02 juin 2014

From Rauschenberg to Jeff Koons: The eye of Ileana Sonnabend on view in Venice

Jasper Johns, Figure 8, 1959. Encausto su tela, 51x38 cm © Jasper Johns, by SIAE 2014 © Sonnabend Collection, New York. VENICE.- Following the great success of the exhibition dedicated to her this spring by the MoMA of New York , the extraordinary “eye” of a person dubbed the “ambassador” of contemporary art, Ileana Sonnabend (1914 – 2007) – together with Peggy Guggenheim perhaps the greatest talent scout of the late 20th century –are taking centre stage in Venice in a new show.  Granted in 2013 as a long-term loan to... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2009

New World Auction Records set for Hockney, Oldenburg, Wheeler, and Smith at Christie's

David Hockney (b. 1937), Beverly Hills Housewife, diptych--acrylic on canvas overall: 72 x 144 in. (183 x 366 cm.). Price realised : $7,922,500. New world auction record for the artist. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009. NEW YORK, NY.- In a packed salesroom, bidders drove Christie's Post War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale total to $93,734,500, led by strong results for the Betty Freeman Collection and five new world auction records for artists David Hockney, Claes Oldenburg, Douglas Wheeler, Tony Smith, and Kerry... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2009

Post-War and Contemporary Art Sales @ Christie’s New York on May 14

NEW YORK, NY.- On May 14, following the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, Christie’s New York will hold the morning and afternoon sessions of the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sales. Offering over 330 lots over the course of the day, both sales are comprised of exceptional works by foremost Post-War and Contemporary artists including Sam Francis, Alexander Calder, Dan Flavin, Claes Oldenburg, Willem de Kooning, Josef Albers, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Zhang Xiaogang, Ellen Gallagher, Christopher Wool, and Tim Noble & Sue... [Lire la suite]