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]
25 février 2015

Siegelson to exhibit masterpieces of 20th-century jewellery design at BaselWorld

Pair of Golconda Diamond Ear Pendants by Siegelson, New York, weighing 11.95 and 10.16ct. Photo courtesy Siegelson at BaselWorld 2015 Art Deco Retrograde Coloured Gemstone and Diamond Gazelle Clock by Verger Frères for Ostertag, Paris, 1929. Movement by Philippe René Jaccard for Vacheron & Constantin. Photo courtesy Siegelson at BaselWorld 2015 Running from 25 April to 2 May, visit Siegelson's Masterpieces of 20th-Century Design exhibition in the Hall of Visions, First... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2015

Clark Art Institute Acquires Japanese Woodblock Prints Collection

Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883-1957), Snow at Kiyomizu Hall, Ueno, 1929. Clark Art Institute. Gift of the Rodbell Family Collection. 2014.16.28. WILIAMSTOWN , Massachusetts - The Clark Art Institute has announced the gift of sixty-three Japanese color woodblock prints dating from 1832 to 1971. The gift comes from long-time Clark docent Adele Rodbell of Richmond, Massachusetts. The Rodbell Family Collection enhances the Clark’s current holdings of Japanese prints and provides new exhibition opportunities as well as insights... [Lire la suite]