18 février 2017

Arte Povera's Jannis Kounellis dies aged 80

Jannis Kounellis (March 23, 1936-February 16, 2017), Sans titre, 1989. Photo Claudio Abate/Jannis Kounellis/ADAGP, Paris ROME (AFP).- Greek-Italian artist Jannis Kounellis, a major figure of the Arte Povera movement, has died in Rome aged 80, Italy's culture ministry said Friday. Born in Piraeus in 1936, he moved to Rome at the age of 20 to study at the Academy of Fine Arts, and made his name with a 1969 exhibition where he put on show 12 live horses in the city's Attic Gallery. "It is a sad day,... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2016

Jannis Kounellis, BRUT(E) à La Monnaie de Paris jusqu'au 30 avril 2016

Jannis Kounellis, Salle Arnauné : Sans titre, 2015. Photo Manolis Baboussis/Monnaie de Paris, 2016/ADAGP, Paris PARIS - A la Monnaie de Paris, Jannis Kounellis compose une sculpture dramatique sur les mille mètres carrés des salons XVIIIe siècle du Palais en bord de Seine. Eminemment présente, concrète, irréductible, la nouvelle exposition de Kounellis impose une expérience directe, sans intermédiaire, par le visiteur.  « Je viens à Paris les mains vides, comme un vieux peintre ». C’est avec ces mots... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2014

Artists who transformed the nature of portraiture lead exceptional auction at Christie's

 LONDON.- Following on from the success of Christie’s New York Post-War & Contemporary Art auctions in May when the highest total for a single auction in art market history was achieved, on 1st July Christie’s will present an outstanding selection of Post-War and Contemporary art works. The sale represents many of the most important artists and movements of the 20th and 21st centuries, including works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Tracey Emin and Peter Doig that challenged the notion of the traditional portrait and changed... [Lire la suite]