26 octobre 2016

Spanish artist Pablo Picasso's sculptures on view at BOZAR

Pablo Picasso, Tête de femme, 1962. Tôle découpée, pliée et fil de fer peints polychromes, 32 x 24 x 16 cm. Dation Pablo Picasso, 1979. Inv. Nr. MP366. Musée national Picasso-Paris © Succession Picasso – SABAM Belgium 2016 Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Picasso de Paris) / Adrien Didierjean / Mathieu Rabeau BRUSSELS.- Considered as one of the most important painters of the 20th century, the Spanish artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881-1973) also created sculptures throughout his life that were as innovative as they were... [Lire la suite]

02 octobre 2016

Garbos' Garbos: Staley Wise exhibits portraits from Greta Garbo's personal collection

Edward Steichen, Greta Garbo, Hollywood, 1928. NEW YORK, NY.- Greta Garbo was the undisputed queen of Hollywood from the mid-1920's through the 1930's. The combination4 of her extraordinary beauty and brilliant acting ability elevated her to international stardom from the beginning of her career while she was still in her early 20's and newly arrived from Sweden. Her image as an exotic, sophisticated woman of the world was developed by MGM, as was her public persona as a woman of mystery who avoided publicity and... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2016

Paul Mellon's Most Treasured Works on Paper Celebrated in Exhibition at National Gallery of Art in Honor of Gallery's 75th Anniv

Mary Cassatt, American, 1844 – 1926, The Black Hat, c. 1890, pastel. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1985. Washington, DC—Paul Mellon was one of America's greatest art collectors and remains one of the National Gallery of Art's leading benefactors. Timed to coincide with the Gallery's 75th anniversary, In Celebration of Paul Mellon features 88 of the finest pastels, watercolors, drawings, prints, and illustrated books selected from his donations.  On view in... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

"Picasso - Sculptures" au Musée national Picasso-Paris du 8 mars au 28 août 2016

Picasso - Sculptures : Affiche. PARIS - L’exposition prendra la suite de la rétrospective « Picasso Sculpture » présentée au Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) de New York en collaboration avec le Musée national Picasso-Paris depuis l’automne 2015 jusque février 2016. L’ambition de l’exposition est de révéler au public un aspect peu étudié de la sculpture de Picasso : sa dimension multiple à travers la question des séries et variations, fontes, tirages et agrandissements réalisés à partir d’une sélection d’originaux sculptés. ... [Lire la suite]
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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