14 mars 2019

Christie's sale in Milan to offer the best of 20th century Italian art

MILAN.- Dedicated to offering the best of 20th century Italian art, Christie’s annual auction in Milan, now part of the Thinking Italian series aligned with the global Post-War and Contemporary sales, will take place on 3 and 4 of April. Highlighted by Lucio Fontana’s intense pink-red Concetto Spaziale, Attesa (estimate: €800,000 – 1,200,000), the sale features historical works by major icons such as Gino Severini, Alberto Boccioni, Alberto Burri, Enrico Castellani and Piero Manzoni, through to a group of contemporary... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2018

Christie's sale celebrates pioneering Italian identity with masterpieces of 20th century Italian art

Lot 115. Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale, La fine di Dio, signed and titled 'l. fontana "Concetto spaziale" "LA FINE DI DIO"' (on the reverse, oil and glitter on canvas, 178 x 123cm. Executed in 1963. Estimate on request. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. LONDON.- During London’s Frieze week, Christie’s will present the second year of Thinking Italian, a sale concept that celebrates the eclecticism, rebellious iconoclasm, and sheer creativity of Italian art. This is the second edition of Thinking... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2018

Christie's to offer masterpieces by Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri and Thomas Schütte

Lot 17. Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale, Attese, signed, titled and inscribed ‘ieri è venuta a trovarmi Tro-tro Klein l. Fontana Concetto spaziale – ATTESE’ (on the reverse), waterpaint on canvas with lacquered wood frame, 26 ¾ x 79 ¾ x 2 1/8in. (68 x 202.5 x 5.5cm.). Executed in 1965. Estimate GBP 8,000,000 - GBP 12,000,000 (USD 11,071,999 - USD 16,607,998) © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 LONDON.- A collection of artists who radicalised traditional methods for... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2017

Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art announces new expansion to incorporate the Cerruti Collection

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale-Attese, ca. 1960. Water-based paint on canvas, 73 x 60 cm. Collezione Fondazione Francesco Federico Cerruti per l'Arte on long-term loan Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino. TURIN.- Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Director of the Castello di Rivoli Museum, announces that Castello di Rivoli will enter into a special partnership with the legendary Cerruti Collection to become the world’s first contemporary art museum to incorporate an encyclopaedic collection of the... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2016

Phillips presents highlights from February 20th Century & Contemporary Art Auctions

LONDON.- Phillips presents highlights from the 9 and 10 February 20th Century & Contemporary Art Auctions. Offering over 220 lots the auction is estimated to achieve £33.7 to 48.8 million ($49 – 70.7 million / €44.6 - 64.4 million). The 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale includes five principal sections: School of London, Italian Post-War Art, Continental Post-War Art, 20th Century Art and Contemporary Art. The auction will offer outstanding quality works by Piero Manzoni, Pierre Soulages, Alexej Jawlensky,... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2015

Morandi, Fontana amd Burri lead Sotheby's Milan Modern & Contemporary Art Sale

Giorgio Morandi (1890 - 1964), Natura Morta, firmato sul retro, olio su tela, cm 34x45. Eseguito nel 1948. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 EUR. Lot sold 747,000  EUR. Photo: Sotheby's. MILAN.- The Part I of the Milanese Modern and Contemporary Art Sale held in the new spot of Palazzo Serbelloni has confirmed the interest and the massive presence of public during the exhibition days. The 1948 Natura Morta by Giorgio Morandi, the Italian artist celebrated at CIMA in New... [Lire la suite]

11 octobre 2015

First exhibition in the U.S. devoted to Alberto Burri in nearly 40 years opens at the Guggenheim Museum

NEW YORK, NY.- The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opened a major retrospective—the first in the United States in nearly forty years and the most comprehensive in this country—devoted to the work of Italian artist Alberto Burri (1915–1995). Exploring the beauty and complexity of Burri’s process-based works, the exhibition positions the artist as a central protagonist of post–World War II art and revises traditional narratives of the cultural exchanges between the United States and Europe in the 1950s and ’60s. Burri broke... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2015

Christie's to offer a rich selection of works of art across all Italian art movements

LONDON.- Christie’s season of Post-War & Contemporary Art auctions will be highlighted by the 15th edition of The Italian Sale, which will take place on 16 October in King Street following the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction. Subsequent to the record breaking successes of the Italian Sale last year, which realised £27.5 million, this year’s edition will continue to represent a rich array of works across all artistic movements within Italian Art, with key works by Modern and Post-War artists such as... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2015

Fontana £15-20 million masterpiece 'La Fine di Dio (The End of God)' to lead London's Frieze Week sales

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale, La Fine di Dio (1963), oil on canvas, 177.6 by 123cm, est. £15 -20m / $23-30.8m. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s Frieze week sales in London will be led by one of the greatest works of post-war Italian art ever to appear at auction: Lucio Fontana’s Concetto Spaziale, La Fine di Dio (The End of God), 1963. Never previously offered at auction and last exhibited over 30 years ago, Fontana’s masterpiece is estimated at a £15-20m (the current record for the artist stands at... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2014

Artists who transformed the nature of portraiture lead exceptional auction at Christie's

 LONDON.- Following on from the success of Christie’s New York Post-War & Contemporary Art auctions in May when the highest total for a single auction in art market history was achieved, on 1st July Christie’s will present an outstanding selection of Post-War and Contemporary art works. The sale represents many of the most important artists and movements of the 20th and 21st centuries, including works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Tracey Emin and Peter Doig that challenged the notion of the traditional portrait and changed... [Lire la suite]