13 décembre 2010

Wikileaks révèle les dessous de la diplomatie culturelle : l’or espagnol contre un tableau de Pissarro

Camille Pissarro - Rue Saint-Honoré, après-midi, effet de la pluie (1897) - Huile sur toile - 81 x 65 cm - Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid - source wikipedia LONDRES (ROYAUME-UNI) – Selon un câble révélé par Wikileaks, l’Espagne, qui réclame la propriété d’un trésor découvert par une firme américaine dans l’Atlantique, refuse une offre de l’ambassade US: les Etats-Unis considèreraient la demande de l’Espagne à condition qu’un Pissarro du musée Thyssen-Bornemisza spolié par les Nazis soit restitué à son héritier, un citoyen... [Lire la suite]

06 mai 2010

Sotheby's May 2010 Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art Brings $195 Million

The sale was led by Henri Matisse’s Bouquet pour le quatorze juillet, which climbed to $28,642,500 (est. $18/25 million). This EPA/YM YIK NEW YORK, NY.- Tonight at Sotheby’s, the spring Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art brought a total of $195,697,000, nearly reaching the high end of the presale estimate (est. $141/204 million). Forty-three works achieved prices over $1 million, ten works exceeded $5 million, four works brought prices over $10 million, and two works sold for over $15 million. The sale was 87.7% sold... [Lire la suite]
03 novembre 2009

Forty Exceptional Works will be Offered at Christie's Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art

Tamara De Lempicka (1898-1980) Portrait du Marquis Sommi, signed 'T.DE LEMPITZKA' (lower right), oil on canvas, 39 3/8 x 28¾ in. (100 x 73 cm.) Painted in 1925. Est. $2,000,000 - $3,000,000. Photo Image 2009 Christie's Ltd NEW YORK, NY.- Rare and important works by Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, and Piet Mondrian are among the highlights of Christie’s upcoming Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on November 3. Forty exceptional works will be offered, including... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2009

Picasso and Degas Highlight Christie's Impressionist & Modern Art Sale

Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Danseuses, signed 'Degas' (lower left) pastel on paper laid down on board, 20 1/8 x 15¾ in. (51.1 x 40 cm.) Drawn circa 1896. Estimate: $7-9 million US. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009. NEW YORK, NY.- Rare and important works by Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, and Piet Mondrian are among the highlights of Christie’s upcoming Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on November 3. Forty exceptional works will be offered, including paintings,... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2009

Impressionist Paintings from the Durand-Ruel Collection will be sold @ Sotheby's NY

NEW YORk, NY. - Sotheby’s 4 November 2009 Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York will feature seven paintings from the Durand-Ruel Collection, encompassing works by a number of the Impressionist masters that legendary art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel represented -- Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley. All but one work were acquired by Paul Durand-Ruel directly from the artist and all have remained in the family ever since. Many have not been exhibited since the 1950s and together the offering is... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2009

'Capturing Nature's Beauty: Three Centuries of French Landscapes' @ the J. Paul Getty Museum

Nicolas Poussin, A Path Leading Into a Forest Clearing, about 1635-1640. Pen and brown ink and brown wash. 38.6 X 24.6. 96.GA.24. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, CA.- On view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, July 28 - November 1, 2009, Capturing Nature’s Beauty: Three Centuries of French Landscape draws from the Getty’s drawings collection including some works from the Getty Research Institute, to highlight key moments in the French landscape tradition, from its emergence in the 1600s to its... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2009

Duchamp, Miró, Marc, Monet and Picasso Highlight Christie's Auction of Impressionist and Modern Art

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Le pot de pivoines, signed and dated 'Henri Matisse 1920' (lower right), oil on canvas, 25¾ x 21 5/8 in. (65.5 x 54.9 cm.)  Painted in Nice in 1920. Estimate 2,300,000 - £2,800,000    LONDON.- The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale will take place at Christie’s on 23 June and will offer 46 works of art, including exceptional museum-quality masterpieces by Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Franz Marc, Joan Miró, Camille Pissarro and Marcel Duchamp. The auction is expected to realise... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2009

Sotheby's Sales of Impressionist and Modern Art to be Held on May 5 & 6 in New York

Pablo Picasso, La fille de l’artiste à deux ans et demi avec un bateau, 1938, est. $16/24 million. Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby´s. NEW YORK, NY.- Two great icons of Modern Art will be featured in Sotheby’s May 5, 2009 Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York – Pablo Picasso’s La Fille de l’artiste à deux ans et demi avec un bateau from 1938 and Alberto Giacometti’s legendary sculpture, Le Chat from 1951. A rare group of paintings by Tamara de Lempicka from the collection of German fashion designer Wolfgang Joop is... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2008

"Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism" @ the Portland Museum of Ar

John Singer Sargent (United States, 1856–1925), Dolce Far Niente, 1907, oil on canvas, 16 1/4 x 28 1/4 inches. Brooklyn Museum , Bequest of A. Augustus Healy PORTLAND, MAINE.- This fall the Portland Museum of Art will present an in-depth study of Impressionist landscape painting. Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism is an exhibition of more than 40 masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum in New York. The exhibition features both European and American painters including Claude Monet, Eugène-Louis Boudin, John Singer Sargent,... [Lire la suite]