30 juin 2010

A white nephrite double-gourd 'lingzhi' snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1730–1800

A white nephrite double-gourd 'lingzhi' snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1730–1800. photo Bonhams sold with accompanying watercolour by Peter Suart, 6.73cm high. Sold for HK$264,000 Treasury 1, no. 63白玉細腰葫蘆靈芝鼻煙壺或為御製品,1730~1800The Lingzhi Double GourdNephrite; very well hollowed and carved in the form of a double gourd; with a sash tied in a bow around its waist and holding a double-headed lingzhi; a branch of leaves and tendrils from the vine also disposed across the two bulbs of the gourdPossibly... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2010

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1966 & Concetto spaziale, 1954

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) Concetto spaziale, Attese. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 signed, titled and inscribed 'l. fontana/ATTESE/Concetto Spaziale Gimondi à conquistato la/maglia gialla' (on the reverse), waterpaint on canvas, 28 7/8 x 23¾in. (73.5 x 60.2cm.) Executed in 1965. Estimate £600,000 - £800,000 Price Realized £1,217,250 ($1,831,961) Provenance: Stelio Tomei, New York.Acquired by the present owner in the late 1970s. Literature: E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: catalogue raisonné des peintures, sculptures et... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2010

Trésors du coffre Vollard ont totalise 23 M€ @ Sotheby's Paris

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)), Le Repas Frugal, eau-forte, 1904; planche : 46 x 37,7 cm ; 18 1/8 x 14¾ in. Estimation 180,000 - 300,000. Prix réalisé 720,750 € (880,439 $) à un collectionneur européen. Record pour une gravure de Picasso en France. photo Sotheby's Paris – Sotheby’s a dispersé hier une collection dont l’histoire et le parcours sont certainement parmi les plus fascinants du marché de l’art. Composé de tableaux, de gravures, de livres, de manuscrits, de dessins et de photographies d’artistes-clés de l’avant-garde de... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2010

An inscribed walnut-shell snuff bottle. Imperial, probably palace workshops, Beijing, Qianlong incised seal mark

An inscribed walnut-shell snuff bottle. Imperial, probably palace workshops, Beijing, Qianlong incised seal mark and of the period, 1736–1799. photo Bonhams 4.33cm high. Sold for HK$600,000 Treasury 7, no. 1517刻銘胡桃核鼻煙壺御製品,大概為宮廷作坊作,北京,乾隆御製款識,1736~1799The Return Walnut shell and wood; with no functional foot; carved on one main side with an illustration of Tao Qian's poetic composition, Home Again, with the poet walking away from the boat which has carried him home, gazing back at the boatman, as... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2010

Edgard Maxence, Les Dernières fleurs du symbolisme @ Musée des beaux-arts de Nantes

Né à Nantes le 17 septembre 1871 dans une famille de propriétaires, Edgard Maxence grandit dans un univers où rien ne le prédestine à une vie d'artiste.Rien ne permet de savoir, faute de documents, d'où vient la vocation de Maxence. On peut cependant penser que la proximité de sa mère, Estelle Boquien, avec le milieu culturel nantais est l'un des facteurs qui l'a mené vers la carrière artistique. De plus au cours de sa scolarité à l'Externat des Enfants nantais, il suivit les cours de dessin de l'abbé Sotta (premier maître d'Élie... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2010

Projects 93: Dinh Q. Lê @ The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Dinh Q. Lê in collaboration with Tran Quoc Hai, Le Van Danh, Phu-Nam Thuc Ha, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen. Still from The Farmers and The Helicopters. 2006. Three-channel video (color, sound), 15 min., and helicopter. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist, Fund for the Twenty-First Century, and Committee on Media and Performance Art Funds. © 2010 Dinh Q. Lê. Courtesy the artist; P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica; and Elizabeth Leach Gallery. NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Modern Art... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2010

The KedsWhitney Collection by Jenny Holzer

Along with the Whitney Live festivities this summer, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Keds have collaborated to present a new limited-edition product series – the KedsWhitney Collection. The first release in the series features artist Jenny Holzer, whose bold statements of text have been etched and projected across tall buildings and other outdoor objects all over the world. Holzer’s LED signs remain among her most recognizable and influential pieces. As the first artist to showcase her KedsWhitney Collection sneaker... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2010

Wu Guanzhong, one of the fathers of modern Chinese art, died in Beijing on Friday

Wu Guanzhong 吴冠中 , born on August 29, 1919 in Yixing, Jiangsu Province, China. BEIJING (AP).- Wu Guanzhong, known as one of the fathers of modern Chinese art for combining western and Chinese elements in black and white oil paintings, has died. He was 90. He died in Beijing on Friday. "He was an inspiration for many Chinese artists, even to this day and one of the most important forces in modern Chinese art," Tan Ping, vice president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, said in an interview with the... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2010

Sotheby's Contemporary Art Auction Realises $62 Million-Within Pre-Sale Expectations

Yves Klein (1928 - 1962), RE 49, 122.5 by 98cm. Estimate 4,500,000—6,500,000 GBP Lot Sold 6,201,250 GBP . photo Sotheby's LONDON.- This evening, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction realised the solid total of £41,091,800 ($61,806,176/€50,111,626) – within pre-sale expectations (est: £38,330,000- 52,830,000). This represents the third highest total for a Summer Sale of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s London and is a 60% increase on the equivalent sale last year. The sale established sell-through rates of 83% by lot and... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2010

Master Drawings from a Distinguished Collection @ Sotheby's London

Gaetano Gandolfi, Portrait of Emidio Gandolfi, est. £80,000-120,000. photo Sotheby's LONDON.- Sales of important private collections have always been the lifeblood of the art market, returning long-hidden material into circulation and also serving as a fascinating permanent record of the taste and eye of an individual collector. In the Old Master field at least, such sales are rather less frequent now than in previous generations, so they are ever more eagerly awaited by private and institutional buyers alike. Formerly owned,... [Lire la suite]