13 novembre 2009

Walter Chin, Gisele on Horseback, 2000.

Walter Chin, Gisele on Horseback, 2000. Iris digital inkjet print, 20 x 15.5 inches, 50.8 x 39.4 cm. Signed. Estimate: from $4,000 to $6,000Notes: A striking image of supermodel Gisele Bündchen by photographer Walter Chin. Walter Chin is a fashion and celebrity photographer who currently lives and works in New York. Chin was born in Jamaica, but spent much of his life in Toronto, Canada, where he attended art school. After studying painting, he discovered his passion for photography and film, and decided to make his degree in... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2009

Li Xiaofeng, porcelain clothes

Li Xiaofeng, Memory of Beijing suitdress, Material Blue and White porcelain from Ming dynasty Sewed by Silver Thread, 2007, 110x90x35cm Like all other chinese artists, Li Xiaofeng took a long and striving road of study and artistic practive. After graduating from Hubei Huanggang Normal College in last century, he came all the way to pursue further studies in Central Academy of Fine Arts and completed graduate courses in 2002.  Then, Just like all the others perisistently going in for art, Li chose to stay in Beijing, over... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2009

Magnificent Jewels @ Sotheby's Geneva

The forthcoming sale of Magnificent Jewels in Geneva on 17 November 2009 includes a selection of exceptionally fine coloured diamonds, signed jewellery and jewels of historical significance and with impeccable provenance. Highlights include a fancy vivid blue diamond, weighing 5.96 carats, a fancy pink diamond, weighing 6.63 carats and an extremely rare fancy vivid green diamond, weighing 2.52 carats – the largest fancy green diamond to have been offered at auction. One of the important lots, from the Collection of Daisy... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2009

Gobelet couvert en argent et vermeil, Allemagne, vers 1620, insculpé seulement de poinçons d'importation pour Saint Petersbourg

Gobelet couvert en argent et vermeil, Allemagne, vers 1620, insculpé seulement de poinçons d'importation pour Saint Petersbourg, 1789. photo Sotheby's reposant sur trois pieds en forme de grenades et feuilles, le corps ciselé de six larges cupules, l'une gravée 10/19, le couvercle repoussé de huit motifs ovales, la prise en corail en forme de crâne, diam. 10 cm ; 4in. Est. 30,000—40,000 EUR. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  24,750 EUR Pour un gobelet couvert présentant un décor assez proche, en particulier au niveau... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2009

Napoleon Mourning Ring Comes 'Home' to the Soane Museum

The mourning ring originally belonged to Sir John Soane, celebrated architect and founder of the Eponymous Museum, founded in 1833 LONDON.- Sir John Soane’s Museum in London and independent charity The Art Fund today announce the return of a lost treasure to the Museum – a gold mourning ring containing a lock of Napoleon’s hair, one of Sir John Soane’s prized possessions. This acquisition is a triumph for the Museum, which was unable to acquire the ring at auction earlier this year. The mourning ring originally belonged to Sir... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2009

Caravaggio/Bacon Exhibition @ Galleria Borghese, Rome

Michelangelo Merisi called Caravaggio, David with the Head of Goliath (1609-10) oil on canvas cm. 125x101. Galleria Borghese, Rome ROME (REUTERS).- Portraits by Italian master Caravaggio and Irish-born 20th-century painter Francis Bacon stand side-by-side in new exhibition connecting their tormented views of humanity despite contrasting approaches to realism. The show at Rome's Galleria Borghese marks 400 years since Caravaggio's death and 100 years since Bacon's birth and at its heart lies their shared fascination with the... [Lire la suite]
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