20 janvier 2017

Passion & Desire from Antiquity to the Present Day at Sotheby's

  Nicolaes Pietersz. Berchem and studio, Jupiter disguised as Diana seducing the nymph Callisto. Estimate £30,000–40,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Across the centuries, art has always been intrinsically linked to expressions of passion and sensuality. ‘Erotic: Passion & Desire’ will encompass representations of love and sex from antiquity to the present day, exploring themes from the beauty of desire to representations of the male nude, to the carnal act itself, stripped of metaphor. Featuring over 100... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2017

Important Gem-set parure, Schlumberger, 1972

Important Gem-set parure, Schlumberger, 1972. Sold 577,000 CHF at Sotheby's Geneva, 14 Nov 2007, lot 373.  Comprising: a necklace designed as a fringe of stylised foliate elements set with brilliant-cut diamonds, interspersed with cabochon turquoise and cushion-shaped rubellite drops, accompanied by a pair of earclips and a ring en suite, mounted in yellow gold and platinum, signed Schlumberger, French assay and erased maker's marks, necklace length 410mm, ring size 46. This parure is illustrated in, Jean d'Ormesson,... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2016

Pablo Picasso's gold jewelry in Diane Venet Collection

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Visage rond, 1972. Brooch – 23 carat gold, diam: 5 cm. Edition 16/20. Coll. Diane Venet. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Visage aux taches. Brooch – Gold, diam: 5 cm. Editon 4/20. Coll. Diane Venet. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Le grand faune. Pendant – Gold. Edition 3/20. Coll. Diane Venet. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Tréfle, brooch, gold, 4.4 x 5.4 cm. D. Venet Collection. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Médaillon oval, 1972. Brooch - Gold, 3.5 x 5.3 cm Edition 5/20. Coll. Diane Venet. Pablo... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2016

Francis Bacon, Monaco and French culture is focus of exhibition at Grimaldi Forum

'Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture'. Photo JC Vinaj MONACO.- The Grimaldi Forum, Monaco is presenting a major exhibition, Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture from 2 July to 4 September 2016. The exhibition, curated by Martin Harrison, editor of the forthcoming Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné (publication 30 June 2016), takes place with the support of The Estate of Francis Bacon in London, and the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation based in Monaco. Francis Bacon’s cultural orientation was, to an... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2016

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS at Masterpiece London 2016

Van Cleef & Arpels. Earrings. Platinum, white gold, round diamonds, square-cut aquamarines. Heritage Collection, 1951. Price on request. Courtesy Van Cleef & Arpels       Van Cleef & Arpels. Necklace. Platinum, white gold, round diamonds, square-cut and diamond-cut aquamarines. Heritage Collection, 1948. Price on request. Courtesy Van Cleef & Arpels   Van Cleef & Arpels. Earrings. Yellow gold, platinum, round diamonds, onyx, green... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2016

Rare works by John Singer Sargent lead Sotheby's $27.1M American Art Auction in New York

 Lot 8. John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925), Poppies (A study of "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose"), inscribed 'Painted by John Sargent in Russell House Garden/1886 Lily Millet' on the reverse, oil on canvas, 24 3/8 by 35 7/8 inches (61.9 by 91.1 cm). Painted in 1886. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 USD. Lot sold 6,858,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Four works by John Singer Sargent totaled $11.2 million last night, surpassing their combined high estimate... [Lire la suite]

29 janvier 2016

Galerie Bastian at TEFAF 2016

Pablo Picasso (Málaga 1881-1973 Mougins), Tête d'homme (Man's head), 1972. Oil on canvas, 92 x 73 cm. Inscribed verso upper left in red '19.1.72. III'. Galerie Bastian at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Provenance: The artist's estate; Galerie Boulakia, Paris, 1984; Habsburg, Impressionst and Modern Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Geneva, 12 Nov. 1989, lot 85; Private collection, France; Loudmer, Importants Tableaux et Sculptures Modernes, Paris, 13 June 1994, lot 69 ... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2015

Morandi, Fontana amd Burri lead Sotheby's Milan Modern & Contemporary Art Sale

Giorgio Morandi (1890 - 1964), Natura Morta, firmato sul retro, olio su tela, cm 34x45. Eseguito nel 1948. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 EUR. Lot sold 747,000  EUR. Photo: Sotheby's. MILAN.- The Part I of the Milanese Modern and Contemporary Art Sale held in the new spot of Palazzo Serbelloni has confirmed the interest and the massive presence of public during the exhibition days. The 1948 Natura Morta by Giorgio Morandi, the Italian artist celebrated at CIMA in New... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2015

Artcurial to offer fashion photographer Amedeo M. Turello's collection of photographs

Nickolas Murray, Frida Kahlo, 1939, collection Amedeo M. Turello (estimation 8 000 – 10 000 € / 8 900 – 11 150 $).  Paris – A l’occasion de la FIAC, Artcurial dispersera la collection de photographies d’Amedeo M. Turello. L’ensemble d’œuvres qu’il a réuni reflète ses goûts artistiques tout en étant autant de témoignage des rencontres qu’il a pu faire dans sa carrière de photographe de mode professionnel. Au gré des collaborations, il a été amené à cotoyer les plus célèbres photographes du XXe siècle. Certains sont... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2015

Didier Ltd at Masterpiece London 2015

Unique gold headband by the Italian painter, Pietro Annigoni, c. 1955. Didier Ltd at Masterpiece London 2015, stand A15. 18ct gold headband, the shaped ribbon decorated in repousse with in the centre a gorgon's head with green garnet eyes, to the left a fish and a scallop shell and to the right, a bud and flower spray.  "Testa di Edipo", 1967. Didier Ltd at Masterpiece London 2015, stand A15. Medallion cast in 18ct gold with a stylised bearded face of Oedipus, with a pierced hole in the centre of his... [Lire la suite]