablo Picasso was painted at a moment of particular... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2017

Exhibition at the Doge's Palace presents works by Hieronymus Bosch

Jheronimus Bosch, Triptych of the saints Hermits. Credit © Picture Galleries of the Academy, "permission of the Ministry of goods and cultural activities and tourism. National Museum of the Accademia Galleries of Venice ". VENICE.- Wild disturbing visions, convulsive scenes, hallucinatory landscapes with cities burning in the background, monsters and dreamlike creatures of the strangest shapes: this is the world of Hieronymus Bosch, the fascinating and enigmatic painter who lived between circa 1450 and 1516 in 's-Hertogenbosch... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2017

Re-discovered marble lions from the tomb of Charles V of France to be sold at Christie’s London this July

Carved Marble Group of Two Addorsed Lions by André Beauneveu (circa 1335–1402), dating from 1364–66 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 LONDON - This year, Christie’s Exceptional Sale will be led by a magnificent Carved Marble Group of Two Addorsed Lions by André Beauneveu (circa 1335–1402), dating from 1364–66. Originally executed to form part of the tomb of King Charles V of France at the Abbey of St. Denis, they were brought from France in 1802 by the English aristocrat Sir Thomas Neave... [Lire la suite]