04 mai 2011

Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale Brings $170.5 Million in New York

 NEW YORK, NY.- Tonight’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s New York achieved $170,478,000, within the overall pre-sale estimate ($158.9/229.7 million). The auction was 74.6% sold by lot, and saw a total of 37 works sell for over $1 million. Pablo Picasso’s Femmes lisant (Deux personnages) was the top lot of the night, achieving $21,362,500, and auction records were established for the Surrealist artist Paul Delvaux and for a sculpture by Paul Gauguin. “This evening’s sale saw solid bidding activity from... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2011

"French Drawings: Poussin to Seurat" @ National Gallery of Scotland

Georges Seurat, Seated Nude: Study for 'Une Baignade', 1883. Conte crayon on cream paper: 31.70 x 24.70 cm. National Gallery of Scotland EDINBURGH.- An outstanding collection of French master drawings will be the focus of a new display at the National Gallery Complex in Edinburgh next spring. Over the last thirty years the Gallery has carefully and deliberately strengthened its holdings in this area, and is now home to one of the best collections of French drawings in the UK. Among the 60 works on show, ranging in date from the... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2010

Wikileaks révèle les dessous de la diplomatie culturelle : l’or espagnol contre un tableau de Pissarro

Camille Pissarro - Rue Saint-Honoré, après-midi, effet de la pluie (1897) - Huile sur toile - 81 x 65 cm - Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid - source wikipedia LONDRES (ROYAUME-UNI) – Selon un câble révélé par Wikileaks, l’Espagne, qui réclame la propriété d’un trésor découvert par une firme américaine dans l’Atlantique, refuse une offre de l’ambassade US: les Etats-Unis considèreraient la demande de l’Espagne à condition qu’un Pissarro du musée Thyssen-Bornemisza spolié par les Nazis soit restitué à son héritier, un citoyen... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2010

Sotheby's May 2010 Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art Brings $195 Million

The sale was led by Henri Matisse’s Bouquet pour le quatorze juillet, which climbed to $28,642,500 (est. $18/25 million). This EPA/YM YIK NEW YORK, NY.- Tonight at Sotheby’s, the spring Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art brought a total of $195,697,000, nearly reaching the high end of the presale estimate (est. $141/204 million). Forty-three works achieved prices over $1 million, ten works exceeded $5 million, four works brought prices over $10 million, and two works sold for over $15 million. The sale was 87.7% sold... [Lire la suite]
03 novembre 2009

Forty Exceptional Works will be Offered at Christie's Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art

Tamara De Lempicka (1898-1980) Portrait du Marquis Sommi, signed 'T.DE LEMPITZKA' (lower right), oil on canvas, 39 3/8 x 28¾ in. (100 x 73 cm.) Painted in 1925. Est. $2,000,000 - $3,000,000. Photo Image 2009 Christie's Ltd NEW YORK, NY.- Rare and important works by Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, and Piet Mondrian are among the highlights of Christie’s upcoming Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on November 3. Forty exceptional works will be offered, including... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2009

Picasso and Degas Highlight Christie's Impressionist & Modern Art Sale

Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Danseuses, signed 'Degas' (lower left) pastel on paper laid down on board, 20 1/8 x 15¾ in. (51.1 x 40 cm.) Drawn circa 1896. Estimate: $7-9 million US. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009. NEW YORK, NY.- Rare and important works by Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, and Piet Mondrian are among the highlights of Christie’s upcoming Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on November 3. Forty exceptional works will be offered, including paintings,... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2009

Impressionist Paintings from the Durand-Ruel Collection will be sold @ Sotheby's NY

NEW YORk, NY. - Sotheby’s 4 November 2009 Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York will feature seven paintings from the Durand-Ruel Collection, encompassing works by a number of the Impressionist masters that legendary art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel represented -- Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley. All but one work were acquired by Paul Durand-Ruel directly from the artist and all have remained in the family ever since. Many have not been exhibited since the 1950s and together the offering is... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2009

'Capturing Nature's Beauty: Three Centuries of French Landscapes' @ the J. Paul Getty Museum

Nicolas Poussin, A Path Leading Into a Forest Clearing, about 1635-1640. Pen and brown ink and brown wash. 38.6 X 24.6. 96.GA.24. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, CA.- On view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, July 28 - November 1, 2009, Capturing Nature’s Beauty: Three Centuries of French Landscape draws from the Getty’s drawings collection including some works from the Getty Research Institute, to highlight key moments in the French landscape tradition, from its emergence in the 1600s to its... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2009

Duchamp, Miró, Marc, Monet and Picasso Highlight Christie's Auction of Impressionist and Modern Art

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Le pot de pivoines, signed and dated 'Henri Matisse 1920' (lower right), oil on canvas, 25¾ x 21 5/8 in. (65.5 x 54.9 cm.)  Painted in Nice in 1920. Estimate 2,300,000 - £2,800,000    LONDON.- The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale will take place at Christie’s on 23 June and will offer 46 works of art, including exceptional museum-quality masterpieces by Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Franz Marc, Joan Miró, Camille Pissarro and Marcel Duchamp. The auction is expected to realise... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2009

Eight valuable € 2.4 million paintings stolen in 1987 found seriously damaged

Image taken on March 8, 2009 of a work of art made by Flemish painter Jan Brueghel in Driebergen, Holland. The Dutch police have recuperated eight paintings made by Pissarro and Renoir, among others, that had been missing since 1987. The works of art, from the XVII and XIX, disappeared from a gallery in Maastricht and were found in the southern part of the country after they had been put on sale, the police said. Some of the paintings have been seriously damaged. Photo: EFE/Ruben Schipper DRIEBERGEN.- On Thursday evening the... [Lire la suite]