18 avril 2020

The “rebellious spirit” of Tantra to be explored for the first time at the British Museum

Chakrasamvara, Eastern India, 1100s. © The Trustees of the British Museum LONDON - Dr Imma Ramos, curator of Tantra: enlightenment to revolution, said: “This major exhibition will capture the rebellious spirit of Tantra, with its potential to disrupt prevailing social, cultural and political establishments. Tantra is usually equated with sex in the West, but it should be understood as part of a broader philosophy of transgression. We will demonstrate Tantra’s enduring potential for opening up new ways of seeing... [Lire la suite]

25 janvier 2018

Renaud Montméat Art d'Asie at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 18d

Buddha, Northern Thailand, 16th-17th century. Bronze. H 55 cm. © Renaud Montméat Art d'Asie Provenance: French collection Musicians and garland bearers. Part of a frieze in grey schist, Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, circa 2nd century. H 13 x W 49 cm. Art Loss Register certificate. © Renaud Montméat Art d'Asie Provenance: European collection since the 1980s. Chakrasamvara, Tibet, 14th-15th century. Distemper on cloth, 87 x 72 cm. © Renaud... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2017

Sotheby's Hong Kong to offer Buddhist art including property from the Nyingjei Lam collection

  A magnificent and monumental gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Yuan dynasty – Hongwu period. Height 116.8 cm. Est. HK$20,000,000 – 30,000,000/US$2,600,000 – 3,800,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. HONG KONG.- This autumn, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Autumn Sales 2017 presents The Heart of Tantra ­– Buddhist Art Including Property from the Nyingjei Lam Collection, a themed sale which will be held on 3 October at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Capturing the rich artistic tradition of bronze... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2016

A painting of Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi, Nepal, dated 1513

Lot 114. A painting of Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi, Nepal, dated 1513. Estimate $200,000 – $300,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The blue-skinned Chakrasamvara with four faces striding in alidhasana over two prone figures on a lotus base backed by a flaming mandala, his principal arms holding a vajra and bell and wrapped around Vajravarahi, with various implements in his ten radiating arms and wearing a tiger skin and several garlands, she holding a curved knife aloft and wearing a bone apron,... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2016

A gilt copper alloy figure of Chakrasamvara, Tibet, 15th century

Lot 32. A gilt copper alloy figure of Chakrasamvara, Tibet, 15th century. Estimate US$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€180,000 - 270,000). Photo: Bonhams. Masterfully cast, the deities in yab-yum with Chakrasamvara striding in alidhasana on prostrate figures, his twelve arms creatively angled holding various ritual implements, Vajravarahi wrapping her right leg around his waist while gazing into his primary face, their eyes finely delineated in black and red. 15 in. (38 cm) high 'The distinction... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2015

Bonhams announces a strong lineup for the upcoming Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art Sale

Gilt copper figure of Chakrasmvara, estimated at $400,000-600,000. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- ​Following the resounding success of the Himalayan sale in March, Bonhams announces their upcoming Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art Sale to be held in New York on 14th September, 2015. With over 123 lots and total estimates of US$2 ­ 3 million, the sale provides a selective offering of fine Himalayan bronzes and thangkas, Indian stone and Indian miniatures. Highlights include, a magnificent gilt copper... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

More than $5.7 million realized at Bonhams' Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art Auction

  A gilt copper alloy deity from a Vajrabhairava shrine, Yongle period, 15th century. Sold for: $893,000. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams’ Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian auction on March 16 fetched a total of $5.73 million. Himalayan Works of Art were hotly contested and top quality works in every section achieved high prices in the packed standing-room-only sales room. The highest-selling lot of the evening was a 15th century gilt copper alloy deity from a Vajrabhairava shrine, which sold for... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2014

Early Nepalese sculpture in focus at Bonhams Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art sale

NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art sale on March 17, part of Asia Week New York, will feature fine and early Nepalese figurative sculptures. Among the highlights is a gilt copper figure of Vajrapani, the Buddha’s protector and guide, from the early 10th century (est. $100,000-150,000). The fluid and joyous sculpture is especially notable for its dark brown patina, acquired through extensive ritual handling. An ethereal 10th/11th century gilt copper figure of the female manifestation of the divine, Devi,... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2014

Renaud Montméat: Arts of India, China, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia @ Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi, Pigments on cloth, Tibet, 13th century, 42,5 x 38 cm. Photo courtesy Renaud Montméat. Simhavaktra. Polychrome black stone, Tibet, 14th century. Height: 17,3 cm. Photo courtesy Renaud Montméat. Working in the Asian art field since 1999, Renaud Montméat opened a gallery in the center of Paris in 2004 and is currently dealing privately.Dedicated to arts of India, China, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia. Participating in international fairs the gallery has been working with major museums, institutions... [Lire la suite]