21 octobre 2017

Nicolas de Staël (1914-1955), Composition, 1950

Lot 19. Nicolas de Staël (1914-1955), Composition, signé 'Staël' (en bas à droite), huile sur toile, 27 x 35.2 cm. Peint en 1950 à Paris. Estimate EUR 300,000 - EUR 500,000. Price realised EUR 559,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 signed 'Staël' (lower right), oil on canvas, 10 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. Painted in 1950 in Paris. Provenance: Jean Leymarie, Paris (don de l'artiste, en 1950); vente, Artcurial, Paris, 5 décembre 2016, lot 2.Acquis au cours de cette vente par le... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2017

Robilant+Voena, London-Milan-St Moritz at TEFAF New York Spring 2017

Lucio Fontana (Rosario 1899-1968 Varese), Concetto Spaziale. Attesa, 1966. Water based paint on canvas, 65 x 54 cm. Signature, title and inscription on verso 'l Fontana / "Concetto spaziale"/ ATTESA/ lunghi, longhi, lon-/ghissimi stronzi, 1966'.  Provenance: Soresi, Milan; Galleria il Mappamondo, Milan; Galerie Bernard Cats, Brussels Literature: E. Crisipolti, Lucio Fontana. Catalogue Raisonné des Peintures et Enviroments Spatiaux, Vol. II, Brussels 1974, p. 185, no. 66T88, ill.; E.... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2017

V&A to stage the first ever UK exhibition on fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga

Alberta Tiburzi in 'envelope' dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Harper's Bazaar, June 1967 © Hiro 1967 LONDON.- This May, the V&A will open the first ever UK exhibition exploring the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga and his continuing influence on modern fashion. It will be the first of its kind to look at his unique approach to making and will showcase pieces by his protégés and contemporary designers working in the same innovative way today. The exhibition marks the centenary of the opening of Balenciaga’s first... [Lire la suite]
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 novembre 2016

Irving Penn, Balenciaga 'Little Great' Coat (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Paris, 1950

Lot 83. Irving Penn, Balenciaga 'Little Great' Coat (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Paris, 1950. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Photo Phillips Selenium toned gelatin silver print, printed 1985. 36.8 x 33.4 cm (14 1/2 x 13 1/8 in.)Signed, initialled, titled, dated in ink, Condé Nast copyright credit (courtesy Vogue) reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 16.  Provenance: Hamiltons Gallery, London Literature: I. Penn, Passage, A... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2016

"Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez" opens in Bilbao

Francis Bacon, Three Studies for a Crucifixion, 1962. Oil on canvas, three panels, 198.1 x 144.8 cm, each panel, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 64.1700 © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS/VEGAP. Bilbao, 2016 BILBAO.- The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez, an exhibition of almost 80 works including some of the most important and yet least exhibited paintings by this British artist born in Ireland, alongside the works of the... [Lire la suite]

27 septembre 2016

Louisa Guinness Gallery opens first solo exhibition in the UK of Alexander Calder's jewellery

Anjelica Huston wearing The Jealous Husband (c. 1940) by Alexander Calder, 1976, photo by Evelyn Hofer, c. 2016 Calder Foundation, New York, Photo c. Estate of Evelyn Hofer.  LONDON.- Louisa Guinness Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in the UK of Alexander Calder’s jewellery: The Boldness of Calder. The exhibition brings together major pieces of Calder jewellery from around the world, presented amongst iconic images of the jewellery being worn on notable women throughout history, as well as contemporary... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2016

Sotheby's to offer Lord & Lady Attenborough's celebrated private collection of Picasso ceramics

 “My family and I have experienced untold joy assembling our ceramic collection over the last 50 years” Lord Attenborough, 2007. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This November, Sotheby’s will offer at auction the celebrated private collection of Picasso ceramics assembled by Lord and Lady Attenborough. Renowned for its quality and prescience, the collection was built with the joyfilled tradition of an annual pilgrimage to the South of France, where Lord Attenborough, his wife Sheila, and their children enjoyed... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2016

Francis Bacon, Monaco and French culture is focus of exhibition at Grimaldi Forum

'Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture'. Photo JC Vinaj MONACO.- The Grimaldi Forum, Monaco is presenting a major exhibition, Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture from 2 July to 4 September 2016. The exhibition, curated by Martin Harrison, editor of the forthcoming Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné (publication 30 June 2016), takes place with the support of The Estate of Francis Bacon in London, and the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation based in Monaco. Francis Bacon’s cultural orientation was, to an... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2016

Lucie Rie, Black Ceramic Vase, 1950

Black vase, 1950s, stoneware, black glaze, white rim, one off piece created by Lucie Rie in 1950. H. 8.66 in. (22 cm). Diam. 4.92 in. (12.5 cm). Price: €8.500. Photo courtesy Officine Saffi Provenance: From Anita Besson Gallery collection. Exhibited: Lucie Rie, Crafts Council, 1992, number 5.5, Lucie Rie & Hans Coper, Potters in Parallel, Barbican Art Gallery, Feb-May 1997, cat. no. 2.8, Lucie Rie, Museum fuer Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, June 1999, Anita Besson, A Lifelong Passion, Officine Saffi... [Lire la suite]
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