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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23 février 2015

Crystal Bridges debuts an exhibition of masterworks from the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Vincent van Gogh, La Maison de la Crau, 1888. Oil On Canvas, 32 3/4 x 28 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. , 83.19 x 73.03 x 8.89 cm. Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Bequest of A. Conger Goodyear, 1966. Photograph by Tom Loonan. BENTONVILLE , Arkansas - Crystal Bridges Museum of American announces the opening of Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, on view  February 21 through June 1, 2015. The exhibition brings together 76 artworks by 73 influential artists from the late 19th century... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2014

Pinakothek der Moderne announces acquisition of painting by Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso, La Femme au Violon, 1911, oil on canvas, private collection. On long-term loan to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Sammlung Moderne Kunst at the Pinakothek der Moderne © Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014.  MUNICH.- As of today, Pablo Picasso’s 1911 painting ‘Femme au Violon’ will enrich the collection of modern art at the Pinakothek der Moderne and fill a gap in the museum’s collection. This spectacular long-term loan from a German private collection complements Munich ’s present holdings of... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2014

Masterpieces of painting from French national museums on view at Macao Museum of Art

Jean Clouet, Portrait of François I, King of France, circa 1530. Oil on wood (oak), 96 x 74 cm. Collection of Musée du Louvre. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Hervé Lewandowski.  MACAO.- After showcasing the treasures of Napoleon last year by Le French May, the Macao Museum of Art is celebrating its 15th anniversary in hosting 12 of the greatest masterpieces on loan from the most prestigious French museums: Musée d’Orsay, Château de Versailles, Musée du Louvre and Centre Pompidou.  Organized especially to... [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]
06 juin 2014

Sotheby's Paris Impressionist & Modern Art Sale totals outstanding $32.4 million

A fierce battle between six bidders from around the world propelled Amedeo Modigliani’s masterly Portrait of Paul Alexandre to €13,537,500 ($18,401,118) – a new record for the artist in France. Photo: Sotheby's. PARIS.- The sale total on June the 4th, of €23.8 million ($32,4 million), was Sotheby’s highest-ever for a sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in Paris, with nearly 60% of lots clearing top-estimate – offering clear evidence that the Modern Art market remains dynamic and keen on emblematic market-fresh works.  A... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2014

Pablo Picasso (Attr.) (1881 - 1973).,“Minotaure s'approche de la Dormeuse,”, 1930s

Pablo Picasso (Attr.) (1881 - 1973).,“Minotaure s'approche de la Dormeuse,”, 1930s. Photo Beaux Auctions Original pen & ink & inkwash on light tan wove paper signed lower right. Size: 15.1 x 11.5 inches (corners clipped). Excellent condition. Estimate $250,000 – $350,000 This extraordinary original drawing is an example of an important recurring theme of Picasso’s in the 1930s, that of the bull and the Minotaur, which he used deliberately to portray man’s subconscious violent and animalistic nature,... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2014

Pablo Picasso (Attr.) (1881 - 1973), “Minotaure et la Dormeuse,”, 1930s

Pablo Picasso (Attr.) (1881 - 1973), “Minotaure et la Dormeuse,”, 1930s. Photo Beaux Auctions Original pen & ink & inkwash on light tan wove paper signed lower right. 11.5 x 15.1 inches (corners clipped). Good overall condition. Thin minimal tear approx 0.8 inches long appearing 6.25" up the left side of the paper. Estimate $250,000 – $350,000 This extraordinary original drawing is an example of an important recurring theme of Picasso’s in the 1930s, that of the bull and the Minotaur, which he used deliberately... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2014

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Tête d'homme

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Tête d'homme. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. dated and inscribed 'Vendredi 21.1.72.' (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 28¾ x 23¾ in. (73 x 60.2 cm.). Painted on 21 January 1972. Estimate $3,000,000 – $4,000,000 Provenance: Estate of the artist.Private collection, Switzerland; sale, Christie's, London, 21 June 2005, lot 42.Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTOR Literature: C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1978, vol. 33, no. 281 (illustrated, pl. 97;... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2014

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Mangeuse de pastèque et homme écrivant

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Mangeuse de pastèque et homme écrivant. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. signed 'Picasso' (lower left); dated '13.5.65.' (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 51 1/8 x 63 5/8 in. (129.8 x 161.7 cm.). Painted on 13 May 1965. Estimate $7,000,000 – $10,000,000 Provenance: Galerie Louise Leiris (Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler), Paris.Kootz Gallery, New York (acquired from the above, 1965).PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF EDGAR M. BRONFMAN Literature: C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1972, vol. 25, no. 127 (illustrated, p.... [Lire la suite]
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