10 juin 2016

Christie's announces highlights from its Post-War and Contemporary Art Auctions in London

Gerhard Richter (B. 1932), Abstraktes Bild (811-2), signed, numbered and dated ‘811-2 Richter 1994’ (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 98 x 78 1/2 in. (250 x 200cm.). Painted in 1994. Estimate on Request. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016 LONDON.- Christie’s will bring together a selection of international names in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Auctions on 29 and 30 June at London’s King Street. This season’s auctions are complemented by a strong core of Post-War and Contemporary... [Lire la suite]

11 mai 2016

Basquiat sets artist record at Christie's New York sale at $57.3 million

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Untitled (detail), acrylic on canvas, Painted in 1982. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016.  NEW YORK, NY.- The May 10 evening sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art realized US$318,388,000 / £220,796,117 /€279,086,291 with sell-through rates of 87% by lot and 91% by value. The sale established 6 new world auction records for artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Agnes Martin, Mike Kelley, Richard Prince, Kerry James Marshall and Barry X Ball. The results of tonight’s sale brings the... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2016

Christie's announces top lot of Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale in New York

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Untitled (detail), acrylic on canvas, Painted in 1982. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will lead its May 10 Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art with Jean-Michel Basquiat’s explosive tour de force, Untitled, 1982, which is estimated to realize in excess of $40 million. Executed in Modena, Italy in the prime year of Basquiat’s meteoric career, Basquiat’s Untitled is an epic painting, with its monumental size and visceral energy marking it as one of the... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2014

Rare candid photographs of Jean-Michel Basquiat on view at Suzanne Geiss Company

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Reclining Nude. Photograph by Paige Powell, 1983. © Paige Powell. Courtesy The Suzanne Geiss Company.  NEW YORK, NY.- Suzanne Geiss Company presents Jean-Michel Basquiat, Reclining Nude, an exhibition of rare candid photographs of Jean-Michel Basquiat taken by Paige Powell. This is the first presentation of photographs from Powell’s comprehensive archive, a significant chronicle of 1980’s art and culture in America. Her work offers uncommon glimpses into the lives of artists and friends who... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2013

Phillips auction house announces highlights from London June Contemporary Auctions

Anish Kapoor, Untitled, 1996. Midnight blue pigment on aluminium, 200.7 x 200.7 x 25.4 cm. (79 x 79 x 10 in.). Estimate £1,000,000 - 1,500,000. Image courtesy of Phillips LONDON.- Phillips announced highlights from the upcoming June Contemporary Art auctions, featuring 176 lots with a combined pre-sale low estimate of £15,364,000 / $23,930,000 and a pre-sale high estimate of £23,007,000 / $35,840,000.  “We are pleased to present our June Contemporary Art Evening Sale, headlining an important work by Glenn Brown entitled... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2013

Christie's to offer one of Jean-Michel Basquiat's most accomplished paintings

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Dustheads, acrylic, oilstick, spray enamel and metallic paint on canvas, 72 x 84 in. (182.8 x 213.3 cm.). Painted in 1982. Estimate: $25-35 million. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 New York – On May 15, Christie's Evening Auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art will present a major painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Executed in 1982 at the height of his creative development and fame, this ambitious work can be seen in both its scale and ambition as its... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2013

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Museum Security (Broadway Meltdown)

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Museum Security (Broadway Meltdown).  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 acrylic, oilstick and paper collage on canvas; 84 x 84 in. (213.4 x 213.4 cm.). Painted in 1983 (14). Estimate £7,000,000 - £9,000,000 Provenance: Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles.Kamran Diba, Paris (acquired from the above in 1983).Private Collection, London. Literature: M. Enrici, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paris 1989 (illustrated in colour, p. 81).Jean-Michel Basquiat, exh. cat.,... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2012

Phillips de Pury & Co announces highlights from London October Contemporary Art Auctions

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Big Joy, 1984. Acrylic, oilstick and Xerox collage on canvas, 218.5 x 172.5 cm (86 x 67 7/8 in). Signed, titled and dated ‘”BIG.JOY” Jean-Michel Basquiat SEPT: 1984‘ on the reverse. Estimate: £2,500,000 - 3,500,000.  Photo Phillips de Pury & Co LONDON.- Phillips de Pury & Company announced highlights from the upcoming London Contemporary Art auctions, featuring 209 lots with a combined pre-sale low estimate of £19,296,000 / $31,318,771 and a pre-sale high estimate of £28,255,000/ $45,862,727.... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2012

Record breaking Jean-Michel Basquiat poised to achieve the highest price for the artist

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) Untitled, 1981 Acrylic and oilstick on Canvas 78 x 68 in, 198 x 173 cm Estimate in the region of $20 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012. NEW YORK, NY.- On November 14th, Christie's will offer a major work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, executed in 1981. Untitled, which has been in the same private collection for almost two decades, is regarded as one of Basquiat’s ultimate masterpieces from the beginning of his career alongside Untitled (Scull) 1981, from the Broad Collection. The work has been... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2012

Painting by Yves Klein sets a new world record for a French Post-War artist at auction

  Yves Klein (1928-1962), Le Rose du bleu (RE 22), titled 'Le Rose du bleu' (on the reverse), dry pigment in synthetic resin, natural sponges and pebbles on board, 78 3/8 x 60 x 6 3/8in. (199 x 153 x 16cm.). Executed in 1960. Estimate on request. Price Realized £23,561,250 ($36,779,111) (€29,428,001). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2012 LONDON.- Christie's Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction totalled £132,819,400 ($207,331,083 / €165,891,431), selling 98% by value and 87%... [Lire la suite]