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]
06 avril 2015

The century mark: Tel Aviv Museum of Art visits Berlin modern and contemporary art

Mark Rothko, No. 24 (Untitled), 1951. Oil on canvas, 236.9 x 120.7. Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., New York, through the American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 1986 © Kate Rothko-Prizel & Christopher Rothko / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015 / Photo Avraham Hay. BERLIN.- On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of German-Israeli diplomatic relations, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art sent 72 works from its collection to Berlin. The works were selected from three major... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2015

"Leiris & Co. Picasso, Masson, Miro, Giacometti, Lam, Bacon" au Centre Pompidou-Metz

Francis Bacon, Portrait de Michel Leiris, 1976. Courtesy Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, © The Estate of Francis Bacon/All rights reserved/Adagp, Paris 2014, © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Bertrand Prévost METZ - Au croisement de l'art, de la littérature et de l'ethnographie, l'exposition consacrée à Michel Leiris (1901-1990) est la première grande exposition dédiée à cet intellectuel majeur du XXe siècle. Pleinement mobilisé par les questionnements et idéaux de son temps, Michel... [Lire la suite]


30 mars 2015

Ten Picassos from the Kunstmuseum Basel on view at the Museo del Prado in Madrid

Pablo Picasso, Seated Harlequin (Arlequin assis), Oil on canvas, 130.2 x 97.1 cm, 1923, Kunstmuseum Basel, on permanent loan from the City of Basel 1967, © Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2015. MADRID.- For six months, the Museo del Prado’s Central Gallery is showing ten masterpieces by Picasso from the holdings of the Kunstmuseum Basel, an institution that houses more than 300 pieces by the Spanish artist, including drawings, prints and paintings, in its collections and on permanent loan. Picasso thus... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2015

Sotheby's to offer works collected by Hollywood legends Samuel Goldwyn Senior & Junior

Pablo Picasso, Femme au chignon dans un fauteuil. Signed Picasso (upper right) and dated 1.11.48 on the reverse. Oil on canvas, 36 ¼ by 28 ¾ in. (92 by 73 cm). Painted in 1948. Estimate $12/18 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present Property from the Goldwyn Collection across a series of auctions in 2015. While the Goldwyn family is legendary within the film industry, many will discover in these sales that their creative vision also extended to collecting fine art. Samuel Goldwyn Sr. assembled a... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2015

Rosenberg & Co. opens with inaugural exhibition of Impressionist and Modern works

Georges Braque, Lemons and Cup, 1925. Courtesy Rosenberg & Co.  NEW YORK, NY.- Rosenberg & Co. announces the gallery’s public opening on March 7, 2015. Established on the upper east side of Manhattan by Marianne Rosenberg, the gallery continues the Rosenberg family’s distinguished tradition of exhibiting an international roster of works by prominent Impressionist, Modern, and contemporary artists.  Marianne Rosenberg’s great-grandfather Alexandre Rosenberg (d. 1913), grandfather Paul Rosenberg (d. 1959),... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2015

Stolen Pablo Picasso painting 'The Hairdresser' worth millions discovered in New York

Pablo Picasso, "La Coiffeuse" or "The Hairdresser," is estimated to be worth millions of dollars, US prosecutors said. NEW YORK (AFP).- A Picasso painting, snatched more than a decade ago from a storeroom in Paris, has surfaced in New York and will be returned to the French government, US officials said Thursday. The century-old Cubist oil was smuggled into the United States last December from Belgium with a shipping label that described the contents as a handicraft holiday present worth 30 euros ($37). The painting,... [Lire la suite]
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