29 août 2018

Christie's announces highlights from its Swiss Art Auction

Lot 71. Giovanni Giacometti (1868-1933), Frutta, 1908, unten links monogrammiert und datiert 'GG 1908', rückseitig signiert und bezeichnet'Giovanni Giacometti Stampa', Öl auf Leinwand, 44,5 x 54,5 cm. Estimate CHF 300,000 - CHF 500,000 (USD 509,134 - USD 712,788). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 ZURICH.- The Swiss Art Auction on 18 September will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Christie’s Switzerland, along with celebrating the 40th anniversary of... [Lire la suite]

06 mai 2018

Exhibition devoted to Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon opens in Basel

Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon, 1965. Gelatin silver print © Graham Keen BASEL.- From April 29, 2018, the Fondation Beyeler is staging an exhibition devoted to Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon: two outstanding protagonists of modern art who were at once friends and rivals, and whose creative vision exerted a powerful influence that still persists today. This is the first-ever joint museum exhibition involving Giacometti and Bacon, illuminating the relationship between the two artistic... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2018

Christie's announces full details on the Collection of Joan and Preston Robert Tisch

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced further details on The Collection of Joan and Preston Robert Tisch, which will be offered as a central highlight of the Impressionist and Modern Art and Post-War and Contemporary Art Sales taking place in New York this May. Encompassing over 40 objects in total, The Collection of Joan and Preston Robert Tisch is expected to realize more than $80 million. Collection proceeds will go to the Tisch family foundations to continue the couple’s lifelong philanthropic mission. Conor... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2018

North American premiere of Alberto Giacometti exhibition opens in Quebec City

  QUEBEC CITY.- The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year. To launch the festivities, it is presenting in Québec City the North American premiere of the Alberto Giacometti exhibition, which enjoyed resounding success at the Tate Modern in London last summer. From February 8 to May 13, 2018, visitors can discover this major retrospective presented by Desjardins in the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the MNBAQ and savour the emblematic work of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966),... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2018

Modern works from the Pinacoteca di Brera on view at the Estorick Collection

Carlo Carrà, The Metaphysical Muse, 1917. Oil on canvas, 90 × 66 cm. © 2018 Pinacoteca di Brera. LONDON.- The Estorick opens its 20th anniversary year with a major exhibition of works from one of the world’s most important collections of modern Italian art, housed at Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera. Comprising paintings and sculptures donated to the museum by Emilio and Maria Jesi, it includes iconic images by Umberto Boccioni, Gino Severini and Mario Sironi, an extraordinary nucleus of Metaphysical... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2017

Alberto Giacometti's Grande Femme II sells for $29,390,850 at Christie's Paris

Lot 8. Alberto Giacometti, Grande Femme II. signed, inscribed and with the foundry mark ‘Alberto Giacometti Epreuve d’artiste Susse Fondeur Paris’ (at the back of the base); with the foundry mark again ‘SUSSE FONDEUR PARIS CIRE PERDUE’ (inside the base), bronze with dark brown patina. Height: 108 7/8 in. Conceived in 1960; this bronze cast in 1980-81 in an edition of 7 plus 2 artist's proofs plus one for the Fondation Maeght. Estimate On Request. Sold for: €24,907,500/ £22,167,675 /$29,390,850. © Christie’s... [Lire la suite]

16 août 2017

An art lover's collection gives an insight into an exceptional gallery

AIX-EN-PROVENCE.- From 24 June to 24 September 2017, the Musée Granet invites you to discover, through nearly one hundred masterworks of modern and contemporary art, the history of the Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, whose acquisitions have been driven by a sense of adventure and a love of art since 1925. Jeanne Bucher opened her gallery in 1925 to present works by Cubist, surrealist, primitivist and pre-war abstract artists. The avant-garde artists shown by the Galerie Jeanne Bucher were never limited to a... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2017

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum exhibits masterpieces from the collection of Alicia Koplowitz

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Maja and Procuress on the Balcony, 1808-1812 © Collection Alicia Koplowitz - Grupo Omega Capital. BILBAO.- Over the past few decades the Alicia Koplowitz – Grupo Omega Capital Collection has become one of the most important art collections in Europe. Despite this, it has remained largely unknown with the exception of the recent display of around 50 works at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris. The exhibition at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is an artistic event of the... [Lire la suite]
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]