18 mars 2017

Rediscovered Rodin masterpiece soon at auction in Paris

Auguste Rodin, Andromède, 1887. Marble, 28.1 x 30.7 x 18.5 cm, from the Lynch de Morla family. Estimare €€800,000-1,200,000 (880,000-1,320,000 USD) © Artcurial. PARIS.- On 30th May, Artcurial will offer at auction Andromède, a rare Rodin marble sculpture with an extraordinary history. The long lost masterpiece, in the same familly for over 130 years, is estimated between € 800,000 - 1,200,000. In 1888, Chilean diplomat Carlos Morla Vicuña commissioned a marble bust of his young wife, Luisa, from Auguste... [Lire la suite]

04 mars 2017

« Calme et Exaltation. Van Gogh dans la Collection Bührle » jusqu'au 17 septembre 2017 à la Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles

Vincent van Gogh, Branches de marronniers en fleurs, 1890. Huile sur toile, 73 x 92 cm, F 820. Collection Fondation E. G. Bührle. ARLES - L’exposition « Calme et Exaltation. Van Gogh dans la Collection Bührle » présente huit tableaux de Vincent van Gogh. Cette sélection met en lumière, non seulement les différentes étapes dans la carrière de l’artiste néerlandais, mais également la vision d’un collectionneur, l’industriel suisse Emil Bührle (1890-1956), pour lequel représenter la progression stylistique d’un artiste à travers une... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2017

SAP cofounder and art collector Hasso Plattner opens Barberini Museum in Potsdam

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Hasso Plattner, entrepreneur and patron, pose in front of a painting by Edvard Munch during the official opening of the Barberini Museum in Potsdam, near Berlin, on January 20, 2017. Plattner helped to establish the Museum Barberini, which from January 2017 on will exhibit Plattner’s collection of artworks. Bernd von Jutrczenka / POOL / AFP. POTSDAM.- In the past three years a piece of cultural history has been reconstructed in the heart of Potsdam. On January 23, 2017, the Museum... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2016

Princess Marie von Hatzfeldt's 20.14 carats Kashmir cushion-shaped sapphire and diamond bangle, 1887

Lot 318. Princess Marie von Hatzfeldt's 20.14 carats Kashmir  cushion-shaped sapphire and diamond bangle, 1887. Estimate 500,000 — 800,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 20.14 carats, between circular-cut diamond shoulders, inner circumference approximately 155mm.   Accompanied by SSEF report no. 87520 and Gübelin report no. 16090078, each stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating, together with... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2016

Exhibition at Eykyn Maclean reintroduces two opposing perspectives on Serial Art

Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1967, waterpaint on canvas, 31 1/2 x 25 5/8 in. (80 x 65 cm.). Private Collection, London. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome. NEW YORK, NY.- Eykyn Maclean announces The Serial Attitude, an exhibition that reintroduces two opposing perspectives on Serial Art. In November 1967, Elayne Varian, the Director of the Finch College Museum of Art in New York, called upon a young artist – Mel Bochner – to help organize an exhibition on Serial Art. To... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2016

Nelson-Atkins to unveil renovated Bloch Galleries of European Art in winter 2017

Vincent van Gogh, Restaurant Rispal at Asnières, 1887. Oil on canvas, 28 7/8 x 23 5/8 in. Gift of Henry W. and Marion H. Bloch, 2015.13.10. KANSAS CITY, MO.- In March 2017, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will open the renovated Bloch Galleries in the museum’s original 1933 Beaux-Arts building, featuring the Marion and Henry Bloch Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, on view for the first time since 2007. Comprised of nearly 30 masterpieces acquired by the Bloch family over the course of two... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2016

"Van Gogh en Provence : la tradition modernisée" à la Fondation Van Gogh, Arles

« Van Gogh en Provence : la tradition modernisée ». Affiche. ARLES - L’exposition « Van Gogh en Provence : la tradition modernisée » réunit 31 tableaux — dont 29 jamais montrés à Arles —, issus des musées Van Gogh à Amsterdam et Kröller-Müller à Otterlo. Troisième rétrospective consacrée à Van Gogh par la Fondation, elle confirme le rôle majeur de l’institution dans le regard sur l’oeuvre et la pensée du peintre, en les plaçant en constante interaction avec la production artistique contemporaine. Il s’agira en... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2015

Sotheby's to offer the collection of transformative owner of Sotheby's: A. Alfred Taubman

Alfred Taubman relaxing at his home in Palm Beach, Florida. Image: Courtesy of Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s announces that the collection of legendary collector, philanthropist and businessman A. Alfred Taubman will be sold in a series of dedicated auctions beginning this autumn in New York*. The remarkable collection, which comprises more than 500 works stretching from antiquity to contemporary art, is valued in excess of $500 million, making it the most valuable private collection ever offered at auction.  ... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2015

"Vincent van Gogh, Roni Horn, Tabaimo" à la Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles

Vincent van Gogh, Les Mangeurs de pommes de terre, 1885. Lithographie, 26,5 x 32 cm. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation) « LES DESSINS DE VAN GOGH : INFLUENCES ET INNOVATIONS »Du 12 juin au 20 septembre 2015 ARLES.- Vincent van Gogh a commencé sa carrière artistique en se concentrant sur le dessin. Convaincu que celui-ci était la voie privilégiée pour devenir peintre, il ne s’en écarte que très peu durant les trois premières années de sa carrière. C’est ainsi qu’il devient un... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2015

Exhibition features fifty paintings and drawings focused on Van Gogh's passion for the natural world

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890), A Wheatfield, with Cypresses, 1889. Oil on canvas, 72.1 x 90.9 cm. The National Gallery, London, bought Courtauld Fund, 1923 Image © The National Gallery, London 2014. WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- For Vincent van Gogh, nature was the defining subject of his art. Over the course of his short but intense working life, Van Gogh studied and depicted nature in all its forms—from the minutiae of insects and birds’ nests to the most sweeping of panoramic landscapes—creating a body of work that... [Lire la suite]