19 juillet 2009

The JZ Knight Collection at Bonhams & Butterfields in September

A Chinese mother of pearl inlaid rosewood center table, late 19th/early 20th century. Est. $3,000-5,000 LOS ANGELES, CA.- Bonhams & Butterfields is pleased to announce the September 27, 2009 auction of The JZ Knight Collection. Amassed over a decade, the Collection will feature eclectic and unique examples of period furniture, decorative arts, carpets and paintings from the 17th through 20th centuries with a particular focus on European and American elegance. Each item on offer during the 500-lot sale has been personally... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2009

Newark Museum Unveils Installation by Yinka Shonibare MBE

Yinka Shonibare MBE, Party Time: Re-imagine America (2009), A Centennial Commission for The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey, Courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery, London / James Cohan Gallery, New York NEWARK, NJ.- The Newark Museum, located in Newark, New Jersey, has commissioned a major site-specific installation by the internationally acclaimed artist Yinka Shonibare MBE to commemorate the Museum's Centennial. One of Shonibare's most ambitious works to date, Party Time: Re-imagine America is set in the mahogany-paneled dining... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2009

"Picasso and the Allure of Language" @ the Nasher Museum of Art

Pablo Picasso, First Steps, Paris, May 21, 1943, revised summer 1943. Oil on canvas, 51 ¼ x 38 ¼ in. (130.2 x 97.1 cm). Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903. © 2008 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Pablo Picasso, letter to Leo and Gertrude Stein (verso), Paris, August 17, 1906. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Papers, Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. © 2008 Estate of Gertrude Stein. Used with... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2009

“Baroque: Style in the Age of Magnificence” @ the Victoria and Albert Museum

The French sense of balance and proportion reached an apex in the 17th century, inspiring some of the greatest masterpieces of European monumental art. The east facade of the Louvre palace conceived under Louis XIV by the king’s physician, Claude Perrault is one example. The design at left dates to 1664. Photo: The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London. This design for the monument to Dorothy, Lady Brownlow, in St Nicholas's Church Sutton is of pen, ink and wash on paper by William Stanton (1639-1705). It... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2009

Quote : John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925), Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1883–84, Oil on canvas, 82 1/8 x 43 1/4 in. (208.6 x 109.9 cm), Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, 1916 (16.53) © 2000–2009 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend. John Singer Sargent
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