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]
19 mai 2015

Idyllic, pre-First World War painting unveiled at Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Cecile Walton (1891-1956), Eric Robertson (1887-1941), artist, with Mary Newbery (1890-1985), 1912. Oil on canvas, 94 x 186.10 cm. Scottish National Portrait Gallery © The family of the artist. Photograph by John McKenzie. EDINBURGH.- A double portrait by the celebrated Edinburgh painter Cecile Walton is the highlight of a new exhibition on view at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this spring. The painting joined nearly 50 paintings, drawings and photographs in Collecting Now, for a celebration of some of the... [Lire la suite]