09 juillet 2011

One of the Most Iconic Portraitists, Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Yousuf Karsh, Audrey Hepburn, 1956, gelatin silver print © Estate of Yousuf Karsh KALAMAZOO, MI.- The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts presents one of the most iconic portraitists in the history of photography, Yousuf Karsh! Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes is on view from July 9 until September 3, 2011. Canadian Yousuf Karsh's work helped form our collective visual memory of the most celebrated political and cultural figures of the 20th century, including Albert Einstein, Marian Anderson, Albert Schweitzer, Ernest Hemingway and many... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2011

Second Highest Price Paid for a Work of Art at Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Sale

Francis Bacon's 'Study for a Portrait' (detail). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011   LONDON.- A painting by Irish-born artist Francis Bacon sold for 18.0 million pounds ($28.7 million) on Tuesday, the second highest price paid for a work of art at a Christie's post-war and contemporary auction in London. "Study for a Portrait," depicting a besuited man seated on a gilded armchair enshrouded in a sea of blue, had been expected to fetch around 11 million pounds, although the sale price includes a buyer's premium which... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2011

Spring Art Sales Wrap at Phillips de Pury & Company with Andy Warhol Haul

 NEW YORK, (REUTERS).- Spring art auctions ended on Thursday with another big Andy Warhol sale when "Liz #5" sold for $27 million at Phillips de Pury's $99 million contemporary art sale. The pop artist's iconic portrait of the late actress Elizabeth Taylor went a long way toward the total for Phillips, the number-three auction house behind Sotheby's and Christie's, where Warhols also played a huge role this season. "We're thrilled with the strong results ... (which were) more than double this time last year," said Phillips... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2011

Exceptional Complete Portfolio of Mao by Andy Warhol Offered on artnet Auctions

Andy Warhol, MAO (F.S. 90-99), 1972. Portfolio of 10 screenprints on Beckett High White paper, 36 x 36 inches each. Est.: US $750,000-850,000. NEW YORK, NY.- artnet Auctions announces an important offering of Andy Warhol’s original, complete portfolio of 10 Mao color screen prints from 1972. Close analysis of past auction results reveals that the majority of Mao suites have been broken up, which adds to the rarity of this exquisite set. These works are coming to auction on the heels of Phillips de Pury’s successful auction in... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2011

Andy Warhol's First and Last Self-Portraits Fetch a Combined $66 Million at Christie's

NEW YORK, NY.- The market for important works by Andy Warhol, the reigning king of Pop, continued to reach new heights at Christie’s New York tonight, as bidders chased two iconic self-portraits by the artist, setting a new world auction record for a Warhol portrait in the process. The photo-booth style Self-Portrait, 1963-64 sold for $38,442,500 (£23,449,925/€26,909,750) after an epic 16 minute bidding battle between clients in the room and on the phone. After volleying bids back and forth for what was the longest Evening Sale... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2011

Andy Warhol's Last Great Masterpiece to Be Sold @ Christie's New York on May 11

  Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1986. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 106-3/4 x 106-1/2 x 1-3/4 inches. Estimate: $30,000,000-40,000,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2011 NEW YORK, NY.- Andy Warhol’s last great Self-Portrait, 1986, will headline the Post-War and Contemporary Auction season in New York at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening sale on May 11, 2011. An art-historical landmark, the monumental painting is poignantly underscored with the theme of a fleeting lifetime, and is estimated to realize from... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2011

Phillips de Pury & Company To Offer Iconic Painting Of Elizabeth Taylor, Liz #5, 1963 By Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, Liz #5. Estimated at $20,000,000 / $30,000,000. NEW YORK, N.Y.- Phillips de Pury & Company announce the sale of a rare, iconic portrait of the legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor, painted by Andy Warhol in 1963. The stunning painting will be offered for sale in the Contemporary Art Part I auction on May 12th and is estimated at $20,000,000 / $30,000,000. "Liz #5 is a pristine gem. It is Warhol at his very best with a perfect screen, glowing colors, and impeccable provenance. She is classic yet every bit as cutting... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2011

Andy Warhol, Skulls, 1976

Andy Warhol, Skulls, 1976. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company’s Screenprint on Strathmore Bristol paper. 76.2 x 101.6 cm (30 x 40 in).  Signed 'Andy Warhol' and numbered of 50 lower left. This work is from an edition of 50 plus 10 artist proofs. ESTIMATE £8,000-12,000 - SOLD AT £10,000 PROVENANCE Private Collection, London LITERATURE F. Feldman & J. Schellmann, Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962 - 1987, New York, 2003, p.97 (illustrated) Phillips de Pury & Company’s.  18... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2011

Andy Warhol Self-Portrait Fetches $17 Million at Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

The self portrait has sold for 10.8 million pounds ($17 million) double its pre-sale estimate. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2011. LONDON (AP).- A self-portrait by Andy Warhol has sold for 10.8 million pounds ($17 million) — double its pre-sale estimate — at a London auction. Christie's says the work had been in a private collection since 1974. It is one of a series of 11 self-portraits Warhol created. The image of red and white silkscreen ink on canvas shows the artist with his hand to his mouth. It was executed in 1967, at the... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2011

Rediscovered Self-Portrait by Andy Warhol to be Offered at Christie's in February

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Self-portrait. Executed in 1967 (detail). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2011 LONDON.- Christie’s announce the rediscovery of a highly important, monumental-scale self-portrait by Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Executed in 1967 and an addition to an historically important series of 10 self- portraits, the picture has been in a private collection since 1974 when it was acquired from Leo Castelli, Warhol’s primary dealer. It will be offered at the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on Wednesday 16... [Lire la suite]
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