09 mai 2014

Sotheby's Modern and Contemporary Art sale in Milan to feature important works by Lucio Fontana

MILAN.- The next Modern and Contemporary Art sale of Sotheby’s Milan will be led by highly important works by Lucio Fontana, representing his entire artistic production, concurrently with the major Parisian retrospective.  Dating back to Fontana’s abstract and pre-Informal research, Tavoletta Graffita (Madonna) of 1934 is a rare and powerful work in coloured cement, and is estimated € 120,000-180,000. Follows a very specific italian Collection from the Fifties, entirely focused on ceramic works by Fontana: it comprises a number... [Lire la suite]

02 mai 2014

Marino Marini (1901-1980), Piccolo cavaliere

Marino Marini (1901-1980), Piccolo cavaliere. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. with raised initials and stamped with foundry mark 'M.M FONDERIA ARTISTICA BATTAGLIA & C' (on the top of the base), bronze with brown patina hand-chiseled and painted by the artist. Height: 15 in. (38 cm.). Conceived and cast in 1950. Estimate $2,000,000 – $3,000,000 Provenance: Baron Léon Lambert, Brussels (by 1970); sale, Christie's, London, 29 June 1987, lot 61.Acquired at the above sale by the family of the present owner. Literature: U.... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2012

Fontana, Manzoni and Marini headline Sotheby's forthcoming London Sale of 20th Century Italian Art

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale, Attesa (Pink). Est. £1-1.5 million. Photo: Sotheby's.  LONDON.- Sotheby's London presents its forthcoming 20th Century Italian Art Sale, which will take place on Friday, October 12, 2012. The auction will include major works by Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, Alberto Burri, Marino Marini and Giorgio Morandi, in addition to a fine group of ‘Arte Povera’ works. The entire sale is estimated to realise in excess of £14 million. Discussing the forthcoming 20th Century Italian Art Sale,... [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]
15 janvier 2011

Major Picasso Portrait of His Mistress and Muse to Lead Sotheby's Sale in February

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), La Lecture, 1932. Est: £12-18 million / $18.6- $27.9 million. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s forthcoming Evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art, to be held in London on Tuesday, 8th February 2011, will be led by a major painting by Pablo Picasso, depicting Marie-Thérèse Walter, the woman who transformed both his life and his art. Picasso’s La Lecture of 1932 (estimated at £12,000,000-18,000,000 / US$18,570,000 - $27,850,000*) relates closely to the legendary painting Le Rêve (The Dream),... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2010

Masterworks by Fontana and De Chirico Lead Sotheby's Auction

Interno metafisico (Natura morta metafisica) by Giorgio de Chirico. Estimate: £1.6-2.5 million. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- On Friday, October 15, 2010 Sotheby’s annual 20th Century Italian Art Sale will showcase the work of many of Italy’s foremost Modern, Post-War and Contemporary artists, including Marino Marini, Giorgio de Chirico, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni and Alberto Burri. Sotheby’s, the only auction house to have staged a dedicated sale in this category each year since pioneering auctions in this collecting field in... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2010

Important Modern and Contemporary Prints at Leslie Sacks Fine Art

Robert MOTHERWELL (1915-1991), 'The Black and the Red, Number XXV, 1987'. Acrylic and paper collage on paper, 31 5/8 x 25 inches on Whatman. Signed, blindstamped and dated 87 on lower right MOT254. Photo: Leslie Sacks Fine Art. CHICAGO, IL.- Modern and contemporary prints are an extension of a long and illustrious lineage that goes back to the Renaissance engravings of Albrecht Dürer, and the 17th century prints of Rembrandt, Rubens, van Dyck and Claude Lorraine. The diffusion of printmaking throughout Europe in the 18th... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2009

'Terra Incognita, Italy's Ceramic Revival' @ The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Spatial Concept, c. 1964. 45 x 16.8 x 16.8 cm. © Bernd and Eva Hockemeyer Collection LONDON.- The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art presents the exhibition Terra Incognita: Italy’s Ceramic Revival from 30 September to 20 December 2009. This is the first time that the Hockemeyer Collection has been exhibited in the UK and promises to be a revelation to modern art and ceramic enthusiasts alike. The Bernd and Eva Hockemeyer Collection of 20th century Italian ceramics has been formed over the past... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2009

Sotheby's 20th Century Italian Art Sale to Include Important Works

Giorgio de Chirico, Interno con frutta, oil on canvas, 1926-28. Estimate: £900,000-1,200,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Following the tremendous success of Sotheby’s 20th Century Italian Art Sale last October, which was 94.2% sold by value and achieved the second highest total* for a sale in this category at Sotheby’s, the forthcoming auction on Friday, October 16, 2009 is set to include 33 works in a variety of media by leading Modern and Contemporary Italian artists. The sale will include pieces by Giorgio de Chirico,... [Lire la suite]


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