13 juillet 2017

Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), Guanyin After Early Tang Style, 1947

Lot 1376. Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), Guanyin After Early Tang Style. Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on silk. 142 x 72.5 cm (55⅞ x 28½ in). Entitled, inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist; Dated nineteenth day of second month, dinghai year (1947). Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - HKD 20,000,000. Price realised HKD 39,740,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Purchased by the original owner through Zhang Daqian’s exhibitions in Shanghai in 1940’s, and... [Lire la suite]

08 juillet 2017

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam exhibits the entire group of Dubuffet works in its collection

Jean Dubuffet, Personnage hilare (Portrait de Francis Ponge), 1947, oil on plaster on cardboard, 60.5 x 45.5 cm, collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, donation of the artist. AMSTERDAM.- This summer, the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam are programming work by the French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985). The Rijksmuseum is presenting sculptures by the artist in the museum gardens and, for the first time, the Stedelijk is exhibiting the entire group of Dubuffet works in its collection. How can... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2017

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Madonna con bambino ed angeli, 1947

Lot 51. Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Madonna con bambino ed angeli, firmata con le iniziali e datata LF 47 (sul retro), terracotta smaltata e lustrata, cm 40x26x17. Realizzata nel 1947. Estimate EUR 60,000 - EUR 80,000 (USD 64,376 - USD 85,834) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Opera registrata presso la Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milano, n. 4145/1, come da autentica su fotografia  Provenance: Collezione privata, Milano Note: Executed in 1947, the year that Lucio... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2017

Georges Braque (1882 - 1963), Théière et Citron, 1947

Georges Braque (1882 - 1963), Théière et Citron. Oil on panel, 22.5 x 25 cm (8 ⅞ x 9 ⅞ inches). Signed lower left, G. Braque. Executed 1947. Stern Pissarro Gallery at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: Perls Galleries, New YorkFujikawa Galleries, Osaka, JapanPrivate collection, Spain  Literature: Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Georges Braque: peintures 1924-1927 Mangin, Nicole S. p. 116 Stern Pissarro Gallery - Late 19th and 20th Century European Painting. 66 St. James's... [Lire la suite]
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09 décembre 2016

Exhibition at Martin Gropius Bau honors Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau, Le Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville Paris, 1950. © Atelier Robert Doisneau, 2016. BERLIN.- Very few photographers have become famous through a single picture. “Le Baiser de l'Hôtel de Ville” (The Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville) is such a picture, which Robert Doisneau (1912–1994) took in March 1950 in front of a Parisian street café in the Rue de Rivoli. The image of the couple kissing was a work commissioned by LIFE magazine. Although it was staged, it contains an entire story: It became the symbol of Paris as the... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2016

Exhibition provides a rare insight into the development of Alberto Giacometti's practice

Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Composition, 1927-8, Bronze, 31.3 x 18.1 x 11.6 cm © The Estate of Alberto Giacometti LONDON.- Luxembourg & Dayan presents Alberto Giacometti: In His Own Words (Sculptures 1925-1934). Focused on a series of sculptures from this crucial decade in Giacometti’s life, the exhibition provides a rare insight into the development of the artist’s practice, which led to the crystallization of the more familiar style that characterizes Giacometti’s later work. This exhibition will include... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2015

Jacques Fath by René Gruau

Jacques Fath, 1947, by René Gruau Jacques Fath, 1950 by René Gruau Jacques Fath, 1950, by René Gruau
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21 septembre 2015

Christian Dior by René Gruau

Christian Dior, Ispahan, 1947, by René Gruau Christian Dior, 1949 by René Gruau
07 septembre 2015

Zhang Dazhuang 1903-1980; Ma Heng 1881-1955, Bird and lotus; calligraphy in seal script

Zhang Dazhuang 1903-1980; Ma Heng 1881-1955, Bird and lotus; calligraphy in seal script, 1947. Estimate  5,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. Painting signed Zhang Dazhuang, dated dinghai (1947), the seventh lunar month, with a dedication and one seal of the artist, da zhuang. Calligraphy signed Yin Ma Heng, with one seal of the artist, ma heng, ink and color on paper, folding fan; 26 by 54.5 cm. 10 1/8  by 21 1/4  i;  Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2015

Picasso masterpiece becomes the most valuable work ever sold at auction: $179,365,000

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Les femmes d'Alger (Version 'O'), signed 'Picasso' (upper right); dated '14.2.55.' (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 44 7/8 x 57 5/8 in. (114 x 146.4 cm.). Painted on 14 February 1955. Estimate Upon Request. Price Realized $179,365,000. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.  NEW YORK (AFP).- A Picasso masterpiece fetched more than $179 million in New York on Monday, smashing the world record for the most expensive art... [Lire la suite]