30 juin 2020

Sotheby's live global auction event achieves $363.2 million and 93% sold

29 June 2020 – Oliver Barker, Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, and tonight’s auctioneer said, “Being on the rostrum tonight was like being at the epicentre of a cinematic production. We would never have envisioned, even a few months ago, that it would be possible to hold a series of flagship New York sales as an unprecedented live-streamed event, with banks of telephone- bidding colleagues beamed in from around the world. But, just as throughout its 276-year history, Sotheby’s was ready to pivot at a moment’s notice – and... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2020

Sotheby's to offer Francis Bacon's 'Triptych Inspired by the Oresteia of Aeschylus' this May in New York

Francis Bacon, Triptych Inspired by the Oresteia of Aeschylus, 1981. Oil on canvas. Triptych: Each panel: 78 x 58 in. (198 x 147.5 cm). Estimated to sell for in excess of $60 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced that Francis Bacon’s large-format Triptych Inspired by the Oresteia of Aeschylus will highlight their Contemporary Art Evening Auction in New York on 13 May 2020, when it will be offered with an estimate in excess of $60 million.Inspired by Aeschylus’s trilogy of... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2020

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, opens 'Francis Bacon: Late Paintings'

Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait, 1971, oil on canvas, Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne-Centre de création industrielle, Paris. © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. / DACS, London / ARS, NY 2019. HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents Francis Bacon: Late Paintings. Organized by the Centre Pompidou, where it debuted in September 2019, this is the first in-depth museum consideration of Bacon’s production in his final decades, and the first museum exhibition of the artist’s work to be... [Lire la suite]
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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]
09 février 2020

'In the Picture' from 21 February 2020 at the Van Gogh Museum

Vincent van Gogh, Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889, The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London. AMSTERDAM.-  In spring 2020, the Van Gogh Museum presents 'In the Picture': an exhibition focusing on the role and significance of the artists’ portrait. From 21 February to 24 May 2020 at the Van Gogh Museum. Some 75 portraits offer a multifaceted introduction to the wealth of self-portraits and portraits produced by artists of each other in the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th... [Lire la suite]
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16 octobre 2019

Sotheby's to offer Francis Bacon's 'Pope' on behalf of the Brooklyn Museum this November in NYC

Francis Bacon, Pope, ca. 1958. Estimate $6 million–8 million. Courtesy Sotheby’s.  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced that we will offer Francis Bacon’s Pope on behalf of the Brooklyn Museum this November in New York. Proceeds from the sale will be used to support the museum collection.Executed during a particularly turbulent and emotional moment of Bacon’s life, Pope offers a rare glimpse into the psychology of the artist and the influences behind the works he created during a passionate... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2019

Modern art trove seized from Portugese businessman Jose Berardo

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), Tableau (yellow, black, blue, red and grey), 1923, Oil on canvas, 54.5 x 53.5 cm, UID 102-623, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisboa © 2019 Museu Coleção Berardo LISBON (AFP).- Portugal has seized a trove of contemporary artwork, including paintings by Joan Miro and Piet Mondrian, from its debt-riddled owner, the government said on Tuesday. "There has been a court ruling to this effect," a spokeswoman for the Culture Ministry said, confirming media reports. For... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2019

Sotheby's sale led by Francis Bacon's evocative 'Self-Portrait' from 1975

Lot 9. Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992), Self-Portrait, signed, titled and dated 1975 on the reverse, oil and Letraset on canvas, 35.5 by 30.5 cm. 14 by 12 in. Estimate £15,000,000 — 20,000,000. Lot sold £16,542,650 / $20,969,463 / €18,461,635. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Tonight in London, Sotheby’s evening sale of Contemporary Art totalled £69,143,300/ $87,811,991/ €77,440,496 (est. £58-82.8 million/ $73.5-105 million / €64.7-92.4 million). Led by Francis Bacon’s... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2019

Gagosian opens an exhibition of Francis Bacon's double-figure paintings

Francis Bacon, Two Figures with a Monkey, 1973. Oil on canvas, 78 x 58 1/8 in. 198 x 147.5 cm © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2019. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. Courtesy Gagosian. LONDON.- Gagosian is presenting Couplings, an exhibition of Francis Bacon’s double-figure paintings. Bacon’s disturbing images—his portrayals of friends and fellow artists, and the deformations and stylistic distortions of classical subjects—radically altered the genre of figurative painting in... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2019

'Screaming Pope' by Bacon to lead Sotheby's Sales of Works from the Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis Collection

Francis Bacon, Study for a Head, 1952. Estimate $20/30 Million. Courtesy Sotheby's.  YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced the sale of select works from the Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis Collection across the May 2019 auctions of Contemporary and Impressionist & Modern Art. Assembled in the 1970s and ‘80s, the Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis Collection now belongs to the Friday Foundation, a private charitable organization committed to working with its cultural partners to ensure that the... [Lire la suite]
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