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.

14 juin 2015

Timepieces spanning 250 years of horological history total $12.5M at Sotheby's New York

The Singing Bird Scent Flask by Jaquet Droz & Leschot circa 1785 sells for $2.5M / CHF 2.3M. More than double the pre-sale high estimate. A world auction record for any timepiece by the Swiss manufacturer. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Timepieces spanning from 1760 to 2015 brought Sotheby’s its highest-ever total for a ‘various-owner’ sale of Important Watches in New York, achieving $12.5 million / CHF 11.6 million (sale estimate $6.5–10 million) with a very strong 88.8% of lots sold. The centerpiece of... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2015

Three world records set at Bonhams Photographs Sale

NEW YORK, NY.- Three new world records were set at Bonhams’ Photographs sale on April 28. Ansel Adams (1902-1984), Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, California, 1944. Sold for US$ 179,000 (€162,697). Photo: Bonhams. Mural-sized gelatin silver print, mounted on Crescent illustration board, printed between 1963 and 1973, signed in ink on the mount; titled in ink and his Carmel credit stamp on the mount verso. 22 1/8 x 30 5/8in Provenance: Collection of Ansel Adams.Gift to Wallace and... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2015

"Balenciaga, magicien de la dentelle" à la Cité de la dentelle et de la mode, Calais

Affiche de l'exposition. CALAIS - À l’occasion des 120 ans de la naissance de Cristóbal Balenciaga (Getaria, 1895-1972, Javea, Espagne), la Cité de la dentelle et de la mode à Calais consacre une exposition à ce grand couturier. Elle aborde un sujet inédit : l’oeuvre en dentelle de Balenciaga, thème évident tant la dentelle a tenu, tout au long de sa carrière, une place extraordinaire. La dentelle, Cristóbal Balenciaga l’appréciait. Il l’employa aussi bien en ornementation qu’en textile. Jouant sur les motifs,... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2015

The century mark: Tel Aviv Museum of Art visits Berlin modern and contemporary art

Mark Rothko, No. 24 (Untitled), 1951. Oil on canvas, 236.9 x 120.7. Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., New York, through the American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 1986 © Kate Rothko-Prizel & Christopher Rothko / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015 / Photo Avraham Hay. BERLIN.- On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of German-Israeli diplomatic relations, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art sent 72 works from its collection to Berlin. The works were selected from three major... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2015

Henri Mège (1904 – 1984), Riverscape, 1951

Henri Mège (1904 – 1984), Riverscape. (i) Signed; inscribed and numbered on the reverse (ii) Signed; inscribed, numbered on the reverse; titled and dated 29-Octobre-1951 on the stretcher. Oil on board, in 2 parts, (i) 14 by 18 cm.; 5 1/2 by 7 in., (ii) 16 by 21 cm.; 6 1/4 by 8 1/4 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. Sotheby’s. MODERN & CONTEMPORARY SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART, 05 AVRIL 2015 | 10:00 AM HKT – HONG KONG
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28 mars 2015

Collection of leading American businessman Jerome H. Stone to be offered at Sotheby's

Alberto Giacometti, Buste de Diego (Aménophis). Inscribed with the signature Alberto Giacomett and with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris, dated 1954 and numbered 3/8 twice. Bronze. Height: 16 ½ inches. Conceived in 1954 and cast before 1956. Est. $6/8 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present the collection of noted Chicago businessman and philanthropist, Jerome H. Stone. Assembled by Mr. Stone and his wife, Evelyn, predominantly in the 1950s and '60s, the collection offers important modern... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2014

Balenciaga

Balenciaga Dress with Scarves- 1951. 1952 - Sunny Harnett in Balenciaga Photo by Richard Avedon for Vogue, Balenciaga, 1952 Sophie Malgat is wearing an evening dress of white organdie embroidered with black polka-dots. 1953 - Balenciaga Evening Dress. 1955-56. Dovima is wearing a dress by Balenciaga. Photo Richard Avedon for Harper's Bazaar. 
14 mars 2014

René Boivin, Paris, 1951. Striking diamond and platinum Bourelet ring

René Boivin, Paris, 1951. Striking diamond and platinum Bourelet ring. Photo courtesy Hancocks. Striking 'Bourelet' diamond ring of bombé design with pavé-set diamonds and raised edges, mounted in platinum, Rene Boivin, Paris 1951. Light scratching to the metalwork, overall in good condition. Literature and Exhibitions: Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Francoise Cailles For a selection of comparable rings by Boivin please refer to 'René Boivin: Jeweller' by Francoise Cailles, pp.133 - 149 Hancocks. MasterArt... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2013

Natural pearl and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1951

Natural pearl and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1951 - Sothebys The surmount of floral design set with natural pearls and brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending lines of baguette diamonds, each terminating on a natural pearl drop,signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered. Estimate:  38,000 – 58,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no. 67297, stating that the seven drop-shaped pearls were found to be natural, saltwater, and that due to the mounting the smaller pearls have not been tested. ... [Lire la suite]
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