24 janvier 2010

Two 18th entury verte-imari porcelains from the Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III @ Christie's New York

A very rare pair of verte-imari candelabra. Circa 1725. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 In European silver form, the knopped standards rising from a scalloped, dished base, a bracketed platform supporting the central nozzle above three elaborately scrolled arms, all decorated with a formal arrangement of flower sprigs, spearhead, scrolling vine and palm leaves in blue, green, iron-red and gilt - 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) high (2). Est. $80,000 - $120,000 Provenance: With Cohen & Pearce, London. Notes: While... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2010

Jack Pierson, Self Portrait #19, 2003

Jack Pierson, Self Portrait #19, 2003 Digital Print, pigment print on paper, Edition 2/7. 52.75 x 43 in. Estimate: from $30,000 to $40,000. Sold For US $19,800 Notes: The self portraits are the most desirable and collectable of Pierson's photographic work. It was this series that was used to represent the artist in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. In "Self Portrait #19,” Pierson has staged the image to include one of his letter sculptures in the background. Since the artist lives part time in Wonder Valley, CA, the visible... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2010

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Serigraphs & Lithograph @ Artnet Auctions

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (Per Capita), 1983 Serigraph / Screenprint. 40 x 40 in. Estimate: from $16,000 to $20,000Note: Jean-Michel Basquiat, born in 1960, gained popularity at a young age.  Just entering his twenties, Basquiat became known for the political and poetical graffiti that began to appear on walls around New York City under the signature SAMO (“same old shit”). The most successful of the 1980s-era Neo-expressionist artists, Basquiat’s work is in major museum collections around the world.  Basquiat’s... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2010

Kim Joon, Bird Land - Swarovski & Tattooress Man, 2008

Kim Joon, Bird Land - Swarovski, 2008. Chromigenic Print, 40 x 40 inches, 101.6 x 101.6 cm. Edition 10/10. Signed on label on verso. Estimate: from $9,000 to $11,000 Kim Joon, Tattooress Man, 2008. Chromigenic Print, 40 x 40 inches, 101.6 x 101.6 cm. Edition 8/8. Signed on label on verso. Estimate: from $9,000 to $11,000 Notes: "I am interested in tattoo as a metaphor for hidden desire or a kind of compulsion engraved into human consciousness. I see the skin, or in some cases the monitor, as an extension of... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2010

Fortuna, by Henri Gascar (1635-1701). Circa 1670.

Fortuna, by Henri Gascar (1635-1701). Circa 1670. Oil on canvas. Height : 90.00 cm - Width : 69.50 cm - Price on application Notes: Gascar, born in France, is thought to have studied mainly in Italy. He is recorded in Rome in 1659, but evidently moved back to Northern Europe to seek patronage, as evidenced by a portrait of the diarist Nicolas Delafond painted in Amsterdam in 1667 (Hermitage, St Petersburg). Having failed to establish a successful practice in France, he left for England, probably at the behest of Louise de... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2010

Simon Vouet (Paris 1590 - 1649). La Vierge à l'Enfant agenouillé.

Simon Vouet (Paris 1590 - 1649). La Vierge à l'Enfant agenouillé. Huile sur toile. Diamètre : 92,70 cm. Prix sur demande Notes: Simon Vouet est l'emblème d'une peinture baroque française. « Si Le Brun, David ou, d'une certaine façon, Delacroix existèrent, c'est qu'il y eut d'abord Simon Vouet », dit Denis Lavalle, inspecteur en chef des monuments historiques.Ami de Claude Vignon, l'un des peintres parisiens les plus actifs, il a eu pour élèves Valentin de Boulogne, Michel Dorigny, Charles Le Brun, Pierre Mignard,... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2010

Laurent de la Hyre (Paris, 1606-1656). Vierge et l'Enfant (Madonna and Child)

Laurent de la Hyre (Paris, 1606-1656). Vierge et l'Enfant (Madonna and Child) Huile sur toile, dans un cadre en bois sculpté de la période de Louis XIV. Hauteur : 90,50 cm - Largeur : 71,00 cm. Prix sur demande. Laurent de la Hyre.Il devint l'élève de Georges Lallemand et étudié les œuvres de Primatice à Fontainebleau, mais n'alla jamais en Italie. La Hyre est associé à la période transitoire avant l'introduction de la musique baroque française de Simon Vouet. Son portrait du pape Nicolas V l'ouverture de la crypte... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2010

Kangxi period Blue and white porcelains @ Christie's New York, 21 - 25 January 2010

A very large pair of blue and white baluster jars and covers. Kangxi period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each well-painted in inky tones of underglaze blue with continuous scenes, in one a maiden wielding a hatchet rides piggyback away from a pagoda as her father rides out of the gate after her, in the other two groups of mounted warriors confront each other, around the neck symbols of the gentlemanly accomplishments - 21¾ in. (55.3 cm.) high (4) - Est. $20,000 - $30,000 A large pair of blue and white jars.... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2010

1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet. Chassis no. 180 030-750 3673

1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet. Chassis no. 180 030-750 3673. photo Bonhams Au sortir de la guerre, l'image de Mercedes est lourdement entachée par son omniprésence dans l'histoire du IIIe Reich. Le renouveau de la gamme aura lieu en 1951. Le nouveau type 300 et son dérivé 220 furent les premières Daimler-benz à se démarquer des créations d'avant guerre, avec une carrosserie plus profilée, plus fluide, et des phares intégrés aux ailes avant. Ce fut également les premiers types de Mercedes ouvertement conçus pour... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2010

Chinese export animals from the Private Collection of Elinor Gordon @ Sotheby's New York

A very rare Chinese export figure of a reclining stag. Second half 18th century. photo Sotheby's its coat thickly enamelled in yellow, the white enamelled spots with an incised whorl pattern, its head fitted with detachable antlers. length 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 15,000—25,000 USD. Lot Sold 62,500 USD NOTE: This exact model of reclining deer is apparently unrecorded. A figure of a reclining deer with white spotted brown coat in the Copeland Collection at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts is illustrated and... [Lire la suite]