12 mai 2016

Sotheby's New York Contemporary Art Evening Auction achieves $242,194,000

Cy Twombly’s Untitled (New York City) was the highlight of the sale, selling for $36,650,000. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Grégoire Billault, Head of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department in New York: “Tonight we achieved exactly what we set out to do: tailor a sale to the market’s current taste. You only had to count the number of hands in the air for works as diverse as the 2012 Ghenie, Calder from the Barr Collection, and sublime paintings by Sam Francis and Francis Bacon to see that collectors continue to show... [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]
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]
22 septembre 2015

'Edvard Munch. Archetypes' at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Edvard Munch, Puberty, detail, 1914-1916, Munch-museet, Oslo. Photo © Munch Museum © Munch Museum / Munch-Ellingsen Group / VEGAP, Madrid, 2015 MADRID - The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is hosting Edvard Munch. Archetypes, the first exhibition to be held on the Norwegian artist in Madrid since 1984. Organised with the generous collaboration of the Munch-Museet in Oslo, the show brings together a selection of eighty works by the artist, who is hailed today as one of the fathers of modern... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2015

"Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931) : Le dernier symboliste" au musée de l'Orangerie

Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931) : Le dernier symboliste. Affiche PARIS - Ce sculpteur italien, proche du mouvement Liberty et du symbolisme, a su élaborer un langage ou l'expressionnisme se mêle aux réminiscences de l'art antique, de la Renaissance, mais aussi néogothiques, dans un équilibre inédit entre la force expressive du modèle et la grâce de motifs purement décoratifs. Etranger au monde des avant-gardes, Wildt connut un succès critique controversé, tant en raison des sujets de ses oeuvres parfois obscurs, que de... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2015

Six paintings by Claude Monet to lead Sotheby's May Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art

Claude Monet, Nymphéas, 1905. Estimate $30–45 million. Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s 5 May 2015 Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in New York will offer an outstanding group of six paintings by Claude Monet, spanning the 1870s through the 1910s and including many of his most celebrated subjects: water lilies, Venice, a snowscape, the Seine and the Normandy coast. The works are emerging after significant time spent in their respective private collections, including a prime example of... [Lire la suite]

28 juin 2014

SIEGELSON at MASTERPIECES London 2014

Suzanne Belperron. The Duchess of Windsor's Chalcedony Suite, Circa 1935. A necklace composed of a double-strand of chalcedony beads and a large flower head clasp with articulated carved blue chalcedony petals centering a cluster of cabochon sapphires, embellished by old-European-cut diamond trim; with French assay marks, set in platinum • 15 round diamonds • 8 cabochon sapphires • With maker’s mark • Length: 14 inches, flower clasp diameter: 2 1⁄8 inches. Belle Époque Diamond and Rock Crystal Corsage Ornament by Cartier, Paris,... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2012

Paul Poiret (born 1879 - died 1944), Mantle, ca. 1913

Paul Poiret (born 1879 - died 1944), Mantle, ca. 1913. Hand-sewn yellow wool and black chiffon. Museum number: T.165&A-1967. Victoria & Albert Museum © V&A Images. This mantle is made of bright yellow wool and lined with black chiffon. Based on a deconstructed kimono, it is composed of two rectangles folded on the shoulders and joined on one side with a stylised bow. It illustrates how Poiret was able to combine with rare harmony the bold colours of Fauvism, the vision of Cubism and the... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2012

Paul Poiret (1879-1944), Evening dress, 1913

Paul Poiret (1879-1944), Evening dress, 1913. Mauve and ivory silk satin and seed beeds. Museum Purchase. Object Number: P81.8.1. Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology ©2010 Fashion Institute of Technology While evolving his neoclassical styles, Poiret also explored various Orientalist themes. The costumes for his 1002 Night party were Persian-inspired, and Mme Poiret wore harem trousers under a short hoop skirt. Her costume inspired the famous Sorbet gown of 1913 -- with its lampshade... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2012

Sale of colourful Lalique vases at Bonhams includes one of his rarest designs

  The most colourful selection of Lalique vases ever assembled for auction is to be sold at Bonhams The Colours of René Lalique and Design from 1860 Sale in London on 12 June 2012. René Lalique (1860-1945) was a celebrated figure of the Art Deco movement. His work was highly fashionable during his lifetime and is sought after today by private collectors and by interior designers. All the major designs which made Lalique famous are featured in the sale, in a stunning array of different colours. The natural world was... [Lire la suite]