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]

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]
27 février 2014

A Pair of Art Deco Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Ear Pendants, by Cartier, circa 1929

A Pair of Art Deco Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Ear Pendants, by Cartier, circa 1929. Available at FD Gallery (http://www.fd-inspired.com) 
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30 janvier 2014

1929 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix deux places

  Ex-Jack Lemon Burton, Lady Mary Grosvenor, Bob Estes, 1929 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix deux places. Châssis n° 37371 Moteur n° 43239/112. Estimation €1.5 million - 1.8 million (£1.2 million - 1.5 million).  Photo: Bonhams. 'Parmi les voitures de course, c'est la Bugatti Type 35 de 1924 qui arrive en tête de la liste des plus belles voitures de cette période (les années 1920). Certains prétendent même que c'est la plus belle voiture course de tous les temps. Bien qu'elle ait subi quelques... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2013

RM Auctions continues strong track record in Michigan at annual St. John's sale

1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton in the style of Murphy. Sold for $682,000. Photo: Courtesy of RM Auctions. BLENHEIM, ON.- RM Auctions continued its strong track record in Michigan over the weekend, with a highly successful single-day sale at the Inn at St. John’s, July 27, in Plymouth. The auction in America’s automotive heartland lifted the gavel on a total of 77 automobiles, two boats, and one motorcycle, generating more than $7.7 million in sales with a strong 90 percent of all lots sold.  Top honors... [Lire la suite]
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