31 août 2010

Song ceramics @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 16 - 17 September 2010. New York, Rockefeller Plaza

A very rare Geyao octagonal archaistic hu-form vase. Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century. Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 Made in imitation of a Shang dynasty bronze and of octagonal form raised on a tall foot of conforming shape, the tapered neck flanked by a pair of lug handles, covered all over and on the base in a pale creamy glaze suffused with a network of black crackle ('iron wire') interspersed with golden-brown crackle ('golden threads'), stopping above the foot to expose the dark grey ware burnt pale... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2010

Andrew Bush, Vector Portraits @ Le Bleu du ciel, Lyon 4e

Andrew Bush, Man traveling southbound at 67 mph on U.S. Route 101 near Montecito, California, at 6:31 p.m. on or around the 28th of a summer month on a Sunday in 1994, 1994. Photographie. Courtesy Galerie Yossi Misso à New-York, © Andrew Bush .La ville de Los Angeles est connue pour ses kilomètres d'autoroutes, ses rues immenses et son trafic légendaire. En raison du temps passé dans les voitures, un espace ambigu se créait, ni public ni privé. Andrew Bush décrit cet espace de conduite flou comme «la fusion de la manoeuvre, de... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2010

Asian Works of Art @ Doyle New York

Imperial Chinese Zitan Side Table, 18th Century. The three-sectioned rectangular-form top set within a wide frame and carved along the outer edge with dragons amid swirling clouds, above a narrow plain waist and a band of bats flying amid stylized clouds, bordered below by lotus petal lappets, the straight sided apron with a central ruyi-shaped scroll densely carved with two opposing dragons chasing a flaming pearl and further dragons amid clouds extending down the exterior sides of the four square sectioned legs all terminating... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2010

Hommage à Alain Corneau

Hommage à Alain Corneau R.I.P.
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30 août 2010

The Joe Grimberg Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles @ Sotheby's New York

An Enamel On Copper Snuff Bottle, Imperial, Attributed to the Palace Workshops, Beijing, Qianlong Mark And Period (1736-1795), est. US$250/350,000. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- One of the highlights of Sotheby’s fall 2010 Asia Week sales in New York will be a single owner offering of the Joe Grimberg Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles on 14 September 2010. The bottles date from as early as the beginning of the 18th century and reflect a broad variety of Chinese decorative arts from glass and porcelain to jade. Mr. Grimberg... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2010

L'Arbre dans tous ses états @ Espace La Vallée, Serris

Andy Goldsworthy, extrait de l’exposition, «L’Arbre dans tous ses états», 2010. Courtesy Espace La Vallée © Galerie Lelong; Photo: Fabrice Gibert A partir de gravures et lithographies de Pierre Alechinsky, Louise Bourgeois, James Brown, Andy Goldsworthy, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Henri Moore, Antoni Tàpies et Gérard Titus-Carmel, de photos de Gérard Traquandi et de Vincent Olinet, il sera possible de mesurer la permanence et l'évolution de l'idée de nature dans la création contemporaine. Au travers de l'image de l'arbre, figure... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2010

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art @ Sotheby's

A Superb and Rare White Jade Vase and Cover, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period. Est. $500/700,000. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s September 2010 series of Asia Week auctions in New York will include Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 15 September. The sale will feature paintings, ceramics, jades and furniture including a number of Imperial works from distinguished private collections. Overall the sale is estimated to fetch between $11.8/16.2 million. Among the highlights of the sale is a Superb and Rare White... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2010

Détournements @ Galerie Isabelle Gounod

Jérémy Laffon, Productivity Run Away, 2009. Savons de Marseille, eau, boîte de plexiglas. Dimensions variables. Courtesy Galerie Isabelle Gounod © Jérémy Laffon Le mythe des avant-gardes est quelque part légitime d'une histoire des ruptures, une histoire considérant chaque artiste moderne ou chaque école à la manière d'une cassure dans la grande temporalité. Une autre histoire serait à faire, une histoire de la continuité et des permanences. On verrait alors que sous des manières toujours actualisées, l'art implique de... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2010

Matias Faldbakken @ Fridericianum Art Hall

Norwegian artist Matias Faldbakken looks on at Fridericianum Art Hall in Kassel. EPA/UWE ZUCCHI KASSEL.- The Norwegian artist Matias Faldbakken (born in Hobro, 1973) is internationally well known for his direct, provocative and radical attitude. In his artistic production Faldbakken engages with social conventions and meets pop culture with a counter gesture, when rejection and refusal merge with forms of chaos and vandalism. The media and products evolving from pop societies and determining social systems of order, do not only... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2010

Tang potery @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 16 - 17 September 2010

A blue-glazed pottery jar and cover. Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 Covered with a rich dark blue glaze that continues over the lipped rim and falls in an irregular line on the lower body to expose some of the white slip underlayer, the interior covered with a clear glaze wash, raised on a ring foot, the body of buff color, the domed cover similarly glazed; 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1984. Notes: The result of Oxford Authentication... [Lire la suite]