24 mars 2018

A large famille rose faceted vase, signed Wang Dafan (1888-1961), dated yihai year, corresponding to 1935

Lot 620. A large famille rose faceted vase, signed Wang Dafan (1888-1961), dated yihai year, corresponding to 1935; 17 3/8 in. (44.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Each side of the faceted high-shouldered body is finely enameled between iron-red decorative borders with a different scene referring to one of the Four Noble Professions: one depicting a scholar holding a scroll of the Spring and... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2016

Wassily Kandinsky's 'Rigide et courbé' highlights Christie's sale

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Rigide et courbé, signed with monogram and dated '35' (lower left), oil and sand on canvas, 44 7/8 x 63 7/8 in. (114 x 162.4 cm.) Estimate: $18,000,000-25,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Wassily Kandinsky’s Rigide et courbé as a highlight of its November 16th Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale in New York. Rigide et courbé (Rigid and Curved) is one of the most celebrated and dynamic compositions, of grand scale. The canvas is densely... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2016

Mariano Fortuny

Régine Flory dans une robe de Mariano Fortuny (1910) Clarisse Coudert, wife of Condé Nast, in a Fortuny Delphos and long mantle, c. 1919. Robe 'Delphos' portée par Mrs.William Wetmore, posant devant un Tissu Fortuny, 1935
13 avril 2016

National Portrait Gallery to stage first major exhibition of Picasso portraits for twenty years

Portrait of Olga Picasso by Pablo Picasso, 1923; Private Collection. © Succession Picasso/DACS London, 2016 LONDON.- The National Portrait Gallery is to stage a major exhibition of portraits by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) this autumn, it was announced today, Monday 11 April 2016. Picasso Portraits (6 October 2016-5 February 2017), sponsored by Goldman Sachs, and in association with the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, will include over 75 portraits by the artist in all media, ranging from well-known masterpieces to works that... [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]
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]

22 janvier 2016

Picasso, Matisse & Monet to lead Sotheby's London Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art Evening Sales

Photo Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art Evening Sales on 3rd February are characterised by their breadth of range within these collecting categories, combined with an outstanding level of quality across the board. Encompassing works by the most sought-after artists including Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Paul Delvaux and René Magritte, to name but a few, the 54 lots in the evening sales are estimated to fetch a combined total of... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2016

René Boivin, Bague « cinq plans », 1935

René Boivin, Bague « cinq plans », 1935. La Galerie Parisienne. Platine et diamants. Certificat de Madame Françoise Cailles
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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]
16 septembre 2015

An inside-painted glass snuff bottle, signed Ma Shaoxian, dated to the yihai year (1935)

An inside-painted glass snuff bottle, signed Ma Shaoxian, dated to the yihai year (1935). Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 - Price Realized $12,500 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 One side is decorated with two wrestling black huan below a three-character inscription, shuang huan tu, and the reverse has a lengthy poetic inscription followed by the artist's signature, Ma Shaoxian, the date, and a seal, Shao. 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high, pink tourmaline stopper Provenance: Belfont Company Ltd., Hong... [Lire la suite]