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]

02 mars 2016

Gustave Moreau - Georges Rouault : Souvenirs d'atelier

  Gustave Moreau - Georges Rouault : Souvenirs d'atelier. Affiche © JL Losi © ADAGP Paris 2015 PARIS - Du 27 janvier au 25 avril 2016, les visiteurs du musée Gustave Moreau seront invités à découvrir la parenté artistique entre les œuvres de Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) et celles de son élève Georges Rouault (1871-1958), à l’occasion de l’exposition « Gustave Moreau – Georges Rouault. Souvenirs d’atelier ». Présentée au sein de la maison familiale de l’artiste devenue musée en 1903, cette exposition, qui s’est d’abord tenue... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2016


Fiona Campbell-Walter is wearing Balenciaga's bare-topped evening dress of pale pink satin veiled with Chantilly lace. Photo by Frances McLaughlin-Gill, Vogue Paris, 1952. Cristobal Balenciaga, 1957  Balenciaga, 1962. Balenciaga, 1963. 1964. Robe de Вalenciaga dont le corsage brille des fines paillettes d'or et la jupe est en soie bleu de Chine.
10 février 2016

For the first time the Rijksmuseum presents a large selection of its fashion collection designed by world-renowned Erwin Olaf

Wedding dress (1759). Photo : Erwin Olaf. Model: Ymre Stiekema  AMSTERDAM - From February 20 through May 15 2016, six galleries of the Philips Wing will be dedicated to fashion of the Dutch from 1625 to 1960. Starting with garments worn by members of the Frisian branch of the house of Nassau in the Golden Age, the exhibits will feature vibrantly coloured French silk gowns and luxurious velvet gentlemen’s suits of the eighteenth century, classically-inspired Empire dresses and bustles of the Fin de... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2016

Applicat-Prazan at TEFAF 2016

Jean Hélion (Couterne 1904-1987 Paris), Dos au pain, 1952. Oil on canvas, 116 x 89 cm. Applicat-Prazan at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Provenance: Private collection, France Literature: Hervé Bize, Editions Cercle d’Art, collection découvrons l’art, Helion, Paris, 2004, no. 45, ill.; Pleine marge, no. 49-50, oct. 2009, Jed Perl (Hélion’s Freedom) and Pierre Brullé (Façons de peindre, façons de penser), ill. p. 29; Jacqueline Hélion and Mark Vail, Catalogue raisonné de... [Lire la suite]