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]
09 mars 2015

Rosenberg & Co. opens with inaugural exhibition of Impressionist and Modern works

Georges Braque, Lemons and Cup, 1925. Courtesy Rosenberg & Co.  NEW YORK, NY.- Rosenberg & Co. announces the gallery’s public opening on March 7, 2015. Established on the upper east side of Manhattan by Marianne Rosenberg, the gallery continues the Rosenberg family’s distinguished tradition of exhibiting an international roster of works by prominent Impressionist, Modern, and contemporary artists.  Marianne Rosenberg’s great-grandfather Alexandre Rosenberg (d. 1913), grandfather Paul Rosenberg (d. 1959),... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

Hancocks at TEFAF 2015 Antiques

Lacloche Frères, Art Deco Chinoiserie Desk Clock, Paris, circa 1925. Mother-of-pearl, carved coral, black lacquer, rose quartz, carved agate, blue enamel and diamonds. Dial decoration by Vladimir Makovsky. Hancocks (stand 243).  TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) Though the art of inlay was primarily credited to Far Eastern artisans in the Art Deco period, one European craftsman, the Russian Vladimir Makovsky (1884-1966), is known to have practiced the technique with as much... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 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]