29 janvier 2018

Passion & desire from antiquity to the present day at Sotheby's London

French, 18th century, After the Antique, Bust of Antinous, white marble, on a cippolino marble socle and column; bust: 75cm., 29½in.; socle: 18cm., 7 1/8in.; base: 6.5cm., 6½in.; column: 115cm., 45¼in. Estimate £100,000-150,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s LONDON.- Artists throughout history have been drawn to the human form. In the second edition of Sotheby’s Erotic: Passion & Desire sale, Pre-Columbian sculpture will be paired with Picasso works on paper; masters of... [Lire la suite]

29 avril 2016

Christie's 250th anniversary celebrations will be launched with "Defining British Art"

Lucian Freud (1922–2011), Ib and her husband, 1992. Oil on canvas. 66 ¼ x 57 ¾ in. (168.3 x 146.7 cm.) Estimate on Request: in the region of £18 million. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. LONDON.- An intimate family portrait by Lucian Freud painted in 1992; a pivotal example from 1864 of British Aestheticism at auction for the first time in 100 years by Frederic, Lord Leighton; and from 1778, an exquisite portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds on the market for the first time, are among the great works of British art to be... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2015

Study for Frederic, Lord Leighton's Flaming June sells for £167,000 at Sotheby's in London

Frederic, Lord Leighton, P.R.A., R.W.S, Study for Flaming June. Pencil and white chalk, 22 by 20cm., 8¾ by 8in. Estimate £40,000 — 60,000. Sold for £167,000 ($261,422). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Today at Sotheby’s in London, the only known head study for one of the most famous masterpieces of the nineteenth century, the pencil and white chalk study for Frederic, Lord Leighton’s Flaming June, sold to an American private collector for £167,000, an auction record for a work on paper by the artist* and four times over... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2013

Galleries in St. James's and Mayfair to host the inaugural London Art Week

Giorgio Vasari (Arezzo 1511 – 1574), Grand Duke Cosimo de’Medici Reviving the City of Volterra. Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, heightened with white, on blue paper. Squared in black chalk. Irregular triangular shape, 152 x 184 mm. Photo: Courtesy of Colnaghi. LONDON.- London Art Week is an exciting joint venture that unites Master Paintings Week and Master Drawings and Sculpture Week (formerly Master Drawings London). During this year’s inaugural London Art Week, which takes place from 28th June – 5th July 2013, some... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2009

'Sleeping Beauty, Victorian paintings from the Museo de Arte de Ponce' @ the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Edward Burne-Jones, The Last Sleep of Arthur in Avalon, started in 1881. The massive painting measures 279 cm x 650 cm. (Detail) THE HAGUE.- Flaming June, the glorious canvas painted by Frederic Leighton (1830-1896) in around 1895, and five fabulous pictures by Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) are the highlights of an extraordinary exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag from 4 July to 20 September 2009. These masterpieces of Victorian art come from the collection of the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico and have never... [Lire la suite]