30 avril 2017

Bacon, Freud and the School of London explored at Museo Picasso Málaga

The Second Version of Tryptich 1944 (1988) by Francis Bacon is on show. Photo: Jesús Domínguez © Museo Picasso Málaga  MALAGA.- In the 1950s a small group of painters who shared the same artistic concerns and were connected by ties of friendship and mutual admiration explored the appearance and vulnerability of the body, with the city of London as their surrounding context. Through the depiction of the figure and their own everyday landscape, these artists conveyed the delicacy and vitality of the human condition... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2017

Nicolas de Staël (1914 - 1955), Parc des Princes, 1952

Lot 10. Nicolas de Staël (1914 - 1955), Parc des Princes, oil on card laid down on panel, 12 by 16.8 cm. 4 3/4 by 6 5/8 in. Executed in 1952. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Sold 440,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  Provenance:  Jacques Dubourg, Paris Alain Lesieutre, Paris Briest, Paris, 54 Oeuvres Provenant de la Collection d’Alain Lesieutre, 24 November 1992, Lot 44 Daniel Varenne, Geneva Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1992 Exhibited:... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

Nicolas de Staël (1914 - 1955), Honfleur, 1952

Lot 9. Nicolas de Staël (1914 - 1955), Honfleur, oil on card, 13.5 by 22 cm. 5 3/8 by 8 5/8 in. Executed in 1952. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Sold 200,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  Provenance: Jacques Dubourg, Paris Alain Lesieutre, Paris Briest, Paris, 54 Oeuvres Provenant de la Collection d’Alain Lesieutre, 24 November 1992, Lot 43 Daniel Varenne, Geneva Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1992 Exhibited: Geneva, Galerie Daniel Malingue, Staël: Priorité... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2017

Yves Klein (1928 - 1962), Untitled Anthropometry (ANT 114), 1960

Lot 25. Yves Klein (1928 - 1962),  Untitled Anthropometry (ANT 114), stamped with artist’s monogram on the overlap; titled ANT 114 on the reverse, dry pigment and synthetic resin on paper laid down on canvas, 246 by 50.3 cm. 96 7/8 by 19 7/8 in. Executed circa 1960. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: The Artist Private Collection Galerie Gmurzynska, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006 Exhibited: New York, Galerie... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2017

Earthenware two-handled vase created in 1952 by Pablo Picasso brings $37,200 at Weiss Auctions

White earthenware two-handled vase by Pablo Picasso from 1952, one in an edition of 400 and 15 inches tall ($37,200). © Weiss Auctions LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A white earthenware two-handled vase by Pablo Picasso, executed in 1952 as one in an edition of 400, sold for $37,200 at an auction held Jan. 29 by Weiss Auctions, online and in the firm’s gallery at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. The vase was the top lot in a sale that grossed over $350,000, with more than 1,000 people combining to bid live and via the internet. The vase... [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]

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]
08 septembre 2016

Phillips' Autumn auctions of design led by Nordic masters

Left: Axel Salto 'Sommervase', 1957; Right: Axel Salto Unique and important 'Den Italienske Skaal' large bowl, 1931-'32. Image courtesy of Phillips. LONDON.- Phillips’ Autumn auctions of Design will be highlighted by an evening sale dedicated to Nordic Masters. Presenting 55 exceptional pieces from the early 20th Century to the present day, the sale is highlighted by two rare works by Axel Johann Salto (1889-1961), which will be offered at auction for the first time and come directly from the family of... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2016

Largest exhibition ever staged in the north of England of Francis Bacon's work opens at Tate Liverpool

Francis Bacon, Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, circa 1944. Oil on board; support, each: 940 x 737 mm; frame, each: 1162 x 960 x 80 mm. Presented by Eric Hall 1953 © Tate LIVERPOOL.- Tate Liverpool presents the largest exhibition ever staged in the north of England of one of Britain’s greatest modern painters. Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms will be the first dedicated exhibition to survey an underexplored yet significant element of Bacon’s work.  Francis Bacon... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2016

Patrick Derom Gallery at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Nicolas De Stael (1914-1955), Personnages au bord de la mer (Figures by the Seaside), Paris, 1952. Oil on canvas, 66 x 81 cm. Signature lower left. Patrick Derom Gallery © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Provenance: Jacques Dubourg, Paris; Galerie Nathan, Zürich; Galerie de l’Elysée, Paris; Private collection, Belgium Literature: J. Dubourg, Nicolas de Staël. Catalogue raisonné des peintures, Paris, 1968, cat. 513, p. 224 (ill.); J. Dubourg & F. de Stael, Nicolas de Staël.... [Lire la suite]