12 août 2016

Lucian Freud, Portrait of the Hound, 2011

Lucian Freud (British (born Germany), Berlin 1922–2011 London), Portrait of the Hound, 2011. Oil on canvas, 62 3/16 × 54 5/16 in. (158 × 138 cm). Private Collection © Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images / photograph courtesy Lenz & Staehelin, Zurich Freud worked on this canvas of considerable size for four years, even in the weeks immediately before his death, when it was left unfinished on the easel. Depicted from a point of view directly above the sitters are Freud’s long-term assistant and model... [Lire la suite]
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14 juin 2016

Christie's announces highlights from 250th anniversary sale "Defining British Art"

Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. (1723-1792), Portrait of Lucy Long, Mrs George Hardinge (d. 1820), daughter and heiress of Richard Long of Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, in a white dress with a sheer brown scarf and a ribbon and pearls in her hair, with her spaniel, in a landscape, 1778. Oil on canvas. 50 1/8 x 40 1/4 in. (127.3 x 102.1 cm.). Estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. LONDON.- Infatuation with arresting beauty has always compelled artists to produce masterpieces and four superb works are... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2016

Christie's 250th anniversary celebrations will be launched with "Defining British Art"

Lucian Freud (1922–2011), Ib and her husband, 1992. Oil on canvas. 66 ¼ x 57 ¾ in. (168.3 x 146.7 cm.) Estimate on Request: in the region of £18 million. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. LONDON.- An intimate family portrait by Lucian Freud painted in 1992; a pivotal example from 1864 of British Aestheticism at auction for the first time in 100 years by Frederic, Lord Leighton; and from 1778, an exquisite portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds on the market for the first time, are among the great works of British art to be... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2016

Unseen Lucian Freud self-portrait acquired by National Portrait Gallery in London

Lucian Freud, Self-Portrait (Fragment). Oil on canvas, 356 mm x 306 mm. LONDON.- A recently discovered unfinished self-portrait of Lucian Freud (1922-2011) has been accepted in lieu of inheritance tax from the estate of the artist and allocated to the National Portrait Gallery. The self-portrait, thought to date from the mid-1980s, will join the archive of Freud’s sketchbooks, drawings and letters which were allocated to the Gallery under the scheme in 2015. A selection of these, together with the self-portrait, will... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2016

Sotheby's to offer property from the personal collection of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire

Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire feeding her chickens at Chatsworth, 1995, wearing a Balmain ball gown and pearls. ©Bruce Weber LONDON.- Property from the personal collection of the inimitable Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire (1920-2014), will be offered at Sotheby’s London on 2nd March 2016. The youngest of the Mitford Sisters, and for half a century the chatelaine of Chatsworth, one of England’s greatest stately homes, the Duchess was at the very heart of British rural, cultural and political life. Her friends... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2016

A father and his daughters: Freud's Portraits of Esther Freud and Isobel Boyt are united at Christie's

Lucian Freud, Head of Esther (1982-3). Oil on canvas, 14¼ x 12¼in. (36 x 31cm.). Estimate: £2,500,000 - 3,500,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. LONDON.- Two of Lucian Freud’s most intimate portraits of his daughters will be united inChristie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on Thursday 11 February in London, King Street. Head of Esther (1982-83, estimate: £2,500,000 - 3,500,000) and Head of Ib (1983-84, estimate: £2,500,000 – 3,500,000) contribute to the strong core of British artists offered at... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2016

Lucian Freud's Portrait of Lover to be offered at auction for first time at Sotheby's London

Lucian Freud, Pregnant Girl, 1960-61. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- On 10 February, Sotheby’s London will offer for sale a painting that not only marks a pivotal moment in the career of Lucian Freud, but that also shines a spotlight on a fascinating but little-known moment in the artist’s life. While much has been written about many of Freud’s amorous liaisons, barely anything is known about his intense, and ultimately transformative, relationship with Bernadine Coverley. The two met when she was just 16, and he was... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2014

Bacon's 'Study For The Head of Lucian Freud' included in Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Francis Bacon, Study for Head of Lucian Freud, 1967. Oil on canvas, 14 x 12in. (35.5 x 30.5cm.). Estimate: in the region of £8,000,000 - 12,000,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014. LONDON.- One of only two single portrait heads of Lucian Freud ever to be painted by Francis Bacon, this jewel- like painting has spent all of its life within the private collection of the celebrated writer Roald Dahl and the Dahl family. This canvas, which will be offered at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 1 July 2014, was... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2014

Francis Bacon’s triptych “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” bought by Elaine Wynn

NEW YORK.- The New York Times has identified Elaine Wynn, former wife of Stephen A. Wynn, as the person who bought Francis Bacon’s triptych “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” for $142.4 million at Christie’s New York in November. In this image: Spokesmen from Christie's speak about Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud". The oil on canvas triptych was part of Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale scheduled for November 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert. 
17 décembre 2013

Portland Art Museum to show Three Studies of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, Three Studies of Lucian Freud, 1969. © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. / ARS, New York / Christie's Images Limited 2013. PORTLAND, ORE.- The Portland Art Museum continues the Masterworks / Portland series with the presentation of Three Studies of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon, opening December 21.  “For some time Chief Curator Bruce Guenther and I have been looking for a modern or contemporary work to present in this ongoing series that brings singular masterpieces to Portland,” explained... [Lire la suite]
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