26 novembre 2009

New Jackie Kennedy Dress on Display at John F. Kennedy Library

This Dec. 12, 1962 photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum shows President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy alongside a White House Christmas tree in Washington.The dress worn by Jacqueline Kennedy for her second holiday season in the White House is going on display at the Museum during the 2009 holiday season. AP Photo/John F. Kennedy Library, White House photographer Robert Knudsen BOSTON, MA (AP).- A deep pink silk dress worn by Jacqueline Kennedy for her second holiday season in... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2009

Mélanie Le Portier, "Haunted" @ Fat Galerie, Paris 3ème

Mélanie Le Portier, Haunted VI. Photographie couleur. Courtesy Fat Galerie © Mélanie Le Portier Fat Galerie présente «Haunted», la nouvelle exposition personnelle de l'artiste Mélanie Le Portier. Au total neuf photographies argentiques et une vidéo réalisées pour l'exposition. Célèbre pour avoir été la muse du photographe américain Richard Kern, les expositions de Mélanie Le Portier sont rares. Chef d'orchestre de ses images et artisan obsédé par le détail, la jeune photographe gère chaque étape de la prise de vue et joue tous... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2009

"Eighteen Arhats" by 16th century Ming dynasty painter Wu Bin Sells for Record $24 Million

HONG KONG (REUTERS).- A rare, classical scroll by a Ming dynasty artist fetched $24.8 million at a Beijing sale, the highest price ever paid for a Chinese painting at auction, in a positive sign for the downturn-stricken Chinese art market. The painting, "Eighteen Arhats" by 16th century Ming dynasty painter Wu Bin, was sold to Shanghai private collector Liu Yiqian for 169.1 million yuan including commissions, almost eight times its pre-sale estimate of 20 million yuan, said auctioneers Poly International. The Chinese... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2009

Shopping de perles @ Artcurial Paris

Paire de longs pendants d'oreilles en or gris de forme sinueuse, en lignes de diamants agrémentés de perles de culture grises de Tahiti et de rubis en navettes. Poids des rubis : env. 11 cts Poids des diamants environ : 5.50 cts. Poids brut : 41g - Estimation 8 000 - 12 000 € A PAIR OF RUBY, DIAMOND AND PEARL EAR PENDANTS Collier dit Négligé en or gris orné de deux lignes souples réunies par un anneau sertis de diamants taillés en rose retenant une perle fine poire et un motif de même forme serti de deux diamants... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2009

Joaquín Sorolla's "Barcas en la Playa" Doubles Low Estimate at Sotheby's Sale

Joaquín Sorolla (1863 - 1923), Barcas en la playa (boats on the shore), oil on canvas, signed and dated J. SOROLLA / 1909 lower right, 56 by 94cm., 22 by 37in. Est. 800,000—1,200,000 GBP. Sold 1,665,250 GBP. photo Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s sale of 19th-Century European Paintings in London today realised £7,168,400 / €7,937,589 – surpassing the pre-sale high estimate of £6,748,600/ €7,472,744, and obtaining sell through rates of 70.2% by lot and 88.4% by value. Public institutions pitted themselves against private collectors... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2009

Magnificent fancy coloured diamond sold @ Sotheby's Geneva

Magnificent Fancy Vivid Green diamond ring Claw-set with a cushion modified brilliant-cut fancy vivid green diamond weighing 2.52 carats, to a plain platinum and yellow gold mount, size 51. Est. 3,300,000—5,450,000 CHF Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  3,106,500 CHF Accompanied by GIA report no. 2106213537 stating that the diamond is Fancy Vivid Green, Natural Colour, VS1 Clarity. Together with a GIA letter stating that the combination of the colour's natural origin and its saturation makes it an extremely... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2009

Will McBride (Saint Louis/Missouri 1931), Romy in Paris, 1964

Will McBride (Saint Louis/Missouri 1931), Romy in Paris, 1964 Later gelatin silver print. 37,1 x 55 cm. On the reverse signed, dated and titled in pencil. Est. EUR 800 – 1.200 Literature and Illustration: Die Erinnerung ist oft das Schönste. Fotografische Porträts von Romy Schneider, ed. by Beate Kemfert, Ostfildern 2008, T. 37, p. 62 Villa Grisebach Auktionen. Modern and Contemporary Photographs Thursday, November 26, 2009, 3 p.m. www.villa-grisebach.de Will McBride (born 1931, St. Louis, Missouri) is a photographer... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2009

A very rare pair of Meissen turquoise-ground vases from the Japanese Palace, circa 1732-34

A very rare pair of Meissen turquoise-ground vases from the Japanese Palace, circa 1732-34 © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Of square baluster shape, each side reserved with a quatrelobe panel painted with flowering branches of indianische Blumen, insects and birds within a gilt scrollwork border, the necks reserved with gilt scrollwork, 21.5cm high, crossed swords marks in blue enamel, impressed Dreher's mark for Gottfried Seydel, incised Japanese Palace inventory number N=291-/ W (2) - Estimate: £40,000 - 60,000 ... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2009

Burt Glinn, Elizabeth Taylor auf dem filmset von ‘Suddenly last summer’

Burt Glinn, Elizabeth Taylor auf dem filmset von ‘Suddenly last summer’, 1959. Later gelatin silver print. 32,5 x 47,8 cm. Signed in pencil on the reverse. Est. EUR 2.800 – 3.200 Villa Grisebach Auktionen. Modern and Contemporary Photographs Thursday, November 26, 2009, 3 p.m. www.villa-grisebach.de Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Burt Glinn served in the United States Army between 1943 and 1946, before studying literature at Harvard University, where he edited and photographed for the Harvard Crimson college... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2009

Meissen Chinoiserie from the Hoffmeister Collection @ Bonhams on november 25

A magnificent Meissen circular dish, circa 1735 Superbly painted with a chinoiserie scene on a three-tier pedestal depicting figures flanked by flower vases on stands and small tables, the elaborate gilt pedestal with seeded and trellis panels filled with Böttger lustre enclosing three quatrelobe purple monochrome landscape panels and edged with foliate scrollwork, the rim with four Kauffahrtei scenes of merchants and their wares by a quayside in a gilt frame with tooled scrollwork, flanked by gilt trellis panels filled... [Lire la suite]