29 novembre 2016

DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art opens exhibition of works by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye

Wim Delvoye, Untitled (Maserati), 2012. Embossed aluminum. Courtesy of the artist MONTREAL.- Since the late 1980s, Belgian artist Wim Delvoye has been challenging the art world status quo through a multidisciplinary practice that includes sculpture, drawing, photography, installation, and video. Montreal audiences were first introduced to his work in 2009 through the presentation of Cloaca No. 5 at the Galerie de l’UQAM. Part of a larger series, this provocative machine/sculptural work reproduced the human... [Lire la suite]

23 novembre 2016

Major exhibition devoted to the work of Claude and the late François-Xavier Lalanne opens

François-Xavier Lalanne (1927 - 2008), Babouin, 1984. Cast iron, 139 x 80 x 70 cm; (54 3/4 x 31 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.). Edition of 8 + 4 AP. Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts. LONDON.- This autumn Ben Brown Fine Arts presents Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, a major exhibition devoted to the wonderful and whimsical work of French artists Claude and the late François-Xavier Lalanne. Choreographed by interior designer Manfredi della Gherardesca, the exhibition brings together almost 30 works by both artists,... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2016

Erwin Olaf

Erwin Olaf, Still Life (Gueuze attributes), 2011. Photo Kodak Endura Paper. © Museum De Lakenhal Erwin Olaf, Still Life (Spanish Abundance, Scarcity Leiden), 2011 © Erwin Olaf
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]