17 août 2016

From Manet to Dalí, European and American masters gather at Swann in New York for September 22 sale

Henri Matisse, Nu au coussin bleu, lithograph, 1924. Estimate $40,000 to $60,000. Image courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries. NEW YORK, NY.- Swann Auction Galleries’ September 22 auction of 19th & 20th Century prints and drawings in New York features a host of American and European masters spanning the past 200 years. From Manet and Renoir to Whistler and Toulouse-Lautrec, 19th century artists meet leading lights of the 20th, including Picasso, Matisse, Miró, Chagall, Braque and Dalí. Édouard... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2016

Paul Klee, L'ironie à l'œuvre au Centre Pompidou du 6 avril au 1er août 2016

Paul Klee, L'ironie à l'œuvre : Affiche. PARIS - Le Centre Pompidou propose une nouvelle traversée de l’œuvre de l’un des artistes les plus emblématiques du 20è siècle, figure singulière de la modernité : Paul Klee. Il s’agit de la première rétrospective importante présentée en France depuis l’exposition de 1969 au musée national d’art moderne.  Réunissant deux-cent trente œuvres, provenant du Zentrum Paul Klee, Berne, des plus grandes collections internationales et de collections particulières, cette rétrospective pose un... [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]
25 novembre 2015

"Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection" on view at the Victoria & Albert Museum

LONDON.- The earliest known example of Mughal jade; spectacularly large spinels inscribed with the names of emperors from the Mughal treasuries; a jewelled gold tiger’s head finial from the throne of the famed Tipu Sultan of Mysore and a dazzling brooch inspired by Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes made in Paris in 1910 are among the treasures on public display for the first time in the UK, as part of the V&A’s new exhibition Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection.  Gold finial from Tipu Sultan’s throne, 1790 –... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2015

Maria Monaci Gallenga, Evening Coat, 1922

Maria Monaci Gallenga, Evening Coat, 1922. Kyoto Costume Institute Black velvet with stencil of arabesque pattern; bodice with kimono-like over-sleeve; pillow-shaped collar; tassels; velvet lining.The Japanese kimono was copied, adapted, and finally assimilated into Western clothing. This example, a coat with long sleeves inspired by a Japanese kimono. For surface decoration, an arabesque pattern in stencil-printing was applied.Image and text taken from the book: Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2015

A stellar line-up of outstanding works to be offered at Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art sale

Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935), Suprematism, 18th Construction. Oil on canvas, 53 by 53cm. Painted in 1915. Estimate £20,000,000-30,000,000 ($30,618,000 — 45,927,000). Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Leading the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening sale is one of the most important paintings by Kazimir Malevich to ever appear at auction. Suprematism, 18th Construction, a highlight of the critically acclaimed recent Tate retrospective in London, is appearing at auction for the first time, a century after it was... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2015

'Golden Glamour: The Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry Collection' on view at the RISD Museum

Paul Poiret (French, 1879-1944), Coat, 1922. Silk velvet, fur, metallic silk embroidery, and faux pearls. Length: 147.3 cm (58 inches). Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry 59.031.9. RISD Museum, Providence, RI. PROVIDENCE, RI.- These garments dating from 1922 to the late 1930s share two traits: they were worn by Edith Stuyvesant Dresser Vanderbilt Gerry (1873–1958) and they incorporate gold in the form of lamé, metallic pigments, and actual metal threads. During the period... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2014

Vietnam- Début XXe siècle. Plaque de forme rectangle en néphrite céladon

Vietnam- Début XXe siècle. Plaque de forme rectangle en néphrite céladon. à décor sculpté en relief de dragons parmi des nuages et de frise grecques, appliquée en métal doré quatre caractères sur chaque côté: "Ming Chou Hong Lue" et "Qi Ding En Zeng".Cette plaque est un cadeau par l'empereur vietnamien Khai Dinh à un ministre en récompense de ses services. Dim. 11,7 x 3,6 cm Dans sa boite en argent, gravée des dragons parmi les nuages. Estimation: 2 000 € - 3 000 € On y joint l'édit de l'empereur, encre sur tissu... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2014

Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich

King John Cup, c. 1325. Silver, enamel, precious stones; height: 38.8 cm. King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council. Photo: Pete Huggins NORWICH- A major exhibition of works of art celebrating the rich and distinctive culture and artistic heritage of East Anglia, from antiquity through to the present day, will mark the unveiling of the newly-refurbished galleries by Foster + Partners at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich. Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia, opening on 14 September 2013,... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2013

‘Beyond Extravagance: A Royal Collection of Gems and Jewels‘, Assouline.

A turban clip worn by the Maharajah of Nawanagar, circa 1907 and remodelled in 1935 © Laziz Hamani/ Courtesy Assouline Detail of The Nizam of Hyderabad Ceremonial Sword with diamonds, rubies and emeralds © Laziz Hamani/ Courtesy Assouline Cartier carved emerald and diamonds brooch, circa 1925 – Photo courtesy of Assouline Necklace, India, 1850-1900, with seven foiled emeralds in closed gold settings, separated by diamond clusters in closed silver settings. The cord ends are wrapped with fine natural pearls. © Laziz Hamani/... [Lire la suite]