09 mars 2017

World auction record for Swiss artist Franz Gertsch at Sotheby's London sale

Oliver Barker fields bids at Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Contemporary Art, 8 March 2017. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s Evening Auction of Contemporary Art in London this evening exceeded its pre-sale high estimate to total £118,015,150 – an increase of 70% (GBP) / 43% (USD) on the equivalent sale last year. • 93.4% sold by lot, this was the third consecutive Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s with a sellthrough rate of over 90%. • Tonight’s sale exceeded the pre-sale estimate of £80.9-112.6m /... [Lire la suite]

11 mai 2016

Basquiat sets artist record at Christie's New York sale at $57.3 million

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Untitled (detail), acrylic on canvas, Painted in 1982. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016.  NEW YORK, NY.- The May 10 evening sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art realized US$318,388,000 / £220,796,117 /€279,086,291 with sell-through rates of 87% by lot and 91% by value. The sale established 6 new world auction records for artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Agnes Martin, Mike Kelley, Richard Prince, Kerry James Marshall and Barry X Ball. The results of tonight’s sale brings the... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2015

Willem de Kooning leads Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gruppo di persone , 1962, graphite on tissue paper on mirror-polished stainless steel, mounted to canvas, 71 x 49 in. (180.3 x 124.5 cm). Signed and dated "Pistoletto 1962" on the reverse. Estimate $1 500 000 - 2 500 000  NEW YORK, NY.- Phillips sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art in New York will be led by Willem de Kooning’s Untitled XXVIII, 1977. Rendered in creamy yellows, crisp whites and sky blues, the work perfectly... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2015

Mark Rothko painting sells for $46.5 million at Sotheby's auction in New York

Mark Rothko, Untitled (Yellow and Blue), 1954. Estimate $40-60millon. Lot sold 46,450,000 USD. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK (AFP).- A Mark Rothko painting sold for $46.5 million Tuesday at a Sotheby's auction in New York, an evening in which several records were set including one for a work by German artist Sigmar Polke. The Rothko work "Untitled, (Yellow and Blue)", measuring 2.42 meters by 1.86 meters (about eight feet by 6.1 feet) and completed in 1954, had been estimated at between $40... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2014

Artists who transformed the nature of portraiture lead exceptional auction at Christie's

 LONDON.- Following on from the success of Christie’s New York Post-War & Contemporary Art auctions in May when the highest total for a single auction in art market history was achieved, on 1st July Christie’s will present an outstanding selection of Post-War and Contemporary art works. The sale represents many of the most important artists and movements of the 20th and 21st centuries, including works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Tracey Emin and Peter Doig that challenged the notion of the traditional portrait and changed... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2010

"Swap" @ Galerie Kreo

Larry Clark, Untitled (TL13), 1968. Photographie en noir et blanc. 27.94 x 35.56 cm. Courtesy Simon Lee Gallery, London © Larry Clark Les artistes de la Simon Lee Gallery débarquent à Paris à la Galerie kreo — oeuvres de John Armleder, Larry Clark, Matias Faldbakken, Sherrie Levine, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler... Dans ce contexte de complicité, seront exposés quelques chefs-d'oeuvre de l'art contemporain dont la relation au design apparaît de façon plus ou moins directe ou consciente.De l'autre côté... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2010

Leading Works Light Up Christie's Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, will celebrate the leading lights of modern and contemporary art offering 49 seminal works in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale taking place on the evening of May 11. Led by extraordinary works by Yves Klein and Andy Warhol, the auction will offer collectors highly important examples by Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Roy Lichtenstein, Chris Ofili and Christopher Wool. The sale will directly follow the evening auction of Works from the Collection of... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2009

Sotheby's Spring 2009 Sale of Contemporary Art in New York Totals $47 Million

Jeff Koons, Baroque Egg with Bow (Turquoise/Magenta). High-chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating, 83 ½ x 77 ½ x 60 in. 212.1 x 196.9 x 152.4 cm. Executed in 1994 – 2006, this is one of four versions each uniquely colored. Sold for $5,458,500. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- "The Contemporary Art market is alive and well,” said Tobias Meyer, Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s and the evening’s auctioneer following the sale, which saw a sell-through rate of 81% by lot and 78% by value.... [Lire la suite]