26 février 2009

An outstanding carved sandstone figure of Buddha, Tang Dynasty, 8th Century

An outstanding carved sandstone figure of Buddha, Tang Dynasty, 8th Century the robust figure boldly conceived in the round with full volumes visible under the thin robes, the deity standing upright on long slender legs with the left arm bent up at the elbow and the right arm held loosely down to grasp the folds of his diaphanous robes in the elongated and finely shaped fingers, the folds of the robes all finely delineated in rhythmic draped swathes curling around the bent left arm and draped down across the body to a short... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2009

A Japanese Shinto sculpture of a guardian, 17th century

A Japanese Shinto sculpture of a guardian, 17th century carved and of jointed construction, the seated figure with one leg drawn up, clad in a courtier's hunting attire, with fierce expression and open mouth, the left hand holding his accoutrement, now lost. height 35 in., 99 cm. Estimate 2,500—3,500 USD Sotheby's. Chinese Works of Art. 17 Mar 09.New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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26 février 2009

A Carved Marble Head Of A Buddha, Northern Wei Dynasty

A Carved Marble Head Of A Buddha, Northern Wei Dynasty the full elongated faced carved with downcast eyes below a slightly protruding high forehead, the nose above small bud-lips, flanked by pendulous ears almost touching the upper neck, surmounted by a plain ushnisha, the stone of light buff color with gray and white inclusions, square base (2). height 7 1/2 in., 19.1 cm. Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD PROVENANCE: Christie's New York, 6th November 1980, lot 174. Thereafter with the present owner. Sotheby's. Chinese Works of... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2009

"Gerhard Richter Portraits" @ the National Portrait Gallery

Selbstportrait (“Self-portrait”) By Gerhard Richter, 1996. Flowerman Collection, Tatsumi Sato. Copyright: Gerhard Richter, 2009 LONDON.- A groundbreaking exhibition devoted to one of the greatest living painters opens at the National Portrait Gallery on 26 February 2009. Gerhard Richter Portraits is the first major exhibition to show a selection of Richter's portraits across the entire span of his career. Dating from the 1960s to the present, it includes important early black-and-white paintings made from magazine photographs,... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2009

"Imaginaire de l’Arioste, l’Arioste imaginé" @ Musée du Louvre

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (Montauban, 1780 - Paris, 1867), Roger délivrant Angélique , 1819, musée du Louvre, département des Peintures © RMN / Gérard Blot. Souhaitant faire découvrir la richesse des confrontations entre les différents arts, le musée du Louvre propose, en février 2009,un parcours inédit sur l’imaginaire de cet illustre auteur italien que fut l’Arioste. Ludovico Ariosto (1474 - 1533), écrivain et homme de cour au service des princes d’Este, publie en 1516 à Ferrare la première édition du Roland furieux. Cet... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2009

The Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé Sales: Asian Art, Ceramics, Furniture, Islamic Art and Antiquities

The evening session of the Sculpture and Works of Art sale on 25 February, which included a wide range of Asian Art, Ceramics, Furniture, Islamic Art and Antiquities and conveyed Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s taste for exceptional decorative works, realised a total of €42.8 million / £38.1 million / $55.4 million. The top lots were exceptionally rare bronze heads of a rat and a rabbit made for the Zodiac Fountain of the Emperor Qianlong’s Summer Palace in China which each sold for €15.8 million / £14.0 million / $20.3 million.... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2009

The Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé Collection: the top ten of Sculpture and Works of Art

“The longest lasting sculpture sale ever took place, when we sold the 279 lots of the Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé collection. In six hours numerous records were set within a sale result of €24,207,825, tripling its low estimate. The range of works dating from the 13th to the 19th Century attracted mainly private collectors and many new bidders to the category from all over the world”, commented Donald Johnston, Head of European Sculpture. A bronze head of Janus, Circle of Francesco Primaticcio (1504-1570), third... [Lire la suite]
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