09 mars 2017

World auction record for Swiss artist Franz Gertsch at Sotheby's London sale

Oliver Barker fields bids at Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Contemporary Art, 8 March 2017. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s Evening Auction of Contemporary Art in London this evening exceeded its pre-sale high estimate to total £118,015,150 – an increase of 70% (GBP) / 43% (USD) on the equivalent sale last year. • 93.4% sold by lot, this was the third consecutive Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s with a sellthrough rate of over 90%. • Tonight’s sale exceeded the pre-sale estimate of £80.9-112.6m /... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2017

Gerhard Richter (B.1932), Abstraktes Bild, 1988

Lot 3. Gerhard Richter (B.1932), Abstraktes Bild, signed, dated 1988 and numbered 654-4 on the reverse, oil on canvas, 91.5 by 67 cm. 36 by 26 3/8 in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Galerie Hans Strelow, Dusseldorf Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1990. Literature: Exh. Cat., Bonn, Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Gerhard Richter: Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1993, Vol. III, Ostfildern-Ruit 1993,... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2016

Rare Henry Moore Masterpiece Reclining Figure: Festival to Lead Sculpture Section of Christie's 250th Anniversary Sale

PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN COLLECTION. Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. (1898-1986), Reclining Figure: Festival, bronze with a brown patina, 90 in. (230 cm.) long. Conceived in 1951 and cast in an edition of five plus one artist’s proof. Estimate: £15 -20 million  ($22,000,000-29,000,000/ €20,000,000-26,000,000) © Susan Young London - Henry Moore’s ground-breaking 1951 modernist sculpture Reclining Figure: Festival, commissioned for the Festival of Britain in 1951, will lead the sculpture section of... [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]
18 mars 2016

Intersections: Huang Rui and Japanese Art from the 1980s at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

Huang Rui, Prelude-Sacrifice (Preparatory Painting), 1980, oil on canvas, 90 x 90 cm. Courtesy of Huang Rui HONG KONG - Chinese artist Huang Rui spent nearly two decades in Japan after founding the Stars Group in Beijing in 1979.  For the first time we will explore the works of Huang Rui during this period.  10 Chancery Lane Gallery is delighted that Chiba Shigeo (art critic and lecturer at Chubu University) is the academic director of the exhibition. Huang Rui, (b. 1952,... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2016

Pair of ruby and diamond ear clips, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1988

Pair of ruby and diamond ear clips, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1988. Photo Sotheby's 2013 Each designed as a leaf composed of calibré-cut rubies en serti mystérieux, and tapered baguette diamonds, signed Van Cleef Arpels and numbered, French assay and maker's marks, pouch by Van Cleef & Arpels. Lot 608. Estimate 75,000 — 115,000 CHF. Lot sold 197,000 CHF Litterature: Cf: Sarah Coffin, Set in Style: The Jewellery of Van Cleef & Arpels, 2011, page 32 for a pair of... [Lire la suite]

05 octobre 2015

"Séoul - Paris - Séoul" au musée Cernuschi

Séoul - Paris - Séoul : Affiche.  PARIS - A l’occasion de l’Année de la Corée en France, le musée Cernuschi organise une exposition consacrée aux artistes coréens contemporains ayant travaillé ou travaillant toujours en France. Attirés à partir des années 1950 par le rayonnement culturel de Paris, ces derniers ont étudié dans la capitale, se sont intégrés aux milieux artistiques français et ont, par leur travail, participé activement au renouveau de la peinture coréenne ainsi qu’à sa diffusion en Europe.  BANG... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2015

Sotheby's Hong Kong Modern Asian Art Autumn Sales to include 26 rare and important sculptures by Ju Ming

Ju Ming with his work at the National Gallery Singapore in 1986. (Image source: The Straits Times). HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Modern Asian Art Department has been entrusted by Mr. Johnson Chang Tsong-Zung, director of Hanart TZ Gallery, to present Embodying The Dao of Martial Arts – Important Sculptures by Ju Ming from the Collection of Johnson Chang Tsong-Zung, featuring 26 works by the celebrated Taiwanese sculptor Ju Ming from Chang’s private collection. Since the early 1980s, Chang has been a key figure in promoting Ju... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2015

Masterpiece London 2015 opens with record attendees, significant sales across the board and major unveilings

Exterior of Masterpiece London 2015 with 'Adam' and 'Eve' by Richard Hudson, represented by Leila Heller Gallery. Photo: Deniz Faragulle. LONDON.- The Preview Day of the sixth edition of Masterpiece London ended with reports of record visitor numbers and strong sales across the board. The Fair draws collectors, curators, and designers from all over the world who view and purchase exceptional works of art spanning over 4,000 years of art history. This year the Fair welcomed a record 8,900 visitors on its opening day... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2015

Gerhard Richter (B. 1932), A B, Brick Tower, 1987

Gerhard Richter (B. 1932), A B, Brick Tower, signed, dated 1987 and numbered 643-1 on the reverse, oil on canvas, 200 by 140cm.; 78 3/4 by 55in. Estimate 12,000,000 — 16,000,000 GBP (16,631,959 - 22,175,945 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Anthony d’Offay Gallery, LondonPrivate Collection, New YorkSale: Christie’s, New York, Post-War Evening Sale, 13 November 2001, Lot 28Galerie Beyeler, BaselGalerie Art and Public, GenevaAcquired directly from the above by... [Lire la suite]