07 septembre 2018

A five carat fancy pink diamond of 'extraordinary beauty' and a tiara belonging to the Churchill family at Bonhams

Lot 139. A fine square-cut Fancy Pink diamond, VS1 clarity, weighing 5.03 carats. Estimate £ 600,000 - 800,000 (€ 670,000 - 890,000). Sold for £ 2,228,750 (€ 2,504,973). © Bonhams 2001-2018 LONDON. - An exceedingly rare and exceptionally beautiful fine Fancy Pink diamond weighing 5.03 carats will headline Bonhams London Fine Jewellery sale this September (26th September). The square-cut Fancy Pink diamond, VS1 clarity, is estimated at £600,000-800,000. Emily Barber, Director of Jewellery at Bonhams... [Lire la suite]

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]
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]
26 janvier 2016

Sotheby's Paris to auction works of art from Bernard Boutet de Monvel's Paris residence

 Photo courtesy Sotheby's. PARIS.- On 5th and 6th April, Sotheby’s Paris will offer for sale the contents of Bernard Boutet de Monvel’s “hotel particulier”, including of his studio, in the heart of the Parisian neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The sale will feature around 300 lots, mainly paintings and drawings by the French artist and his father, the famous children’s book illustrator Maurice Boutet de Monvel (1850-1913). The collection, which also comprises antique furniture, Art Deco pieces and pieces... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2015

Menil Collection reinstalls celebrated Surrealist galleries to create dialogue with Dalí

  Salvador Dalí, Eggs on the Plate without the Plate (Oeufs sur le Plat sans le Plat),1932. Oil on canvas, 23 3/4 × 16 1/2 in. (60.3 × 41.9 cm). Collection of the Salvador Dali Museum, Inc. St. Petersburg, Florida. © 2015 Salvador Dalí, Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York HOUSTON, TX.- Visitors to the Menil Collection have a rare opportunity this fall to experience works from the museum’s Surrealist collection in dialogue with one of the movement’s major figures – Salvador... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2015

Modern & contemporary art, jewelry, and 20th century decorative arts auctions announced at Koller Zurich

 ZURICH.- Koller’s December auctions feature an important collection of Swiss Art, including a rare large-format painting by Albert Anker, “The Wine Festival.” Otherwise the focus is on the 20th century, with paintings and sculpture by Max Beckmann, Mario Schifano, and Tony Cragg, important graphic works by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, a limited edition steel sofa by designer Ron Arad, and an important animalier bronze sculpture by Rembrandt Bugatti. An extremely rare Patek Philippe “World Time” watch from 1948 is... [Lire la suite]

29 octobre 2015

Willem de Kooning leads Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gruppo di persone , 1962, graphite on tissue paper on mirror-polished stainless steel, mounted to canvas, 71 x 49 in. (180.3 x 124.5 cm). Signed and dated "Pistoletto 1962" on the reverse. Estimate $1 500 000 - 2 500 000  NEW YORK, NY.- Phillips sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art in New York will be led by Willem de Kooning’s Untitled XXVIII, 1977. Rendered in creamy yellows, crisp whites and sky blues, the work perfectly... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2015

"L'École de Lingnan" au musée Cernuschi

L'École de Lingnan : Affiche.  PARIS - Dernière grande école de peinture traditionnelle chinoise, l'Ecole de Lingnan est née au Guangdong (actuelle région de Canton), province depuis longtemps ouverte au commerce international et aux influences étrangères. Au début du XXe siècle, Chen Shuren et les deux frères Gao, Gao Jianfu et Gao Qifeng, s'inquiètent de l'essoufflement politique et culturel de la Chine. Chen Shuren, Oies sauvages et roseaux, 1928, Encre et couleurs sur papier, 175,7 x 76 cm. © Hong Kong Museum... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2013

Two famille-rose enameled porcelain plaques depicting Buddhist figures, Wang Qi, dated by inscription to 1932

Two famille-rose enameled porcelain plaques depicting Buddhist figures, Wang Qi, dated by inscription to 1932. Photo Bonhams. Both of tall rectangular shape, the first depicting the Budai Heshang in a valley setting seated upon his eponymous cloth sack weighing down a young boy struggling to escape from under the weight of the animatedly yawning old monk; the second depicting an arhat seated in a forest grove, grimacing in pain while he picks his ear, his attention completely distracted from the dragon head emerging from the... [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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