28 juin 2011

Record for a Sale of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings and Drawings at Sotheby's

The sale’s highest price of €1,241,252/$1,773,492 was paid by a French buyer for an exceptional set of seven sketches made by Jean-François de Troy. Photo: Sotheby's. PARIS.- The final sale of the season at Sotheby’s Paris, devoted to Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings, yielded €7.6m – the highest total for a sale of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings by Sotheby’s France to date, including three world records. Pierre Etienne, Head of the Old Master Paintings & Drawings Department,... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2011

"Storied Past: Four Centuries of French Drawings from the Blanton Museum of Art" @ Frick Art & Historical Center

Charles-Antoine Coypel (1694–1752), France Thanking Heaven for the Recovery of Louis XV, 1744. Black and white chalks with brush and gray wash and touches of red chalk on crea, 11 15⁄16 x 7 ⅞ inches PITTSBURGH, PA.- Storied Past: Four Centuries of French Drawings from the Blanton Museum of Art opens at the Frick Art & Historical Center on February 5, 2011. Composed of 56 drawings made between 1500 and 1900, this exhibition chronicles the full range of artistic uses of the medium, from quick sketches to finished... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2010

"Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection" @ The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Elizabeth Louise Vigée Lebrun, Portrait of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, 1783. Oil on canvas. Collection of Linda and Stewart Resnick. Photo © 2010 Museum Associates/LACMA LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection, which features more than 100 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the collection of Lynda and Stewart Resnick, long-time patrons of the museum. Since the early 1980s, the Resnicks have collected in many areas... [Lire la suite]