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]

26 février 2016

Pissarro painting looted by Nazis and owned by the University of Oklahoma to return to France

"Bergère rentrant des moutons", Camille Pissarro, 1886. WASHINGTON (AFP).- A painting by Camille Pissarro will return to a Jewish family in France whose art collection was looted by the Nazis in 1941, a lawyer who led the negotiations said. The University of Oklahoma will give back "La bergère rentrant des moutons" - or "Shepherdess bringing in sheep" - to Holocaust survivor Leone Meyer, her New York lawyer Pierre Ciric told AFP about the restitution agreement signed Monday. Meyer is the adoptive daughter of... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2016

Exhibition at the Holburne Museum, Bath brings together 28 masterpieces from British public collections

Poster exhibition Impressionism: Capturing Life, from 13 February to 5 June 2016. BATH.- An exquisite new exhibition Impressionism: Capturing Life, on show from 13 February to 5 June 2016 at the Holburne Museum in Bath, brings together 28 masterpieces from British public collections to celebrate the Impressionists’ observations of humanity.  The focus of the exhibition is on figurative paintings by artists who exhibited at the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874 in Paris, including Edgar Degas,... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2015

Milwaukee Art Museum to present 'Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebel'

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). La Maison de la Crau (The Old Mill), 1888. Oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches (64.8 x 54 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Bequest of A. Conger Goodyear, 1966. MILWAUKEE – Beginning June 18, the Milwaukee Art Museum will present, Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels, an exclusive touring exhibition that will showcase nearly 70 masterpieces from some of the most famous artists of the 20th century. The exhibition brings together paintings and sculpture... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2015

Crystal Bridges debuts an exhibition of masterworks from the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Vincent van Gogh, La Maison de la Crau, 1888. Oil On Canvas, 32 3/4 x 28 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. , 83.19 x 73.03 x 8.89 cm. Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Bequest of A. Conger Goodyear, 1966. Photograph by Tom Loonan. BENTONVILLE , Arkansas - Crystal Bridges Museum of American announces the opening of Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, on view  February 21 through June 1, 2015. The exhibition brings together 76 artworks by 73 influential artists from the late 19th century... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2014

"The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden" at Portland Art Museum

Victor Chavet (French, 1822-1906), Le Louvre de Napoléon III, 1857, Oil on canvas. Musée du Louvre, Paris, Inv. 20048. Photo: Alfredo Dagli Orti / The Art Archive at Art Resource, NY. PORTLAND - Paris will come to the Park Blocks this summer with this international exhibition celebrating the Tuileries Garden. This stunning exhibition explores the art, design, and evolution of Paris’ most famous garden. It also celebrates garden designer André Le Nôtre (1613–1700)—best known for his grand perspectives and symmetry at the... [Lire la suite]

19 juin 2014

'Making Colour' offers an opportunity to discover the wide-ranging materials used to create colour in paintings

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Self Portrait in a Straw Hat, after 1782. Oil on canvas, 97.8 x 70.5 cm. Photo: The National Gallery, London.  LONDON.- 'Making Colour', the first exhibition of its kind in the UK, offers visitors an exceptional opportunity to discover the wide-ranging materials used to create colour in paintings and other works of art. Using the National Gallery’s own paintings and loans from major UK cultural institutions, the exhibition traces the history of making colour in Western paintings, from the Middle... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2014

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903), La cueillette des pommes

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903), La cueillette des pommes. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 signed and dated 'C.Pissarro. 81' (lower left), oil on canvas, 25½ x 23.3/8 in. (64.8 x 54.3 cm.). Painted in 1881. Estimate £2,000,000 – £3,000,000 ($3,324,000 - $4,986,000) Provenance: Julie Pissarro, Eragny, by descent from the artist, in 1904. Galerie Paul Rosenberg, Paris.Galerie Thannhauser, Lucerne.Josef Stransky, New York, by 1933.Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, by whom acquired from the above, circa 1936.Robert Wallis, by whom... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2012

"The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark" @ Kimbell Art Museum

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919). Venice, the Doge's Palace, 1881. Oil on canvas, 21 1/2 x 25 7/8 in. (54.5 x 65.7 cm). Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1933 FORT WORTH, TX.- On March 11, 2012, The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark opened at the Kimbell Art Museum, the only U.S. venue for this first-­‐ever international touring exhibition of French Impressionist masterpieces from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The Clark’s superb... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2012

Evening fine art sale from the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor achieves $21.8 million

LONDON.- The three top works of Impressionist and Modern art from the storied Collection of Elizabeth Taylor fetched a combined £13,787,750 ($21,784,645 /€16,572,876) at Christie’sLondon Tuesday evening, more than doubling their pre-sale low estimate of £6.2 million. An additional 35 works from the film star’s fine art collection will be offered for sale February 8 as part of Christie’s continuing sales series devoted to Impressionist and Modern Art. Further results for the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale will be... [Lire la suite]