21 octobre 2016

First show in Ireland for new master of Chinese landscape painting opens at Chester Beatty Library

Hong Ling. Snow Dome, 2000. Collection of the artist. © Hong Ling. Courtesy Soka Art.  DUBLIN.- The Chester Beatty Library presents Ireland’s first exhibition by one of China’s leading contemporary landscape painters, Hong Ling (b.1955). This retrospective exhibition charts the significant contribution Hong Ling has made to the world of Chinese landscape painting. Sixteen paintings in oil and in ink will be exhibited, ranging from a small painting of poplar trees in the grounds of the ‘Temple of Heaven’ painted... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2016

Lucian Freud, Portrait of the Hound, 2011

Lucian Freud (British (born Germany), Berlin 1922–2011 London), Portrait of the Hound, 2011. Oil on canvas, 62 3/16 × 54 5/16 in. (158 × 138 cm). Private Collection © Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images / photograph courtesy Lenz & Staehelin, Zurich Freud worked on this canvas of considerable size for four years, even in the weeks immediately before his death, when it was left unfinished on the easel. Depicted from a point of view directly above the sitters are Freud’s long-term assistant and model... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2016

Vu Thu Hien, Blue Fantasies (2011)

Vu Thu Hien, Blue Fantasies (2011). Photo courtesy The Curator’s Vu Thu Hien has a solid ground in her understanding of classical Western Art, which, when combined with Vietnamese artistic aesthetics encompasses a rich texture and culture of east and west, past and present, spiritual and mundane. Hein’s works reflect her lifestyle and her process of painting. She paints on Dzo paper, a bark paper from the mulberry tree, which makes it durable and long lasting as she utilizes watercolors for infinite delicacy and... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2016

GRIMA at Masterpiece London 2016

Andrew Grima. Swinging Pearl Ring, 1970. Price on request. Courtesy GRIMA. Andrew Grima.  Shell Necklace, 1972-1973. Price on request. Courtesy GRIMA. From the Supershells Collection, a shell set with Diamonds and suspended from a Yellow Gold collar. Andrew Grima. Lei Necklace, 2011. Price on request. Courtesy GRIMA.  Modelled after the original 'Lei' Necklace, winner of the De Beers Diamonds International Awards in 1965 and the Duke of Edinburgh Prize for Elegant Design in 1966,... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2016

Danh Vo (b.1975), "Alphabet (D)", 2011

Lot 30. Danh Vo (b.1975), Alphabet (D), gold on cardboard, 33 ¼ x 84 ¼in. (87 x 214cm.). Executed in 2011, this is one work in a 26-part series, each depicting one letter of the Latin Alphabet. Estimate £160,000 – £200,000 ($214,560 - $268,200). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Provenance: Galerie Buchholz, Cologne. Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012. Notes: ‘I don’t really believe in my own story, not as a singular thing anyway. It weaves in and out of other... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2016

Italian artist Giuseppe Penone installs new sculptures in Rijksmuseum gardens

Giuseppe Penone at the picture respirare l'ombra (2000). Photo Vincent Mentzel AMSTERDAM.- A bronze tree carrying a solid block of granite between its branches, a tree trunk with water gushing out of it, and images drawn from the artist’s own forehead are among the enigmatic works of Giuseppe Penone. This summer, the annual sculpture display in the Rijksmuseum’s gardens is dedicated to Italian artist Giuseppe Penone (Garessio, 1947). It is the first time that, in addition to a number of earlier iconic works, new work... [Lire la suite]

01 juin 2016

Unique survey of Cy Twombly's work opens at Museum Brandhorst

Cy Twombly (1929 - 2011), Untitled (Rose), 2008, acrylic and chalk on wood, 252.5 x 187.3 x 1.1 cm. Udo and Anette Brandhorst Collection, photo: Nicole Wilhelms, Bavarian State Painting Collections, Museum Brandhorst, Munich © Cy Twombly Foundation. MUNICH.- With more than 200 works from various periods in his artistic career, the Brandhorst Collection provides a unique survey of Cy Twombly’s development as an artist. This retrospective selection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2016

Important rubellite and diamond brooch-pendant, 'Orchid', Cartier, 2011

Lot 465. Important rubellite and diamond brooch-pendant, 'Orchid', Cartier, 2011. Estimate 675,000 — 960,000 CHF (616,893 - 877,359 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Composed of a carved rubellite weighing 761 carats designed as an orchid, highlighted with briolette diamonds, the largest weighing 11.07 carats, signed Cartier, numbered, French assay and maker's marks, may be worn as a pendant with accompanying diamond and silk cord, signed Cartier, numbered, French assay mark, and a rock... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2016

Jan Fabre. Spiritual Guards at Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio & Forte Belvedere

Jan Fabre, Scarabeo stercorario sacro con albero di alloro (2012)/Holy dung beetle with laurel tree (2012). Fotografo/Photographer: Pat Verbruggen. Copyright: Angelos bvba FLORENCE - The Forte Belvedere in Florence is getting set to host this year's edition of its annual fixture with great art. Following the two international exhibitions showcasing the art of Giuseppe Penone and Antony Gormley, the former Medici fortress' bastions this year will be hosting the works of Jan Fabre, one of the most innovative and important figures on... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2016

Tony Cragg, Sculptures à la galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Tony Cragg (b 1949), Parts of Life, 2014. Bronze 123 x 100 x 100 cm (48,43 x 39,37 x 39,37 in). Courtesy Tony Cragg et la galerie Thaddaeus Ropac © Tony Cragg PARIS - L'exposition de la galerie Thaddaeus Ropac réunit 25 nouvelles œuvres de Tony Cragg, figure de la sculpture contemporaine. Venu à la sculpture par l'entremise de la performance et du land-art anglais, la pratique de Tony Cragg se distingue  par une formidable richesse et créativité plastique. L'artiste se définit comme «matérialiste», dans la mesure... [Lire la suite]