22 septembre 2021

Albertina Museum marks the 100th aniversary of Amedeo Modigliani's death with exhibition

VIENNA.- His entire life long, he was plagued by poverty, strokes of fate, drug excesses, and severe illness, with his earnings as an artist sufficing only to cover his rent and the barest necessities. But today, works by Amedeo Modigliani—a native of Livorno, Italy who died in his studio in 1920 at just 35 years of age—number among the most expensive, with individual paintings fetching nine-figure sums.In view of his death’s 100th anniversary, Vienna’s Albertina Museum is honoring Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) with a... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2020

Kunstmuseum Basel exhibits works from the Im Obersteg Collection

BASEL.- The exhibition Picasso, Chagall, Jawlensky at the Kunstmuseum Basel | Neubau presents a portrait of the Im Obersteg Collection in dialogue with selected works from the Kunstmuseum Basel’s own holdings and a small number of loans from international collections.Much of the Basel-based private collection of Karl Im Obersteg (1883–1969), which has been housed at the Kunstmuseum since 2004, was assembled in the first half of the twentieth century. From this treasure trove, curators have selected masterworks by... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2019

'Modigliani and the adventure of Montparnasse. Masterpieces from the Netter and Alexandre collections' at Livorno City Museum

Amedeo Modigliani (Livorno,1884 - Paris, 1920), Fillette en bleu, 1918, oil on canvas, 116 x 73 cm, collection Jonas Netter. The great retrospective in the artist's hometown on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of his death. On 22 January 1920 Amedeo Modigliani was taken, unconscious, to the Hôpital de la Charité in Paris and died there two days later at the age of only 36, struck down by the then incurable disease of tubercular meningitis that he had miraculously managed to survive twenty years... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2019

Artcurial to offer the collection of renowned antiques dealer Joseph Altounian

PARIS - Altounian, ce nom était connu des plus grands antiquaires, musées, collectionneurs et artistes en France et à travers le monde depuis la première moitié du XXe siècle. Sa famille dévoile aujourd’hui au public une part importante du fonds qu’il avait constitué. Artcurial proposera les 17 et 18 septembre prochains la vente inédite de la Collection Joseph Altounian, l’antiquaire des musées, l’ami des artistes. Organisée pendant la Biennale de Paris, cet ensemble présente plus de 400 pièces (objets d’art, sculptures, mobilier)... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2019

Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Sales series rises to $394.6 million in New York

Lot 143. Émile Bernard (1868 - 1941), Bretonnes ramassant des pommes. Signed E. Bernard and dated 89 (lower left). Oil on canvas, 33 3/4 by 21 1/2 in., 85.7 by 54.6 cm. Estimate $400,000 - $600,000. Lot sold $1,940,000. New world auction record for the artist. Courtesy Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Scott Niichel, Head of Day Sales and Deputy Co-Head of Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby’s, New York. said “The Impressionist and Modern Art Day sale results... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2019

Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), Lunia Czechowska (à la robe noire), 1919

Lot 25. Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), Lunia Czechowska (à la robe noire), signed 'modigliani' (upper right), oil on canvas, 36 3/8 x 23 5/8 in. (92.4 x 60 cm.). Painted in 1919. Estimate USD 12,000,000 - USD 18,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Provenance: Leopold Zborowski, Paris. Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius J. Sullivan, New York (acquired from the above, by 1932); Estate sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 6 December 1939, lot 58.Chester Dale, New York (acquired at the above sale). M.... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2019

Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), Tête, circa 1911-1912

Lot 31A. Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), Tête, limestone, Height: 20 1/8 in. (51 cm.), Carved circa 1911-1912; unique. Estimate USD 30,000,000 - USD 40,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Provenance: Private collection, Paris. Anon. sale, Maître E. Ader, Palais Galliera, Paris, 12 December 1962, lot 18. Private collection, France.Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired from the above, 1964). Sir Edward and Lady Hulton, London (acquired from the above, 20 October... [Lire la suite]
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20 janvier 2019

Salon du Dessin to put the spotlight on drawing 27th March- 1st April in Paris

PARIS.- The eagerly anticipated Salon du Dessin will take place again this spring under the vaulted roof of Paris’s Palais brongniart and will once again feature a selection of outstanding works on paper. among the 39 exhibitors from around the world will be four handpicked new galleries and two that are returning after an absence of a few years. among the treasures on display will be rare drawings by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, presented by the Austrian gallery Wienerroither & Kohlbacher, and a solo show of... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2018

Amedeo Modigliani masterwork unveiled at the Ulster Museum in Belfast

Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), Female Nude, 1916 (circa), The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London. BELFAST.- A stunning painting by one of the world’s most celebrated artists has gone on display this weekend (Friday 8 June) at the Ulster Museum. Amedeo Modigliani’s 1916 masterwork, Female Nude, is noted as one of the most arresting and powerful works of the early 20th century. Modigliani’s Female Nude is on loan from The Courtauld Gallery and is part of an ongoing collaboration which aims to share... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2018

Modigliani masterpiece to lead Sotheby's May auctions with estimate of $150 million

Amedeo Modigliani, Nu couché (sur le côté gauche). Signed Modigliani (lower left). Oil on canvas, 35¼ by 57¾ in.; 89.5 by 146.7 cm. Painted in 1917. Estimate in excess of $150 million. Courtesy Sotheby’s. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s unveiled Amedeo Modigliani’s stunning Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) to a packed audience of collectors and media, who are the first ever to view the masterpiece on exhibition in Asia. The painting is estimated to sell for in excess of $150 million in Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening... [Lire la suite]