23 février 2010

"Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum" @ The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

W.582, fol. 5b, Qasîdat al-Burda (Poem of the Mantle). 17th century, Iran, ink, paint and gold on paper covered with med morocco with black leather and gilt doublures, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore In the Islamic book—the primary vehicle for literary and artistic expression—the power of poetry, prayer and visual form collides. Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum showcases masterpieces of illuminated and illustrated manuscripts produced in Islamic lands from the ninth to the 19th century. The... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2010

Albert Watson, "UFO (Unified Fashion Objectives)" @ Young Gallery

"Naomi Campbell, Palm Springs", 1989 BRUSSELS.- In "UFO (Unified Fashion Objectives)," Albert Watson unveils a collection of his best fashion photographs from 40 years as one of the world's leading artists in the field. Selected from his massive archives, Watson presents some of his most well-known fashion work alongside images that have never been presented to the public before. The show includes the haunting portrait "Kate Moss in Torn Veil, Marrakech, 1993" and the classic fashion shot... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2010

"Gavin Bond: Music" @ Idea Generation Gallery

LONDON.- Gavin Bond is one of the UK’s most successful contemporary photographers having shot highly intimate and exciting images of many of the last decade’s most celebrated icons. From phenomenal front covers for leading music magazine Q and fashion magazine GQ, through arresting imagery for hit HBO dramas, to behind-the-scenes reportage of catwalk shows and concerts around the globe, Bond’s work has captured the hip zeitgeist of the Noughties. This new exhibition of music photography brings never before seen images to the UK,... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2010

The Robert H. Blumenfield Collection to Be Offered at Christie's Asian Art Week

A finely carved botanical rhinoceros horn cup 17th/18th century. Carved in relief around the sides with a butterfly flitting amongst various plants and bamboo growing amidst rockwork, 5.1/4 in. (13.5 cm.) long. Estimate: $60,000-80,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- On March 25, Christie’s New York will present For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection, a single-owner sale of exceptional Chinese carvings and works of art. Meticulously acquired over the past thirty... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2010

Vente Chanel, Jeudi 25 février 2010 by Cornette de Saint Cyr @ Drouot

Gabrielle Chanel haute couture n° 19880 circa 1923. Robe du soir en crêpe georgette ivoire, rebrodé de perles nacrées, argent réhaussées de strass à motif de crosses, d'arabesques, décolleté en pointe avec effet de modestie, sans manches, ceinture ruban en lamé métallisé or agrémentée de deux noeuds, jupe fluide par deux quilles partant des petites hanches, dos à l'identique, longueur asymétrique. Griffe ivoire, graphisme or. Estimation : 9 000 / 10 000 € Deux journées de ventes sont réservées à la dispersion de vêtements... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2010

Important Antiquities Lent by Republic of Italy on View at Metropolitan Museum

'Terracotta Kylix' (drinking cup), Greek, Laconian, ca. 575-560 B.C. Attributed to the Boread Painter. From Cerveteri, Banditaccia cemetery, tomb 1, inv. 106335. Interior, Boreads pursuing harpies, with a sphinx below. Lent by the Republic of Italy, 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- A rare, recently excavated ancient Roman dining set consisting of 20 silver objects—one of only three such sets from the region of Pompeii known to exist in the world—and an important ancient Greek kylix (or drinking cup) have been installed in The Metropolitan... [Lire la suite]