05 août 2019

A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 15th century, probably Zhengtong period (1436-1449)

Lot 1025. A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 15th century, probably Zhengtong period (1436-1449); 10¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 365,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The bodhisattva Guanyin is shown seated in rajalilasana holding in each hand a slender stem of lotus that rises to the shoulders, and is richly dressed in an elaborately decorateddhoti, a goat pelt wrapped around the torso and the... [Lire la suite]

20 septembre 2018

A diamond ring, Harry Winston, 1985

Lot 110. A 23.13 carats diamond ring, Harry Winston, 1985. Estimate US$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€ 210,000 - 300,000). Sold for US$ 444,500 (€ 378,008). © Bonhams 2001-2018 centering an emerald-cut diamond, weighing 23.13 carats, flanked by trillion-shaped diamonds; signed Winston, with maker's mark for Jacques Timey; accompanied by a signed box; remaining diamond weight: 1.37 carats; mounted in platinum; size 5. Jewellery from the estate of Katherine Domyan, the internationally famed two-time... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2017

Olivier Debré (1920 - 1999), Blanche de Loire aux taches bleues du bas, 1985

Lot 179. Olivier Debré (1920 - 1999), Blanche de Loire aux taches bleues du bas, 1985. Estimation 40 000 € / 60 000 €. Courtesy Artcurial. Huile sur toile. Signée, datée et titrée au dos "O. Debré, Blanche de Loire aux Taches Bleues du Bas, 85", 180 x 180 cm (70,87 x 70,87 in.)  Provenance : Galerie Daniel Gervis, Paris Collection particulière, Vienne  Post-War & Contemporain chez Artcurial, 75008 Paris, le 30 Octobre 2017 à 15h30
22 septembre 2017

William Harper, Le Fleur Du Mal #11, 1985

William Harper (American, born in 1944), Le Fleur Du Mal #11, 1985, 14 kt gold, 24 kt gold, enamel, fine silver, pearl, tourmaline. Anonymous gift, 1987.372 © William Harper © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Gold cloisonne enamel on fine silver pin; multi-colored enamel decoration in head of pin and a pearl-tipped tail extending below. (from card), signed on back. Overall: 0.6 x 3.2 x 8.6cm (1/4 x 1 1/4 x 3 3/8in.).  Purchased from the Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA in 1987; to MFA June 18, 1987, gift. 
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27 septembre 2016

Louisa Guinness Gallery opens first solo exhibition in the UK of Alexander Calder's jewellery

Anjelica Huston wearing The Jealous Husband (c. 1940) by Alexander Calder, 1976, photo by Evelyn Hofer, c. 2016 Calder Foundation, New York, Photo c. Estate of Evelyn Hofer.  LONDON.- Louisa Guinness Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in the UK of Alexander Calder’s jewellery: The Boldness of Calder. The exhibition brings together major pieces of Calder jewellery from around the world, presented amongst iconic images of the jewellery being worn on notable women throughout history, as well as contemporary... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2016

Vija Celmins, Drypoint—Ocean Surface (Between First and Second State), 1985

Vija Celmins (American, born Riga, Latvia, 1938), Drypoint—Ocean Surface (Between First and Second State), 1985. One-color drypoint on Rives BFK paper, 9 3/16 × 11 5/16 in. (23.4 × 28.7 cm) Plate: 7 13/16 × 9 7/8 in. (19.8 × 25.1 cm) Framed: 27 5/8 × 20 9/16 in. (70.1 × 52.2 cm). Vija Celmins © 2016 Vija Celmins After completing and printing the first state of this intricate ocean image, Celmins wanted to repeat the experience, so she redrew the image on the plate with an etching needle. This proof... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2016

First United Kingdom survey of the work of Mona Hatoum opens at Tate Modern

Mona Hatoum, Hot Spot III, 2009 © Mona Hatoum. Photo: Agostino Osio. Courtesy Fondazione Querini Onlus, Venice. LONDON.- Tate Modern opened the first UK survey of the work of Mona Hatoum (b.1952), one of the most important artists of her generation. Drawing on her expansive career, this exhibition reflects 35 years of consistently poetic and radical thinking expressed through a diverse range of media. The exhibition presents over 100 works from the 1980s to the present day, from early performances... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2016

Unseen Lucian Freud self-portrait acquired by National Portrait Gallery in London

Lucian Freud, Self-Portrait (Fragment). Oil on canvas, 356 mm x 306 mm. LONDON.- A recently discovered unfinished self-portrait of Lucian Freud (1922-2011) has been accepted in lieu of inheritance tax from the estate of the artist and allocated to the National Portrait Gallery. The self-portrait, thought to date from the mid-1980s, will join the archive of Freud’s sketchbooks, drawings and letters which were allocated to the Gallery under the scheme in 2015. A selection of these, together with the self-portrait, will... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2016

"Entre sculpture et photographie" au musée Rodin

Giuseppe Penone, Trappole di luce (Piège de lumière), 1995. Cristal et photographie noir & blanc. 37 x 20 cm et 99,5 x 69 x 1,5 cm. © Adagp, Paris 2016 PARIS - La photo occupa une place singulière dans le travail du sculpteur Auguste Rodin et c'est cette place et ce dialogue que le musée Rodin continue à explorer. Sur une proposition de Michel Frizot, historien de la photographie, cette exposition est une invitation à découvrir huit artistes de la seconde moitié du XXe siècle ayant pratiqué de front la sculpture et la... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2015

Gem set and diamond brooch, 'Botte de Radis', René Boivin, 1985

Lot 52. Gem set and diamond brooch, 'Botte de Radis', René Boivin, 1985. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 CHF. Lot Sold 62,500 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Designed as a radish bunch, composed of polished rhodochrosite, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, the leaves set with circular-cut peridots, signed René Boivin, French assay and maker's marks. Bibliography: Cf.: Françoise Cailles, René Boivin Joaillier, Paris, 1994, pg. 358 for an illustration of this brooch. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels... [Lire la suite]
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