26 janvier 2019

A rare dated Tibetan-style gold 'marriage' ewer and cover, Guangxu mark and period, dated 1888

Lot 2615. A rare dated Tibetan-style gold 'marriage' ewer and cover, Guangxu mark and period, dated 1888; 48.5 cm., 19 in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 6,620,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the cylindrical body rising from a recessed base to a cusped crown and divided into two sections by a horizontal band cast with leafy floral strapwork, with similar bands at the base and rim, each section of the body incised with... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2018

Un manuscrit inédit de Debussy en vente à Paris, le 29 mai 2018

Claude Debussy, Manuscrit musical autographe, signé "A.Cl. Debussy", pour Hymnis. Comédie lyrique de Théodore de Banville, musique de Achille-Claude Debussy, partition pour piano et chant, adressé à "Mme. [Marie] Vasnier". [Circa 1882]. Estimation : €120,000-180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Paris – Le 29 mai prochain, Christie’s proposera une vente de « Livres rares et manuscrits » avec une sélection d’une centaine de lots. Dans le cadre du centenaire de l’anniversaire de la mort... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2017

Five masterpieces on three continents to be united for the first time ever on Facebook

This file photo taken on January 24, 2014 shows a gallery supervisor posing for photographs with two versions of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers paintings at the National Gallery in London. Five versions of Vincent van Gogh's masterpiece painting "Sunflowers" will be united across three continents for the first time on August 14, 2017 via a consecutive livestream feed, the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam has said. LEON NEAL / AFP LONDON.- In 1888/9 in Arles in the South of France, Vincent van Gogh painted several... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2017

Rudolf Ernst (Austrian, 1854-1932), The Rug Merchant, 1888

  Lot 12. Rudolf Ernst (Austrian, 1854-1932), The Rug Merchant, signed and dated 'R. Ernst 88.' (lower right), oil on panel, 24 x 19 ¼ in. (62 x 50 cm). Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 129,000 - USD 193,500) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 23 May 1989, lot 47.with Mathaf Gallery, London (inv. no. S257).Acquired from the above by the present owner. Note: Ernst came from a family of distinguished artists. His father, Leopold... [Lire la suite]
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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]
23 octobre 2016

AGO brings rare masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh, Gauguin and more to Toronto this fall

Vincent Van Gogh, The Starry Night over the Rhone at Arles, 1888. Oil on canvas, 73 x 92 cm. Collection of Musée d’Orsay. Image courtesy the Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France/Bridgeman Images. TORONTO.- This fall, the Art Gallery of Ontario invites visitors to accompany some of the greatest artists of the 19th and 20th centuries on a spiritual journey of self-discovery. Organized in partnership with the renowned Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh and more breaks new ground by... [Lire la suite]

12 octobre 2016

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, opens landmark exhibition of William Merritt Chase

William Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916), Self-Portrait, about 1884. Pastel on laminated paperboard with a sand coating. An MFA Honorary Trustee and Her Spouse. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- William Merritt Chase (1849–1916) was a brilliant colorist, inventive designer and engaging storyteller. Praised for his observations of contemporary life, he was a leading American Impressionist, influential teacher and prominent international figure at the turn of the 20th century. William Merritt Chase, the... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2016

'Electric Paris' at Bruce Museum

Alfred Maurer (American, 1868-1932), 'Nocturne, Paris', n.d. Oil on board, 10 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Courtesy of Avery Galleries GREENWICH, CT. - Paris had been known as the City of Light long before the widespread use of gaslight and electricity. The name arose during the Enlightenment, when philosophers made Paris a center of ideas and of metaphorical illumination.  By the mid-nineteenth century, the epithet became associated with the city’s adoption of artificial... [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]
02 avril 2016

Supreme Court Rules For Yale to Keep $200 Million Van Gogh

 Vincent Van Gogh, Le café de nuit (The Night Café), 1888. Oil on canvas, 72.4 cm × 92.1 cm (28.5 in × 36.3 in). Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.  NEW HAVEN - Yale University can keep a Vincent Van Gogh masterpiece after the U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal from a man who says the Bolsheviks seized the painting from his great-grandfather after the 1917 Soviet revolution. Pierre Konowaloff has been trying to recoup “The Night Café” since he learned in 2008 that it... [Lire la suite]