12 avril 2014

Swann Galleries to auction choice selection of Old Master to Modern prints on April 29

Pablo Picasso, Tête de Femme (Portrait de Jacqueline de Face, II), color linoleum cut, 1962, one of approximately 20 artist's proofs, aside from the edition of 50 (estimate: $100,000 to $150,000). NEW YORK, NY.- On Tuesday, April 29, Swann Galleries will conduct an auction of Old Master Through Modern Prints that features works by Dürer, Rembrandt, Whistler, Hopper, Picasso and more.  A choice selection of prints by the Old Masters includes significant works by Albrecht Dürer, such as St. Anthony Reading, a richly-inked... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2014

René Magritte (1898-1967), Les chasseurs au bord de la nuit (The hunters at the edge of night).

René Magritte (1898-1967), Les chasseurs au bord de la nuit (The hunters at the edge of night). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 signed 'Magritte’ (lower right); titled (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 31 7/8 x 45 5/8 in. (81 x 116 cm.). Painted in 1928. Estimate £6,000,000 – £9,000,000 ($9,972,000 - $14,958,000) Provenance: Galerie L'Epoque (E.L.T. Mesens), Brussels, by August 1928.Galerie Le Centaure (P.G. van Hecke), Brussels, by whom acquired from the above in January 1929.E.L.T. Mesens, Brussels, by whom acquired in 1932 at... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2014

René Magritte (1898-1967), Le regard intérieur (The inner gaze)

René Magritte (1898-1967), Le regard intérieur (The inner gaze). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 indistinctly signed 'Magritte’ (lower left); signed 'René Magritte’ and titled (on the reverse); gouache on paper, 18 x 14 in. (45.8 x 35.6 cm.). Executed in 1949. Estimate £500,000 – £700,000 ($831,000 - $1,163,400) Provenance: Mr P. Demaerel and Mrs M.L. Demaerel, Belgium; their Estate Sale, Sotheby's, London, 27 June 1995, lot 36.Acquired at the above sale by Mrs T. S. Eliot.PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE MRS. T.S. ELIOT ... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2012

"Silence" @ the Menil Collection

Yves Klein, Untitled (Monogold), 1960 ca.© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris The Menil Collection, Houston. Photo: Hickey-Robertson, Houston. HOUSTON, TX.- – Whether experienced as a source of inspiration, enigmatic force, or unsettling limbo zone, silence is elusive in today’s world. Inspired by John Cage’s 1952 groundbreaking composition 4’33” (and the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth), Silence – co-organized by the Menil Collection and the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2011

Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale Brings $170.5 Million in New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Tonight’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s New York achieved $170,478,000, within the overall pre-sale estimate ($158.9/229.7 million). The auction was 74.6% sold by lot, and saw a total of 37 works sell for over $1 million. Pablo Picasso’s Femmes lisant (Deux personnages) was the top lot of the night, achieving $21,362,500, and auction records were established for the Surrealist artist Paul Delvaux and for a sculpture by Paul Gauguin. “This evening’s sale saw solid bidding activity from around... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2011

Christie’s auctions of Impressionist and Modern Art and Art of The Surreal realise £84.9 million/$136.3 million/€99.9 millions

A Christie's employee poses with Paul Gauguin's "Nature morte a 'L'esperence'" at Christie's auction house in London. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor. LONDON. A painting by Paul Gauguin, billed as the top lot at Christie's auction of modern and impressionist works in London, failed to find a buyer on Wednesday. The tribute to the artist's friend Vincent Van Gogh, in the form of a still life with sunflowers called "Nature morte a 'L'Esperance," had been expected to fetch up to 10 million pounds ($16 million).... [Lire la suite]


09 février 2011

Picasso's La Lecture Sells at Sotheby's for £25.2 Million in Sale Totalling £68.8 Million

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973),  La Lecture, painted in January 1932, signed Picasso (upper right); inscribed 11 decembre M.CM.XXXII. on the reverse, oil on panel, 25 3/4 by 20 1/8 in. Estimate 12,000,000—18,000,000 GBP. Sold 25,241,250 GBP. photo Sotheby's LONDON.- Tonight, Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Evening sale was led by Pablo Picasso’s iconic 1932 painting of Marie-Thérèse Walter, La Lecture, which sold to a round of applause for £25,241,250 /$40,711,612 / €29,744,296, more than double the low estimate (est.... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2010

La police italienne saisit 500 faux tableaux vendus sur Internet

Giorgio de Chirico, Hector et Andromache (1917) - Photographe : Crimilda - Licence Creative Commons 3.0 ROME (ITALIE) – Quelques 500 faux tableaux de peintres modernes comme Matisse, De Chirico ou Magritte ont été saisis par la police italienne auprès de collectionneurs amateurs qui déclarent les avoir achetés de bonne foi sur des sites Internet. La police italienne en charge de la protection du patrimoine culturel a saisi près de 500 faux tableaux d'artistes modernes comme Henri Matisse ou Giorgio De Chirico, mais aussi de... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2010

Exceptional Works by Klimt, Giacometti, Cézanne, Matisse and Magritte at Sotheby's

Paul Cézanne (1830-1906), Pichet et fruits sur une table. oil on paper laid down on panel, 41.5 by 72.3 cm. 16 3/8 by 28 1/2 in. Painted in 1893-94. Estimate 10,000,000 - 15,000,000 GBP. photo courtesy Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 will be the first ever London sale of its kind to include three works individually estimated to realise more than £10 million. The works - each one a masterpiece - are by Klimt, Giacometti and Cézanne. They form the nucleus... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2009

"Passions partagées. De Cézanne à Rothko. Chefs-d’oeuvre du XXe siècle" @ Fondation de l'Hermitage

La Fondation de l’Hermitage fête en 2009 son 25e anniversaire ! Vingt-cinq ans d’engagement passionné au service de l’art et des artistes, qui ont vu la belle demeure construite par la famille Bugnion au milieu du XIXe siècle accueillir des centaines de milliers de visiteurs enthousiastes. Hommage à l’exposition inaugurale de la Fondation, L’impressionnisme dans les collections romandes (1984), mais surtout tribut à la clairvoyance des collectionneurs suisses, l’exposition de l’été 2009 veut marquer avec fougue l’anniversaire... [Lire la suite]


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