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]
11 février 2013

First exhibition to explore dialogue and connections between Francis Bacon and Auguste Rodin opens at Ordovas

Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Three Studies from the Human Body. Oil on canvas, 77 3Ž4 x 58 1/8 in. (198 x 147.3 cm). Painted in 1969. Private Collection. LONDON.- At the beginning of September 1959, Francis Bacon travelled to Cornwall, seeking to escape the distractions of London, and took out a six-month rental on a studio in St Ives from the artists William Redgrave and Peter Lanyon. One evening at a party in St Ives, Redgrave noticed Bacon talking with Brian Wall; Bacon asked Wall what he did. ‘I’m a sculptor’, replied Wall; ‘How... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2012

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). Vase Saïgon “Les Centaures”

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). Vase Saïgon “Les Centaures”.  Photo Eric Pillon Porcelaine nouvelle de Sèvres émaillée, signée Rodin (sur la joue). Inscrit dans la pâte P.N.I.33. 9.B. et avec le cachet macaron “Sèvres. Manufacture Nationale, France, g.” sous le vase. Haut. : 29,8 cm - Diam. : 16,4 cm. Conçu vers 1891-1892, cette épreuve réalisée par la Manufacture de Sèvres en 1933-1934 a pris place sous le n°2011-3665 B dans les archives de la Galeir Brame & Lorenceau qui prépare sous la direction de Jérôme Le... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2011

Tiancheng International to offer Rodin's Monumental Head of Pierre de Wissant

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Monumental Head of Pierre de Wissant , bronze, estimate upon request. Inscribed with the signature Auguste Rodin and with the foundry mark Alexis RUDIER. Fondeur. PARIS H: 32 ¼ in. 82 cm. HONG KONG.- Tiancheng International Auctioneer Limited will offer monumental Head of Pierre de Wissant (Pierre de Wissant, tête colossale), a bronze head sculpture in colossal form by the legendary Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) at Tiancheng International’s inaugural auction on November 28th in Hong Kong. Monumental Head of... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2011

Mercredi 6 juillet 2011, vente d'un marbre exceptionnel de Rodin @ Cornette de St Cyr à Drouot Montaigne‏

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917), Faunesse à genoux. Marbre signé et dédicacé sut la base Au Maître Puvis de Chavannes Conçue en 1887, cette version en marbre exécutee vers 1890. Donnée par Rodin à Puvis de Chavannes probablement en août 1890. Hauteur 55 cm. Estimation 600 000 / 800 000 €. Photo Christian Baraja La Faunesse à genoux, pièce majeure en marbre du sculpteurAuguste Robin (1840-1917), sera mise aux enchères lors de la vente dart impressionniste et moderne organisée le mercredi 6 juillet prochain à Drouot Montaigne Signée... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2011

Rodin Sculpture of French Fovelist Honore de Balzac Stolen From Israel Museum

Auguste Rodin, Balzac Nude with Arms Crossed / Study for Balzac Nude / Balzac, etude type C, grand modèle, 1892. Bronze, 127 x 61 x 54.5 cm (50 x 24 x 21.5 in) Signed on base: Rodin; on side of base: Original/no. 1 and Alexis Rudier/Fondeur Paris Billy Rose Collection, Acquired 1966. Image Courtesy of the Israel Museum Jerusalem. JERUSALEM (AP).- A statue by French sculptor Auguste Rodin was stolen from the Israel Museum during the facility's recently completed renovation, the museum said Wednesday. The nude bronze of French... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2011

"Rodin - Sugimoto" @ Gagosian Gallery, Paris

Auguste Rodin, The Three Shades, 1881-86, Bronze, 75 1/2 x 75 1/2 x 42 inches (191.8 x 191.8 x 106.7 cm), Cast 4/8. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery PARIS.- Gagosian Gallery Paris presents “Rodin – Sugimoto,” an exhibition of sculpture and photography, on view from February 11 through March 25, 2011. Auguste Rodin brought monumental public sculpture forward into the modern era. Although educated in the academic traditions and idealized subjects of classical and Renaissance sculpture, he embraced truth to nature as his artistic credo.... [Lire la suite]


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