18 juillet 2017

Works by Van Gogh and Monet headline Woodshed Art Auctions' July 26th sale

FRANKLIN, MASS.- A tempera on paper painting attributed to Claude Monet (1840-1926), titled Study for Gare Saint-Lazare, and a tempera and gouache on paper attributed to Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), titled Morning, Going to Work, are expected star lots in Woodshed Art Auctions’ next Prestige Collection sale, a 65-lot internet-only fine art auction ending July 26th.  With a pre-sale estimate of $100,000-$160,000, the Monet is the auction’s expected top lot. It is signed verso and marked “Gallery Simon, Paris,” stamped and... [Lire la suite]

17 juillet 2017

Alvar Aalto's organic design idiom developed in interaction with contemporary visual artists

Alvar Aalto in his studio, 1945. © Alvar Aalto Foundation. Photo: Eino Mäkinen / Alvar Aalto Museum HELSINKI.- Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is the most internationally famous Finnish architect and designer. Alvar Aalto – Art and the Modern Form opens up new perspectives into Aalto's life and work. The comprehensive exhibition illustrates how Aalto's thinking and design idiom developed in interaction with contemporary visual artists. In addition to presenting Aalto's extensive oeuvre, works are also being featured from his close... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2016

Sotheby's to offer property from the Collection of Bernard & Josephine Chaus

Bernard & Josephine Chaus. Photo Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will offer Property from the Collection of Bernard & Josephine Chaus—co-founders of American sportswear firm, Bernard Chaus Inc.—in a series of auctions beginning this spring in New York. Collected over the course of nearly four decades by the couple, works of art ranging from fine paintings to jewelry to European furniture will be auctioned across seven sales. FROM BUYERS TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS: JOSEPHINE & BERNARD... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2016

Picasso, Matisse & Monet to lead Sotheby's London Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art Evening Sales

Photo Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art Evening Sales on 3rd February are characterised by their breadth of range within these collecting categories, combined with an outstanding level of quality across the board. Encompassing works by the most sought-after artists including Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Paul Delvaux and René Magritte, to name but a few, the 54 lots in the evening sales are estimated to fetch a combined total of... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2015

Meadows Museum presents first exhibition in U.S. of paintings from the Abelló Collection

DALLAS, TX.- The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University presents the first exhibition in the United States of paintings from the collection of Juan Abelló and Anna Gamazo, considered among the world’s top collectors. The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters features more than 100 works spanning the 15th to the 20th centuries—including paintings by such Spanish masters as El Greco, Jusepe de Ribera, Francisco Goya, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso, as well as by other major artists including... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2015

Christie's presents its May Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), Composition No. III (Composition with Red, Blue, Yellow and Black), oil on canvas, 1929 (estimate: $15-25 million). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced further highlights from its major Spring sales of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York this May. Works by the most celebrated artists of the era will be offered for sale across two Evening Sales, two Day sales, and one companion Online-Only sale this season, making it one of the largest and most diverse... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2015

La Fondation Louis Vuitton présente l’exposition Les Clefs d’une passion du 1er avril au 6 juillet 2015

Mark Rothko (1903–1970), No. 46 [Black, Ochre, Red Over Red], 1957. Oil on canvas, 252.73 × 207.01 × 4.45 cm Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Panza Collection.  PARIS - L’exposition Les Clefs d’une passion (1er avril – 6 juillet 2015), troisième étape de l’inauguration de la Fondation Louis Vuitton, affirme les principes qui sont à l’origine de son engagement. Elle présente une sélection d’œuvres majeures de la première moitié du XXe siècle qui ont posé les bases de la modernité. Ces œuvres ont en commun... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2015

Collection of leading American businessman Jerome H. Stone to be offered at Sotheby's

Alberto Giacometti, Buste de Diego (Aménophis). Inscribed with the signature Alberto Giacomett and with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris, dated 1954 and numbered 3/8 twice. Bronze. Height: 16 ½ inches. Conceived in 1954 and cast before 1956. Est. $6/8 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present the collection of noted Chicago businessman and philanthropist, Jerome H. Stone. Assembled by Mr. Stone and his wife, Evelyn, predominantly in the 1950s and '60s, the collection offers important modern... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2014

Masterpieces of painting from French national museums on view at Macao Museum of Art

Jean Clouet, Portrait of François I, King of France, circa 1530. Oil on wood (oak), 96 x 74 cm. Collection of Musée du Louvre. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Hervé Lewandowski.  MACAO.- After showcasing the treasures of Napoleon last year by Le French May, the Macao Museum of Art is celebrating its 15th anniversary in hosting 12 of the greatest masterpieces on loan from the most prestigious French museums: Musée d’Orsay, Château de Versailles, Musée du Louvre and Centre Pompidou.  Organized especially to... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2014

Physicists at the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics resolve the enigma of a painting by "Léger" is a fake

Fernand Léger, Contraste de formes. Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. VENICE.- In the early 1970s the authenticity of a painting that had been acquired by the American collector Peggy Guggenheim as by Fernand Léger was made questionable when a friend, Douglas Cooper, an expert on Léger, expressed his doubts. It is now a certainty that the painting is a fake thanks to a team from the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), who analysed the canvas using carbon 14 dating.  After decades in which scholars,... [Lire la suite]