02 mars 2018

"All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life" opens at Tate Britain

Francis Bacon (1909–1992), Three Figures and Portrait, 1975. Oil paint and pastel on canvas, 1981 x 1473 mm. Tate. Purchased 1977. © Estate of Francis Bacon. LONDON.- A landmark exhibition at Tate Britain celebrates how artists have captured the intense experience of life in paint. All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life showcases around 100 works by some of the most celebrated modern British artists, with Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon at its heart. It reveals how their art captures... [Lire la suite]

29 septembre 2017

Exhibition of landscapes, both real and imagined, on view at Gagosian Hong Kong

Installation view, "Arcadia" at Gagosian Hong Kong, September 26 to November 11, 2017. Courtesy Gagosian. Artworks: All rights reserved. HONG KONG.- Gagosian is presenting “Arcadia,” an exhibition of landscapes, both real and imagined, by modern and contemporary gallery artists. The term "Arcadia" originated in ancient Greece, referring to the inland reaches of the Peloponnese where shepherds lived, far from the sea. The term took on a symbolic meaning during the Hellenistic era, invoking rural life as an escape from... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2017

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat lead Sotheby's Contemporary Sale in London

Oliver Barker fields bids at Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Contemporary Art, 28 June 2017. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Sotheby’s Evening Auction of Contemporary Art in London this evening exceeded its pre-sale high estimate to total £62,325,750 / $79,783,193 / €70,403,354 – an increase of 20% (GBP) / 15% (USD) on the equivalent sale last year. · 95.1% sold by lot, this was the fifth consecutive Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s worldwide with a sell-through rate of over 90%. · An auction record was... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2017

Christie's London Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction achieves $117,781,248

The top price of the evening was for Peter Doig’s spellbinding snow scene Cobourg 3 + 1 More, which saw determined bidding in the saleroom and on the phone and sold for £12,709,000 / $15,530,398 / €14,640,768. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction continued the confidence that launched the season, totalling £96,384,000 / $117,781,248 / € 111,034,368, a 65% increase on last February’s equivalent total, with strong sell-through rates of 95% by lot and 98% by value. The top... [Lire la suite]