14 février 2014

Francis Bacon portrait of George Dyer sells for $70 million at Christie's sale in London

Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Portrait of George Dyer Talking, titled and dated 'Portrait of George Dyer Talking 1966' (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 78 x 58in. (198.2 x 147.3cm.). Painted in 1966. Price Realized £42,194,500 ($70,042,870). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 LONDON.- On 13 February, Christie’s London evening auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art realised a total of £124,192,000/ $206,158,720/ €151,017,472 selling 83% by lot and 95% by value and achieving the 2nd highest ever total for... [Lire la suite]

14 février 2012

"BEAUTÉ ANIMALE. de Dürer à Jeff Koons" @ Galeries nationales du Grand Palais PARIS

  Melchior D’Hondecoeter, Paons, mâle et femelle 1681. Huile sur toile, 113 x 134 cm © Service presse Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais / Agence Bulloz  Depuis la Renaissance, artistes et naturalistes n’ont cessé d’observer les animaux et de les représenter avec toute l’exactitude possible. Néanmoins, le naturalisme s’arrête là où commencent la norme et la morale : des critères éthiques et esthétiques sont mis en place, qui motivent les différences de point de vue. Ainsi, les manières de représenter une... [Lire la suite]
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02 septembre 2011

Jeff Koons to Lend Major Works to Paris Tableau

Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), Jupiter and Antiope or Venus and Satyr, 17th century. Oil on canvas, 51.4 x 66.7 cm, 20¼ x 26¼ in. ©Courtesy of Jeff Koons PARIS.- World-renowned American contemporary artist Jeff Koons is lending three Old Master paintings to Paris Tableau, the first international art fair dedicated to Old Master paintings, from 4 to 8 November 2011 at the Palais de la Bourse, Paris. This major new event was devised by ten leading Parisian paintings dealers who invited ten important international colleagues from... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2010

Rare Warhol Portrait of Liz Taylor to Lead Christie's Auction

Andy Warhol, Silver Liz, stamped with the artist's signature and further annotated by Frederick Hughes (on the overlap) synthetic polymer paint, silkscreen inks and spray paint on linen, 39.7/8 x 39.3/8in. (101.5 x 99.7cm.) Executed in 1963. Estimate: £6,000,000 - 8,000,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 LONDON.- Christie’s announced that they will offer an icon of Pop Art – Silver Liz by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) - at the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 30 June 2010. Unseen in public for over 20 years, the... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2010

Interesting Survey of Key Artistic Schools at Sotheby's Sale

NEW YORK, NY.- On 12 May 2010 Sotheby’s Contemporary Art sale will offer works by some of the most important artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein and Brice Marden, among many others. The sale presents an interesting survey of the key artistic schools of the period including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism and more recent contemporary art. The auction presents collectors with an opportunity to acquire works that, in many cases, have not been offered... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2010

Artist Jeff Koons Presents His Cracked Egg Sculpture at the Pinchuk Art Center in Kiev

Jeff Koons - Cracked Egg, 1994-2006. Courtesy PinchukArtCentre. Photo by Markus Tretter KIEV.- The PinchukArtCentre presents a major international group exhibition with 19 leading artists of our time, devoted to Sexuality and Transcendence as a central theme of contemporary art. On view from April 24, 2010 through September 16, 2010 the exhibition examines the diversity and complexity of the art produced on this theme today. The show displays the sparkling dialogue of various artistic approaches in the tension field between the... [Lire la suite]


01 janvier 2010

Les cotes de Jeff Koons et de Damien Hirst ont baissé de moitié en 2009

Thomas H. Lee, a private-equity investor, soldJeff Koon's “Jim Beam J.B. Turner Train” in a package deal brokered by Giraud Pissarro Segalot for more than $15 million in 2009. NEW YORK (ETATS-UNIS) [31.12.09] – Selon les analyses de Bloomberg, les cotes des artistes phares des années 2000, Jeff Koons et Damien Hirst, ont chuté durant l'année 2009, ne résistant pas à la crise économique. La remontée au niveau de 2008 pourrait prendre des années. Damien Hirst et Jeff Koons, les stars du boom du marché de l'art contemporain,... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2009

Sotheby's to Sell a Unique Work by Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons, "Elephant" (Purple). Estimate: 300,000 - 400,000 Euros. Photo: Sotheby's. PARIS.- One of the major events at Sotheby’s this Autumn promises to be the sale in Paris on December 8 of a unique work by Jeff Koons: "Elephant" (Purple), donated by the artist to the Foundation Claude Pompidou in 2009. This masterpiece from 1999 (estimate €300,000-400,000) will be sold to help finance the Foundation's most recent project: the Institut Claude Pompidou in Nice, dedicated to treating Alzheimer's Disease and... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2009

Works by Peter Doig, Jeff Koons, and Joan Mitchell Lead Christie's Sale

Mark Rothko (1903-1970) Blue, Red, Black on Red, acrylic on paper laid down on panel, 24 x 18 in. (70 x 45.7 cm.) Painted in 1967. Est. $1,500,000 - $2,000,000. Price Realized $2,042,500. Image Christie's Ltd 2009 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale totaled $74,151,500/£44,669,578/€49,766,107. Works by artists Peter Doig, Jeff Koons, and Joan Mitchell commanded the top prices. In addition, new world record prices were set for works on paper by Philip Guston, and Brice Marden and a drawing by... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2009

Michel Comte @ the Museum of Design in Zurich

Michel Comte, Helena Christensen, Vogue Italia 1993 © Michel Comte ZURICH.- Michel Comte is among the most sought-after contemporary photographers. Working together with actors and models, musicians and artists of world renown, Comte − who was born in Zurich in 1954 − has created major icons of portrait and fashion photography. After being discovered by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, Comte’s career enjoyed a meteoric rise. For more than 30 years now, this autodidact has accepted commissions from labels like Ungaro, Dolce... [Lire la suite]


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