19 décembre 2017

Qi Baishi (1864-1957), Basket with Grapes and some Persimons, China, dated 1955

Lot 292. Qi Baishi (1864-1957), Basket with Grapes and some Persimons, China, dated 1955. Estimate 40.000/60.000 €. Lot sold 140.000 €. Courtesy Nagel Hanging scroll, 96 x 29 cm, ink and colors on paper. Signature by the artist: "The ninety five years old man Baishi." One seal of the artist: "Baishi". Inscription on the title label at the outside of the scroll: 'For comrade Alabofu, presented by the Publishing Department of the Society of Chinese Musicians'. Very minor traces of age. Provenance: Property from... [Lire la suite]

08 septembre 2017

A sapphire and diamond clip brooch, Oscar Heyman, 1955

Lot 180. A 13.03 carats Ceylon sapphire and diamond clip brooch, Oscar Heyman, 1955. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€25,000 - 41,000). Photo: Bonhams. centering a rectangular-shaped emerald-cut sapphire, weighing 13.03 carats, set within a radiating spray of tapered baguette and round brilliant-cut diamonds;unsigned, no.96117; estimated total diamond weight: 5.50 carats; mounted in platinum; length: 1 1/2in. Note: Accompanied by AGL report # 1082987, dated April 11, 2017, stating the sapphire as:... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2017

Francis Bacon's 'Head With Raised Arm' unveiled for the first time in over fifty years

Francis Bacon, Head with Raised Arm (1955), Oil on Canvas, 24 x 20in. (61 x 50.7cm.). Estimate: £7,000,000 - £10,000,000. Price realised GBP 11,483,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- Francis Bacon’s Head with Raised Arm (1955, estimate: £7,000,000 – £10,000,000) will be unveiled for the first time in over half a century as part of Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, a highlight of London’s Frieze Week auctions. Last exhibited in 1962 at the Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna,... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2017

A ruby-set cuff, by Buccellati, 1955

Lot 119. A ruby-set cuff, by Buccellati, 1955. Sold for £7,500 (€8,847). Photo: Bonhams The hinged textured bangle decorated with a chased geometric border set with circular-cut rubies, signed M Buccellati, diameter 5.5cm, cased by Mario Buccellati Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, 27 Apr 2017, 14:00 BST,  LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
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27 octobre 2016

Staley Wise opens exhibition of photographs by Slim Aarons

Slim Aarons, Jacqueline Kennedy at the April in Paris Ball, 1959. NEW YORK, NY.- Slim Aarons made a career, in his words, “photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.” His subjects were the beautiful and the celebrated, the rich and the powerful, high society and aristocracy. Slim Aarons captured their image for the picture magazines throughout the second half of the twentieth century. In doing so he defined the image of the Beautiful People, the international Jet Set who strode the... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2016

Paul Jacoulet : un artiste français au Japon (1896-1960)

Paul Jacoulet : un artiste français au Japon (1896-1960) - Affiche. PARIS - Paul Jacoulet, rare Occidental ayant passé toute sa vie au Japon, a renouvelé l’art de l’estampe ukiyo-e par l’audace des couleurs et l’originalité des sujets traités. Artiste-voyageur, il a réalisé d’étonnantes séries de portraits et de scènes de la vie quotidienne du Japon, mais aussi de Corée, de Chine, de Mongolie, de Micronésie. La centaine de gravures sur bois réunies dans cette exposition ont été réalisées entre 1934 et 1960.  ... [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]
07 juillet 2016

Back on Gertrud & Otto Natzler's sale at LAMA, May 6, 2012

Lot 63. Gertrud & Otto Natzler, Bottle, 1964. Midnight Sky dark blue crystalline glaze. Natzler inventory no. N299. Signed “Natzler” and retains inventory label “N299″; 8″ x 4″ diameter.Estimate: $4,000 – 6,000. Realized: $5,000. © LAMA Lot 65. Gertrud & Otto Natzler, Bowl, 1965. Earth Crater glaze. Natzler inventory no. N623. Signed “Natzler” and retains inventory label “N623″; 4″ x 8.625″ diameter. Estimate: $5,000 – 7,000 Realized: $9,375. © LAMA   Lot 66. Gertrud & Otto Natzler, Bowl, 1955. Pale... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2016

"Drawing, Dreaming and Desire: Works on Paper by Sam Francis" opens at the Norton Simon Museum

Sam Francis (American, 1923–1994), Untitled, 1955. Ink on paper, 11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.5 cm). Norton Simon Museum, Gift of the Sam Francis Foundation. PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents Drawing, Dreaming and Desire: Works on Paper by Sam Francis, an exhibition that features the artist’s drawings of erotica and the female nude, many on view for the first time. While Francis is renowned for abstract, atmospheric and vigorously colored paintings on a grand scale, these intimate drawings—meditations made... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2016

Major exhibition at Palazzo Fava in Bologna retraces Edward Hopper's career

Edward Hopper (1882 1967), Self-Portrait, 1903-1906. Oil on canvas, 25 15/16 x 22 in. (65.88 x 55.88 cm).Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest (70.1253). ©Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art. Photography by Sheldan C. Collins. BOLOGNA.- Some call him a storyteller, while others consider him the only artist who could capture the very instant – crystallized in time – of a scene, or the essence of a person. After all, it was Edward Hopper himself... [Lire la suite]