16 septembre 2017

Christie's to offer landmark Francis Bacon painting to be seen in public for first time in 45 years

Francis Bacon, Study of Red Pope, 1962, 2nd Version, 1971. Oil on canvas. 78 x 58⅛ in (198 x 147.5cm). Estimate on Request. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- This October, during London’s Frieze Week, Christie’s will present Francis Bacon’s landmark painting Study of Red Pope 1962. 2nd version 1971, unseen in public for 45 years. It stands as the grand finale to his celebrated body of Papal portraits and is the only painting that unites the Pope with his greatest love George Dyer, who is depicted... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2017

Galerie Karsten Greve AG at TEFAF New York Spring 2017

Louise Bourgeois (Paris, 1911), Baroque, 1970. Marble with a base made from timber wood, 94.6 x 64.1 x 65.7 cm (Marble). 38.1 x 81.2 x 65.7 cm (Base). Signed 'BOUR-0056. Photo courtesy Galerie Karsten Greve AG Literature: Louise Bourgeois, Retrospective, exh. cat., New York 1982, plates no. 123-24, p. 121, ill. p. 88, studio view on frontispiece, installation views, plates no. 126-27, p. 122, ill. p. 90; Louise Bourgeois, Retrospective, exh. cat., Frankfurt/Main 1989, no. 74, p. 189,... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2017

Christie's to offer Cy Twombly's great clandestine masterpiece in New York

Cy Twombly, Leda and the Swan, 1962, oil, lead pencil and wax crayon on canvas.Estimate $35-55 million. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will offer Cy Twombly’s Leda and the Swan, 1962 as a highlight of its May 17 Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale. This unequivocal tour de force has resided within a private collection for over 25 years and has not been seen publicly in all that time. One of two large format masterpieces to emerge from this unbridled subject, Leda and the Swan’s... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2017

Salomon Stodel Antiquités at TEFAF Maastrich 2017, Stand 134

Nautilus cup, Soapstone figures, Indo China, Kangxi period, circa 1675. Oriental silver gilt mounts. Height 32 cm, 12.8 x 10 cm (foot) © Salomon Stodel Antiquités The nautilus shell with two vertical engraved silver gilt strap mounts,are pinned which is constructed to fit closely over the edge of the shell, forms the bowl of a standing cup. The conchiolin is elaborately carved in the cameo technique in the Indo Chinese manner, being set in silver gilt mounts that both protects and intergrates this... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2017

Gerhard Richter (B. 1932), Frauenkopf Im Profil, 1966

Lot45. Gerhard Richter (B. 1932), Frauenkopf Im Profil, titled on the stretcher; signed and dated 16.III.66 on the reverse, oil on canvas, 30.2 by 25 cm. 11 5/8 by 9 7/8 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich Collection H. Schott, Frankfurt (acquired from the above in 1968) Christie’s, London, 23 October 1997, Lot 92 (consigned by the above) Acquired from the above by the present owner  Exhibited: Zurich,... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2017

V&A to stage the first ever UK exhibition on fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga

Alberta Tiburzi in 'envelope' dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Harper's Bazaar, June 1967 © Hiro 1967 LONDON.- This May, the V&A will open the first ever UK exhibition exploring the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga and his continuing influence on modern fashion. It will be the first of its kind to look at his unique approach to making and will showcase pieces by his protégés and contemporary designers working in the same innovative way today. The exhibition marks the centenary of the opening of Balenciaga’s first... [Lire la suite]

10 novembre 2016

Exhibition traces the history of Mark Rothko’s use of dark colors

Mark Rothko, Black in Deep Red, 1957, oil on canvas, 69-3/8" x 53-3/4" (176,2 cm x 136,5 cm) © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.  NEW YORK, NY.- The Pace Gallery is presenting Rothko: Dark Palette, an exhibition tracing the history of Mark Rothko’s use of dark colors in his sectional paintings. It is on view at 510 West 25th Street from November 4, 2016 through January 7, 2017. The exhibition reveals the development of Rothko’s expressive use of... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2016

Spanish artist Pablo Picasso's sculptures on view at BOZAR

Pablo Picasso, Tête de femme, 1962. Tôle découpée, pliée et fil de fer peints polychromes, 32 x 24 x 16 cm. Dation Pablo Picasso, 1979. Inv. Nr. MP366. Musée national Picasso-Paris © Succession Picasso – SABAM Belgium 2016 Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Picasso de Paris) / Adrien Didierjean / Mathieu Rabeau BRUSSELS.- Considered as one of the most important painters of the 20th century, the Spanish artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881-1973) also created sculptures throughout his life that were as innovative as they were... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2016

"Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez" opens in Bilbao

Francis Bacon, Three Studies for a Crucifixion, 1962. Oil on canvas, three panels, 198.1 x 144.8 cm, each panel, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 64.1700 © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS/VEGAP. Bilbao, 2016 BILBAO.- The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez, an exhibition of almost 80 works including some of the most important and yet least exhibited paintings by this British artist born in Ireland, alongside the works of the... [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]