24 septembre 2022

Christie’s Announces Highlights from Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection

 Georges Seurat (1859-1891), Les Poseuses, Ensemble (Petite version). oil on canvas, 15.1/2 x 19.3/4 in.(39.3 x 50 cm.) Painted in 1888. Estimate on request, in excess of $100,000,000. © Christie's Images Limited 2022 NEW YORK – Christie’s and the estate of the philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, Paul G. Allen, are honored to unveil highlights from Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection, featuring 500 years of groundbreaking art. The highlights will be part of an... [Lire la suite]

30 juin 2022

Francis Bacon's portrait of Lucian Freud sells for £43.4m

Lot 10. Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992), Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud, oil on canvas, 198 by 147.5 cm. 78 by 58 in. Executed in May 1964. Lot sold: 43,336,000 GBP. © Sotheby's LONDON.- Unseen in half a century, Francis Bacon’s magnetic portrait of Lucian Freud just sold for £43.4 million / $52.8 million in Sotheby’s London saleroom - becoming the most valuable work of art sold at auction in London this season. In its first market appearance, the painting became... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2020

MFA Boston is the only U.S. venue for first-ever exhibition of self-portraits by Lucian Freud

David Dawson (British, born 1960), Working at Night, 2005. Photo: Bridgeman Images. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- Over the course of almost seven decades, Lucian Freud (1922–2011) returned repeatedly to self-portraiture, creating a body of work that stands as one of the most sustained achievements of his career. Lucian Freud: The Self-Portraits, presented at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts, London, is the first exhibition dedicated to the celebrated... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2019

Seattle Art Museum celebrates the cultural legacy of Paul G. Allen with works from the family collection

Lucian Freud, Large Interior, W11 (after Watteau), 1981–1983, oil on canvas, 73 x 78 in., Paul G. Allen Family Collection, © The Lucian Freud Archive/Bridgeman Images. SEATTLE, WA.- The Seattle Art Museum presents A Cultural Legacy: A Series of Paintings from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection (July 24, 2019–July 20, 2020). The iterative single-painting exhibition features works by Lucian Freud, Sandro Botticelli, and Georgia O’Keeffe from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection, one of the most significant private... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2019

Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

 Chatsworth House. © Chatsworth House Trust NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s New York opened its doors today to Treasures from Chatsworth – a rare, public exhibition in the United States of works from the fabled Devonshire Collection, held at historic Chatsworth House in the United Kingdom. Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The house is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality, and has evolved... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2018

Lucian Freud painting becomes the most valuable work by the artist sold in London

Lot 6. Lucian Freud (1922-2011), Portrait on a White Cover, oil on canvas, 116.5 by 143 cm. 45 7/8 by 56 1/4 in. Executed in 2002-03. Estimate: £17,000,000-20,000,000. Sold for £22,464,300. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- One of Lucian Freud’s last great nudes, Portrait on a White Cover sold hours ago in Sotheby’s London’s saleroom for £22.5million / $29.8 million, making it the most valuable painting by the artist ever sold in London. The previous highest price for a London auction of the artist’s work... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2018

Exhibition at Städel Museum unites major works by Frank Auerbach and Lucian Freud

Frank Auerbach, Lucian Freud, 1981 (4th print of the series Six Etchings of Heads), Private collection, Cologne, Photo: Städel Museum, © Frank Auerbach, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art. FRANKFURT.- Frank Auerbach (b. 1931) and Lucian Freud (1922–2011) are among the most prominent exponents of post-war English figurative art. From 16 May to 12 August 2018, the Städel Museum’s Department of Prints and Drawings unites major works by the two artists in a single exhibition for the first time. “Frank Auerbach and Lucian... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2018

"All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life" opens at Tate Britain

Francis Bacon (1909–1992), Three Figures and Portrait, 1975. Oil paint and pastel on canvas, 1981 x 1473 mm. Tate. Purchased 1977. © Estate of Francis Bacon. LONDON.- A landmark exhibition at Tate Britain celebrates how artists have captured the intense experience of life in paint. All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life showcases around 100 works by some of the most celebrated modern British artists, with Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon at its heart. It reveals how their art captures... [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 février 2018

Two early portraits by Freud acquired for the nation and allocated to Abbot Hall, Kendal

Lucian Freud, Portrait of Lady Scott, 1952-54. Oil on canvas, 12 x 9in. Provenance: Commissioned from the artist by Sir Oliver and Lady Scott c. 1952-54, and by descent. KENDAL.- Two early portraits by Lucian Freud, Portrait of Lady Scott, 1952-54 and Portrait of Hermione Scott, 1960 have been accepted in lieu of tax and allocated to Lakeland Arts Trust for Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal. Lucian Freud was one of Britain’s greatest artists of the twentieth century. There are relatively few works by him in UK... [Lire la suite]
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