23 juin 2014

Christie's sale in London to offer important group of works by Alberto Giacometti

LONDON.- The strength of demand for the very best Impressionist and Modern Art has been demonstrated at Christie’s in 2014 with the record breaking London Evening Sale in February, which set the highest total for any art auction held in London and the stellar New York Evening Sale in May, which achieved the highest total for the category in New York since May 2010. Both auctions attracted deep, international bidding and high sell through rates of 86% by lot and 96% by value, and 89% by lot and 96% by value, respectively. Christie’s... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2014

Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966), Atelier I

Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966), Atelier I. Photo Sotheby's. Signed and dated Alberto Giacometti 1950 (lower right), oil on canvas, 25 3/4 by 18 1/8 in., 65.2 by 46 cm. Painted in 1950. Estimation 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 USD Provenance: Galerie Maeght, ParisPrivate Colletion, USA (acquired from the above circa 1960)Sale: Christie's, New York, November 6, 2007, lot 4Acquired at the above sale Exposition: New York, Gagosian Gallery, Isabel and Oher Intimate Strangers. Portraits by Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon, 2008,... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2014

Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966), Annette d'après nature (Nu debout)

Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966), Annette d'après nature (Nu debout). Photo Sotheby's. Inscribed with the signature Alberto Giacometti, numbered 0/6 and inscribed with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris. Bronze. Height: 20 5/8 in., 52.5 cm. Conceived in 1954 and cast in 1962. Estimation 3,500,000 — 4,500,000 USD Provenance: Acquired from the artist in April 1964PROPERTY FROM THE PIERRE AND TANA MATISSE FOUNDATION, NEW YORK Litterature: James Lord, “Alberto Giacometti” in L’Oeil, January 15, 1955, illustration of another cast p.... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2014

Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966), Buste d'Annette IV

Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966), Buste d'Annette IV. Photo Sotheby's. Inscribed with the signature Alberto Giacometti, numbered 5/6 and inscribed with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur, Paris. Bronze. Height: 23 inches, 58.5 cm. Conceived in 1962 and cast in 1963. Estimation 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 USD Provenance: Théodore FraenkelLéna LerclerqAcquired in May 1965 Litterature: Jean-Raoul Moulin, Giacometti: Sculptures, Paris, 1964, illustration of another cast no. 24Alberto Giacometti: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings (exhibition... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2014

Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) Femme de Venise V

Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) Femme de Venise V. Photo Sotheby's. Inscribed with the signature Alberto Giacometti, stamped with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris and numbered 3/6. Bronze. Height: 43 1/2 in., 110.6 cm. Conceived in 1956 and cast in 1958. Estimation 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 USD Provenance: Pierre Matisse Gallery, New YorkPrivate Collection (acquired from the above on November 22, 1960 and sold: Sotheby's, New York, November 7, 2001, lot 27)Acquired from the above sale Exposition: Vienna, Albertina Museum, Goya bis... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2014

Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966), La Place

Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966), La Place. Photo Sotheby's. Inscribed with the signature A. Giacometti, with the foundry mark Alexis Rudier Fondeur Paris and numbered 4/6. Bronze. Length: 24 1/2 in., 62.2 cm. Conceived and cast in 1948. Estimation 12,000,000 — 18,000,000 USD Provenance: Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York (acquired from the artist)Morton G. Neumann, New York (acquired from the above on March 12, 1951)Morton F. Neumann Family Collection (sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 10, 2000, lot 37)Acquired at the above sale ... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2014

Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Femme de Venise IV

Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Femme de Venise IV. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. signed and numbered 'Alberto Giacometti 2/6' (on the left side of the base); inscribed with foundry mark 'Susse Fond. Paris' (on the back of the base), bronze with dark brown and green patina and hand-painted by the artist. Height: 45½ in. (115.5 cm.). Conceived in 1956 and cast in 1957. Estimate $10,000,000 – $18,000,000 Provenance: Heinz Berggruen, Paris.Max Rayne, London (acquired from the above, 1962); sale, Sotheby's, London, 27 June... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2014

Exhibition at Gagosian Alberto Giacometti's complete suite of lithographs Paris sans fin

Alberto Giacometti, [Crowd at Intersection], c. 1965. Lithograph; 16 3/4 x 12 7/8 inches (42.5 x 32.5 cm). Published in Paris sans fin, 1969, plate 16 © 2014 Alberto Giacometti Estate / Licensed by VAGA and ARS , New York HONG KONG.- Gagosian Hong Kong is presenting Alberto Giacometti's complete suite of lithographs Paris sans fin (Paris without end) together with key sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs, and archival material from the same period, shedding new light on the creation of one of the... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2014

Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Trois hommes qui marchent I

Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Trois hommes qui marchent I. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 signed 'A Giacometti’ (on the side of the platform); inscribed with the foundry mark ‘Alexis.Rudier Fondeur. Paris’ (on the base), bronze with dark and light brown patina. Height: 28 ½ in. (72.4 cm.). Conceived in 1948-1949 and cast by 1951. Estimate £6,200,000 – £8,000,000 ($10,267,200 - $13,248,000) Provenance: Galerie Maeght, Paris, by whom acquired directly from the artist in 1951.Harriet and Sidney Janis, New York, by whom acquired... [Lire la suite]
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14 janvier 2014

Powerful Picasso portrait of his great love Jacqueline Roque to be offered at Christie's

Pablo Picasso, Femme au costume turc dans un fauteuil, 20 November 1955. Estimate: £15-20 million. © Christie’s Images Limited 2014. LONDON.- Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale in London on 4 February 2014 sets the bar for rare and important works from distinguished sources to be offered at auction this season. Presenting discerning, informed and passionate international collectors with 48 lots spanning almost a century, the sale is led by Femme au costume turc dans un fauteuil, 1955 by Pablo Picasso, which comes... [Lire la suite]


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