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]

05 septembre 2015

Sotheby's to offer the collection of transformative owner of Sotheby's: A. Alfred Taubman

Alfred Taubman relaxing at his home in Palm Beach, Florida. Image: Courtesy of Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s announces that the collection of legendary collector, philanthropist and businessman A. Alfred Taubman will be sold in a series of dedicated auctions beginning this autumn in New York*. The remarkable collection, which comprises more than 500 works stretching from antiquity to contemporary art, is valued in excess of $500 million, making it the most valuable private collection ever offered at auction.  ... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2015

United States returns long-lost Pablo Picasso painting "La Coiffeuse (The Hairdresser)" to France

The Pablo Picasso painting, 'La Coiffeusse,' or 'The Hairdresser,' is seen during a repatriation ceremony at the French Embassy, August 13, 2015 in Washington, DC. Fourteen years after it was stolen from a Paris museum, the stolen artwork is being returned to France following its recovery by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in December 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP.
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12 août 2015

Picasso painting seized on yacht escorted to the Reina Sofia Museum by Spanish police

Spanish Civil Guards unload a box containing Picasso's painting "Head of a Young Woman" at the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid after being transferred from the French island of Corsica, on August 11, 2015. The Picasso worth more than 25 million euros and owned by the Spanish banker Jaime Botin, was transferred to Reina Sofia museum today after it was seized from a yacht on July 31 by French customs agents who accused the painting's owner of trying to illegally export it to Switzerland. AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN.
05 août 2015

Picasso's "Head of a Young Woman", worth 25 million euros, seized by French customs

The yacht Adix, owned by Spanish Santander banking group and flying a British flag, sails off Testa beach on August 4, 2015, in Pianottoli Caldarello, Corsica, four days after French customs seized a Picasso on board considered a national treasure by Spain. The painting, which French customs said was valued at more than 25 million euros ($27 million), is owned by Jaime Botin, a well-known Spanish banker whose family founded Santander. An attempt to export the painting, "Head of a Young Woman", to Switzerland last July 30 "drew the... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2015

Milwaukee Art Museum to present 'Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebel'

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). La Maison de la Crau (The Old Mill), 1888. Oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches (64.8 x 54 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Bequest of A. Conger Goodyear, 1966. MILWAUKEE – Beginning June 18, the Milwaukee Art Museum will present, Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels, an exclusive touring exhibition that will showcase nearly 70 masterpieces from some of the most famous artists of the 20th century. The exhibition brings together paintings and sculpture... [Lire la suite]

12 mai 2015

Picasso masterpiece becomes the most valuable work ever sold at auction: $179,365,000

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Les femmes d'Alger (Version 'O'), signed 'Picasso' (upper right); dated '14.2.55.' (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 44 7/8 x 57 5/8 in. (114 x 146.4 cm.). Painted on 14 February 1955. Estimate Upon Request. Price Realized $179,365,000. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.  NEW YORK (AFP).- A Picasso masterpiece fetched more than $179 million in New York on Monday, smashing the world record for the most expensive art... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2015

Chinese media mogul Wang Zhongjun purchases Goldwyn Family Picasso in $420m sales

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973), Femme au chignon dans un fauteuil. Signed Picasso (upper right); dated 1.11.48 on the reverse. Oil on canvas, 36 1/4 by 28 3/4 in., 92 by 73 cm. Painted in 1948. Estimate 12,000,000 — 18,000,000 USD. Lot sold 29,930,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s May sales of Impressionist & Modern Art concluded yesterday in New York with a strong total of $420.4 million, raising the company’s 2015 sales in this category to $739.4 million... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2015

Important Pablo Picasso ceramics lead Bonhams Prints and Multiples Sale on May 11

Pablo Picasso, Face and Owl (A.R. 407), 1958, partially glazed earthenware turned oval vase, height 10 1/8in. Est. US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€19,000 - 28,000). © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. NEW YORK, NY.- An important collection of Madoura ceramics by Pablo Picasso are among highlights in the Post-War & Contemporary Prints & Multiples sale at Bonhams on May 11. Profoundly inspired by the bright palette of the Mediterranean landscape, Pablo Picasso... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2015

Meadows Museum presents first exhibition in U.S. of paintings from the Abelló Collection

DALLAS, TX.- The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University presents the first exhibition in the United States of paintings from the collection of Juan Abelló and Anna Gamazo, considered among the world’s top collectors. The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters features more than 100 works spanning the 15th to the 20th centuries—including paintings by such Spanish masters as El Greco, Jusepe de Ribera, Francisco Goya, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso, as well as by other major artists including... [Lire la suite]