15 avril 2017

TEFAF New York Spring offers first look at debut fair focusing on modern and contemporary art & design

  NEW YORK, NY.- TEFAF New York has released a “first look” at the inaugural TEFAF New York Spring Fair that will take place at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City from May 4-8, 2017, with the Opening VIP Preview on May 3, 2017. The Fair will feature 92 of the world’s most illustrious dealers who specialize in Modern and Contemporary Art and Design. In addition, a small number of dealers will exhibit jewelry, African & Oceanic art, and antiquities. The inclusion of African & Oceanic works and... [Lire la suite]

26 décembre 2016

Portraits of artists from Rubens to Freud on display at The Queen's Gallery in London

Artemisia Gentileschi (Rome 1593-Naples 1652), Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura), c.1638-9. Oil on canvas, 98.6 x 75.2 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external), RCIN 405551. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016 LONDON.- Some of the finest portraits of artists, collected by monarchs since Charles I, are on display in an exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Portrait of the Artist explores the changing image of the creative genius from the 15th century to the... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2016

Christie's announces discoveries in the collection of Brian Sewell

Brian Sewell with Andrea Sacchi's, The Madonna and Child with Saints Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Cosmas and Damian – a bozzetto in 1966 © Adam Woolfitt for The Weekend Telegraph, 10 June 1966 LONDON.- Discoveries made at Christie’s have led to new attributions in the collection of Brian Sewell and an oil on paper study has now been associated with a group of pictures hanging in the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice. A drawing formerly thought to have been by a follower of... [Lire la suite]
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]