31 janvier 2016

Turkey police recover stolen Picasso in Istanbul, state-run Anatolia news agency reported

Pablo Picasso, 'Woman Dressing Her Hair', 1940. ANKARA (AFP).- Turkish police have recovered an original painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso in an undercover operation in Istanbul, state-run Anatolia news agency reported on Saturday. The operation targeted alleged art thieves attempting to sell the painting "Woman Dressing Her Hair" which was stolen from a collector in New York, Anatolia said. Turkish police, posing as potential buyers, met the prospective sellers at a hotel and then at a yacht in an... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2016

Galerie Bastian at TEFAF 2016

Pablo Picasso (Málaga 1881-1973 Mougins), Tête d'homme (Man's head), 1972. Oil on canvas, 92 x 73 cm. Inscribed verso upper left in red '19.1.72. III'. Galerie Bastian at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Provenance: The artist's estate; Galerie Boulakia, Paris, 1984; Habsburg, Impressionst and Modern Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Geneva, 12 Nov. 1989, lot 85; Private collection, France; Loudmer, Importants Tableaux et Sculptures Modernes, Paris, 13 June 1994, lot 69 ... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2016

Bailly Gallery at TEFAF 2016

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904), La liberté éclairant le monde. Bronze. Height 133 cm. Signed and dated lower right 'Bartholdi 1875'. Bailly Gallery at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Provenance: Collection Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi Literature: Exh. cat., La statue de la liberté, Musée de Arts Décoratifs, Paris; New York, Public Library, 1986. Reproduced in the catalogue under no.195, p. 107, p. 141, p. 104, p. 106, p. 310, p. 328 Exhibitions: Paris, Musée de Arts... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2016

Picasso, Matisse & Monet to lead Sotheby's London Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art Evening Sales

Photo Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art Evening Sales on 3rd February are characterised by their breadth of range within these collecting categories, combined with an outstanding level of quality across the board. Encompassing works by the most sought-after artists including Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Paul Delvaux and René Magritte, to name but a few, the 54 lots in the evening sales are estimated to fetch a combined total of... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2016

Gagosian Gallery Battles Qatar Royal Family Over Picasso at MoMA

Picasso’s 1931 sculpture Bust of a Woman. NEW YORK - A sculpture of Pablo Picasso’s mistress and model, Marie-Therese Walter, on view in a current exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, has leaped into the limelight with a court battle over ownership. Picasso’s 1931 sculpture Bust of a Woman was purchased by gallery owner Larry Gagosian, according to a court filing, for $106 million last year and he says a new buyer is ready to acquire the work from him. Gagosian's deal is threatened by Pelham... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2015

Pablo Picasso's "La Gommeuse" sells for $67.45 million in windfall for US tycoon

Pablo Picasso, La Gommeuse. Oil on canvas, 31 7/8 by 21 1/4 in. NEW YORK (AFP).- A Picasso picture of a cabaret artist, which carries a second painting on the reverse, sold for $67.45 million in New York Thursday, scoring a windfall for American billionaire Bill Koch. It was the top lot of the season so far, proving a savvy investment for the Republican party donor who paid just $3 million for the canvas in 1984 and later discovered he got two for the price of one. Sotheby's had valued the canvas, "La Gommeuse,"... [Lire la suite]
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16 octobre 2015

Exceptional Works by Cézanne, Gauguin, Giacometti, Modigliani, Monet and Picasso to be offered at Christie’s Evening Sales

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Homme à l’épée, oil on panel, 57 3/8 x 45 in. (145.6 x 114.3 cm.). Painted on 25 July 1969. Estimate on Request. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 New York - Christie’s announces a blockbuster line-up of Impressionist and Modern art highlights from its combined cross-category week of major fine art sales, to be held November 9 – 13, 2015. Over 500 works of Impressionist and Modern Art by the most celebrated artists of the era will be offered across the week, beginning with The... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2015

Swiss collections journey to the United States for once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at the Phillips Collection

Paul Cézanne, The House of Dr. Gachet, Auvers-sur-Oise, 1873. Oil on canvas, 22 x 18 1/2 in. The Rudolf Staechelin Collection © Kunstmuseum Basel, Martin P. Bühler. WASHINGTON, DC.- With great enthusiasm and excitement, The Phillips Collection its special exhibition of the Staechelin and Im Obersteg collections, on view now at the museum. Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland, The Staechelin and Im Obersteg Collections pays tribute to two pioneering supporters of the arts, Rudolf Staechelin... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2015

Extremely rare Blue Period Picasso unveiling reveals hidden painting for first time

Pablo Picasso, La Gommeuse, detail, 1901. Estimate upon request. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- The finest Blue Period work by Pablo Picasso to come to auction in a generation and a seminal Waterlilies by Claude Monet will be offered in Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in New York on 5 November 2015. Both works are on offer from the remarkable collection of William I. Koch – American entrepreneur, collector and America’s Cup winner.  Picasso painted the stunning La Gommeuse in... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2015

« FROM PARIS TO HONG KONG », Artcurial organise sa première vente à Hong Kong

Yan Pei-Ming (Né en 1960) , Timonier, 2000, huile sur toile. Estimation : 2 000 000 – 3 000 000 HK$ / environ 250 000 – 300 000 €. Paris – Artcurial organisera, pour la première fois de son histoire, une vente à Hong Kong les 5 et 6 octobre prochains, en collaboration avec Spink. Coordonnée par Isabelle Bresset, directrice associée d’Artcurial, cette vacation inédite s’inscrit dans le cadre du développement international de la maison qui s’accélère depuis plusieurs années avec l’ouverture de bureaux en... [Lire la suite]