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]

29 janvier 2020

Christie's announces highlights included in its Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Lot 8. Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Muhammad Ali, inscribed ‘I certify that this is an original painting by Andy Warhol completed by him in 1978 Frederick Hughes’ (on the overlap); signed by Muhammed Ali (on the reverse), acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen, 40 x 40in. (101.6 x 101.6cm.). Estimate GBP 3,000,000 - GBP 5,000,000 (USD 3,936,000 - USD 6,560,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. LONDON.- Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction will take place on 12 February 2020,... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

Christie's Paris Post-War and Contemporary Art department achieves €79M in 2019

Lot 8. Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto Spaziale, Attese. signed, titled and inscribed ‘Fontana “Concetto Spaziale” ATTESE Andrò a Torino a vedere Michel Tapié’ (on the reverse), waterpaint on canvas, 28 ¾ x 23 ¾ in. Painted in 1965. Estimate EUR 2,400,000 - EUR 2,800,000. Sold for EUR 2,650,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. PARIS.- The Post-War and Contemporary Art department has realised €79M for the year 2019 in France, making it one of the highest result for the department.Laetitia... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2019

Olivier Malingue presents 'Abstract or not' at London Art Week 2019

Nicolas de Staël (1914 - 1955), Syracuse, 1954. Oil on canvas, 50 x 73 cm. Courtesy of Olivier Malingue Ltd. © 2019 London Art Week. Olivier Malingue is pleased to present Abstract or not, an exhibition including works by Georges Braque, Nicolas De Staël, Jean Dubuffet, Jean Fautrier, Raymond Hains, Alain Jacquet, André Masson, Joan Mitchell, Judit Reigl, Jean-Paul Riopelle and Maria Helena Vieira da Silva. The exhibition explores different interpretations of abstraction, through a selection of... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2018

Phillips announces highlights from largest London auction in company history

Lot 14. Mark Bradford, Helter Skelter I, signed with the artist's initial, titled and dated '"HELTER SKELTER" m 2007' on the reverse, mixed media collage on canvas, 365.8 x 1036.3 cm (144 x 407 7/8 in.). Executed in 2007. Estimate £6,000,000 - 8,000,000. Image courtesy of Phillips. LONDON.- Phillips’ upcoming Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art is poised to set the highest total for a London sale in company history. With 50 works of art spanning over a... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2017

Sotheby's Dubai inaugural sale achieves $3.6m & 5 artist records

Ali Banisadr (B. 1976, Iranian), In Medias Res,signed, oil on canvas, 167.6 by 223.5cm.; 66 by 87 3/4 in. Estimate $200,000-300,000. Lot Sold $459,000. Courtesy Sotheby's DUBAI.- Tonight Sotheby's Boundless: Dubai sale achieved a total of $3.6m / £2.8m / €3.1m (pre-sale est. $2.6m – 3.6m) and a sell-through rate of 80%. Bidders in the room, on the phone and online competed to buy works spanning 20th Century and Contemporary Middle Eastern and International art, Design, Photography,... [Lire la suite]

20 octobre 2017

Alberto Giacometti's Grande Femme II sells for $29,390,850 at Christie's Paris

Lot 8. Alberto Giacometti, Grande Femme II. signed, inscribed and with the foundry mark ‘Alberto Giacometti Epreuve d’artiste Susse Fondeur Paris’ (at the back of the base); with the foundry mark again ‘SUSSE FONDEUR PARIS CIRE PERDUE’ (inside the base), bronze with dark brown patina. Height: 108 7/8 in. Conceived in 1960; this bronze cast in 1980-81 in an edition of 7 plus 2 artist's proofs plus one for the Fondation Maeght. Estimate On Request. Sold for: €24,907,500/ £22,167,675 /$29,390,850. © Christie’s... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2017

An art lover's collection gives an insight into an exceptional gallery

AIX-EN-PROVENCE.- From 24 June to 24 September 2017, the Musée Granet invites you to discover, through nearly one hundred masterworks of modern and contemporary art, the history of the Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, whose acquisitions have been driven by a sense of adventure and a love of art since 1925. Jeanne Bucher opened her gallery in 1925 to present works by Cubist, surrealist, primitivist and pre-war abstract artists. The avant-garde artists shown by the Galerie Jeanne Bucher were never limited to a... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2017

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam exhibits the entire group of Dubuffet works in its collection

Jean Dubuffet, Personnage hilare (Portrait de Francis Ponge), 1947, oil on plaster on cardboard, 60.5 x 45.5 cm, collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, donation of the artist. AMSTERDAM.- This summer, the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam are programming work by the French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985). The Rijksmuseum is presenting sculptures by the artist in the museum gardens and, for the first time, the Stedelijk is exhibiting the entire group of Dubuffet works in its collection. How can... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2017

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat lead Sotheby's Contemporary Sale in London

Oliver Barker fields bids at Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Contemporary Art, 28 June 2017. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Sotheby’s Evening Auction of Contemporary Art in London this evening exceeded its pre-sale high estimate to total £62,325,750 / $79,783,193 / €70,403,354 – an increase of 20% (GBP) / 15% (USD) on the equivalent sale last year. · 95.1% sold by lot, this was the fifth consecutive Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s worldwide with a sell-through rate of over 90%. · An auction record was... [Lire la suite]