10 avril 2018

Dorotheum announces Auction Week of modern and contemporary art, jewellery and watches

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale “ATTESA”, 1964–65, signed and titled on the reverse, waterpaint on canvas, pink, 46 x 38 cm, estimate €480,000–650,000. © Dorotheum VIENNA.- At Dorotheum, the 16th of May 2018 will be all about the international greats of contemporary art. Top lots include several excellent examples of the work of Lucio Fontana: two paintings from the nineteen-sixties – one pink, the other green – represent his „Concetto Spaziale“, cutting the canvas to open up the traditional panel painting to... [Lire la suite]

19 mai 2017

Jean-Michel Basquiat's ‘Untitled’ from 1982 Achieves $110.5 Million at Sotheby’s New York

NEW YORK – Achieving a record-shattering $110.5 million, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled, 1982, led the Contemporary Art Evening sale on 18 May. The price is the highest paid at auction for a work by an American artist and for any artwork created after 1980. It was Basquiat's night, with five of the artist's works realising a combined $129.3 million. Kicking off the sale was Jonas Wood’s Black Still Life, which brought $1.2 million – wildly exceeding its $250,000 low estimate. Energetic bidding ensued, with with Roy... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2017

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao opens Abstract Expressionist exhibition

Willem De Kooning, Untitled, ca. 1939. Oil on paper mounted on canvas, 95.8 x 73.7 cm. Private collection © The Willem de Kooning Foundation, New York /VEGAP, Bilbao, 2016 BILBAO.- The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Abstract Expressionism , an ambitious selection of works by the artists who spearheaded a major shift and new apogee in painting in New York which began in the 1940’s. Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, David Smith, and Clyfford Still are just some... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2016

Steven and Ann Ames collection to lead Sotheby's New York sales this November

Gerhard Richter, A.B., St. James, 1988. Oil on canvas. Estimate $20/30 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced The Triumph of Painting: The Steven and Ann Ames Collection, the landmark sale of the New York autumn 2016 auction season. The collection, which stands as a peerless survey of art produced in this generation, was assembled by Steven and Ann Ames, New York patrons of the arts, philanthropists and collectors. The Triumph of Painting will be offered in dedicated... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2010

"Vertical Thoughts: Morton Feldman and the Visual Arts" @ the Irish Museum of Modern Art

Mark Rothko, "The Green Stripe", 1955. Oil on canvas, 170.2 x 141.7 cm, The Ménil Collection, Houston . ©1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko ARS, NY and DACS, London, 2010 DUBLIN.- An exhibition featuring works by many of America’s and Europe’s most celebrated 20th-century artists opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday 31 March 2010. "Vertical Thoughts: Morton Feldman and the Visual Arts" focuses on the work of the influential American composer Morton Feldman and the... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2008

$125,131,500 for Sotheby's New York Evening Sale of Contemporary Art

The top lot of the sale was Yves Klein’s Archisponge (RE 11), which brought $21,362,500. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Tonight at Sotheby’s, the Evening sale of Contemporary Art brought $125,131,500 million (est. $202,400,000/ 280,400,000*). The top lot of the sale was Yves Klein’s Archisponge (RE 11), which brought $21,362,500. Artist records were set tonight for Philip Guston, Beggar’s Joys, which achieved $10,162,500; John Currin, Nice ‘N Easy, which realized $5,458,500; and Richard Serra, 12-4-8, which fetched $1,650,000.... [Lire la suite]