12 novembre 2009

Andy Warhol's Iconic 200 One Dollar Bills from 1962 Sells for $43,762,500 at Sotheby's

Mark Rothko (1903 - 1970), Orange, Red, Orange, Executed circa 1961 - 1962, oil on paper mounted on panel, 29 x 20 7/8 in. 73.7 x 53 cm. Est. 2,000,000—3,000,000 USD. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  3,386,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Tonight at Sotheby’s in New York, Andy Warhol’s monumental masterpiece, 200 One Dollar Bills, brought a remarkable $43,762,500, soaring past the pre-sale estimate of $8/12 million. Competition was fierce. Auctioneer Tobias Meyer opened the bidding at $6 million and was... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2009

"From Dürer to Gober, 101 Master Drawings" @ Kunstmuseum, Museum für Gegenwartskunst

Ambrosius Holbein, Bildnis eines jungen Mannes, 1517. Kunstmuseum Basel, Kupferstichkabinett. Inv. 1662.207a. Foto: Kunstmuseum Basel, Martin P. Bühler BASEL.- Covering a span of time from 1400 to the present, with approximately 60,000 drawings as well as 250,000 individual prints and books with original illustrations, the Kupferstichkabinett at the Kunstmuseum Basel belongs among the most important collections of this kind. Its origins can be traced to the Amerbach-Kabinett, the collection of Basel attorney Basilius Amerbach... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2009

Doig, Fontana, Koons and Richter Lead Christie's Auction of Post-War and Contemporary Art

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) Concetto spaziale, Attese; signed, titled and inscribed 'l. fontana "Concetto Spaziale" ATTESE forse lunedi vado a Parigi a vedere Parigi' (on the reverse); waterpaint on canvas; 24¼ x 21¾in. (61.5 x 55.2cm.) Executed in 1966. Estimate $949,800 - $1,424,700.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009 LONDON.- The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction will take place at Christie’s on 30 June 2009 and will offer 41 lots including exceptional and significant works by Jean-Michel Basquiat,... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2009

Biennale di Venezia: 'Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens' awarded the prestigious Golden Lion for the Best National Participation

Installation shot of Bruce Nauman, Double Poke in the Eye II, 1985, Neon tubing on aluminum monolith. CIAC: Colección Isabel y Agustín Coppel © 2009 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo credit: Michele Lamanna, courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art VENICE.- The Philadelphia Museum of Art commissioning institution for the United States Pavilion at the 53rd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, announced today that the U.S. representation, Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens, has been awarded... [Lire la suite]