15 mai 2016

Kokoschka world record set at Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art Auction

NEW YORK.- Oskar Kokoschka’s Sitzender bärtiger Mann (1907) set a world auction record for a work on paper at U.S. $425,000 with premium at the Bonhams New York’s Impressionist and Modern Art sale on May 11.  Lot 21. Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1990), Sitzender bärtiger Mann, signed with initials 'OK' (lower right), graphite and watercolor on light brown paper, 16 7/8 x 12 1/8 in ( 42.7 x 30.8 cm). Drawn in 1907. Sold for US$ 425,000 (€374,515) inc. premium. world auction record... [Lire la suite]

10 mai 2016

Romantic marble by Auguste Rodin sets new auction record at Sotheby's New York

NEW YORK – Simon Shaw, Co-Head, Worldwide, Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Department, commented: “Tonight we saw a discerning and efficient market at work. Connoisseurs were drawn to works that displayed a key combination of unrivaled quality, great rarity and exceptional provenance. Such was the case with Auguste Rodin’s romantic marble sculpture L'Éternel Printemps, which inspired competitive and international bidding that drove the work to achieve $20.4 million – marking a new auction record for the artist. Tonight was... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2016

Rodin masterpiece leads Impressionist and Modern Art Auction at Bonhams New York

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Eve, petit modèle, version à la base carrée, dite aussi 'aux pieds plats', 29 5/8 in (75.2 cm) (height). Estimate: U.S. $1,000,000-1,500,000 (€880,000 - 1.3 million). Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- One of Rodin’s most beautiful and expressive works, Eve, leads Impressionist and Modern Art at BonhamsNew York on May 11. The statue, with a remarkably rich brown patina and standing 30 inches high, is estimated at U.S. $1,000,000-1,500,000. During the early 1880’s, Auguste Rodin... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2015

Exhibition at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts explores Auguste Rodin's studio and process

Auguste Rodin  (1840-1917), The Thinker, large version, 1903. Patinated plaster for bronze casting, 182 x 108 x 141 cm. Paris, Musée Rodin © Musée Rodin (photo Christian Baraja). RICHMOND, VA.- An exhibition honoring the creative genius of master sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts from November 21, 2015 to March 13, 2016. Drawn primarily from collections of the Musée Rodin, Paris, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibition brings together more... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2015

Largest Rodin exhibition ever presented in Canada on view at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), The Age of Bronze, 1876. Bronze, Alexis Rudier Foundry, 1911, 181.6 x 50.8 x 52.1 cm. Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Elizabeth H. Gates Fund. Photo Albright-Knox Art Gallery / Tom Loonan / Art Resource, NY MONTREAL.- The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is presenting Metamorphoses: In Rodin’s Studio from May 30 to October 18, 2015. Produced and circulated in the United States by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Musée Rodin in Paris, this... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2015

Rare Rodin Recovered 25 Years After Theft

Auguste Rodin, Young Girl With Serpent. A rare sculpture by Auguste Rodin was found a quarter-century after it was stolen in a $1-million heist from a Beverly Hills home. A disgruntled housekeeper of an art collector had bragged about the home's contents at a local bar, eventually resulting in house keys being copied for a pair of thieves who paid the housekeeper $5,000. The theives ransacked the house, taking works then worth about $1 million, including the bronze statue, Young Girl With Serpent, by Rodin, valued at... [Lire la suite]
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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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