01 juillet 2011

Four Lucio Fontana sold @ Christie's. Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, 28 June 2011, London

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) , Concetto spaziale. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 signed 'l. fontana' (lower right); signed, inscribed and titled 'l. Fontana "Concetto spaziale" lo e la Carla abbiamo mangiato i pesciolini fritti' (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 39½ x 31 7/8in. (100.3 x 81cm.). Executed in 1964. Estimate £1,000,000 - £1,500,000($1,600,000 - $2,300,000). Price Realized  £2,337,250 ($3,730,251) Provenance: Marlborough Galleria d'Arte, Rome.Court Gallery, Copenhagen.Acquired from the above by the present owner... [Lire la suite]

01 juillet 2011

Faena de Muleta by Barcelo breaking the record for the artist and becoming the highest paid Spanish artist

LONDON.- Faena de Muleta by Barcelo during a photo call at Christies in London. The painting was expected to fetch 1,500,000-2,000,000 pounds ($2,300,000-$3,000,000/ 1,700,000-2,200,000 euro) when it went on sale as part of Christies Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on June 28. The painting sold for 3,9 million pounds (4,4 million euros), breaking the record for the artist and becoming the highest paid Spanish artist, surpassing Antonio Lopez.   Miquel Barceló (b. 1957) , Faena de muleta, signed, signed with the... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2011

Andy Warhol's Last Great Masterpiece to Be Sold @ Christie's New York on May 11

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1986. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 106-3/4 x 106-1/2 x 1-3/4 inches. Estimate: $30,000,000-40,000,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2011 NEW YORK, NY.- Andy Warhol’s last great Self-Portrait, 1986, will headline the Post-War and Contemporary Auction season in New York at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening sale on May 11, 2011. An art-historical landmark, the monumental painting is poignantly underscored with the theme of a fleeting lifetime, and is estimated to realize from... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2011

Andy Warhol Self-Portrait Fetches $17 Million at Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

The self portrait has sold for 10.8 million pounds ($17 million) double its pre-sale estimate. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2011. LONDON (AP).- A self-portrait by Andy Warhol has sold for 10.8 million pounds ($17 million) — double its pre-sale estimate — at a London auction. Christie's says the work had been in a private collection since 1974. It is one of a series of 11 self-portraits Warhol created. The image of red and white silkscreen ink on canvas shows the artist with his hand to his mouth. It was executed in 1967, at the... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2011

Iconic 19th Century Orientalist Painting by Jean Léon Gérôme Creates Pre-Auction Buzz

Jean Léon Gérôme (Vesoul 1824-1904 Paris), Master of the Hounds, signed 'J.L.GEROME' (lower right), oil on canvas, 13 x 9¾ in. (33 x 25 cm.). Estimate $700,000 - $1,000,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 NEW YORK (REUTERS).- An iconic 19th Century painting depicting an Ottoman Empire reserve soldier and his hunting dogs is generating buzz ahead of an auction next week, due to a rise in popularity of Orientalist art. The artwork, "Master of the Hounds" by Jean Leon Gerome is expected to fetch $700,000 to $1... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2011

Rediscovered Self-Portrait by Andy Warhol to be Offered at Christie's in February

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Self-portrait. Executed in 1967 (detail). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2011 LONDON.- Christie’s announce the rediscovery of a highly important, monumental-scale self-portrait by Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Executed in 1967 and an addition to an historically important series of 10 self- portraits, the picture has been in a private collection since 1974 when it was acquired from Leo Castelli, Warhol’s primary dealer. It will be offered at the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on Wednesday 16... [Lire la suite]


12 janvier 2011

Dennis Hopper's Bullet-Hole Andy Warhol Sells for $302,500 Today at Christie's

A portrait of Mao Zedong by Andy Warhol, with two bullet holes put there by "Easy Rider" star Dennis Hopper. Photo: Christie's Images NEW YORK (REUTERS).- An Andy Warhol portrait of Mao Zedong that actor Dennis Hopper shot two bullets through sold for $302,500 at Christie's on Tuesday, more than 10 times its high estimate. The 1972 screenprint from Hopper's art collection is done in hues of mostly blues and greens, including a deep blue face for Mao, the founder of the modern communist state. It had been had been... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2010

Record mondial pour une "Tête" de Modigliani @ Christie's Paris

Auction officer and Christie's France President Francois de Ricqles directs an auction of an Amadeo Modigliani's sculpture, "Head", at Christie's auction house in Paris, Monday, June, 14, 2010. The sculpture was sold for euro 43.18 million ($52.8 million). AP Photo/Christophe Ena. PARIS (AP).- A sculpted stone head by artist Amedeo Modigliani sold at Christie's in Paris on Monday for euro 43.18 million ($52.8 million), breaking the record for a work by the Italian artist, the auction house said. It was also the... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2010

Christie's to Offer Important Collections of Chinese Archaic Bronzes

An important archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, fangyi, from the late Shang dynasty, Anyang period, 12th-11th century BC. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced that it has been entrusted with the sale of The Sze Yuan Tang Archaic Bronzes from the Anthony Hardy Collection on September 16 as part of Christie’s Fall Asian Art Week. This collection of approximately 120 lots valued in excess of $15 million will be led by a very rare and important archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel,... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2010

Christie’s condamnée à verser 8,5 millions de dollars à Halsey Minor

Halsey Minor (2004) - photographe jdlasica - Licence Creative Commons SAN FRANCISCO (ETATS-UNIS) [26.05.10] – L’homme d’affaires et millionnaire américain, Halsey Minor, sort vainqueur de son procès l’opposant à la maison de vente Christie’s US. Cette dernière doit lui verser une indemnisation de 8,5 millions de dollars pour fraude et violation de contrat. Le juge William Alsup du tribunal de San Francisco a ordonné à la maison de vente Christie’s US de payer 8,57 millions de dollars – environ 7 millions d’euros – de... [Lire la suite]


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