31 août 2015

Palm Springs Art Museum opens the acclaimed exhibition 'Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe'

Unknown Italian artist, chopine, 1550–1650. Photograph: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; gift of Herman Delman, 1955 PALM SPRINGS, CA.- Palm Springs Art Museum will open the highly anticipated exhibition Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe on September 5, which will be on view through December 13, 2015. The exhibition merges fashion, film, and material culture, while exploring the fashion world’s most... [Lire la suite]

20 juillet 2015

Cristobal Balenciaga

Dress, Cristobal Balenciaga, 1950. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ensemble, Cristobal Balenciaga, 1953. The Goldstein Museum of Design. Dress, Cristobal Balenciaga, 1960. Musée Galleira de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. Dress, Cristobal Balenciaga, 1962. Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. Dress (detail), Cristobal Balenciaga, 1962. Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris.
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22 juin 2015

Four Lucio Fontana at Christie's Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, 30 June 2015

 Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale, Attese; signed, titled and inscribed ‘l. Fontana “Concetto Spaziale” ATTESE Nel 1906 quando arrivai a Milano c’erani i tram a cavalli’ (on the reverse); waterpaint on canvas; 36 ¾ x 28 7/8in. (93.2 x 73.5cm). Executed in 1967. Estimate: £8,000,000 – 12,000,000 ($12,672,000 - $19,008,000). Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Provenance: E. Muggia Collection, Milan.Anon. sale, Sotheby’s London, 9 December 1999, lot 34.Private Collection,... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2015

Zero once again propels growth at Germany's biggest auction house

Günther Uecker, Hommage à Paul Scheerbart ("Scheerbartwesen"), Späte 1960. Nails and white paint on burlap, on wood. Signed lower right. Verso signed, titled and dedicated "Uecker für Wolleh". 175 x 176 cm (68.8 x 69.2 in). Estimate: € 300,000 ($ 327,000). Sold: € 1,875,000 ($ 2.043.750).  Photo Ketterer Kunst MUNICH.- Spectacular results, sharp increases and new records – this sums up the summer auction at Ketterer Kunst. 1000 phone bidders from all over the world and a packed... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2015

Sotheby's achieves the highest total ever for a sale of contemporary art in France

Zao Wou-Ki (1920 - 2013), 1.5.60 & 5.5.60, installation view. Photo Sotheby's PARIS.- Sotheby’s France, which has been staging contemporary art sales in France for ten years, registered a total of €28.4 million ($31.8 million) yesterday and today, beating the previous record for a sale in this category in France. The evening sale posted a total of €24.1 million ($26.6 million), with 94% of lots sold and an average lot price of €780,000 ($872.000). 31 of the 33 lots offered at this session found takers, and the... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2015

Suzanne Belperron jewelry at Sotheby's, Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 12 may 2015

Diamond ring, Suzanne Belperron, 1956. Estimate 16,000 — 21,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Of bombé design, set with baguette diamonds, size 48, French assay and partial maker's marks. Accompanied by a certificate from Olivier Baroin. Bibliography: Cf: Sylvie Raulet and Olivier Baroin, Suzanne Belperron, Italy, 2011, pg. 328, no. 159, for a plaster cast of a similar ring by Suzanne Belperron. Emerald ring, Suzanne Belperron,... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2015

Vũ Cao Đàm (1908-2000), Le cavalier (The rider), 1960

Vũ Cao Đàm (1908-2000), Le cavalier (The rider). Signed and dated 1960. Oil on canvas, 46 by 55 cm.; 18 by 21 1/2 in. Estimate 45,000 —65,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. Provenance: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, October 6 2013, Lot 367 Sotheby’s. MODERN & CONTEMPORARY SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART, 05 AVRIL 2015 | 10:00 AM HKT – HONG KONG
27 mars 2015

Nguyễn Gia Trí (1908-1993), Abstract Composition, 1960

Nguyễn Gia Trí  (1908-1993), Abstract Composition. Signed. Lacquer on wood, 92 by 122 cm.; 36 by 48 in. Executed CIRCA 1960. Estimate 350,000 — 550,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Private Collection, FranceSotheby’s Hong Kong, April 2 2012, Lot 288 Note: Nguyễn Gia Trí began to settle in Saigon during the French Colonization, but it was not until the late 1950s that he began to compose his now famous and important lacquer works. Talented, creative and... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2015

Dai Ichi Arts, 'The Grandeur of Japanese Ceramics: From Tea Ware to Sculpture' at Asia Week New York 2015

Osamu Suzuki. Vessel, 1960. 10.5 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches. Dai Ichi Arts at Asia Week New York 2015  Goro Suzuki (b. 1941). Oribe Box. Japan, 2012. Ceramic. 11 x 10.75 inches. Dai Ichi Arts at Asia Week New York 2015  Shigemasa Higashida. Large Platter. 2014. 3.5 x 37 x 11.5 inches. Dai Ichi Arts at Asia Week New York 2015  Dai Ichi Arts. info@daiichiarts.com – www.daiichiarts.com
25 avril 2014

Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), Untitled

Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), Untitled. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 oil on canvas, 98 x 80¼ in. (248.9 x 203.8 cm.). Painted in 1960. Estimate $6,000,000 – $9,000,000 Provenance: The Estate of Joan Mitchell, New YorkThe Joan Mitchell Foundation, New YorkHauser & Wirth, Zurich LondonAcquired from the above by the present owner Literature: A. Parmiggiani, Joan Mitchell: la pittura dei Due Mondi La peinture des Deux Mondes, exh. cat., Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, 2009, pp. 31 and 122 (illustrated). Exhibited: New York,... [Lire la suite]
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