29 mai 2022

20th/ 21st Century Art Sale series achieved a combined total of $231,529,651 at Christie's Asia

Two masterpieces by iconic artists surpassed HK$100 Million and sold to Asian collectors. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022. HONG KONG.- On 26 – 27 May, Christie’s 20th/21st Century Art sale series established an exceptional sale total of HK$1,809,526,380/ US$231,529,651 (Evening Sale: HK$1,407,783,000/ US$180,116,966; 21st Century Art Day Sale: HK$232,268,280/ US$29,717,263; 20th Century Art Day Sale: HK$169,475,100/ US$21,695,423), and outstanding sell-through rates of 97% by lot and 91% by value. The sales attracted... [Lire la suite]

20 octobre 2020

China Guardian Hong Kong Autumn Auctions 2020 bring US$ 15.8 million

Lot 54. Ju Ming (b.1938), Taichi Series: Cloud Hands, Stomp (Set of two pieces)(Executed in 1996 (left); executed in 1999 (right)). Bronze Sculpture Edition: 1/8 (left); 2/8 (right);左: 253 × 171.2 × 142 cm.;99 1/2 x 67 1/2 x 55 7/8 in. ;右: 203 × 180.3 × 127.5 cm.;80 x 71 x 50 1/4 in. Signed in Chinese, dated and numbered on each bottom of backside. Sold for: HK$ 11,190,000/ US$ 1,434,615. © 2020 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd HONG KONG.- The sale of Fine Chinese Paintings and... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2020

Christie's announces online-only auction of Post-War and Contemporary art in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM.- Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Amsterdam auction will move to an online-only platform, taking place from 2 to 18 June 2020. Reflecting the breadth of works offered in the highly successful live sale, the new format will offer a survey of contemporary sculpture over the last 60 years, ranging from Shinkichi Tajiri to Yayoi Kusama and from Tony Cragg and Ulrich Rückriem to Isa Genzken. An early pre-war painting by Ernst Wilhelm Nay will be presented alongside works by A. R. Penck, Günther Förg, Arnulf... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2020

Sotheby's launches innovative new sale format -- "In Confidence: Selected Masterpieces"

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s announced the launch of In Confidence: Selected Masterpieces, an innovative hybrid sale format that combines the advantages of a private sale with those of an auction. Under this novel sale approach, bids are placed exclusively by submitting written absentee bids. Bidders will be notified if they have been outbid and will have a final chance to submit a best and final offer by the pre-set deadline, at which point the winning bidder will be established. All bidding information and results will remain... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2019

'Garden of Earthly Delights' at Gropius Bau, Berlin

After Hieronymus Bosch, Garden of Earthly Delights (central panel) (1535-1550). Oil on wood, transferred to canvas, 182 x 168 cm, private collection. Photo: Gropius Bau. BERLIN - Running from 26 July to 1 December 2019, the Gropius Bau’s exhibition Garden of Earthly Delights will see over 20 international artists using the space of the garden as a metaphor for the state of the world, in an exploration of the complexities of our chaotic and increasingly precarious present. Curated by... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2019

Historic exhibition of 17 centuries of animals in Japanese art will showcase masterpieces that rarely leave Japan

Deer Bearing Symbols of the Kasuga Deities, Nanbokucho era, 14th century, bronze, wood with pigments, height 42.5in, Hosomi Museum, Kyoto, Important Cultural Property.   WASHINGTON, DC.- Artworks representing animals—real or imaginary, religious or secular—span the full breadth and splendor of Japanese artistic production. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, presents The Life of Animals in Japanese Art, the first exhibition devoted to the subject, covering 17 centuries (from the fifth century to the... [Lire la suite]

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]
08 mars 2018

Auerbach and School of London artists triumph at Bonhams Post-War and Contemporary sale

Lot 5. Frank Auerbach (British, born 1931), Reclining Model, Back View, 1960-1961, dated 60-61, charcoal, crayon and pencil on paper, 58 by 78.8 cm. 22 13/16 by 31 in. Estimate £ 120,000 - 180,000 ($ 170,000 - 250,000). Sold for £ 872,750 (€ 974,998) © Bonhams 2001-2018 LONDON.- A charcoal, crayon and pencil work on paper by Frank Auerbach from 1960 sold for £872,750 after a tense six-way telephone battle lasting 15 minutes at Bonhams Post-War and Contemporary... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2017

Sotheby's Hong Kong to offer Kusama's rare pink 'Infinity Net' and Richter's Abstract Painting (679-2)

Lot 1065. Gerhard Richter, Abstract Painting (679-2), 1988, oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm. Estimate: HK$32 million–48 million US$4,100,000–6,200,000. Lot sold for HK$49,037,500. Courtesy Sotheby’s. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Contemporary Art Autumn Sales 2017 will take place from 30 September to 1 October, offering works by renowned artists from Asia and the West. Apart from a series of works by Yayoi Kusama and a dedicated section for Chinese Contemporary artists born in the 1970s, there will also be a special... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2013

The Polka Dot Queen of Avant-Garde Art, Yayoi Kusama First-ever Exhibition in Vietnam

Artist Yayoi Kusama HANOI - In celebration of the Japan – Vietnam Friendship Year 2013, the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam proudly present the best of Japanese contemporary art exhibition “YAYOI KUSAMA: Obsessions” from Saturday 25 May to Sunday 28 July 2013 in Hanoi. Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese avant-garde sculptor, painter and novelist, has received the National Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2006 but is still, or even more, hyperactive to create new art works. In her over 7 decades-career as an artist,... [Lire la suite]
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