14 janvier 2016

Gagosian Gallery Battles Qatar Royal Family Over Picasso at MoMA

Picasso’s 1931 sculpture Bust of a Woman. NEW YORK - A sculpture of Pablo Picasso’s mistress and model, Marie-Therese Walter, on view in a current exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, has leaped into the limelight with a court battle over ownership. Picasso’s 1931 sculpture Bust of a Woman was purchased by gallery owner Larry Gagosian, according to a court filing, for $106 million last year and he says a new buyer is ready to acquire the work from him. Gagosian's deal is threatened by Pelham... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2016

Installation of rarely seen work by Italian Modern master Giorgio Morandi on view in New York

Giorgio Morandi, Still Life, 1931, Oil on Canvas, 54 x 64 cm @2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome. Reproduction, including downloading of Giorgio Morandi works, is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York NEW YORK, NY.- The Center for Italian Modern Art is presenting a major installation of Giorgio Morandi’s (1890–1964) rarely seen paintings from the 1930s—a seminal and yet relatively unexplored decade... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2014

The “Mystery clock” designed by Vladimir Makovsky and made by Pierre Gravoin

The “Mystery clock”, harks back to 1931, designed by Vladimir Makovsky and made by Pierre Gravoin, consists of platinum, 18k yellow gold, mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli, turquoise, rock crystal, black onyx, diamond-set and emerald-set, with winding/setting key. 
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29 décembre 2013

1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Supercharged Gran Sport Spider. Coachwork by Zagato

1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Supercharged Gran Sport Spider. Coachwork by Zagato. Photo Bonhams. Chassis no. 10814356 - Engine no. 10814356 1,752cc DOHC Supercharged Inline 6-Cylinder Engine.Single Dual-Throat Memini Carburetor. 85bhp at 4,500rpm. 4-Speed Manual Transmission. 4-Wheel Drum Brakes. Estimate US$ 2.4 million - 2.7 million (€1.7 million - 2 million) *Superior example of the legendary 6C 1750 Zagato Spider*Unparalleled authenticity with original body, engine and driveline*Outstanding 100-point restoration by the renowned... [Lire la suite]
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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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17 janvier 2013

Cecil Beaton, 1931, Portrait of Edward James

Cecil Beaton, 1931, Portrait of Edward James. © Cecil Beaton “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” (Cecil Beaton)
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20 septembre 2012

RM readies for highly anticipated Hershey sale

1931 Duesenberg Model J Dual Windshield ‘Barrelside’ Phaeton by LeBaron. Photo: Darin Schnabel ©2012 Courtesy of RM Auctions BLENHEIM, ON.- RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, returns to Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 11–12 for its highly anticipated sale at the Hershey Lodge. A popular fixture on the global collector car calendar and a featured highlight of the AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet, the annual auction boasts a reputation for including outstanding Brass Era... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2012

1931, Annam, Vietnam

1931, Annam, Vietnam --- A civil mandarin poses in his winged scholar's bonnet --- Image by © W. Robert Moore/National Geographic Society/Corbis 1931, Annam, Vietnam --- These two military mandarins serve the court --- Image by © W. Robert Moore/National Geographic Society/Corbis
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17 juin 2012

Annam, Vietnam 1931 - The daughter of Annamese royalty poses

Annam, Vietnam, 1931 - The daughter of Annamese royalty poses - © W. Robert Moore/National Geographic Society
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19 mai 2012

Rhinocéros Paperweight, No. 1195

Rhinocéros Paperweight, No. 1195. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 designed in 1931, clear, frosted and grey stained stencilled R. LALIQUE FRANCE 8 cm. high. Lot 47. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000 ($3,150 - $4,725) Christie's. Lalique. 31 May 2012. London, South Kensington
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