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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23 avril 2014

Christie's announces online-only sale of Impressions in Clay: Pablo Picasso Ceramics

Photo Christie’s Images LTD 2014. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will offer an exceptional ceramics collection in Impressions in Clay: Pablo Picasso Ceramics featuring Property from the Estate of Edgar M. Bronfman from May 2nd to May 16th. Following the overwhelming success of previous dedicated Picasso ceramics sales at Christie’s, the sale will be offered exclusively as an online-only auction and features 47 superb works with prices beginning at $1,200. Top lots include Picasso’s Tripod (A.R. 125) (estimate: $50,000-70,000) and a... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2014

Exceptional selection of ceramics by Pablo Picasso to be offered at Sotheby's London

Pablo Picasso, Chouette. Terre de faïence vase, 1968. Estimate: £6,000-8,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s is to offer an exceptional selection of ceramics by Pablo Picasso in London on 7 May 2014. This follows Sotheby’s auction in March 2013 of Important Ceramics by Pablo Picasso from a Private Collection, in which all the ceramic lots sold. The comprehensive group of over 170 works represents an opportunity for collectors to acquire their own work of art by one of the 20th century’s most famous artists. The sale includes... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2014

Christie's offers three major private collections of Impressionist & Modern art in New York

New York – Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale, Including Property from the Estate of Edgar M. Bronfman, on May 6 in New York will feature an exceptional selection of 54 works of every media by the most revered artists of the Twentieth Century.  The best Impressionist works by Monet and Renoir to come to market in many years from the Estate of Huguette Clark are coupled with equally distinguished examples by Degas from the Estate of Edgar Bronfman.  Important Modern works by Picasso, Kandinsky,... [Lire la suite]


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