10 mai 2016

Romantic marble by Auguste Rodin sets new auction record at Sotheby's New York

NEW YORK – Simon Shaw, Co-Head, Worldwide, Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Department, commented: “Tonight we saw a discerning and efficient market at work. Connoisseurs were drawn to works that displayed a key combination of unrivaled quality, great rarity and exceptional provenance. Such was the case with Auguste Rodin’s romantic marble sculpture L'Éternel Printemps, which inspired competitive and international bidding that drove the work to achieve $20.4 million – marking a new auction record for the artist. Tonight was... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2016

Sotheby's to offer Paul Signac's 'Opus' masterpiece Maisons du port, Saint-Tropez

Paul Signac, Maisons du port, Saint-Tropez, 1882. Estimate $8/12 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- On 9 May 2016, Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in New York will feature a striking Pointillist painting of Saint-Tropez by Paul Signac (estimate $8/12 million*). Inscribed Op.237, the painting heralds from an important period for the artist, during which he designated his works with ‘opus numbers,’ much as a composer would name a masterful musical composition. Painted in 1882 –... [Lire la suite]