20 avril 2016

'Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fragmentary Colossal Head of a Youth, Greek, Hellenistic period, 2nd century B.C. Marble. H. 22 7/8 in.(58 cm). Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (AvP VII 283). Image: © SMB / Antikensammlung NEW YORK, NY.- The conquests of Alexander the Great transformed the ancient world, making trade and cultural exchange possible across great distances. Alexander’s retinue of court artists and extensive artistic patronage provided a model for his successors, the Hellenistic kings, who came to rule over... [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]
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04 avril 2016

Sotheby's annual Orientalist Sale to take place as part of Orientalist & Middle Eastern Week: 15-21 April 2016

Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824 - 1904), The Grain Threshers, Egypt. Signed and dated J.L. Gerome / 1859 lower left, oil on canvas, 43 by 75cm., 17 by 29½in.. Estimate: £80,000-120,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This Spring in London, Sotheby’s will present Orientalist & Middle Eastern Week, dedicated to over 1000 years ofartworks and objects celebrating the culture of the Middle East and the wider Islamic world. Comprising five sales in total and running from 15-21 April 2016, the series... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2016

A new world record and numerous excellent results in Old Master paintings sale at Koller

Michaelina Wautier (Mond c.1617 - 1689 Brussels), Portrait of Martino Martini, Jesuit missionary in China, 1654. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated upper left: Michaelina Wautier fecit 1654. Chinese inscription upper right: Wei Kuangguo (Chinese title of the sitter). 69.5 x 59 cm. Estimate CHF 7 000 / 10 000. Sold for CHF 480 500. World auction record for the artist. Photo Koller ZURICH.- The week of old masters and antiques auctions at Koller yielded numerous excellent results for works by... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2016

Christie's Impressionist, Modern & Surreal Art Evening Sales in London total $138,024,707

© Christie’s Images Limited 2016.  LONDON.- Christie’s Evening Sales of Impressionist and Modern Art and The Art of the Surreal, in London on 2 February, realised a combined total of £95,917,100 / $138,024,707 / €126,418,738, selling 75% by lot and 87% by value. The top price of the evening was achieved by Max Ernst’s museum-quality work The Stolen Mirror, which sold for £7,642,500 / $10,997,558 / €10,072,815 (estimate: £7-10 million). In total, 27 works of art sold for over £1 million / 34 for over $1 million. Two... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2015

Exhibition at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts explores Auguste Rodin's studio and process

Auguste Rodin  (1840-1917), The Thinker, large version, 1903. Patinated plaster for bronze casting, 182 x 108 x 141 cm. Paris, Musée Rodin © Musée Rodin (photo Christian Baraja). RICHMOND, VA.- An exhibition honoring the creative genius of master sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts from November 21, 2015 to March 13, 2016. Drawn primarily from collections of the Musée Rodin, Paris, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibition brings together more... [Lire la suite]

08 mars 2015

Schirn Kunsthalle opens exhibition devoted to previously neglected chapter of European modern art

Egon Schiele, Self-portrait with lowered Head, 1912, Leopold Museum, Vienna FRANKFURT.- In the large-scale exhibition entitled “Artists and Prophets. A Secret History of Modern Art 1872–1972” the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt presents an in-depth appraisal of a long, yet largely unknown chapter in the history of European – and most notably German – art. Featuring over 400 works and accompanying exhibits, including paintings, drawings, lithographs as well as extensive and rare documentary material, the show reveals... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2013

A PATEK PHILLIPPE POCKET-WATCH MADE FOR THE ISLAMIC MARKET DATED 1300 AH/1882 AD, SWITZERLAND

A PATEK PHILLIPPE POCKET-WATCH MADE FOR THE ISLAMIC MARKET DATED 1300 AH/1882 AD, SWITZERLAND. Photo Sotheby's the round white enamel dial with Roman numerals, blue steel hour, minute hands, secondary dial, the gilt-metal case engraved and decorated with lapis blue and carnelian red enamels and set with cut-diamonds, each side with a central cusped medallion enclosing a monumental inscription encircled by a border of tulip plants; 4.2cm. diam. Lot Sold: 39,650 GBPinscriptions: Surur al-Saltanah, 1300 AH (1882-3 AD)Surur... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2010

La Galerie De Bayser @ XXVe Biennale des Antiquaires. Grand Palais

Girolamo da Treviso (1498-1544) Apollon musicien. Plume et encre brune, lavis brun, pierre noire et rehauts de gouache blanche, 23,5 x 18,7 cm © Galerie De Bayser Georges Seurat (1859-1891) Le cheval noir. Exécuté vers 1882. Crayon conté, 23 x 30 cm. Au verso, paraphe de l’inventaire posthume n°256 © Galerie De Bayser Monsieur Matthieu de BAYSER. BAYSER (DE). Stand S28. XXVe Biennale des Antiquaires. Grand Palais, 15-22 septembre 2010 - galerie@debayser.com - www.debayser.com
22 juin 2009

Collection de meubles et glaces syriens, Damas, entre 1870 et fin XIXème siècle

Guéridon syrien ancien tripde. Syrie, vers 1870 à plateau polylobé incrusté d'os de nacre et filets d'étain, décoré d'une rosace au centre d'un motif floral rayonnant. Belle qualité. Usures. H : 70 cm. Diam. plateau : 49 cm. Estimation : 800 / 1 200 € Importante glace syrienne. Damas, vers 1880 en bois ajouré incrusté de nacre, filets d'étain et os, à décor de fleurs, rosaces et guirlandes. Petits manques et restaurations. 224 x 110 cm. Estimation : 2 000 / 3 000 € Salon syrien trois pèces. Damas, vers 1880. ... [Lire la suite]