09 mars 2010

David Bailey 1965 @ Bonhams

Jean Shrimpton, 1965 Gelatin silver print, mounted on museum board. Signed and dated verso. Printed 2009. Edition of 10. Paper 127 x 122cm (50 x 48in), image 106.7 x 106.7 (42 x 42in) Footnote: Taken for David Bailey's Box of Pin-Ups. Another image from the shoot published in Bailey, D., David Bailey's Box of Pin-Ups (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1965). David Bailey, Michael Caine, 1965. photo Bonhams Gelatin silver print, mounted on museum board. Signed and dated verso. Printed 2009. Edition of 10. Paper 127 x... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2010

Roger Vivier, prototype circa 1963-1970. Escarpin en broché de soie fuchsia, or à motif florale stylisé

Roger Vivier, prototype circa 1963-1970. Escarpin en broché de soie fuchsia, or à motif florale stylisé talon virgule, empeigne orné d'une broderie de forme étoile probablement réalisée par la Maison Rébé. Griffe au tampon or sur la première semelle de propretée. Estimation : 1 500 / 1 700 € Piasa - Paris. Rochas Couture-Collages et Dessins de Roger Vivier. Vente du Mercredi 10 mars 2010. Drouot Richelieu - Salles 10. Pour tout renseignement, veuillez contacter à la maison de ventes au 01 53 34 10 10.
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09 mars 2010

"Modern Masters from the Ferguson Collection" @ The Gibbes Museum of Art

Pablo Picasso, "Femme dans un fauteuil", 1956. Oil on canvas, 39 ½ x 31 ½ inches. Courtesy: Esther and James Ferguson CHARLESTON, SC.- The Gibbes Museum of Art will present the exclusive exhibition Modern Masters from the Ferguson Collection in the Main Gallery from April 30 through August 22, 2010. Selected from the private collection of prominent art enthusiasts Esther and James Ferguson, this exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by significant twentieth-century artists such as Pablo Picasso,... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2010

Collection of Chinese soapstone carvings from the Collection of The Baroness Dunn

A Chinese soapstone carving of Guanyin. 17th/18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The elegant goddess seated in long robes, a cowl over her high top knot, carrying a scroll and prayer beads, a boy an attendant before her, the stone of a beige tone, raised upon a contrasting red toned rockwork base - 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high - Estimate : £3,000 - £5,000 Provenance: with Spink & Son Ltd A Chinese soapstone carving of an immortal. 17th/18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The seated figure... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2010

A large Chinese carved wood figure of Manjusri, the bodhisattva of wisdom. Yuan/Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

A large Chinese carved wood figure of Manjusri, the bodhisattva of wisdom. Yuan/Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Seated on a recumbent mythical lion, the Manjusri with a serene countenance, wearing long robes and a five-leaf diadem accommodating a seated Amitabha - 56 in. (142 cm.) high - Estimate : £12,000 - £18,000 Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong, circa 1970 by Mrs. Mamie Howe, and thence by descent to her sister, Baroness Dunn, 1987. Notes: Manjusri is also known as Wenshushili Pusa, the... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2010

Sargent Masterpiece Travels to Spain for Meeting with Velazquez's "Las Meninas"

Diego Velázquez, "Las Meninas", 1656. Museo Nacional del Prado BOSTON, MA.- An historic meeting among some of the art world’s most enigmatic young ladies will take place at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, where John Singer Sargent’s "The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit" (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1882) and Diego Velázquez’s "Las Meninas" (Museo Nacional del Prado, 1656) will be shown together for the first time. On view March 16 through May 30 as part of the Prado’s series "The... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2010

Un portrait de la reine Elisabeth I d’Angleterre révèle un serpent

Detail from the portrait of Queen Elizabeth I showing the outline of the coiled serpent she originally held. Photograph: National Portrait Gallery/PA LONDRES (ROYAUME-UNI) [08.03.10] – Quatre cents ans après son exécution, un portrait de la reine Elisabeth I d’Angleterre conservé à la National Portrait Gallery de Londres livre un bien curieux secret. Derrière le bouquet de fleurs que tient la reine apparaît un énigmatique serpent. Une décoloration due à la détérioration du tableau qui jetait une ombre en spirale sur le... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2010

"The Art of Power. The Royal Armoury and court portraiture" @ Museo Nacional del Prado

Portrait of Charles V in Armor , Juan Pantoja de la Cruz (1553-1608). 1608. Oil on canvas; 181.5 x 96 cm. Signed: “Jues Pantoja de la + eius traductor 1608”. Patrimonio Nacional. El Escorial, Real Monasterio de San LorenzoArmor from the Mühlberg garniture of Emperor Charles V , Desiderius Helmschmid (doc. 1513-1579), Augsburg, 1544 MADRID.- 35 paintings will be seen alongside 31 full suits of armour and pieces of armour loaned from the Royal Armoury in Madrid, considered the finest collection in the world along with that of the... [Lire la suite]