22 novembre 2019

Stunning Cartier Emerald Necklace from Vita Sackwille-West Collection at London Jewels Sale

Lot 165. From The Collection of Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962). A historic rock crystal and emerald necklace, by Cartier, 1912. Estimate £ 50,000 - 70,000  (€ 58,000 - 82,000). Courtesy Bonham's. The glittering marriage of Vita Sackville-West, the daughter of the 3rd Lord Sackville, to career diplomat Harold Nicolson in 1913 was the event of the season. The Great Hall at the Sackville's ancestral home at Knole was laden with wedding presents, including a huge collection of jewellery given to Vita by her... [Lire la suite]
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09 février 2017

Oprah Reportedly Sold Gustav Klimt Painting for $150 Million

Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II, 1912. Bloomberg's Katya Kazakina reports that billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey sold a Gustav Klimt masterpiece for $150 million to a Chinese buyer in 2016, according to an anonymous source with knowledge of the deal. Oprah bought “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II” for an artist auction record price of $87.9 million in 2006 at Christie’s in New York. In ten years, the work gained 71% when it was sold in one of 2016's biggest art transactions. The work is the second major... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2016

Spanish artist Pablo Picasso's sculptures on view at BOZAR

Pablo Picasso, Tête de femme, 1962. Tôle découpée, pliée et fil de fer peints polychromes, 32 x 24 x 16 cm. Dation Pablo Picasso, 1979. Inv. Nr. MP366. Musée national Picasso-Paris © Succession Picasso – SABAM Belgium 2016 Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Picasso de Paris) / Adrien Didierjean / Mathieu Rabeau BRUSSELS.- Considered as one of the most important painters of the 20th century, the Spanish artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881-1973) also created sculptures throughout his life that were as innovative as they were... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2016

'Designing Dreams, A Celebration of Leon Bakst' au Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Villa Sauber

Nick Mauss, Collage of two designs by Leon Bakst: Vaslav Nijinsky in l’Après-midi d’un Faune, 1912, and Fabric design, 1923. © Nick Mauss 2016. MONACO - Dans le cadre du 150ème anniversaire de la naissance du célèbre décorateur des Ballets Russes, le Nouveau Musée National de Monaco présente l’exposition « Designing Dreams, A Celebration of Leon Bakst », du 23 octobre 2016 au 15 janvier 2017, à la Villa Sauber.« Designing Dreams, A Celebration of Leon Bakst »,... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2016

The Phillips presents a landmark retrospective of American artist William Merritt Chase

William Merritt Chase (1849–1916), Spring Flowers (Peonies), 1889. Pastel On Paper, Prepared With A Tan Ground, And Wrapped With Canvas Around A Wooden Strainer, 48 x 48 in. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection. © Terra Foundation for American Art. WASHINGTON—This summer, The Phillips Collection will present a major international exhibition on American artist William Merritt Chase (1849–1916). A renowned figure in the international art circles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Chase... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

‘The Glass of the Architects. Vienna 1900-1937’ at Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

Josef Hoffmann, Beaker, 1912, clear glass, etching, corroding, gilding, J & L Lobmeyr, Dm: 6,7 cm, H: 10 cm, MAK © MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art. VENICE - With over 300 works, mostly from the collection of the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna and from private collections, the exhibition The Glass of the Architects. Vienna 1900-1937, curated by Rainald Franz, will run from April 18th to July 31st, 2016 on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, in Venice. The... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2016

Major exhibition at Palazzo Fava in Bologna retraces Edward Hopper's career

Edward Hopper (1882 1967), Self-Portrait, 1903-1906. Oil on canvas, 25 15/16 x 22 in. (65.88 x 55.88 cm).Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest (70.1253). ©Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art. Photography by Sheldan C. Collins. BOLOGNA.- Some call him a storyteller, while others consider him the only artist who could capture the very instant – crystallized in time – of a scene, or the essence of a person. After all, it was Edward Hopper himself... [Lire la suite]
29 février 2016

Chagall to Malevich: 130 masterpieces of the Russian avant-garde on view at the Albertina

Natalia Goncharova, The Blue Cow, 1911, Vienna, Albertina - Batliner Collection VIENNA.- The art of the Russian avant-garde numbers among the most diverse and radical chapters of modernism. At no other point in the history of art did artistic schools and artists’ associations emerge at such a breathtaking pace than between 1910 and 1920. Every group was its own programme, every programme its own call to battle – against the past as well as against competing iterations of the present.   Marc Chagall, The walk,... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2015

Exhibition at the Belvedere focuses on the women of Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka

Gustav Klimt, Eugenia (Mäda) Primavesi, 1913-14 © Toyota Municipal Museum of Art VIENNA.- The beginning of the twentieth century saw wide-reaching social and economic changes, not least of which was a rethinking of traditional gender roles. The incipient move toward gender parity provoked vehement counter-arguments on the part of popular theorists such as Otto Weininger. Yet the sexual liberation served men as well as women; both had reason to break out of nineteenth-century moral constraints. The more forthright... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2015

Record mondial pour un chronomégaphone Gaumont de 1912 le dimanche 7 juin 2015 au château d’Artigny en Touraine

  Chronomégaphone Gaumont, 1912. Adjugé 1 240 000 euros par Rouillac à Montbazon le 7 juin 2015, record mondial, toutes catégories confondues, pour un appareil cinématographique. Photo Rouillac Maître Philippe et Aymeric Rouillac, commissaires-priseurs ont vendu à Gaumont pour 1.240.000 € un chronomégaphone, le dimanche 7 juin 2015 au château d’Artigny en Touraine. Datant de 1912, ce premier appareil du cinéma parlant a notamment servi au Mexique et à Cuba. Il s’agit d’un record mondial, toutes catégories... [Lire la suite]