29 mars 2016

Balthus at the Bank Austria Kunstforum

  Balthus, The Road I, 1929, oil on canvas, 130 x 162 cm, private collection © Balthus 2016 Vienna (LCG) - Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001), called "Balthus", is one of the great loner among the painters of the 20th century. The exhibition - the first comprehensive retrospective to Balthus in Austria - illuminated his work of dealing with the early Renaissance through the work within Surrealism and New Objectivity, between France, the German-speaking countries and Italy, up to the study of Oriental... [Lire la suite]

22 février 2016

S.J. Phillips Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Van Cleef & Arpels. Art Deco 'Heurtoir' brooch, Paris, 1929. Emeralds, diamonds and platinum, 8.3 x 6.3 cm. Signed 'VAN CLEEF ARPELS PARIS 30334' © S.J. Phillips Ltd With original case and accompanied by a copy of a Van Cleef & Arpels Certificate of Authenticity, copies of the original design sketch and listing of the stone weights  Cartier. Gold, diamond and sapphire love-birds brooch, c.1960. Gold, diamonds and sapphires, 38mm long © S.J. Phillips Ltd ... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2016

Christie's Impressionist, Modern & Surreal Art Evening Sales in London total $138,024,707

© Christie’s Images Limited 2016.  LONDON.- Christie’s Evening Sales of Impressionist and Modern Art and The Art of the Surreal, in London on 2 February, realised a combined total of £95,917,100 / $138,024,707 / €126,418,738, selling 75% by lot and 87% by value. The top price of the evening was achieved by Max Ernst’s museum-quality work The Stolen Mirror, which sold for £7,642,500 / $10,997,558 / €10,072,815 (estimate: £7-10 million). In total, 27 works of art sold for over £1 million / 34 for over $1 million. Two... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2016

Exhibition provides a rare insight into the development of Alberto Giacometti's practice

Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Composition, 1927-8, Bronze, 31.3 x 18.1 x 11.6 cm © The Estate of Alberto Giacometti LONDON.- Luxembourg & Dayan presents Alberto Giacometti: In His Own Words (Sculptures 1925-1934). Focused on a series of sculptures from this crucial decade in Giacometti’s life, the exhibition provides a rare insight into the development of the artist’s practice, which led to the crystallization of the more familiar style that characterizes Giacometti’s later work. This exhibition will include... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2015

Elegant and Rare Platinum, Aquamarine, Sapphire and Diamond Sautoir, Cartier, London

Lot 489. Elegant and Rare Platinum, 29.00 carats, 54.20 carats and 59.30 carats Aquamarine, Sapphire and Diamond Sautoir, 1929, Cartier, London. Estimate 450,000 — 550,000 USD. Lot sold 574,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's The pendant suspending three variously-cut aquamarines, the rectangular-shaped aquamarine weighing approximately 29.00 carats, supporting an octagonal-shaped aquamarine weighing approximately 54.20 carats, terminating in a pear-shaped biolette-cut aquamarine drop... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2015

Jeanne Lanvin

Lee Miller, Jeanne Lanvin in Vogue, June 1, 1928. Photo Edward Steichen Joan Clement in Lanvin's crystal embellished robe de style, Vogue, November 1, 1926. Photo Edward Steichen Mme-Hilling, wears Lanvin's Russian diadem, Vogue, October 1, 1933. Photo George Hoyningen-Huene  Helen Lyons in Jeanne Lanvin Vogue, May 1, 1924. Photo Edward Steichen  Lanvin's romanticism, here Expressed with a butterfly bow at the back of a stunning evening dress, coexisted with Art Deco's streamlined aesthetic Vogue, May 1, 1927.... [Lire la suite]

30 septembre 2015

Major monographic exhibition of works by Tamara de Lempicka on view in Verona

VERONA.- A major monographic exhibition on Tamara de Lempicka, one of the most popular and best-loved female artists of the 20th century, opened in Verona. Hosted in the stunning rooms on the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Forti, home to the Arena Museo Opera – AMO, the show traces Tamara’s extraordinary artistic career through 200 works: oils, drawings, photographs, watercolours, videos, and also fashion items. The show features masterworks like Portrait of Mme. Ira Perrot (1931–1932), The Blue Scarf (1930) and The Beautiful... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2015

An exceptional Art Deco enamel, gem-set and diamond 'Tutti Frutti' bracelet, by Cartier, New York, 1929

An exceptional Art Deco enamel, gem-set and diamond 'Tutti Frutti' bracelet, by Cartier, New York, 1929. Estimate £350,000 - 550,000 (€480,000 - 750,000).  Photo: Bonhams. The highly articulated geometric strap, with carved emerald and ruby and black enamel vine motifs, against an old brilliant and single-cut diamond ground, mounted in platinum, diamonds approximately 10.00 carats total, signed Cartier, length 18.4cm Notes: Cartier's Indian-inspired "Tutti Frutti" jewels are some of the firm's most... [Lire la suite]
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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]
08 avril 2015

Christie's presents its May Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), Composition No. III (Composition with Red, Blue, Yellow and Black), oil on canvas, 1929 (estimate: $15-25 million). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced further highlights from its major Spring sales of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York this May. Works by the most celebrated artists of the era will be offered for sale across two Evening Sales, two Day sales, and one companion Online-Only sale this season, making it one of the largest and most diverse... [Lire la suite]