10 février 2018

New exhibition at Kunstmuseum Basel presents forgotten or rarely seen works and icons of its collection

Hans Holbein, Erasmus von Rotterdam, 1523. Mischtechnik auf Papier, auf Tannenholz aufgezogen, 37,1 x 30,8 cm. Kunstmuseum Basel - Amerbach-Kabinett. Photocredit: Kunstmuseum Basel - Martin P. Bühler BASEL.- The exhibition Basel Short Stories turns the spotlight on the Kunstmuseum Basel's rich and in some respects world-famous collection, presenting less well-known treasures from the holdings in new contexts. The kaleidoscopic display unites illustrious and obscure, private and world-historical—and... [Lire la suite]

29 juin 2017

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat lead Sotheby's Contemporary Sale in London

Oliver Barker fields bids at Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Contemporary Art, 28 June 2017. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Sotheby’s Evening Auction of Contemporary Art in London this evening exceeded its pre-sale high estimate to total £62,325,750 / $79,783,193 / €70,403,354 – an increase of 20% (GBP) / 15% (USD) on the equivalent sale last year. · 95.1% sold by lot, this was the fifth consecutive Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s worldwide with a sell-through rate of over 90%. · An auction record was... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2017

Christie's London Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction achieves $117,781,248

The top price of the evening was for Peter Doig’s spellbinding snow scene Cobourg 3 + 1 More, which saw determined bidding in the saleroom and on the phone and sold for £12,709,000 / $15,530,398 / €14,640,768. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction continued the confidence that launched the season, totalling £96,384,000 / $117,781,248 / € 111,034,368, a 65% increase on last February’s equivalent total, with strong sell-through rates of 95% by lot and 98% by value. The top... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2017

Rare Georg Baselitz masterpiece set to break artist record at Sotheby's sale in London

Georg Baselitz, Mit Roter Fahne (With Red Flag), 1965. Courtesy of Sotheby’s. LONDON.- A rare masterpiece by the German painter Georg Baselitz (estimated £6.5m-8.5m) is set to break the record for the artist at auction when offered at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London on 8 March 2017. Mit Roter Fahne (With Red Flag), 1965, from the artist’s ground-breaking ‘Heroes’ series, is a painting that cemented the artist’s reputation as one of the most provocative and compelling voices of the post-war... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2017

Exhibition concentrating on Wolfgang Tillmans' production across different media opens at Tate Modern

Wolfgang Tillmans astro crusto, a, 2012 © Wolfgang Tillmans LONDON.- Wolfgang Tillmans has earned recognition as one of the most exciting and innovative artists working today. Tate Modern presents an exhibition concentrating on his production across different media since 2003. First rising to prominence in the 1990s for his photographs of everyday life and contemporary culture, Tillmans has gone on to work in an ever greater variety of media and has taken an increasingly innovative approach to staging... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2010

Wolfgang Tillmans @ Serpentine Gallery

Lighter, blue concave I 2008. Unique C-type print in Plexiglass hood, 64 × 54 × 12.5 cm. Courtesy the artist and Maureen Paley, London LONDON.- The Serpentine Gallery presents Wolfgang Tillmans’ first major exhibition in London since 2003. Conceived by the artist for the Serpentine Gallery, the exhibition will present both abstract and figurative work. Over the past 20 years, Tillmans has redefined photography and the way it is shown. Known by the early 90s for the seemingly casual images of the world he inhabited, his work... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2010

"Gerhard Richter and the Disappearance of the Image in Contemporary Art" @ Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina

Gerhard Richter (b.1932) Portrait of Liz Kertelge, 1966. Oil on canvas, 65 x 70 cm. Courtesy Collection Böckmann, Berlin at Hamburger Kunsthalle Gerhard Richter and the Disappearance of the Image in Contemporary Art, an exhibition staged in collaboration with the Kunsthalle Hamburg, will take place at the CCCS (Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina), Palazzo Strozzi, in Florence from Saturday 20 February to Sunday 25 April 2010. The show’s title is a tribute to the acclaimed German painter Gerhard Richter (b.1932). ... [Lire la suite]