10 octobre 2018

Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien opens 'Fascination Japan: Monet. Van Gogh. Klimt'

Alfred Stevens, Die japanische Pariserin, 1872. Öl auf Leinwand, 150 x 105 cm. Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Boverie, Lüttich © Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Boverie, Lüttich. VIENNA.- “This isn’t fashion, it’s passion, it’s madness” – thus did the French critic Ernest Chesneau characterise the mania of the Western public for the extravagant vases, lacquered boxes, fabrics and colour woodcuts that had arrived from the Far East and were on display at the 1878 World Exhibition in Paris. Owing to pressure from the USA, Japan,... [Lire la suite]

02 mai 2018

100 years of photography and Abstract art explored in new exhibition at Tate Modern

   Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966), Vortograph, 1917. Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper, 283 x 214 mm. Courtesy of the George Eastman Museum NY © The Universal Order. LONDON.- A major new exhibition at Tate Modern reveals the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art. Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art is the first show of this scale to explore photography in relation to the development of abstraction, from the early experiments of the 1910s to the digital... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2018

Christie's announces highlights from the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale

Lot 18. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Mousquetaire et nu assis, detail, signed 'Picasso' (lower right); dated '11.4.67' (on the reverse), oil and Ripolin on canvas, 51 1/4 x 37 7/8 in. (130 x 96.5 cm.) Painted in Mougins on 11 April 1967. Estimate GBP 12,000,000 - GBP 18,000,000 (USD 8,304,000 - USD 12,456,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 LONDON.- Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 27 February will launch ‘20th Century at Christie’s’, a series... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2017

Works by Van Gogh and Monet headline Woodshed Art Auctions' July 26th sale

FRANKLIN, MASS.- A tempera on paper painting attributed to Claude Monet (1840-1926), titled Study for Gare Saint-Lazare, and a tempera and gouache on paper attributed to Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), titled Morning, Going to Work, are expected star lots in Woodshed Art Auctions’ next Prestige Collection sale, a 65-lot internet-only fine art auction ending July 26th.  With a pre-sale estimate of $100,000-$160,000, the Monet is the auction’s expected top lot. It is signed verso and marked “Gallery Simon, Paris,” stamped and... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2017

KUNSTBERATUNG ZÜRICH AG at Masterpiece London 2017

  Lucas Cranach The Elder, Portrait of Frederick III the Wise, Elector of Saxony, 1532. Signed with the artist’s device of a dragon with wings folded and dated ‘1532’ (upper left) Oil on panel and printed paper laid down on panel. 20 x 14.6 cm Labeled (printed paper on panel). KUNSTBERATUNG ZÜRICH AG, Stand C18 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Archont. Oil on canvas, 54 by 37.5 cm Signed, dated and inscribed in cyrillic on the r everse: “Демон/ 54 х 37,5 1904./... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2017

Auction record for Wassily Kandinsky broken twice in one night at Sotheby's London

From left to right: Wassily Kandinsky, Bild mit weissen Linien (Painting with White Lines), oil on canvas, 1913. Joan Miró, Femme et oiseaux, gouache and oil wash on paper, 1940. Alberto Giacometti, Grande figure, bronze, cast by the Alexis Rudier foundry in Paris in 1947. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Sotheby’s Evening Sales of Impressionist & Modern Art and Actual Size at Sotheby’s London totalled a combined £148,877,000 / $187,719,009 (est. £129.9-170.5m). The total for the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2016

Wassily Kandinsky's 'Rigide et courbé' highlights Christie's sale

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Rigide et courbé, signed with monogram and dated '35' (lower left), oil and sand on canvas, 44 7/8 x 63 7/8 in. (114 x 162.4 cm.) Estimate: $18,000,000-25,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Wassily Kandinsky’s Rigide et courbé as a highlight of its November 16th Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale in New York. Rigide et courbé (Rigid and Curved) is one of the most celebrated and dynamic compositions, of grand scale. The canvas is densely... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2016

Highlights from the Merzbacher Collection on view at the Van Gogh Museum

Alexej von Jawlensky, Dark Blue Turban (Helene with Dark Blue Turban), 1910, oil on cardboard mounted on wood, 72 x 69 cm, Merzbacher Kunststiftung. AMSTERDAM.- From 24 August to 27 November, the Van Gogh Museum is presenting highlights from the Merzbacher Collection. The paintings in the exhibition Van Gogh Inspires: Matisse, Kirchner, Kandinsky: Highlights from the Merzbacher Collection show the impact Vincent van Gogh had on the most important artists of the early twentieth century. Masterpieces by the likes of... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2014

Milwaukee Art Museum partners with Centre Pompidou for original Kandinsky restrospective

Wassily Kandinsky, Painting with a Red Mark, 1914. Oil on canvas, 51 3/16 × 51 3/16 in.© Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/ Adam Rzepka / Dist.RMN-GP© 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. MILWAUKEE, WIS.- Renowned as a painter, printmaker, watercolorist, theoretician, and Bauhaus teacher, Wassily Kandinsky’s prodigious accomplishments span almost all the major artistic movements of the first half of the twentieth century, a time of experimentation and innovation in art, conducted against the upheavals of a society... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2010

Italie : la police retrouve des toiles de maîtres dans des sacs poubelle

© Copyright ANSA - Tutti i diritti riservati ROME (ITALIE) [22.06.10] – Une opération menée par les carabiniers et la police italienne ont permis de retrouver quatorze tableaux et sculptures volés dont un De Chirico et un Kandinsky d’une valeur de 30 millions d’euros. Deux personnes ont été arrêtées pour recel. Les agents de la préfecture de police de Rome et des carabiniers de la compagnie Cassia ont procédé à l’arrestation de deux personnes pour recel d’œuvres d’art. L’opération a permis de retrouver quatorze tableaux et... [Lire la suite]