12 mai 2016

Sotheby's New York Contemporary Art Evening Auction achieves $242,194,000

Cy Twombly’s Untitled (New York City) was the highlight of the sale, selling for $36,650,000. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Grégoire Billault, Head of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department in New York: “Tonight we achieved exactly what we set out to do: tailor a sale to the market’s current taste. You only had to count the number of hands in the air for works as diverse as the 2012 Ghenie, Calder from the Barr Collection, and sublime paintings by Sam Francis and Francis Bacon to see that collectors continue to show... [Lire la suite]

05 mai 2016

Lucio Fontana at ROBILANT+VOENA, New York

Lucio Fontana (argentin/italien, 1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale, 1967. Water-based paint on canvas, 33 x 24 cm. (13 x 9.4 in.). Price on request. Photo courtesy ROBILANT+VOENA NEW YORK - ROBILANT+VOENA present a solo exhibition of works by the celebrated Italian artist Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), on view at 24th East 80th Street New York, NY 10075 from 6 to 27 May 2016. The exhibition will focus on Fontana’s later career, and will present a curated selection of works from the late 1950s through to... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2016

"Jean Genet, l’échappée belle" au Mucem du 16 avril au 18 juillet 2016

  Alberto Giacometti, Portrait de Jean Genet, 1954-1955. Paris, Centre Pompidou MNAM-CCI © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Adam Rzepka © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris / ADAGP, Paris) 2015 MARSEILLE - Il y a trente ans disparaissait Jean Genet, le plus flamboyant et le plus rebelle des écrivains du XXe siècle. À ce poète de la liberté et de l’ailleurs, qui commença son œuvre en prison et l’acheva sur les rives du Jourdain, le Mucem rend hommage par une... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2016

Balenciaga couture embroidered gazar evening gown and jacket, Spring-Summer, 1960

A Balenciaga couture embroidered gazar evening gown and jacket, Spring-Summer, 1960, Paris labelled and numbered 81011, embroidered by Lesage in Manilla-shawl style with brightly coloured scrolling silk flowerheads, the sleeveless dress with simple scooped neck, cut lower at the back, bust 102-107cm, 40-42in, (2) - Sold £2600. Kerry Taylor Auctions
16 mars 2016

Gregg Baker Asian Art at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Suda Kokuta (1906-1990), Symbol of infinite space, Japan, 1960. Oil and mixed media on canvas, 91.5cm x 65.5 cm. Signed 'Suda Kokuta 1960-8-28'. Gregg Baker Asian Art © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Provenance: Private collection, Osaka, Japan A two-fold paper screen with the Uji river and its famous bridge, Japan, Edo period, 17th century. Paper, colour and gold, 179 x 191 cm. Gregg Baker Asian Art © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Tsurusawa Tansaku (circa 1729-1797), A... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2016

Robilant + Voena, London-Milan-St. Moritz at TEFAF Maastricht 2016 (1)

Lucio Fontana (Rosario 1899-1968 Varese), Concetto spaziale, Attese. Water-based paint on canvas, 73.5 x 60.5 cm. Signed, titled and inscribed on the reverse 'L. Fontana / “Concetto spaziale”/ ATTESE / Il lago era morbido e / tranquillo', 1968. Robilant + Voena © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Provenance: Milan, Nuova Brerarte, No. 93, 12 March 1990, pp. 118, 119, n. 173, ill.; Milan, A. Quarti; Milan, Bolognesi Literature: E. Crispolti, Fontana. Catalogo generale, vol II., Milan, 1986, p.... [Lire la suite]

26 février 2016

3,000 years of history, 1 week of sales: Sotheby's announces Asia Week New York sales

Pair of Rare and Exceptional Huanghuali And Huamu ‘Fu’ Character Yokeback Armchairs. Estimate $500/700,000. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Week at Sotheby’s will be led by two single-owner sales of Chinese Works of Art. The Reverend Richard Fabian Collection of Chinese Classical Furniture will feature 63 lots from one of the few remaining private collections of Chinese hardwood furniture in the United States of such scope and magnitude. Ranging from small table-top objects such as brushpots to a Pair of Rare and... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2016

The Fondation Beyeler presents Jean Dubuffet's work in a major retrospective

Jean Dubuffet, Mêle moments, 1976, Acryle sur papier entoilé, Private Collection, Courtesy Pace Gallery, © 2015, ProLitteris, Zurich. BASEL.- The Fondation Beyeler will open the year 2016 with the first retrospective of Jean Dubuffet’s multifaceted, imaginative and brightly colored oeuvre to be held in Switzerland in the 21st century. The exhibition “Jean Dubuffet – Metamorphoses of Landscape”, which will run from 31 January to 8 May 2016, will feature around 100 works by the French painter and sculptor, who, as a master... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2016

Installation of rarely seen work by Italian Modern master Giorgio Morandi on view in New York

Giorgio Morandi, Still Life, 1931, Oil on Canvas, 54 x 64 cm @2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome. Reproduction, including downloading of Giorgio Morandi works, is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York NEW YORK, NY.- The Center for Italian Modern Art is presenting a major installation of Giorgio Morandi’s (1890–1964) rarely seen paintings from the 1930s—a seminal and yet relatively unexplored decade... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2015

Auction Review 2015: Strong contemporaries and record auctions at Dorotheum

Enrico Castellani (born 1930), "Superficie", 1960, 100 x 120 cm. Price realized: €965,000. VIENNA.- For Dorotheum, the largest auction house in German-speaking Europe, the year 2015 proved to be a particularly successful one. The results brought in by two of its contemporary art auctions far exceeded expectations and set new records in Dorotheum history. The auctions were also distinguished by the high sales rate and international character of their selection. A run of top results further underlines the current strong... [Lire la suite]