26 décembre 2016

Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibits nude art from the Tate Collection

Auguste Rodin, The kiss, 1901-04. Tate: purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and public contributions 1953. Image © Tate, London 2016. SYDNEY.- Nude: art from the Tate Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales tells the story of the nude through more than 100 powerful artworks spanning two centuries, as part of the Sydney International Art Series 2016-2017.   The evolution of the nude in Western art is a story of beauty and desire, eroticism and tenderness as well as scandal. From the history... [Lire la suite]

08 juin 2010

Lehman Brothers envisage de vendre sa collection d’art moderne

John Currin's "Shakespeare Actress" is among the works from the Lehman Brothers collection to be auctioned on Sept. 25. photo Sotheby's NEW YORK (ETATS-UNIS) [07.06.10] – Lehman Brothers, la banque d’investissement qui a fait faillite en septembre 2008 envisage de vendre une majeure partie de sa collection d’art moderne chez Sotheby’s en septembre 2010. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., la banque d’investissement en faillite depuis 2008 et la société Neuberger Bernam, qui l’a racheté depuis, ont demandé à un juge de... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2008

“Strange Bodies” @ the Hirshhorn Museum

Francis Bacon, "Diptypch: Study of the Human Body - From a Drawing by Ingres," 1982-84. From the Hirshhorn's collection WASHINGTON, DC.- Figurative art plays an important role in the Hirshorn’s collection. “Strange Bodies,” on view from Dec. 11 to early 2010, brings together some of the most celebrated examples of figuration from the museum’s holdings to examine how and why artists depict and distort the body. Organized by associate curator Kristen Hileman and located in the lower-level galleries, the installation... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2008

$125,131,500 for Sotheby's New York Evening Sale of Contemporary Art

The top lot of the sale was Yves Klein’s Archisponge (RE 11), which brought $21,362,500. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Tonight at Sotheby’s, the Evening sale of Contemporary Art brought $125,131,500 million (est. $202,400,000/ 280,400,000*). The top lot of the sale was Yves Klein’s Archisponge (RE 11), which brought $21,362,500. Artist records were set tonight for Philip Guston, Beggar’s Joys, which achieved $10,162,500; John Currin, Nice ‘N Easy, which realized $5,458,500; and Richard Serra, 12-4-8, which fetched $1,650,000.... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2008

Sotheby's Sale of Contemporary Art Realises $38.1 Million

Andy Warhol, (1928-1987), Skulls. Estimated at 5,000,000—7,000,000 GBP, sold for £4,353,250 ($7,543,312), Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Frieze Week Evening Sale of Contemporary Art realised £22,008,250/$38,135,896 (pre-sale estimate: £30,620,000-42,750,000), representing the second highest total achieved for an October sale of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s. The sale which saw two new artist records established – those for El Anatsui and Matthias Weischer – was 72.6% sold by lot and attracted 200 registered bidders.... [Lire la suite]