11 février 2010

"To Live Forever" @ the Brooklyn Museum

'Mummy Mask of a Man', Early 1st century C.E. Stucco, gilded, and painted, (51.5 x 33 x 20 cm) 20 1/4 x 13 x 7 7/8 in. Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund Brooklyn Museum BROOKLYN, NY.- Through more than one hundred objects drawn from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned holdings of ancient Egyptian art, including some of the greatest masterworks of the Egyptian artistic heritage, "To Live Forever" explores the Egyptians’ beliefs about life and death and the afterlife, the process of mummification, the conduct of a funeral,... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2010

Sotheby’s poursuit deux enchérisseurs chinois pour non-paiement

A cloisonné 'fang ding' censer and cover . Mark and period of Qianlong. Sold 800,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's HONG KONG [11.02.10] – La maison de vente aux enchères Sotheby’s poursuit deux acheteurs chinois pour un impayé total de 270 000 dollars (environ 196 000 euros) lors de sa vente d’octobre 2009 à Hong Kong a annoncé Kevin Ching, directeur de Sotheby’s Asie. Wei Qifang, l’acheteur d’un encensoir et de son couvercle de la Dynastie Qing d’une valeur d’environ 75 000 euros lors de la vente du 8 octobre 2009 rechigne à payer... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2010

'China through the lens of John Thomson 1868 - 1872' @ Merseyside maritime Museum, Liverpool

A Manchu bride, Beijing 1871-2. © The Wellcome Library, London This is the first exhibition in England of photographs of 19th century China taken by the legendary Scottish photographer and travel writer John Thomson (1837-1921). Unlike most photographers working in the Far East at that time, Thomson was not a government official, nor a missionary. He was a professional photographer who was fascinated by China. Thomson possessed an open mind and was sensitive to the lives and surroundings of his subjects. He was able to... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2010

Vanité by Jacques Dequeker

photo Jacques Dequeker
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11 février 2010

Contemporary Art at Sotheby's Totals $84.8 Million, Well in Excess of Pre-Sale Expectations

The top-selling work of this exceptional collection was Yves Klein’s 1961 fire, body and water imprints on paper laid down on wood F88. Photo: Sotheby´s LONDON.- This evening, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale brought the exceptionally strong total of £54,074,450 / $84,761,700 / €61,461,160 – well in excess of pre-sale expectations (Estimate: £32,157,000-44,986,000), establishing the second highest total for a February Sale of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s. The auction achieved remarkable sell-through rates: 97.9% by lot... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2010

'Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris' @ The Seattle Art Museum

Pablo Picasso, "Femme lisant" (Woman Reading) January 9, 1935, Paris. Oil on canvas (162 x 113 cm). SEATTLE, WA.- The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is proud to announce that it will present "Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris", an extraordinary exhibition of the work of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). This landmark project is scheduled to be on view at SAM Downtown from October 8, 2010 through January 9, 2011. The exhibition will present iconic works from virtually every phase of Picasso’s... [Lire la suite]