29 mai 2022

20th/ 21st Century Art Sale series achieved a combined total of $231,529,651 at Christie's Asia

Two masterpieces by iconic artists surpassed HK$100 Million and sold to Asian collectors. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022. HONG KONG.- On 26 – 27 May, Christie’s 20th/21st Century Art sale series established an exceptional sale total of HK$1,809,526,380/ US$231,529,651 (Evening Sale: HK$1,407,783,000/ US$180,116,966; 21st Century Art Day Sale: HK$232,268,280/ US$29,717,263; 20th Century Art Day Sale: HK$169,475,100/ US$21,695,423), and outstanding sell-through rates of 97% by lot and 91% by value. The sales attracted... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2021

Sotheby's to offer Cy Twombly's 'Untitled (Rome)'

Lot 110. Cy Twombly (1928 - 2011), Untitled (Rome), signed on the reverse, oil based house paint and wax crayon on canvas, 61 by 76 ¾ in. 154.9 by 194.9 cm. Executed in 1970. From the artist’s celebrated Blackboards series. Estimate 35,000,000 - 45,000,000 USD. To appear at auction after remaining in the same private collection for nearly 30 years. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Cy Twombly’s Untitled (Rome), from the artist’s celebrated series of Blackboard paintings, will star... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2020

David Hockney's Portrait of Sir David Webster to be Offered in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

David Hockney, Portrait of Sir David Webster, 1971. Estimate: £11-18 million. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. London – Christie’s will present David Hockney’s Portrait of Sir David Webster, an exquisite tribute to Sir David Webster, the former General Administrator of the Royal Opera House and a defining influence, in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 22 October 2020. Painted in 1971, it depicts Webster in the artist’s studio, seated upon a Mies van der Rohe ‘MR’ chair before a glass... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2020

Gerhard Richter's Abstraktes Bild (649-2) leads Sotheby's Hong Kong Contemporary Art Autumn Sales 2020

Gerhard Richter, Abstraktes Bild (649-2), 1987, oil on canvas, 200 by 200 cm, 78 ¾ by 78 ¾ in. Est. HK$ 120,000,000-140,000,000 / US$ 15,490,000-18,070,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Autumn Sales 2020, scheduled for 6-7 October in Hong Kong, will present an exceptional selection of Western and Asian masterpieces of unprecedented diversity. Led by the stunningly vibrant Abstraktes Bild (649-2) by Gerhard Richter, the Evening Sale showcases a stellar line-up of international blue-chip... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2020

David Hockney's 30 Sunflowers achieves US$14.8 miilion at Sotheby's Hong Kong

Lot 1118. David Hockney (B. 1937), 30 Sunflowers, signed, titled and dated 1996 on the reverse, oil on canvas, 182.9 by 182.9 cm, 72 by 72 in. Estimate Upon Request. Sold for HK$114.8 million / US$14.8 million. Second highest price for any Western art sold at auction in Asia. Courtesy Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Tonight, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale in Hong Kong achieved HK$595,186,500 / US$76,761,203, led by epic masterpieces by David Hockney and Liu Ye. Lot... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2020

Warhol's Ali packs a punch in London

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Muhammad Ali, 1977. 40 x 40 in (101.6 x 101.6 cm). Sold for £4,973,250 on 12 February 2020 at Christie’s in London. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 LONDON.- The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in London realised £56,180,434 / $72,697,482, to take the running total for 20th Century Week to £184,916,135. The top price of the night was achieved by Andy Warhol’s Muhammad Ali, which sold for £4,973,250 (including buyer’s premium). In 1977, Richard L. Weisman commissioned Warhol to paint the... [Lire la suite]

12 février 2020

David Hockney's 'The Splash' makes £23.1 million at Sotheby's London

David Hockney's breath-taking The Splash sold for £23,117,000/ $29,820,930 / €27,509,230 (est. £20-30 million) – the third highest price for the artist. Executed in 1966, the landmark pool painting first appeared at auction in Sotheby’s London salesroom in 1973, and again in 2006 when it sold for £2.9 million / $5.4 million – a record price for Hockney at the time. Courtesy Sotheby's.  LONDON.- Seminal pop art painting "The Splash" by David Hockey sold for £23.1 million ($29.8 million) at a London auction on Tuesday, the... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

£20 million David Hockney to make a splash at Sotheby's London

David Hockney, The Splash, 1966, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches. Estimate £20-30 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- A breath-taking realisation of David Hockney’s Californian fantasy, The Splash is set to make waves in London this February when it stars in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction. The painting will be offered with an estimate of £20-30 million – over six times the price achieved when the work last sold at auction for £2.9 million ($5.4 million) at Sotheby’s London in 2006, where... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2019

Exhibition demonstrates the influence of Vincent Van Gogh on David Hockney's work

David Hockney, 'More Felled Trees on Woldgate', 2008, Oil on 2 canvases (60 x 48" each), 60 x 96'' overall, © David Hockney, Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt AMSTERDAM.- The colossal works of David Hockney are on display in the Netherlands. For the first time, this spectacular exhibition offers an extensive and colourful exploration of the common ground between the work of Vincent van Gogh and David Hockney. The exhibition 'Hockney - Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature. The world-famous Yorkshire landscapes by David Hockney (1937)... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2019

Works from Frank Stella's personal collection to be offered at Christie's

Frank Stella photographed at his home in front of Jules Olitski's 1964 work Hot Ticket (detail), 2019. Photo: Christopher Gregory / New York Times / Redux / eyevine. Artwork: © Estate of Jules Olitski/VAGA at ARS, NY and DACS, London 2019 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will present Continuum: Selected Works from Frank Stella’s Personal Collection, works personally selected by the artist that will be offered across Christie’s Sales in London and New York throughout 2019, including works in The Art of the Surreal,... [Lire la suite]