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]
01 février 2016

Exhibition provides a rare insight into the development of Alberto Giacometti's practice

Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Composition, 1927-8, Bronze, 31.3 x 18.1 x 11.6 cm © The Estate of Alberto Giacometti LONDON.- Luxembourg & Dayan presents Alberto Giacometti: In His Own Words (Sculptures 1925-1934). Focused on a series of sculptures from this crucial decade in Giacometti’s life, the exhibition provides a rare insight into the development of the artist’s practice, which led to the crystallization of the more familiar style that characterizes Giacometti’s later work. This exhibition will include... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2015

Deux pièces exceptionnelles de René Lalique en vente le 24 novembre prochain chez Artcurial

Paris – Artcurial organise sa vente Art Déco le 24 novembre prochain. Cette vacation proposera 140 lots signés par les grands maîtres de la décoration du XXe siècle : René Lalique, Alberto Giacometti, Alfred-Auguste Janniot, André Groult, Jean-Michel Frank ou encore Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann seront ainsi à l’honneur. Plusieurs ensembles remarquables seront dispersés. On peut notamment distinguer : deux pièces exceptionnelles de René Lalique ; un lampadaire Figure d’Alberto Giacometti ayant appartenu à Madame Frédérique Tison, muse et... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2015

Exhibition of paintings, sculptures and drawings by Alberto Giacometti opens in London

Alberto Giacometti, Small Self portrait, 1921. Kunsthaus Zürich, Bequest Bruno Giacometti, 2012 © Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris and Adagp, Paris) 2015 LONDON.- The first ever exhibition solely to consist of portraits by the twentieth-century artist Alberto Giacometti opens at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday 15 October. Giacometti: Pure Presence (15 October 2015-10 January 2016) comprises over 60 works, including paintings, sculptures and... [Lire la suite]

12 mai 2015

Picasso masterpiece becomes the most valuable work ever sold at auction: $179,365,000

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Les femmes d'Alger (Version 'O'), signed 'Picasso' (upper right); dated '14.2.55.' (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 44 7/8 x 57 5/8 in. (114 x 146.4 cm.). Painted on 14 February 1955. Estimate Upon Request. Price Realized $179,365,000. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.  NEW YORK (AFP).- A Picasso masterpiece fetched more than $179 million in New York on Monday, smashing the world record for the most expensive art... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2015

Christie's to offer Giacometti's iconic life-size sculpture L'homme au doigt (Pointing Man)

L'homme au doigt signed and numbered 'A Giacometti 6/6' inscribed with foundry mark 'Alexis Rudier Fondeur Paris' bronze with patina and hand-painted by the artist Height: 69 7/8 in. (177.5 cm.) Conceived in 1947. Estimate upon request. Courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2015/© 2015 Alberto Giacometti Estate/Licensed by VAGA and ARS, New York. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, announces a major highlight of its upcoming spring auction in New York: Alberto Giacometti's most iconic and evocative... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2015

Collection of leading American businessman Jerome H. Stone to be offered at Sotheby's

Alberto Giacometti, Buste de Diego (Aménophis). Inscribed with the signature Alberto Giacomett and with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris, dated 1954 and numbered 3/8 twice. Bronze. Height: 16 ½ inches. Conceived in 1954 and cast before 1956. Est. $6/8 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present the collection of noted Chicago businessman and philanthropist, Jerome H. Stone. Assembled by Mr. Stone and his wife, Evelyn, predominantly in the 1950s and '60s, the collection offers important modern... [Lire la suite]
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]