30 septembre 2009

Six Dynasties, (420-518 A.D.) Wu Zhu - Reverse Da Quan Wu.

Six Dynasties, (420-518 A.D.) Wu Zhu - Reverse Da Quan Wu. 750 USD @ lindascoin Note: It is the treasure of the Six Dyn. coin. The similar coin is sold to over $1500 in China.
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30 septembre 2009

'Terra Incognita, Italy's Ceramic Revival' @ The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Spatial Concept, c. 1964. 45 x 16.8 x 16.8 cm. © Bernd and Eva Hockemeyer Collection LONDON.- The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art presents the exhibition Terra Incognita: Italy’s Ceramic Revival from 30 September to 20 December 2009. This is the first time that the Hockemeyer Collection has been exhibited in the UK and promises to be a revelation to modern art and ceramic enthusiasts alike. The Bernd and Eva Hockemeyer Collection of 20th century Italian ceramics has been formed over the past... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2009

The Collection of William F. Reilly to Be Offered at Christie's New York

A Roman Marble Portrait Head of the Emprero Antoninus Pius Reign 138-161 A.D. 13½ in. (34.3 cm) high. Estimate: $400,000 - 600,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009. NEW YORK, NY.- This October, Christie's presents a special collection of fine art and furnishings from the Manhattan residence of the late Mr. William F. Reilly, a prominent philanthropist, collector, and former chief executive officer and chairman of the publishing firm Primedia. This superb collection of important 18th and 19th century furniture, rare... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2009

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, "Priimitive" @ MAMVP, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Apichatpong Weerasethakul Primitive, 2009. Courtesy Kick the Machine Films, Bangkok. Crédits : 2009 Kick the Machine Films. Photo: Chaisiri Jiwarangsan L’exposition présentée à l’ARC s’articule autour de Primitive, un projet qu’Apichatpong Weerasethakul, artiste et cinéaste thaïlandais, mène depuis un an en vue de son prochain long- métrage. Imprégnées de références diverses, de la pensée bouddhiste à la culture populaire, des soap operas aux contes traditionnels, ses vidéos explorent la mémoire comme une matière... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2009

Exceptional Self Portrait by Sir Anthony van Dyck to Feature in Sotheby's Sale

Sir Anthony van Dyck, Self Portrait, oil on canvas, est: £2-3 million. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s announced this morning that its forthcoming Evening Sale of Old Master and Early British Paintings in London on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 will include an outstanding self portrait by Sir Anthony van Dyck, one of the most important artists to have worked in England. This masterpiece, which is van Dyck’s last portrait of himself, was painted in London in 1641 in the final months of his life. It is one of only three self... [Lire la suite]
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29 septembre 2009

Northern Song Dynasty, Emperor Huizong 徽宗, Sheng Song Yuan Bao 聖宗元寳 (1101)

Northern Song Dynasty, Emperor Huizong 徽宗, Sheng Song Yuan Bao 聖宗元寳 (1101) Long oblique strokes in Song XF - 500 USD @ lindascoin Note: À la mort de Zhezong, Huizong 徽宗 ouvre l'ère Jianzhong jingguo 建中靖國(1101); dans un premier temps, le palais adopte une politique centriste faisant la balance entre les conservateurs et les réformistes.
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29 septembre 2009

Sotheby's 20th Century Italian Art Sale to Include Important Works

Giorgio de Chirico, Interno con frutta, oil on canvas, 1926-28. Estimate: £900,000-1,200,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Following the tremendous success of Sotheby’s 20th Century Italian Art Sale last October, which was 94.2% sold by value and achieved the second highest total* for a sale in this category at Sotheby’s, the forthcoming auction on Friday, October 16, 2009 is set to include 33 works in a variety of media by leading Modern and Contemporary Italian artists. The sale will include pieces by Giorgio de Chirico,... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2009

'Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts' @ The Victoria & Albert Museum

The V&A’s autumn exhibition, Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts, will be the first to comprehensively explore the world of the maharajas and their extraordinarily rich culture. It will bring together over 250 magnificent objects, many on loan to the UK for the first time from India’s royal collections. The exhibition will include three thrones, a silver gilt howdah, gem-encrusted weapons, court paintings, photographs, a Rolls Royce, Indian turban jewels and jewellery commissioned from Cartier and Van Cleef... [Lire la suite]
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29 septembre 2009

A painting that supposedly was made by Hans van Meegeren proven to be from the Dutch Golden Age

Hans van Meegeren (1889-1947), Procuress (after Dirck van Baburen) Circa 1940. Oil on canvas, height: 98.7 cm; width: 103.9 cm. Copyright: The Samuel Courtauld Trust\unknown LONDON.- A painting that supposedly was made by Hans van Meegeren, one of the most notable forgers of all time, dates, from the XVII Century and might have even hung in Johannes Vermeer's house, according to the Art Newspaper. The painting is titled “The Procuress” and is housed at the Courtauld Institute in London, which accepted it in 1960 as a donation... [Lire la suite]
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29 septembre 2009

Major Works to Highlight Sotheby's October Contemporary Art Sale

Fuego Flores in acrylic and oilstick on canvas by Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988). Estimate £800,000-1,200,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- On Friday, October 16, 2009, Sotheby’s London will present its October Contemporary Art Auction, which will include for the first time a section of Arab and Iranian Art. The 177 lot sale will comprise works, in a range of media, by leading Post-War and Contemporary artists, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Anish Kapoor, Andy Warhol, Chris Ofili, Damien Hirst, Gerhard Richter, Frank Auerbach,... [Lire la suite]