05 juillet 2020

Unseen collection of European Avant-Garde art to make auction debut

Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- The first decades of the twentieth century would change the course of art history for ever. This treasure-trove from a private collection – little known and rarely seen – spans the remarkable period, telling its story through the leading protagonists, from Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti to Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger and Alexej von Jawlensky. Travelling across the continent, the works emphasise the crosscurrents and connections that united Europe, from France to Germany... [Lire la suite]

22 mai 2020

Deeply personal collection of works by some of the greatest artists of the 20th century to be offered at Sotheby's

  LONDON.- The passion for collecting often knows no bounds. In the case of Czech-born Albin Schram (1926-2005), that passion was not only boundless, but also intensely personal. From small ink musings to studies for major works of art, the wonderful array of sketches assembled by Schram was borne out of a fascination with the lesser known personalities of historic greats. Together, they reveal the private sides to some of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, including Edgar Degas, Paul Klee, Emil Nolde, Félix... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden opens three new exhibitions to celebrate the Bauhaus anniversary year

  DRESDEN.- In the Bauhaus anniversary year, three exhibitions pursue historic and contemporary questions on the theme of space, display, and constructivist art. The exhibition "Visionary Spaces: Kandinsky, Mondrian, Lissitzky and the Abstract-Constructivist Avant-Garde in Dresden 1919–1932” brings together master works from international museums. In the center of the show are spatial designs by Piet Mondrian and El Lissitzky, which were created for Dresden in 1926. This is also the starting point for new works by... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2017

Egon Schiele's first masterpiece to lead Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York

Lot 27. Egon Schiele, Danaë. Signed Schiele Egon and dated 1909 (lower right). Oil and metallic paint on canvas, 31⅝ by 49⅜ in. 80.2 by 125.4 cm. Painted in 1909. Estimate 30,000,000 — 40,000,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s unveiled highlights from its upcoming Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in New York. The 16 May 2017 auction will be led by Egon Schiele’s first masterpiece: Danaë. Painted in 1909, the work marks Schiele’s first major oil painting of a female nude, and is... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2011

Picasso's La Lecture Sells at Sotheby's for £25.2 Million in Sale Totalling £68.8 Million

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973),  La Lecture, painted in January 1932, signed Picasso (upper right); inscribed 11 decembre M.CM.XXXII. on the reverse, oil on panel, 25 3/4 by 20 1/8 in. Estimate 12,000,000—18,000,000 GBP. Sold 25,241,250 GBP. photo Sotheby's LONDON.- Tonight, Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Evening sale was led by Pablo Picasso’s iconic 1932 painting of Marie-Thérèse Walter, La Lecture, which sold to a round of applause for £25,241,250 /$40,711,612 / €29,744,296, more than double the low estimate (est.... [Lire la suite]