22 juin 2017

Auction record for Wassily Kandinsky broken twice in one night at Sotheby's London

From left to right: Wassily Kandinsky, Bild mit weissen Linien (Painting with White Lines), oil on canvas, 1913. Joan Miró, Femme et oiseaux, gouache and oil wash on paper, 1940. Alberto Giacometti, Grande figure, bronze, cast by the Alexis Rudier foundry in Paris in 1947. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Sotheby’s Evening Sales of Impressionist & Modern Art and Actual Size at Sotheby’s London totalled a combined £148,877,000 / $187,719,009 (est. £129.9-170.5m). The total for the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening... [Lire la suite]

19 mai 2017

Triomphe pour Diego Giacometti chez Sotheby’s à Paris

Paris – La journée du 17 mai s’ouvrait avec la vente de Design proposant un tour d’horizon des arts décoratifs de 1900 à nos jours, mêlant chefs-d’œuvre Art Nouveau et Art Déco, jusqu’au Design contemporain. Elle fut suivie par la vente dédiée à Diego Giacometti, concept de vente thématique lancé depuis 2015 après celles consacrées au couple Lalanne et Emile Gallé. Avec un total de près de 11 millions €, chacune des deux sessions ont largement dépassé leur estimation haute. Florent Jeanniard, directeur du département Design chez... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2017

Tate Modern opens the UK's first major retrospective of Alberto Giacometti for 20 years

Alberto Giacometti: The Walking Man I, 1960. © The Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris and ADAGP, Paris) 'I am very interested in art but I am instinctively more interested in truth […] The more I work, the more I see differently'. Alberto Giacometti.  LONDON.- Celebrated as a sculptor, painter and draughtsman, Giacometti’s distinctive elongated figures are some of the most instantly recognisable works of modern art. This exhibition reasserts Giacometti’s place alongside the likes of... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2017

Egon Schiele's first masterpiece to lead Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York

Lot 27. Egon Schiele, Danaë. Signed Schiele Egon and dated 1909 (lower right). Oil and metallic paint on canvas, 31⅝ by 49⅜ in. 80.2 by 125.4 cm. Painted in 1909. Estimate 30,000,000 — 40,000,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s unveiled highlights from its upcoming Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in New York. The 16 May 2017 auction will be led by Egon Schiele’s first masterpiece: Danaë. Painted in 1909, the work marks Schiele’s first major oil painting of a female nude, and is... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2017

First exhibition dedicated to the work of Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti opens in Doha

Pablo Picasso, Autoportrait, 1901. Huile sur toile 81 x 60 cm | © Picasso Estate DOHA.- Qatar Museums in collaboration with the Musée National Picasso and the Fondation Giacometti, present the first exhibition dedicated to the work of two of the most important artists of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti, at the Fire Station Artist in Residence in Doha, Qatar. The exhibition, which is the first to show these artists in the Middle East, runs from 22 February – 21 May 2017. This major... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2017

Rare sculptures by Alberto Giacometti and Richard Serra on display for the first time

LONDON.- Monochrome, an exploration of the use of a single colour – white – focusing on sculptures by a number of significant 20th century artists, will open at Ordovas, London, from 10 February until 22 April 2017. Presenting works rendered in various tones of white by Eduardo Chillida, Alberto Giacometti, Barbara Hepworth, Isamu Noguchi and Richard Serra, the exhibition will explore the depth and diversity that is found in the use of white, a colour that is long associated with purity and clarity. The exhibition will... [Lire la suite]

08 octobre 2016

"Picasso-Giacometti" au Musée Picasso

Picasso-Giacometti au Musée Picasso : Affiche. PARIS - Du 4 octobre 2016 au 5 février 2017, le Musée Picasso présente la toute première exposition consacrée à luvre de deux des plus grands artistes du XXe siècle : Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) et Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). Grâce à un prêt exceptionnel de la Fondation Giacometti, cette exposition inédite, qui occupera le rez-de-chaussée et le premier étage de lhôtel Salé, réunit plus de 200 uvres des deux maîtres provenant des riches collections du Musée... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2016

Alberto Giacometti, Annette, 1961

Alberto Giacometti (Swiss, Borgonovo 1901–1966 Chur), Annette, 1961. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4 × 35 1/4 in. (116.2 × 89.5 cm). Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998 © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York In this late portrait of his wife and principal model, Giacometti positioned the figure close to the picture plane, half-length and facing forward, framed by an abstract, gestural backdrop. With its expressive brushwork, the work may seem hastily executed; however, sitting for Giacometti was a... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2016

Exhibition focuses on sculpture from the Second World War to the present

Exhibition "Sculpture on the Move 1946-2016", Kunstmuseum Basel | New building, ground floor, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, "Untitled" (USA Today), 1990, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Dannheisser Foundation, Jeff Koons, Rabbit, 1986, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, part donation from Stefan T . Edlis and H. Gael Neeson, 2000.21;Charles Ray, Male Mannequin, 1990, The Broad Art Foundation, Robert Gober, Playpen, 1986 Daros Collection, Switzerland, Katharina Fritsch, commodity rack with brains, 1989/1997, Emanuel... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2016

"Jean Genet, l’échappée belle" au Mucem du 16 avril au 18 juillet 2016

  Alberto Giacometti, Portrait de Jean Genet, 1954-1955. Paris, Centre Pompidou MNAM-CCI © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Adam Rzepka © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris / ADAGP, Paris) 2015 MARSEILLE - Il y a trente ans disparaissait Jean Genet, le plus flamboyant et le plus rebelle des écrivains du XXe siècle. À ce poète de la liberté et de l’ailleurs, qui commença son œuvre en prison et l’acheva sur les rives du Jourdain, le Mucem rend hommage par une... [Lire la suite]