27 février 2017

First exhibition dedicated to the work of Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti opens in Doha

Pablo Picasso, Autoportrait, 1901. Huile sur toile 81 x 60 cm | © Picasso Estate DOHA.- Qatar Museums in collaboration with the Musée National Picasso and the Fondation Giacometti, present the first exhibition dedicated to the work of two of the most important artists of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti, at the Fire Station Artist in Residence in Doha, Qatar. The exhibition, which is the first to show these artists in the Middle East, runs from 22 February – 21 May 2017. This major... [Lire la suite]

25 décembre 2016

Hamburger Kunsthalle exhibits more than 180 masterpieces of Surrealism

René Magritte (1898–1967), La reproduction interdite (reproduction prohibited), 1937. Oil on canvas, 81.5 x 65.5 x 2 cm. Formerly collection Edward James. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016 HAMBURG.- With the major exhibition Dalí, Ernst, Miró, Magritte ... the Hamburger Kunsthalle is presenting more than 180 masterpieces of Surrealism (some have never travelled) from four of the most renowned European private collections of the 20th century. World-famous... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2016

Freeman's ends 2016 on high note with The Forbes and Brewster collections

Courtesy of Freeman's. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Two private collections with impeccable provenance and formidable names helped Freeman's see 2016 out on a high note. The two days of private collections resulted in $1.5 million in sales. Both the December 14 auction of The Forbes Collections and December 15 sale of The Brewster Collection brought competitive bidding from across the globe for a wide range of works, cementing the auction house's reputation as the go-to for successfully produced sales of private... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2016

"Picasso-Giacometti" au Musée Picasso

Picasso-Giacometti au Musée Picasso : Affiche. PARIS - Du 4 octobre 2016 au 5 février 2017, le Musée Picasso présente la toute première exposition consacrée à luvre de deux des plus grands artistes du XXe siècle : Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) et Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). Grâce à un prêt exceptionnel de la Fondation Giacometti, cette exposition inédite, qui occupera le rez-de-chaussée et le premier étage de lhôtel Salé, réunit plus de 200 uvres des deux maîtres provenant des riches collections du Musée... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2016

Rodin masterpiece leads Impressionist and Modern Art Auction at Bonhams New York

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Eve, petit modèle, version à la base carrée, dite aussi 'aux pieds plats', 29 5/8 in (75.2 cm) (height). Estimate: U.S. $1,000,000-1,500,000 (€880,000 - 1.3 million). Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- One of Rodin’s most beautiful and expressive works, Eve, leads Impressionist and Modern Art at BonhamsNew York on May 11. The statue, with a remarkably rich brown patina and standing 30 inches high, is estimated at U.S. $1,000,000-1,500,000. During the early 1880’s, Auguste Rodin... [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]

28 février 2016

A pair of polychrome porcelain vases. Signed Bi Botao, dated 1937

Lot 8093. A pair of polychrome porcelain vases. Signed Bi Botao, dated 1937. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,700 - 4,500). Photo Bonham's Each vase with high-shouldered body, decorated with a bird perched on a blooming branch along with chrysanthemums, with an inscription signed Bi Botao and dated to the year of dingchou (1937), the foot rim unglazed, the base glazed with a half relief-half intaglio seal reading Bi shi. 10 3/4in (27.3cm) high each Notes: A large vase painted by... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2015

Aquamarine and diamond bangle, René Boivin, 1937

Aquamarine and diamond bangle, René Boivin, 1937. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Set with cushion-shaped and circular-cut aquamarines and circular-cut diamonds, inner circumference approximately 170mm, signed René Boivin, French assay and maker's marks, case stamped René Boivin.  Literature: Cf: Françoise Cailles, René Boivin Joaillier, Les Éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1994, page 191 for an illustration of this bangle. Note: Accompanied by a... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2015

Jeanne Lanvin

Lee Miller, Jeanne Lanvin in Vogue, June 1, 1928. Photo Edward Steichen Joan Clement in Lanvin's crystal embellished robe de style, Vogue, November 1, 1926. Photo Edward Steichen Mme-Hilling, wears Lanvin's Russian diadem, Vogue, October 1, 1933. Photo George Hoyningen-Huene  Helen Lyons in Jeanne Lanvin Vogue, May 1, 1924. Photo Edward Steichen  Lanvin's romanticism, here Expressed with a butterfly bow at the back of a stunning evening dress, coexisted with Art Deco's streamlined aesthetic Vogue, May 1, 1927.... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2015

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983; Luo Dunhuan 1874-1954, Bird and flowers, poem in running script, 1937

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983; Luo Dunhuan 1874-1954, Bird and flowers, poem in running script, 1937. Estimate  50,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. Painting signed Daqian Yuan, dated dingchou (1937), the six lunar month, with four seals of the artist, you yi zhong yuan, shu ke, shu ke, zhang yuan. Calligraphy signed Luo Dunhuan, with a dedication and one seal of the artist, fu weng; ink and color on paper, fan leaves mounted as a hanging... [Lire la suite]