30 septembre 2016

Tate acquires British Impressionist masterpiece

William Stott of Oldham, La Passeur (The Ferry), 1882 © Tate. LONDON.- The painting has been bought with funds provided by Art Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation and will be on display at Tate Britain in April 2017. It will then tour to three other galleries, Gallery Oldham, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum and Southampton City Art Gallery. The majority of Stott’s work is in Gallery Oldham, in the artist’s home town. This work will join another piece, Girl in a Meadow from 1880 in... [Lire la suite]
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29 septembre 2016

"Oscar Wilde, l'impertinent absolu" au Musée du Petit Palais

Oscar Wilde, l'impertinent absolu : Affiche. PARIS - Le Petit Palais est heureux de présenter la première grande exposition française consacrée au célèbre écrivain Oscar Wilde (né en 1854 à Dublin - mort en 1900 à Paris). En effet, bien que l’auteur soit mort dans la capitale, le centenaire de sa disparition n’ y a pas été commémoré, alors que Londres lui consacrait deux grandes expositions en cette année 2000, l’une à la British Library, essentiellement littéraire et biographique, l’autre au Barbican Center autour des... [Lire la suite]
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. 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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