12 avril 2016

1930s fashion exhibition opens at Sudley House

LIVERPOOL.- Sudley House is getting the Hollywood treatment with Putting on the Glitz, a glamorous 1930s fashion exhibition. A stunning selection of 20 outfits from National Museums Liverpool’s costume collection is being displayed at the South Liverpool gallery, revealing how the glitz and glamour of Hollywood was reflected in the fashions of the period. Visitors can expect to see an elegant exhibition, exploring 1930s fashions at their best, when women embraced more fitted styles with longer hemlines, in... [Lire la suite]

26 février 2016

Philadelphia Museum of Art Announces Major Gifts of American Art and $10 Million

Road and Trees, 1962. Edward Hopper, American, 1882 1967. Oil on canvas, 33 1/2 x 59 1/2 inches (85.1 x 151.1 cm). Bequest of Daniel W. Dietrich II, 2016. The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced today that its collection has been enriched by the bequest of more than fifty works of American art from the late philanthropist and art collector Daniel W. Dietrich II. Additionally, the Museum has received an endowment gift of $10 million from Mr. Dietrich’s charitable funds that will support a broad range of initiatives in the... [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]
15 octobre 2015

Exhibition of paintings, sculptures and drawings by Alberto Giacometti opens in London

Alberto Giacometti, Small Self portrait, 1921. Kunsthaus Zürich, Bequest Bruno Giacometti, 2012 © Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris and Adagp, Paris) 2015 LONDON.- The first ever exhibition solely to consist of portraits by the twentieth-century artist Alberto Giacometti opens at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday 15 October. Giacometti: Pure Presence (15 October 2015-10 January 2016) comprises over 60 works, including paintings, sculptures and... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2015

An inside-painted glass snuff bottle, signed Shaoxian, Ma Guoting, dated to the bingzi year (1936)

An inside-painted glass snuff bottle, signed Shaoxian, Ma Guoting, dated to the bingzi year (1936). Estimate $10,000 – $12,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 One side is delicately decorated with a pair of birds perched in a magnolia tree peering down at two pheasant standing on rocks amidst roses below. The reverse has a four-line poetic inscription dedicated to Mo Zhuang followed by the date, the artist's signature, Shaoxian, Ma Guoting, and a seal, Shao. 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high, jadeite stopper. ... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2015

"Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture" at Tate Modern

Alexander Calder in his Roxbury studio, 1941.  Photo credit: Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, NY © 2015 Calder Foundation, New York / DACS, London. LONDON - Tate Modern presents the UK’s largest ever exhibition of Alexander Calder (1898-1976). Calder was one of the truly ground-breaking artists of the 20th century and as a pioneer of kinetic sculpture, played an essential role in shaping the history of modernism. Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture will bring together approximately 100 works to reveal how... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2015

Madame Grès

Robe de Grès by George Hoyningen-Huene, 1936. Madame Grès, 1951.  Germaine Krebs wearing an evening dress by Madame Grès, 1952. Photo Philippe Pottier. Dovima modeling a dress designed by Madame Grès, 1955. Jacky Mazel wearing a red evening gown by Madame Gres, 1955. Madame Grès, 1956. Madame Grès velvet dress, October 1956, L'Art et la Mode. Photo by George Saad. Red velvet and pink satin dress by Madame Grès, 1960. Madame Grès, 1969. Madame Grès, 1972-73. Photo by Louis Freyssinet.
05 janvier 2014

Emerald "Feuille de Lilas" Brooch by Boivin, c. 1936

Emerald "Feuille de Lilas" Brooch by Boivin, c. 1936
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26 août 2013

A Spectacular Sapphire and Diamond Brooch, by René Boivin, circa 1936

A Spectacular Sapphire and Diamond Brooch, by René Boivin, circa 1936, designed as a pigeon’s wing pave-set with circular and baguette-cut diamonds and calibre-cut sapphires, mounted in platinum, subsequently gilt. Est $50,000 to $75,000. Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s One especially dramatic example of the highly creative jewels designed by Boivin in 1936, one of which was sold in Sotheby’s Geneva in 1991, was a pair of brooches designed as the wing of a pigeon.  With the impressive wingspan of almost 13cm in width of... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2013

Platinum, diamond, colored diamond and emerald brooch, Oscar Heyman & Brothers, circa 1936

Platinum, diamond, colored diamond and emerald brooch, Oscar Heyman & Brothers, circa 1936. Photo Sotheby's The cascading flowers set with pear-shaped, round and baguette near colorless diamonds weighing approximately 4.85 carats, accented by pear, marquise-shaped, round, baguette and bullet-shaped diamonds of yellow hue weighing approximately 1.45 carats, the leaves set with calibré-cut emeralds,numbered 27432, maker's mark. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 - Unsold Sotheby's. Important Jewels. New York | 20... [Lire la suite]
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