11 juillet 2018

Martin MARGIELA, Spring-Summer 2006. An ivory crepe dress with straps and drape scoop neck at the back

Lot 154. Martin MARGIELA, Spring-Summer 2006. An ivory crepe dress with straps and drape scoop neck at the back. Estimate: €2,000 — 3,000. Lot sold 11,875 €. Courtesy Sotheby's.  Sotheby's. Collection Quidam de Revel, Paris, 05 Jul 2018
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11 juillet 2018

GRES, circa 1960. A khaki green pleated jersey asymmetrical dress with pleated leaf pattern

Lot 52. GRES, circa 1960. A khaki green pleated jersey asymmetrical dress with pleated leaf pattern. Estimate: €3,500 — 4,500. Lot sold 16,250 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Madame Grès's personal collection. Sotheby's. Collection Quidam de Revel, Paris, 05 Jul 2018
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11 juillet 2018

PIERRE CARDIN BOUTIQUE, Fall-Winter 1968-1969. A green wool dress, collar and hem encrusted with black vinyl

Lot 124. PIERRE CARDIN BOUTIQUE, Fall-Winter 1968-1969. A green wool dress, collar and hem encrusted with black vinyl. Estimate: €1,500 — 2,500. Lot sold 18,750 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. Literature: L'Officiel de la Couture et de la Mode, n°557-558, 1968, similar model photographed by Patrick Bertrand p.56Pierre Cardin : Fifty Years of Fashion and Design, Elisabeth Längle, The Vendome Press, 2005, similar model illustrated p.103. Sotheby's. Collection Quidam de Revel, Paris, 05 Jul... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2018

COMME DES GARÇONS, 1983. A dark blue tie-and-dye coton dress with ruffled back

Lot 118. COMME DES GARÇONS, 1983. A dark blue tie-and-dye coton dress with ruffled back. Estimate: €3,000-4,000. Lot sold 35,750 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. Literature: Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garçons, Chikuma Shobo, 1986, tie-and-dye models worn by Leslie Winner and Josée photographed by Peter Lindbergh, p.65. Sotheby's. Collection Quidam de Revel, Paris, 05 Jul 2018
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11 juillet 2018

Records at Sotheby's for iconic 20th century

PARIS - The sale of the Quidam de Revel collection achieved nearly €550,000 in 100 lots: a session punctuated with some splendid bidding battles for the most iconic pieces between major European collectors and international institutions. This unique session was marked by several world auction records, which were particularly impressive for Elsa Schiaparelli, Paco Rabanne and Martin Margiela. According to Julia Guillon, specialist in charge of the sale: "As Sonia Rykiel put it, you can create fashion all over the world, but the... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2018

The Cone Collection at Baltimore Museum of Art

Pablo Picasso, Woman with Bangs, 1902. Oil On Canvas, 24 1/8 x 20 1/4 in., Baltimore Museum of Art, The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland © Succession Picasso 2011. Baltimore - The internationally renowned Cone Collection of modern art is the crown jewel of the BMA. In the early 20th century, Baltimore sisters Claribel and Etta Cone visited the Paris studios of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso and began assembling one of the world‰'s most important art collections.... [Lire la suite]

10 juillet 2018

Chinese jade boosts Heritage Auctions' Asian Art Auction to nearly $2.2 million

A Chinese Celadon Jade Ruyi Scepter, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century;16-1/8 inches long (41.0 cm). Sold for $68,750.  DALLAS, TX.- A Chinese Celadon Jade Ruyi Scepter, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century sold for $68,750, nearly doubling its pre-auction estimate, to lead Heritage Auctions' Fine & Decorative Asian Art Auction June 29-30 in Beverly Hills, California, to a final total of $2,178,339.25. Measuring 16-1/8 inches long, it is carved from fine light celadon nephrite and is decorated with the Eight... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2018

Splendor and sophistication of Casanova's Europe on display in exhibition of more than 250 works from the 18th century

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, 1727–1804), The Charlatan, 1756. Oil on canvas. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona. Bequest of Francesc Cambó 1949. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- In the dynamic world of mid-18th-century Europe, people, ideas and artistic styles crossed national boundaries. Interiors filled with masterful, opulent and at times playful paintings and furnishings also brimmed with intellectual exchange, flirtation and gossip. Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2018

Exhibition at Scottish National Gallery brings together key works by Rembrandt

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69), An Old Woman Reading, 1655. By kind permission of the Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry KT KBE. EDINBURGH.- Britain’s love affair with one of history’s greatest artists is being explored in the major Festival exhibition at the Scottish National Gallerythis summer. Rembrandt: Britain’s Discovery of the Master is the first exhibition to tell the exceptionally rich story of how Rembrandt’s work in Britain has enraptured and inspired collectors, artists and writers over the past 400 years.... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2018

A 'wucai' 'Immortal' dish, Tianqi mark and period (1621-1627)

Lot 158. A 'wucai' 'Immortal' dish, Tianqi mark and period (1621-1627); 16.5cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 4,000-6,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,875 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a tapering foot, painted to the interior with He Xiangu holding a bamboo ladle or fly-whisk over her shoulder riding on clouds beside an inscription reading jiantuo xiangyun sao runfu (carrying the clouds which sweeps through the embellished hall), the well and rim with radiating cloud wisps, leafy floral sprays... [Lire la suite]