06 février 2017

V&A to stage the first ever UK exhibition on fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga

Alberta Tiburzi in 'envelope' dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Harper's Bazaar, June 1967 © Hiro 1967 LONDON.- This May, the V&A will open the first ever UK exhibition exploring the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga and his continuing influence on modern fashion. It will be the first of its kind to look at his unique approach to making and will showcase pieces by his protégés and contemporary designers working in the same innovative way today. The exhibition marks the centenary of the opening of Balenciaga’s first... [Lire la suite]

05 février 2017

A pair of Cartier sapphire and diamond ear clips, Paris, 1930s

Lot 79. A pair of Cartier sapphire and diamond ear clips, Paris, 1930s. Estimate €6000. Photo Nagel Platinum. Set with two cabouchon cut sapphires (c. 5/5,6 ct.) and 60 diamonds (tog.c. 3,2 ct.). French standard mark, signed "Monture Cartier" and unreadale numerals. L. 2,5 cm Provenance: Bavarian private collection, acquired at Ledebur Antiques, Munich in 1990, DM 36.800.- Nagel. Sale 744, 22nd February 2017
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02 février 2017

Somniculus au CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux

Ali Cherri, Somniculus, 2017. Vidéo HD. Courtesy de l’artiste. Coproduction : Jeu de Paume, Paris, Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques et CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux L’exposition « Somniculus » dévoile au CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux la vidéo éponyme d’Ali Cherri. Un film qui s’intéresse aux notions de conservation et de présentation de pièces historiques à travers l’exemple de musées parisiens d’ethnogra­phie, d’archéologie et de sciences naturelles. ... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2017

Galerie Steinitz. Stand 6c. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Console by the Bâtiments du Roi (The King’s official builders and furnishers), Paris, late Louis XIV period, circa 1715. Sculpted and gilt wood, red Languedoc marble. H 72.5 x L 110 x D 42.5 cm. Courtesy Galerie Steinitz Provenance: private collection Exceptional chest of drawers, First 3rd of the 18th century. Hungarian oak, solid rosewood, chiseled and gilt bronze. H 85 x L 143 x P 67 cm. Courtesy Galerie Steinitz Provenance: former collection of Sir Lionel Philips, 1st Baronet (1855-1936),... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2017

Epoque Fine Jewels. Stand 71b. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Bird of paradise brooch, Cartier, Paris, circa 1950. Courtesy Epoque Fine Jewels Sapphire, emerald and diamond mounted in platinum and gold. Total sapphire weight: circa 20 cts. Total diamond weight: circa 11.20 cts. Signed 'Cartier Paris' and numbered. Art Nouveau 'chaîne de corsage’, Georges Fouquet (1862-1957), jeweller & Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), graphic artist, Paris, circa 1900. Courtesy Epoque Fine Jewels Detail of the Art Nouveau 'chaîne de corsage’.... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2016

Winnipeg Art Gallery opens exhibition of works by Rodin

Auguste Rodin - (French  (born in France), 1840–1917), Danaïd, 1889, bronze, 30.5 x 61.6 x 44.5 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Gift from The Salgo Trust for Education, 2015-179. Photo: Ernest Mayer. WINNIPEG.- The Winnipeg Art Gallery is celebrating Auguste Rodin with an exhibition of work by the 19th-century French sculptor and other artists he inspired. Starting with Rodin brings together nearly 30 works of art from the WAG’s permanent collection to reflect on the significant presence of Rodin in... [Lire la suite]

24 novembre 2016

Louis XIV bureau Mazarin in Boulle marquetry, attributed to Nicolas Sageot (1666-1731), Paris, late 17th-early 18th century

Lot 573. Louis XIV bureau Mazarin in Boulle marquetry, attributed to Nicolas Sageot (1666-1731), Paris, late 17th-early 18th century. Estimate: € 70000-80000. Photo Hampel Height: 78 cm. Width: 122.5 cm. depth: 71.5 cm. Stamped with crowned "SL" monogram on the side facing the wall.  Oak structure, veneered with tortoiseshell with red underlay and inlays in ormolu and brass. Black lacquer. With key. Restored and minor signs of... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2016

Lillian Bassman, Across the Restaurant, Barbara Mullen, dress by Jacques Fath, Le Grand Véfour, Paris, 1949

 Lot 81. Lillian Bassman, Across the Restaurant, Barbara Mullen, dress by Jacques Fath, Le Grand Véfour, Paris, 1949. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000. Photo Phillips Gelatin silver print, printed later.85 x 73.1 cm (33 1/2 x 28 3/4 in.)Signed and numbered 24/25 in pencil on the verso.   Provenance: Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica Literature: Harper's Bazaar, April 1949D. Solomon, Lillian Bassman: Women, Abrams, 2009, p. 17 Note: ‘Long necks. The thrust of the head in a... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2016

Irving Penn, Balenciaga 'Little Great' Coat (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Paris, 1950

Lot 83. Irving Penn, Balenciaga 'Little Great' Coat (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Paris, 1950. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Photo Phillips Selenium toned gelatin silver print, printed 1985. 36.8 x 33.4 cm (14 1/2 x 13 1/8 in.)Signed, initialled, titled, dated in ink, Condé Nast copyright credit (courtesy Vogue) reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 16.  Provenance: Hamiltons Gallery, London Literature: I. Penn, Passage, A... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2016

Joachim Bouvet (1656-1730), The Present State of China in images, Paris, 1697

Joachim Bouvet (1656-1730), The Present State of China in images, Paris, 1697. Height: 37 cm; Width: 26; Depth: 4 cm, RES-O2N-31, Bibliothèque Nationale de France.