26 décembre 2020

'German Expressionism from the Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection' at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Fränzi in front of Carved Chair, 1910. Oil on canvas. 71 x 49.5 cm © Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid MADRID.- When in 1961 Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen‐Bornemisza acquired Young Couple by Emil Nolde he initiated a change of direction in the Thyssen family’s collecting activities. While his father Henrich Thyssen had assembled a remarkable collection of Old Masters during the interwar period, between the 1960s and 1990s Hans Heinrich would be extremely active as a collector of the... [Lire la suite]

22 mai 2020

Deeply personal collection of works by some of the greatest artists of the 20th century to be offered at Sotheby's

  LONDON.- The passion for collecting often knows no bounds. In the case of Czech-born Albin Schram (1926-2005), that passion was not only boundless, but also intensely personal. From small ink musings to studies for major works of art, the wonderful array of sketches assembled by Schram was borne out of a fascination with the lesser known personalities of historic greats. Together, they reveal the private sides to some of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, including Edgar Degas, Paul Klee, Emil Nolde, Félix... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2019

Sotheby's Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art Evening Sale totals $115.3m

The sale was led by a record for a Venetian View by Claude Monet at £27.5 Million / $36.2 Million. Courtesy Sotheby's.  LONDON.- Tonight’s Evening Sales of Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Art brought a total of £87.7 million / $115.3 million (est. £62.1 – 89.3 million). Helena Newman, Sotheby’s Worldwide Head of Impressionist & Modern Art, said: “It was great to see these first indicative sales of the season hit the ground running with such a promising and lively start. The combination of... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2016

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein opens exhibition of works from the Hilti Art Foundation

Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Torso der Grossen Stehenden, 1910, Hilti Art Foundation.  VADUZ.- The second exhibition of the Hilti Art Foundation has opened in Vaduz. The show focuses on classical modernism and includes works by Gauguin, Picasso, Kirchner, Beckmann and Klee. Contemporary art is prominently featured, with artworks by Imi Knoebel, Gotthard Graubner and Sean Scully amongst others. The exhibition presents 36 selected paintings and sculptures from the internationally renowned private art collection.  After its... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2016

Highlights from the Merzbacher Collection on view at the Van Gogh Museum

Alexej von Jawlensky, Dark Blue Turban (Helene with Dark Blue Turban), 1910, oil on cardboard mounted on wood, 72 x 69 cm, Merzbacher Kunststiftung. AMSTERDAM.- From 24 August to 27 November, the Van Gogh Museum is presenting highlights from the Merzbacher Collection. The paintings in the exhibition Van Gogh Inspires: Matisse, Kirchner, Kandinsky: Highlights from the Merzbacher Collection show the impact Vincent van Gogh had on the most important artists of the early twentieth century. Masterpieces by the likes of... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2016

Self-portraits from Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei explored at Scottish National Portrait Gallery

'Facing the World | Self-Portraits Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei' EDINBURGH.- The many extraordinary ways that artists have created works using their own image are being explored in a major international exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this summer. From Rembrandt’s famously unflinching treatment of his ageing reflection to Ai Weiwei’s politically charged use of social media, artists have chosen a multitude of strategies to portray themselves, for reasons ranging from self-promotion to the questioning of... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2016

Exhibition of drawings and watercolors by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner opens at Galerie St. Etienne

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Dodo with Japanese Umbrella, 1909. Lithograph in five colors on heavy off-white wove paper. Signed, lower right, and inscribed "Handdruck" (hand-print), lower left. 15" x 12 3/4" (38.1 x 32.4 cm). One of six known impressions (the only impression in these colors); hand-printed by the artist. Gercken 387/a. Private collection. © Galerie St. Etienne NEW YORK, NY.- Galerie St. Etienne presents Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Watercolors and Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection, an... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2010

Masterworks from Ohio Museum Summer in New York City

"Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene", painted by Hendrick ter Brugghen in 1625. REUTERS/The Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College. NEW YORK (REUTERS).- One museum's renovations are another's exhibition. Thus, 20 masterworks from Oberlin College's Allen Memorial Art Museum in Ohio will summer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York while the Allen Museum is closed for renovations. From March 16 through August 29, 19 paintings and one sculpture from one of the finest college or university collections in the... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2009

'New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004' @ The Morgan Library & Museum

Irving Penn (b. 1917), Pablo Picasso, Cannes, France, 1957, Gelatin silver print, selenium toned (2000), 26 3/4 x 26 9/16 in., Purchased as the gift of Richard L. Menschel and with the support of The Horace W. Goldsmith, Fund for Americana and The Margaret T. Morris Fund; 2007.69. Copyright 1960 by Irving Penn. NEW YORK.- Spurred by its highly successful 2006 expansion and renovation, The Morgan Library & Museum simultaneously continued to build its renowned collections. The results of this effort are unveiled in the... [Lire la suite]
04 février 2009

Auction Record Price For Edgar Degas Sculpture Headlines Sotheby's Sale Of Impressionist Art

Edgar Degas, Petite danseuse de quatorze ans, circa 1879-81. Estimate: £9 – 12 million. Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's LONDON.- Tonight’s sale of Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby’s in London saw 22 works realise a total of £32,564,300 ($46,238,050). The sale was 75.9% sold by lot and 67.7% sold by value and it saw two works command prices in excess of £5 million, and six for more than £1 million. Commenting on the sale, Melanie Clore, Co-Chairman, Impressionist & Modern Art, Sotheby’s Worldwide, said: “This evening’s... [Lire la suite]