21 avril 2009

James Abbott McNeill Whistler @ The Frick Collection

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Harmony in Pink and Grey: Portrait of Lady Meux, 1881–82, oil on canvas, The Frick Collection. Photo: Michael Bodycomb. NEW YORK, NY.- This summer The Frick Collection will present a focus exhibition dedicated to the colorful and often controversial artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834–1903). The Frick’s ensemble of four full-length portraits by Whistler will be displayed in the museum’s Oval Room alongside his evocative seascape, Symphony in Grey and Green: The Ocean (1866). The... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2009

Rare and Spectacular Master Works Highlight Christie's Post-War & Contemporary Art Sale

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale on May 13 will offer fresh to market works from some of the most prominent artists of Post-War and Contemporary Art. The 54 lot sale is expected to achieve $71-104 million. Robert Manley, Head of Christie’s New York Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale said: “The May 13 Evening Sale will draw collectors with rare and exceptional masterworks that encompass the full spectrum of Post-War and Contemporary Art. Collectors in this market have become more... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2009

Berlusconi's Sense of Humor Kicks Back, Paintings by Filippo Panseca on View in Italy

The painting by Filippo Panseca shows Berlusconi with wings approaching a nude Carfagna sitting on the grass in a romantic atmosphere. Photo: EFE SAVONA, ITALY.- Italian artist, Filippo Panseca, has started uproar in Italy with two paintings that represent, one Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, beside Minister of Equal Opportunities Mara Carfagna, and another with the leader’s wife, Veronica Lario, with the wings of an angel. The paintings, made from photographs of the three protagonists and painted bodies, are on view in the... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2009

Quote : John Ruskin

When we build, let us think that we build forever. John Ruskin
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20 avril 2009

An emerald, chalcedony, diamond and pink sapphire brooch

An emerald, chalcedony, diamond and pink sapphire brooch Centering upon an oval cabochon emerald, weighing approximately 103.28 carats, within a circular-cut pink sapphire surround, to the oval frosted blue chalcedony plaque, inlaid with single-cut diamond trefoils, the outer frame trimmed by circular-cut pink sapphires, extending single-cut diamond trefoil accents, mounted in silver-topped 18k gold, 1999, with French assay marks and maker's marks; Mounted by JAR. Est. $60,000 - $80,000 Note: With report 92017112 dated 2... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2009

Sarah Bernhardt, Portrait original dans la Dame aux camélias

Sarah Bernhardt, Portrait original dans la Dame aux camélias Peinture sur porcelaine par Marie Besson, signée et datée 1886, en bas à droite, 20 x 30. Estimation : 3 000 / 4 000 €Note: Amie intime de la première « star » du XXe siècle, Marie BESSON, spécialiste des tableaux sur porcelaine, a réalisé plusieurs portraits différents de SARAH.Celui-ci est sans conteste le plus beau. Vente du Mercredi 22 avril 2009. Sacha Guitry & le Spectacle. Coutau-Begarie - Paris
20 avril 2009

A sapphire, diamond, violet sapphire and pearl brooch, by Jar

A sapphire, diamond, violet sapphire and pearl brooch, by Jar Designed as a raised rectangular plaque, centering upon a cushion-cut sapphire, weighing approximately 52.57 carats, within a pavé-set color-change violet sapphire surround, with circular-cut diamond trefoils and pearl accents, to the concave pavé-set sapphire sides trimmed by pavé-set color-change violet sapphires, extending diamond trefoils and pearls, mounted in silver-topped 18k gold, 2000, with French assay marks and maker's mark. Signed JAR, Paris - Est.... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2009

Laurence Oliver, Portrait dans le rôle de l'amiral lord Nelson, dans le film Lady Hamilton ( Korda, 1941 ).

Laurence Oliver, Portrait dans le rôle de l'amiral lord Nelson, dans le film Lady Hamilton ( Korda, 1941 ). Grande photographie en tirage argentique d'époque, comportant cet envoi autographe du fameux comédien : « Best wishes. Laurence Olivier » . Encadré, à vue 26 x 37 . Estimation : 800 / 1 000 €Note: Exceptionnel souvenir de celui qui fut considéré comme « le plus grand acteur de son temps » ( 190761989 ) et repose près d'Henri Irving dans la cathédrale de Westminster à Londres. Vente du Mercredi 22 avril 2009. Sacha... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2009

A diamond and aquamarine bracelet, by Verdura, Carvin French

A diamond and aquamarine bracelet, by Verdura, Carvin French Designed as a series of three faceted aquamarine beads, each flanked on either side by a square-cut diamond rondelle with a circular and single-cut diamond cap, alternated by elongated single, circular and square-cut diamond boule links, each centering upon a baguette-cut diamond rondelle, joined by single-cut diamond bead spacers, mounted in platinum, 1967, 7¾ ins. Signed Verdura. Est. $100,000 - $150,000 Notes: This bracelet was manufactured by Carvin French for... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2009

Gustave Doré (1832-1883), Jésus couronné d'épines, dessin original à la pierre noire

Gustave Doré (1832-1883), Jésus couronné d'épines, dessin original à la pierre noire Encre et rehauts d'aquarelle, signé et daté 1872, 27,5 x 38, encadré ( protection de plastique transparent autour du dessin, sous la vitre ). Estimation : 3 500 / 4 500 €Note: L'artiste a plusieurs fois traité le thème du Christ. Celui-ci, d'une qualité exceptionnelle, peut être rapproché du dessin de la collection Jacques Boisnard, moins achevé mais très voisin cependant ( voir Annie Renonciat : La Vie et l'œuvre de Gustave Doré, Editions ACR... [Lire la suite]
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