19 avril 2009

A suite of diamond and gold jewelry, by René Boivin

A suite of diamond and gold jewelry, by René Boivin Comprising a necklace, designed as a series of bombé pavé-set diamond discs, which pivot to reveal a polished gold disc, each set within "U" shaped sculpted polished 18k gold links, and a pair of ear clips en suite, mounted in 18k gold, 16 ins., with French assay marks and maker's marks. Each signed René Boivin (2). Est. $40,000 - $60,000 Christie's. Jewels: The New York Sale. 22 April 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com
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19 avril 2009

18 karat gold, enamel and diamond giraffe bangle, David Webb

18 karat gold, enamel and diamond giraffe bangle, David Webb The articulated, hinged bangle decorated with giraffe heads in a bypass configuration, the giraffes' heads set with round diamonds weighing approximately 2.75 carats, the eyes set with oval cabochon rubies, the whole applied with opaque black and white enamel, mounted in 18 karat gold and platinum, signed David Webb. Est. 30,000—40,000 USD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 23 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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19 avril 2009

An art deco diamond and rock crystal dress clip, by Georges Fouquet

An art deco diamond and rock crystal dress clip, by Georges Fouquet The inverted rock crystal arc, centering upon a pierced single and old European-cut diamond fan-shaped plaque, trimmed by a graduated line of collet-set old European-cut diamonds, the terminals decorated with intersecting bands of single and old European-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum and 18k white gold, circa 1930, with French assay mark. With maker's mark for Georges Fouquet, no. 19091 (indistinct). Est. $30,000 - $50,000 Chtistie's. Jewels: The New... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2009

Green enamel, ruby, emerald and diamond ram's-head bangle-bracelet, David Webb

Green enamel, ruby, emerald and diamond ram's-head bangle-bracelet, David Webb Designed as a ram's-head with curling articulated body, applied throughout with translucent green enamel, studded with small gold spirals, the head set with 2 cabochon ruby eyes, further decorated with a cabochon ruby and diamond floral ornament, the tail decorated with a cabochon emerald and round diamonds, the whole set with 45 round diamonds weighing approximately 2.00 carats, mounted in 18 karat gold and platinum, signed David Webb. Est.... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2009

'The West: Myth, Character, and Reinvention by Andy Warhol' @ The Museum of Modern Art, NY

Harlot. (1964). Directed by Andy Warhol. 66 min. Courtesy of the MoMA Film Archive NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Modern Art presents The West: Myth, Character, and Reinvention by Andy Warhol, from May 6 through June 26, 2009, in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. The exhibition brings together eleven films by Andy Warhol that either reference or are set in the American West, including Harlot (1964), Horse (1965), and Lonesome Cowboys (1967-68) among others. The West is organized by Anne Morra, Assistant Curator, Department of... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2009

Ernest Cole, Guy Tillim, Anne Rearick, "Afrique du sud, de l’apartheid à nos jours" @ Sète. Ancienne Chappelle du Quartier Haut

Anne Rearick. Courtesy Chapelle du Quartier Haut © Anne Rearick Une ancienne chapelle, réhabilitée par la ville de Sète pour l’occasion, accueillera quatre expositions thématiques sur l’apartheid, un an avant la coupe du monde de football qui se déroulera en Afrique du sud. Ernest Cole, Photojournaliste noir sud-africain qui a courageusement documenté l’implacable régime de l’apartheid dans les années 50Guy Tillim propose un reportage en couleur sur les laissés pour compte de l’apartheid.Anne Rearick est une... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2009

Luis Meléndez @ the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Luis Meléndez WASHINGTON, DC.- Delights of the Spanish table depicted by 18th-century painter Luis Meléndez (1715-1780) will be presented to American audiences for the first time in nearly 25 years at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, May 17 through August 23, 2009. In a rare opportunity to explore the artist’s working method, Luis Meléndez: Master of the Spanish Still Life will showcase 31 paintings, some of which have never been exhibited publicly, and nine examples of 18th-century kitchenware similar to those used as... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2009

"Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera" @ DePaul University

Albert Chong, Cousin Shirley, 1986. Chromogenic color print. Collection of the artist, Boulder, Collection CHICAGO, IL.- The persistent interplay between the past and present in African-American photography is illuminated in the exhibition “Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera,” which opens April 16 at the DePaul University Art Museum in Chicago. The exhibition, which runs through June 14, draws heavily from The Amistad Center for Arts & Culture’s extensive collection of 19th and early 20th... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2009

La Galerie Schad de la biodiversité @ the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Goliath Birdwing Butterfly. Image © ROM, 2009. All rights reserved. Inaugurée au Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) le 16 mai prochain, la Galerie Schad de la biodiversité permet d’explorer la diversité de la vie sur Terre et de découvrir la menace que représente l’activité humaine sur les espèces et les habitats. La galerie, d’une surface de 10 000 pieds carrés, présente plus d’un millier de spécimens, classés sous trois grands thèmes : La diversité de la vie, L’interdépendance de la vie et La vie est en péril.Des animateurs, des... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2009

San Francisco will Say Good-bye to Crouching Spider Made by Louise Bourgeois

Crouching Spider was placed on the Embarcadero courtesy of the San Francisco Port Commission. Photo by Nan Park Images - Courtesy of the San Francisco Arts Commission SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Luis R. Cancel, Director of Cultural Affairs of the San Francisco Arts Commission, announces the removal of Louise Bourgeois’ sculpture, Crouching Spider. On loan to the City since November 2007, the 2 ½ ton monumental bronze arachnid has enjoyed pride of place at the Embarcadero’s Entry Plaza at Pier 14. Louise Bourgeois, 97, is considered to... [Lire la suite]
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