11 juin 2014

Getty Museum Announces Two Landmark Sculpture Acquisitions, Including a Masterpiece by Auguste Rodin

Christ and Mary Magdalene (1908), Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917). Marble, H. 109.2 , W. 85.1, D. 78.8 cm (H. 43, W. 33 1/2, D. 31 in.). Photo Daniel Katz Gallery, London. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.  LOS ANGELES – The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today two highly important sculpture acquisitions: Christ and Mary Magdalene (1908), a large marble group by one of history’s most renowned sculptors, Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917), and a bronze statue of the Belvedere Antinous of about... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2014

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Balzac, étude type C, grand modèle

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Balzac, étude type C, grand modèle. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. signed 'A. Rodin' (on the top of the base); inscribed with foundry mark '.Georges Rudier. .Fondeur.Paris.' (on the back of the base); inscribed and dated '© by Musée Rodin 1971' (on the right side of the base); with raised signature 'A. Rodin' (on the underside), bronze with brown and green patina. Height: 50¼ in. (127.7 cm.). Conceived in 1892; this bronze version cast in 1971. Estimate $300,000 – $400,000 Provenance: Musée Rodin,... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2014

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Balzac, avant-dernière étude pour le monument dite aussi "étude avec un large revers au bord de la ro

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Balzac, avant-dernière étude pour le monument dite aussi "étude avec un large revers au bord de la robe de chambre". Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. signed 'A. Rodin' (on the top of the base); inscribed and dated '©. by MUSEE RODIN. 1956' (on the right side of the base); inscribed with foundry mark '.Georges Rudier. .Fondeur.Paris.' (on the back of the base), bronze with brown and green patina. Height: 43 3/8 in. (110.4 cm.). Conceived in 1897; this bronze version cast in 1956. Estimate $500,000 –... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2014

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Eternel printemps, second état, 3ème réduction

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Eternel printemps, second état, 3ème réduction. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. signed 'Rodin' (on the right side of the base); inscribed with foundry mark 'F. BARBEDIENNE. FONDEUR. PARIS. FRANCE' (on the back of the base); numbered '16' (on the underside), bronze with dark brown patina, Height: 15 5/8 in. (39.6 cm.). Length: 19 in. (48.2 cm.). Conceived in 1886; this bronze version cast between 1910 and 1914. Estimate $400,000 – $600,000 Provenance: Acquired by the family of the present owner, circa... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2014

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Le Baiser, 2ème réduction dit aussi no 4

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Le Baiser, 2ème réduction dit aussi no 4. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. signed 'Rodin.' (on the rock); inscribed with foundry mark 'F. BARBEDIENNE. FONDEUR.' (on the left side of the base); stamped with chaser's mark 'K' (on the rim of the underside), bronze with dark brown patina. Height: 23 5/8 (60.2 cm.). Conceived in 1886; this bronze version cast between 1914 and 1918. Estimate $700,000 – $1,000,000 Provenance: Acquired by the family of the present owner, circa 1940.PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2014

« PARIS 1900, LA VILLE SPECTACLE » au Petit Palais

Poster of the Universal Exhibition Palais de l’optique, 1900. © Paris, Musée Carnavalet/ Roger-Viollet PARIS - L’exposition « PARIS 1900, LA VILLE SPECTACLE » invite le public à revivre les heures fastes de la capitale française au moment où elle accueille l’Exposition Universelle qui inaugure en fanfare le 20e siècle. Plus que jamais la ville rayonne aux yeux du monde entier comme la cité du luxe et de l’art de vivre. Plus de 600 oeuvres – peintures, objets d’art, costumes, affiches, photographies, films, meubles,... [Lire la suite]


24 septembre 2013

"Masculin / Masculin. L'homme nu dans l'art de 1800 à nos jours" au Musée d'Orsay

Pierre et Gilles (nés respectivement en 1950 et en 1953), Mercure, 2001 (modèle : Enzo Junior). Photographie peinte, pièce unique. H. 117,3 ; L. 87 cm. Collection particulière © Pierre et Gilles. Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris PARIS.- Alors que le nu féminin s’expose aussi régulièrement que naturellement, le corps masculin n’a pas eu la même faveur. Qu’aucune exposition ne se soit donné pour objet de remettre en perspective la représentation de l’homme nu sur une longue période de... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2013

Galleries in St. James's and Mayfair to host the inaugural London Art Week

Giorgio Vasari (Arezzo 1511 – 1574), Grand Duke Cosimo de’Medici Reviving the City of Volterra. Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, heightened with white, on blue paper. Squared in black chalk. Irregular triangular shape, 152 x 184 mm. Photo: Courtesy of Colnaghi. LONDON.- London Art Week is an exciting joint venture that unites Master Paintings Week and Master Drawings and Sculpture Week (formerly Master Drawings London). During this year’s inaugural London Art Week, which takes place from 28th June – 5th July 2013, some... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2013

Sotheby's to auction exceptional early casts from Rodin's masterpiece The Gates of Hell

The group – consigned from a distinguished private collection – is led by a rare, early cast of Le Penseur (‘The Thinker’) from 1906 (est. $8/12 million). Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will feature three exquisite bronzes from Auguste Rodin’s masterpiece The Gates of Hell in its Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 7 May 2013. The group – consigned from a distinguished private collection – is led by a rare, early cast of Le Penseur (‘The Thinker’) from 1906 (est. $8/12 million*). Renowned as an icon of art... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2013

Remarkable prices drive a $2.6 Million sale for Clars in February surpassing all previous sales

Chinese underglaze blue porcelain brush pot, attributed to Wang Bu (Chinese, 1898-1968), 6.5"h. Sold for $534,300.  OAKLAND, CA.- Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17, 2013, will go down at Clars as the strongest sale in the firm’s 41-year history. It will also go down as the sale that held numerous surprises and astounding prices on several lots in all categories. After the two-day event was over, President Redge Martin commented, “Yes, it was the strongest in our history. Overall, the auction was just one of... [Lire la suite]


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