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]
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]