01 août 2022

Exhibition at Kunstmuseum Basel retraces the dialogue between Picasso and El Greco

Attributed to Alonso Sánchez Coello, Lady in a Fur Wrap, c. 1577-79. Oil on canvas, 62 x 50 cm, Glasgow Life (Glasgow Museums) on behalf of Glasgow City Council, the Stirling Maxwell Collection. BASEL.- A grand special exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel turns the spotlight on Pablo Picasso’s (1881–1973) engagement with the art of the Cretan-born Old Master Doménikos Theotokópoulos, better known as El Greco (1541–1614). With around thirty pairs of masterworks by both artists, it retraces their... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2022

Hauser & Wirth opens an exhibition of critical late works by Alberto Giacometti & Pablo Picasso

  Alberto Giacometti (1901 - 1966), Buste d'homme (Bust of a Man), 1951. Oil on canvas, 46.2 x 38 cm / 18 1/4 x 15 in. Courtesy of Sammlung Klewan. © Succession Alberto Giacometti / 2022, ProLitteris, Zurich ZURICH.- This June Hauser & Wirth Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse 1 presents ‘Facing Infinity. Alberto Giacometti & Pablo Picasso’, an exhibition of critical late works by two of the most important artists of the 20th Century. Bringing together a selection of masterpieces from international collections, this... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2022

DR. LENNART BOOIJ FINE ART & RARE ITEMS at BRAFA Art Fair 2022

René Lalique (Ay 1860-1945 Paris), Chalice 'Pommes de Pin', circa 1902. Openworked and chiseled silver (support) opalescent blown glass chalice. H 19 cm. Signed 'Lalique' and certificate of numbering n° 27. Courtesy Lennart Booij Fine Art and Rare Items Provenance: private French collectionLiterature: Félix Marcilhac, catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre de verre, Paris, 2011, Les éditions de l'Amateur, model reference and reproduction p. 32; Dr. Lennart Booij; De ontvangst van het werk van René Lalique... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2022

20th/ 21st Century Art Sale series achieved a combined total of $231,529,651 at Christie's Asia

Two masterpieces by iconic artists surpassed HK$100 Million and sold to Asian collectors. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022. HONG KONG.- On 26 – 27 May, Christie’s 20th/21st Century Art sale series established an exceptional sale total of HK$1,809,526,380/ US$231,529,651 (Evening Sale: HK$1,407,783,000/ US$180,116,966; 21st Century Art Day Sale: HK$232,268,280/ US$29,717,263; 20th Century Art Day Sale: HK$169,475,100/ US$21,695,423), and outstanding sell-through rates of 97% by lot and 91% by value. The sales attracted... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2022

Phillips' New York Evening Sale poised to become most successful auction in company history

Lot 12. Property from the Collection of Yusaku Maezawa. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, signed, inscribed and dated "JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT MODENA 1982." on the reverse, acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 94 1/4 x 197 1/4 in. (239.4 x 501 cm). Executed in 1982. Estimate in the region of $70 million. Sold for $85,000,000. Image courtesy of Phillips. NEW YORK, NY.- Phillips announced that the full lineup for the New York Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art is now available online. Poised to be... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2022

Sotheby's Hong Kong Spring Series Modern and Contemporary Art achieve US$198.8m

HONG KONG.- On the heels of the strong results for the Modern and Contemporary Evening sales on 27 April, the offerings from the Day Sales saw continued competition, with both auctions exceeding their high estimates. Across both days, collectors were quick to pursue a range of works by masters and rising stars from the East and the West.“This season we were thrilled to bring to Asia a strong selection of never-before-seen works, and to see them so enthusiastically received. From Picasso to Wu Guanzhong, Chen Yifei and Le Pho, we... [Lire la suite]

14 février 2022

Sotheby's unveils towering example of Monet's Waterlilies & Picasso portrait of his rival lovers

A stunning example of Claude Monet’s Nymphéas series from a distinguished Japanese private collection, this depiction of the waterlilies at Giverny was painted between 1914 and 1917. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Works by two of the most internationally acclaimed artists were unveiled at Sotheby’s Hong Kong this past week, ahead of Sotheby’s Modern & Contemporary Evening Auction in London on 2 March.A stunning example of Claude Monet’s Nymphéas series, this depiction of the waterlilies at Giverny was painted... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2021

Christie's New York 20th Century Evening Sale features Picasso's Profil

Pablo Picasso, Profil, signed and dated ‘Picasso -27-1-XXX’ (lower left), oil and charcoal on cradled panel 26 x 20 in. (66 x 50.8 cm.) Painted in 1930. Estimate: $6 Million - $8 Million. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's announces Pablo Picasso’s Profil will be featured in the 20th Century Art Evening Sale on 11 November in New York. The painting is the property of The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles and will be sold to benefit acquisitions for the UCLA Grunwald Center and... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2021

Albertina Museum marks the 100th aniversary of Amedeo Modigliani's death with exhibition

VIENNA.- His entire life long, he was plagued by poverty, strokes of fate, drug excesses, and severe illness, with his earnings as an artist sufficing only to cover his rent and the barest necessities. But today, works by Amedeo Modigliani—a native of Livorno, Italy who died in his studio in 1920 at just 35 years of age—number among the most expensive, with individual paintings fetching nine-figure sums.In view of his death’s 100th anniversary, Vienna’s Albertina Museum is honoring Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) with a... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2021

THE MOROZOV COLLECTION at Fondation Louis Vuitton, 22 septembre 2021 - 22 février 2022

Valentin Serov, Portrait of the Collector of Modern Russian and French Paintings, Ivan Abramovich Morozov, Moscow, 1910. Tempera on cardboard, 63,5 × 77 cm, © Galerie nationale Trétiakov, Moscou © Valentin Sérov Paris – Opening September 22, 2021, the Fondation Louis Vuitton will present THE MOROZOV COLLECTION, one of the world’s foremost collections of Impressionist and Modern art.  On view through February 22th, 2022, this major international exhibition will bring... [Lire la suite]