09 novembre 2017

Animals: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg opens new exhibition

"Animals. Respect / Harmony / Submission". Poster. HAMBURG.- Animals are a frequent subject of debate these days. Do they have a soul? How much do they suffer? Are we under any obligation to protect their individuality by granting them rights? Are human beings morally authorized to do as they want with animals, to consume them, rob them of their freedom and train them for the purposes of entertainment? Scientific discussion takes the relationship between animal and human being very seriously. In the everyday life of... [Lire la suite]

02 novembre 2017

GURLITT: STATUS REPORT. Nazi Art Theft and its Consequences

Claude Monet (1840–1926), Waterloo Bridge, 1903. Oil on canvas, lined, 65 × 101.5 cm, www.lostart.de/532967. Kunstmuseum Bern, Bequest of Cornelius Gurlitt 2014. Provenance undergoing clarification / Currently no indications of being looted art. BERN - Gurlitt Status Report is the title of two concurrent exhibitions with different thematic focuses. The Bundeskunsthalle and the Kunstmuseum Bern present works from the estate of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of the Third Reich art dealer... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2015

Modern & contemporary art, jewelry, and 20th century decorative arts auctions announced at Koller Zurich

 ZURICH.- Koller’s December auctions feature an important collection of Swiss Art, including a rare large-format painting by Albert Anker, “The Wine Festival.” Otherwise the focus is on the 20th century, with paintings and sculpture by Max Beckmann, Mario Schifano, and Tony Cragg, important graphic works by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, a limited edition steel sofa by designer Ron Arad, and an important animalier bronze sculpture by Rembrandt Bugatti. An extremely rare Patek Philippe “World Time” watch from 1948 is... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2014

"El Greco and modern painting" exhibition at The Prado

  Laocoonte, El Greco. Oil on canvas, 137,5 x 172.5 cm, c. 1610 - 1614. Washington DC, National Gallery of Art. Samuel H. Kress Collection 1946.18.1. MADRID.- Opening at the Museo del Prado today, 24 June, is the exhibition El Greco and Modern Painting, co-organised with Accíon Cultural Española (AC/E). It will be officially inaugurated this afternoon by Her Majesty the Queen. Sponsored by Fundación BBVA, it includes around 120 exhibits that reveal the decisive influence which El Greco had on the origins of modern... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2010

Manet Sets $33.1 Million Record, Auction Hits Target as Two-Week Marathon Begins

View of French Impressionist Edouard Manet's Self Portrait , 1878-1879, which sold at auction at Sotheby's in London, for $33.1 Million Tuesday June 22, 2010. AP Photo/Max Nash LONDON, TUESDAY 22 JUNE, 2010 – Tonight’s much-anticipated sale of Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby’s in London brought a within-estimate total of £112,101,350 / $165,282,230 / €134,409,672. Three works sold for more than £10 million, only the second time this has happened in London auction history: Edouard Manet’s museum-quality masterpiece... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2009

Broad Selection of Modern and Contemporary Works @ Sotheby's Prints Sale

Pablo Picasso, Femme au Tambourin, 1938-9 (est. $500/600,000). Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s autumn auction of Prints will be held in New York on 29 October, 2009, and will offer collectors a broad selection of modern and contemporary works from the 19th century to present day. Works from the sale, estimated to bring in excess of $7.8 million, will be on view at Sotheby’s New York galleries beginning 25 October at 1pm. The auction begins with works by American artists, most notably the well-known George Bellows’... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2009

Christie’s London bi-annual sale of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints

LONDON.- The Christie’s London bi-annual sale of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints in September will feature a fantastic variety of original prints from the Renaissance to the present day including well-known artists such as Dürer, Rembrandt, Picasso, Beckmann, Matisse, Miro, Bacon, Warhol, Lichtenstein and Hockney. A range of subjects by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) are on offer in the contemporary section of the sale ranging from Lenin to Marilyn Monroe, and include the particularly endearing 25 Cats name[d] Sam and one blue... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2009

Sotheby's Sales of Impressionist and Modern Art to be Held on May 5 & 6 in New York

Pablo Picasso, La fille de l’artiste à deux ans et demi avec un bateau, 1938, est. $16/24 million. Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby´s. NEW YORK, NY.- Two great icons of Modern Art will be featured in Sotheby’s May 5, 2009 Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York – Pablo Picasso’s La Fille de l’artiste à deux ans et demi avec un bateau from 1938 and Alberto Giacometti’s legendary sculpture, Le Chat from 1951. A rare group of paintings by Tamara de Lempicka from the collection of German fashion designer Wolfgang Joop is... [Lire la suite]