26 février 2010

A chinese longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

A chinese longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 12in. (30.5cm) diameter - Estimate : $800 - $1,200 Christie's. Christie's Interiors. 2 - 3 March 2010. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com
24 février 2010

Deux Lê Pho en vente chez Christie's, Impressionist Modern, 10 March 2010. New York

Lê Pho (1907-2001) Les Poppies. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. signed 'Le pho' and signed again in Chinese (lower right), oil on silk laid down on masonite, 36 1/8 x 23 5/8 in. (91.7 x 60 cm.) - Estimate : $6,000 - $8,000 Provenance: Wally Findlay Galleries, Inc., Palm Beach.Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1964. Lê Pho (1907-2001) Vase de fleurs. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. signed 'Le pho' and signed again in Chinese (lower right), oil on silk laid down on masonite, 24 x 14 7/8 in.... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2010

Christie’s to Offer An Asian Interior - The Private Collection of The Baroness Dunn

South Kensington – Christie’s is proud to announce the first auction from the calendar of Sunday sales for 2010 – the sale of the Property from the Collection of The Baroness Dunn, to be held at Christie’s South Kensington on Sunday, 14 March 2010. The sale will consist of property from the former Cotswold home of Lydia, Baroness Dunn, comprising approximately 160 lots and with estimates ranging from £200 to £30,000. The Baroness Dunn Lydia, Baroness Dunn has led a distinguished and highly celebrated career in both... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2010

Contemporary Auctions at Sotheby's and Christie's Aim to Cement Art Recovery

A self-portrait (detail) of a badly bruised Lucian Freud will go under the hammer and is expected to fetch 3-4 million pounds ($4.9-6.5 million dollars). REUTERS/Sotheby's LONDON (REUTERS).- Confidence has surged back into the art market faster than predicted, and although contemporary values were hit hard by the credit crunch, auctioneers are confident that this week's sales will cement the recovery. A week after a new world auction record of $104.3 million was set for a Giacometti statue, rival powerhouses Christie's and... [Lire la suite]
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03 février 2010

Christie's London Sale Hits Target as Unseen Picasso Sells for $13 Million

An employee poses for photographers in front of Pablo Picasso's ''Tete de femme'' painting at Christie's auction house in London. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth LONDON (REUTERS).- Pablo Picasso once again proved his appeal to wealthy collectors when the artist's portrait of his second wife Jacqueline was the top lot at Christie's impressionist and modern art sale in London on Tuesday. "Tete de femme (Jacqueline)", painted in 1963, fetched 8.1 million pounds ($13 million), around double its presale estimate of 3-4 million... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2010

Philippe Bradshaw (1965-2005) Untitled (Mr. Tooth Series)

Philippe Bradshaw (1965-2005) Untitled (Mr. Tooth Series). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 anodized aluminium chains. 120 7/8 x 100 7/8 x ¾in. (307 x 256 x 1.9cm). Executed in 2002. Est. £15,000 - £20,000 Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 2002. Notes: 'We enjoy the cynical, the empty when we can overcome the icon, we enjoy being what we are: iconoclasts, breakers of images, in bondage' (Bradshaw, quoted in A. Dannatt, 'Philippe Bradshaw: Artist Whose Work Was 'Absolutely Mad,'' The... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2010

Christie's to Offer One of the Largest Old Master Paintings Ever at Sale This Week

Simon Parkes, third from left, owner of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, and his associates lift the oil painting "Le Pont Sur Le Torrent," by Hubert Robert ís off the ground, in New York. The 20 feet wide and 13 feet tall painting originally commissioned circa 1780 and formerly owned by newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst will be on public view from January 23rd through the 28th at Christie's New York and be sold on the 27th. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK, NY.- Following the record-breaking success of its Old... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2010

Two 18th entury verte-imari porcelains from the Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III @ Christie's New York

A very rare pair of verte-imari candelabra. Circa 1725. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 In European silver form, the knopped standards rising from a scalloped, dished base, a bracketed platform supporting the central nozzle above three elaborately scrolled arms, all decorated with a formal arrangement of flower sprigs, spearhead, scrolling vine and palm leaves in blue, green, iron-red and gilt - 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) high (2). Est. $80,000 - $120,000 Provenance: With Cohen & Pearce, London. Notes: While... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2010

A pair of blue-ground famille verte triple-gourd vases & A pair of blue-ground kendis. Kangxi period @ Christie's New York

A pair of blue-ground famille verte triple-gourd vases. Kangxi period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 With quatrefoil and fan-shaped panels of various flowers on the bright, mottled ground, with black Johanneum inventory marks N. 139 and N. 143 to the base; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high (2) - Est. $3,000 - $5,000 Provenance: Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 2 June 1994, lot 384. Exhibited: Chinese Ceramics from the Prehistoric Period through the Ch'ien Lung, Los Angeles County Museum, 14 March-27 April, 1952, no. 352... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2010

Three pairs of buddhist lions, Kangxi period @ Christie's New York

A large pair of turquoise and aubergine buddhist lions. Kangxi period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 A female with clambering pup at her feet and a male with loose, pierced brocade ball, modeled in mirror image with open jaws revealing teeth, fangs and tongue left in the biscuit, their loose eyes picked out in black, at the back of the male's base a cyclical date wu chen, probably for 1668, and a three-character potter's mark are inscribed; 14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm.) high (2) - Est. $20,000 - $30,000 A pair of... [Lire la suite]