06 avril 2017

Majestic portrait of The Queen sets record as Made in Britain Totals £2.6 million

Lot 40. Chris Levine (B. 1960), Lightness of Being, 2004. Unique pigment print, flush-mounted to aluminium. Signed and dated 12 in pencil and with the photographer's blindstamp in the lower margin, image: 128.3 by 102.3cm.; 50¼ by 40¼in.; sheet: 138 by 110cm.; 54⅓ by 43¼in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 187,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s Made in Britain sale in London today soared past pre-sale expectations to realise a total of £ 2,605,752 (est. £1.3-2... [Lire la suite]

12 février 2017

Banksy, ‘Naplam’, 2004

Lot 5. Banksy, ‘Naplam’, 2004. Estimated: $4,000–$6,000. Photo Julien's Auctions. Screenprint on paper, 19 7/10 × 27 3/5 in (50 × 70.1 cm). With Pictures on Walls blindstamp. Numbered by the artist. Accompanied by Pest Control letter of authenticity. Publisher: Pictures on Walls, London Julien’s Auctions: Street Art Now IV. Bidding closes Feb 27 9:00:00PM EST
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29 juin 2016

Ai Weiwei (B. 1957), Bronze arm, 2004

Lot 231. Ai Weiwei (B. 1957), Bronze arm, bronze, 14 by 68 by 34 cm. 5 1/2 by 6 3/4 y 13 3/8 in. Executed in 2004, this work is from an edition of 10. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP (63,405 - 88,767 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired from the artist by the present owner in April 2006 Bibliography: Urs Miele, Ed., Ai Weiwei: 2004-2007, Beijing 2007, p. 103, illustrated (marble version)Karen Smith, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Bernard... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2016

Sotheby's to offer unique Cy Twombly 'Blackboard' painting in the Contemporary Art Evening SaleTwombly: Untitled (Bacchus 1st Ve

Cy Twombly, Untitled (New York City), 1968. Estimate in excess of $40 million. Photo Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- On 11 May 2016 Sotheby’s New York will offer Untitled (New York City) by Cy Twombly in the Contemporary Art Evening Sale. The work is the only painting from the famed Blackboard series executed with blue loops on grey ground and boasts a remarkable history. It was acquired by the current owner from the artist’s studio immediately after it was executed in 1968, and has not been seen in... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2016

Giuseppe Penone Shows His "Leaves of Stone" at Gagosian

Giuseppe Penone, Riflesso del bronzo, 2004. Bronze. Dimensions variable © Archivo Penone A tree trunk of marble, of calcium, encloses, in our thought, the carbon, the plant, and the plant the camouflage of the color of the bronze, and the color of the bronze, the green of the foliage and the trees, the flowing of the material, of water, of rivers in which there courses the subterranean life of the world, of the veins whose flow is enclosed in our body as in the marble cave of the mountains. —Giuseppe... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2015

Royal jewels and rare gems achieve top prices at Bonhams Fine Jewellery Sale

LONDON.- Christmas has come early for a number of lucky bidders following Bonhams London’s last Fine Jewellery sale of 2015.  Jewellery from celebrated designers including Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, along with a pair of exceptional Kashmir sapphires belonging to a European Princess, went under the hammer today (Saturday 5th December). Bidders in the saleroom, online and on the telephones, competed for the two top lots, both of which exceeded their high estimates. The fancy greyish-blue, 2.97cts... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2015

Erotica: Sale at Auctionata celebrates human sexuality across a range of mediums

Physique Pictorial Magazines, Spring 1957, issue & August 1963 issue. Volume 13 No. 1 issue signed by Tom of Finland with love to Andy Warhol in 1982. Spring 1957 signed by Warhol to Tom with a signature circa 1980. Starting price $ 1,200.00. Photo Auctionata BERLIN.- The online auction house Auctionata will present its first “Erotica” art sale on August 27, 2015 at 12 pm EDT. The provocative auction will be broadcast via livestream and celebrates human sexuality across a range of... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2015

Phillips' June Contemporary Art Auctions include art by Ai Weiwei, Bruce Nauman and Andy Warhol

LONDON.- Phillips presents highlights from the June Contemporary Art Auctions including highlights by Ai Weiwei, Bruce Nauman, Andy Warhol, Sigmar Polke, Raqib Shaw, Andreas Gursky, Yue Minjun, Damien Hirst and Mark Bradford. The Contemporary Art Sales will offer over 200 lots with a combined pre-sale estimate of £22.7-34.3 million ($34.7-52.3 million / €31.2-47.1 million).  The Contemporary Art Evening Sale presents 53 lots and carries a pre-sale estimate of £17,925,000 - £27,275,000 ($27.3-$41.6 million / €24.6-... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2015

" Vogue like a painting " at Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, 30 June to 12 October 2015

Michael Thompson, Carmen as Zurbarán´s Santa Isabel, 2000. MADRID - Opening on 30 June, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting the exhibition on photography Vogue like a painting. It features around seventy images inspired by paintings, selected from the archives of the magazine Vogue and taken by some of the leading names in photography of the past three decades. Tim Walker, The dress lamp tree, 2004. The photographs in the exhibition have been selected on the basis of their essentially pictorial qualities. Some make use... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2013

Glenn Ligon, Stranger Drawing #7, 2004

Glenn Ligon, Stranger Drawing #7, 2004. Photo Philips coal dust, oil, pencil on paper mounted on aluminum 60 x 40 in. (152.4 x 101.6 cm.) Signed, titled and dated Glenn Ligon 2004 Stranger Drawing #7 on the reverse. Estimate $300,000 - 500,000 PROVENANCE: Baldwin Gallery, Aspen “At some point I realized that the text was the painting and that everything else was extraneous. The painting became the act of writing a text on a canvas, but in all my work, text turns into... [Lire la suite]
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