03 février 2017

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao opens Abstract Expressionist exhibition

Willem De Kooning, Untitled, ca. 1939. Oil on paper mounted on canvas, 95.8 x 73.7 cm. Private collection © The Willem de Kooning Foundation, New York /VEGAP, Bilbao, 2016 BILBAO.- The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Abstract Expressionism , an ambitious selection of works by the artists who spearheaded a major shift and new apogee in painting in New York which began in the 1940’s. Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, David Smith, and Clyfford Still are just some... [Lire la suite]

24 juin 2016

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932), Abstraktes Bild (811-2), 1994

Lot 15. Gerhard Richter (b. 1932), Abstraktes Bild (811-2), signed, numbered and dated '811-2 Richter 1994' (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 98 x 78½in. (250 x 200cm.). Painted in 1994. Estimate Upon Request. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Provenance: Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach.Private Collection, Berlin. Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago. Acquired from the above by the present owner. Literature: Gerhard Richter 1998, exh. cat., London,... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2016

Sotheby's New York Contemporary Art Evening Auction achieves $242,194,000

Cy Twombly’s Untitled (New York City) was the highlight of the sale, selling for $36,650,000. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Grégoire Billault, Head of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department in New York: “Tonight we achieved exactly what we set out to do: tailor a sale to the market’s current taste. You only had to count the number of hands in the air for works as diverse as the 2012 Ghenie, Calder from the Barr Collection, and sublime paintings by Sam Francis and Francis Bacon to see that collectors continue to show... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2014

Barnett Newman painting sells at Christie's Contemporary art auction for $84 million

Barnett Newman (1905-1970), Black Fire I, oil on canvas, painted in 1961. Price Realized: $84,165,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014. NEW YORK (AFP).- A painting by American Barnett Newman, "Black Fire I," went under the gavel for $84 million Tuesday at Christie's postwar and contemporary art auction in New York, a record price for the artist. Barnett's black and white piece topped the $80.805 million raked in for Francis Bacon's "Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards," a collection of three canvases painted in 1984. ... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2013

Pollock and the Irascibles; The New York School opens at Palazzo Reale in Milan

Mark Rothko, Untitled (Blue, Yellow, Green on Red), 1954. Olio su tela, 197,5 x 166,4 cm© Whitney Museum of American Art© Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko by SIAE 2013. MILAN.- Jackson Pollock, but not just him: Rothko, de Kooning, Kline too. An artistic revolution, a break with the past, experimentation, energy: this is the story that will be told by the “Pollock e gli Irascibili” which opened at the Palazzo Reale on 24 September.  The exhibition, curated by Carter Foster with the collaboration of Luca Beatrice,... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2013

Sotheby's to offer Barnett Newman masterpiece at Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 14 May 2013

Barnett Newman, Onement VI, 1953 © 2013 Barnett Newman Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 14 May 2013 will include the most important painting by Barnett Newman ever to appear at auction. Onement VI from 1953 stands as a masterwork not only of Newman’s artistic enterprise, but of the entire Abstract Expressionist movement. The vast 8½ x 10 feet canvas overwhelms the viewer with cascading washes of vibrant blue intersected by the artist’s revolutionary... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2012

Rothko painting sells for record $86.9 million; Klein blowtorch painting nets $36.4M

Koji Inoue, head of evening sales at Christie's, talks about Yves Klein's FC 1 (Fire-Color 1) on display at Christie's in New York on May 4, 2012 during a preview of the Post War and Contemporary Art sale. Photo: AFP. NEW YORK (AP).- An iconic painting by French artist Yves Klein created with water, a blowtorch and two models has sold at a New York City auction for $36.4 million. Christie's auction house said "FC 1" set an auction record for the artist Tuesday night. The painting was sold to a buyer who wishes to remain anonymous,... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2012

Spring prints sale in New York to present exceptional works by Modern and Contemporary masters

Andy Warhol, Liz, 1964. S. 23 x 23 1/8 in. (584 x 587 mm.) Estimate: $100,000 - 150,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced its spring Prints & Multiples sale in New York, taking place April 24-25. The sale encompasses a breadth of superlative examples from 1910 through the 2000’s, with estimates that range from $1,000-250,000, presenting collectors with every taste and price point the opportunity to add to their collections. Highlighting the 390 lots is a particularly strong... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2011

Abstract Expressionist New York: Masterpieces from The Museum of Modern Art @ Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

Mark Rothko, No. 5/No. 22. 1950 (dated on reverse 1949). Oil on canvas, 9’ 9” x 8’ 11 1/8”. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Imaging Services. TORONTO.- Jackson Pollock. Mark Rothko. Robert Motherwell. Joan Mitchell. Franz Kline. Lee Krasner. Willem de Kooning. These are just a few of the legendary 20th-century artists whose artwork is now on view at the Art Gallery of... [Lire la suite]