02 octobre 2016

Garbos' Garbos: Staley Wise exhibits portraits from Greta Garbo's personal collection

Edward Steichen, Greta Garbo, Hollywood, 1928. NEW YORK, NY.- Greta Garbo was the undisputed queen of Hollywood from the mid-1920's through the 1930's. The combination4 of her extraordinary beauty and brilliant acting ability elevated her to international stardom from the beginning of her career while she was still in her early 20's and newly arrived from Sweden. Her image as an exotic, sophisticated woman of the world was developed by MGM, as was her public persona as a woman of mystery who avoided publicity and... [Lire la suite]

30 mai 2016

Philip de László, portraits mondains

Philip de László (1869-1937), Portrait of Comtesse Jean de Castellane, née Marie Dorothée de Talleyrand-Périgord, other married name Fürstin Karl Egon IV zu Fürstenberg, 1899. Photo Jacqueline Hyde © de Laszlo Foundation Philip de László (1869-1937), Portrait de la comtesse Greffulhe, née Caraman-Chimay, 1905. Philip de László (1869-1937), Portrait d'Elaine, Duchesse de Guiche, née Greffulhe, 1905. Philip de László (1869-1937), Portrait of Princess Max Egon von Hohenlohe-Langenburg, née María de la Piedad de Yturbe, 1906.... [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]
12 septembre 2015

Evening Cape, House of Worth, Jacques Worth, Gold fish design by Jean Dunand, 1925

Evening Cape, House of Worth; Gold fish design by Jean Dunand, Paris, 1925. Gift of the Pasadena Playhouse (63.40) © LACMA Gold and silver lamé. Center back length: 45 in. (114.3 cm)
12 septembre 2015

Cape, 1925

Cape, 1925. Kyoto Costume Institute Black lame jacquard patterned with a natural motif; fur trimming; no lining.Japanese lacquer was one of the media used to express Art Deco style in the 1920s. Surface decoration that had a quality similar to lacquer work was developed, and it was often used for textiles as well.Image and text taken from the book: Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century, Kyoto Costume Institute, pg 436
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12 septembre 2015

Evening Coat, 1925

Evening Coat, 1925. Kyoto Costume Institute. White cotton voile; black and silver bead paillette embroidery; lotus flower and wave motif; wadded collar; back blousing supported by another fabric from inside.An influence of Japanese design can be seen in this example, a coat, showing embroidered motifs, wadded collar in kimono style, and blousing at the back of the body. There is no label, but its perfect form and elaborate decoration suggest that it was most likely made by an expensive Parisian maison.Image and text taken from... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2015

Shanghainese Deco: Vanities in the Roaring Twenties at the Liang Yi Museum

Vanity box, Cartier, 1920s © 2015 Liang Yi Museum. Compact. Lacloche, around 1925. Gold, enamel, diamonds and mother-of-pearl with internal mirror. © 2015 Liang Yi Museum Vanity box. China (Qing dynasty), 17th century. Huanghuali with coral and ivory inlays. © 2015 Liang Yi Museum. Nécessaire. Cartier, around 1930. Gold, toirtoiseshell, lacquer, lapis-lazuli and turquoise with internal mirror. © 2015 Liang Yi Museum. A minaudière by Van Cleef & Arpels with mirror and lipstick, 1925, coated in red enamel with a... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2015

Superb gem set vanity case, Cartier, 1925

Superb gem set vanity case, Cartier, 1925. Estimate 110,000 — 160,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's The octagonal gold box decorated with white enamel wave motifs, mother-of-pearl inlay, and black enamel, the terminals covered in carved coral flowers, seed pearls, cabochon emeralds, and circular-, single-cut and rose diamonds, each end opening to reveal a powder compartment, the length opening on two sides to reveal a compartment, a lipstick holder and a fold out mirror, dimensions approximately 120 x 45 x... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2015

Paul Kasmin Gallery explores Brancusi's influence on the first generation of American Minimalists

Constantin Brancusi, 'Jeune Fille Sophistiquée', 1928. Polished bronze, 21 5/8 x 5 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. Edition 3 of 5 (from a edition of 5) Edition cast by Susse Fondeur, Paris, in 2013. Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein, Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery. NEW YORK, NY.- Paul Kasmin Gallery presents Brancusi: Pioneer of American Minimalism, on view at 515 West 27th Street from May 7 – July 10, 2015. The exhibition is an articulation of the artist’s immense influence on the first generation of American Minimalists and will include... [Lire la suite]