12 avril 2011

Phillips de Pury & Company Announces Spectacular Results from the New York Photographs Auction

  Richard Avedon, Marlene Dietrich, Turban by Dior, The Ritz, Paris, August, 1955. Estimate $10,000-15,000. Sold $11,250. NEW YORK, NY.- Phillips de Pury & Company’s Photographs sale at 450 Park Avenue, comprising 260 lots, sold 94.5% by value and 90.4% by lot totaling $5,802,250 (including premium). Phillips de Pury & Company finalizes the New York Photographs week with outstanding results that confirm the Photographs Department status as a leader in the photographs market across the classic and contemporary... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2010

Opening Session of Photographs from the Polaroid Collection 100% Sold

Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) Sam Wagstaff asleep. unique Polaroid Type 52 print, 1973-75,3 ½ by 4½ in. (8.9 by 11.4 cm.) Sold 16,250 USD. photo Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Tonight at Sotheby’s, bidding began for Photographs from the Polaroid Collection with the opening session bringing a remarkable $7,197,439, well-above expectations (est. $2.9/4.5 million) and with every lot finding a buyer. With more than 300 hundred lots left to sell tomorrow, the running total has already exceeded the low estimate for the entire sale (est.... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2010

David Hockney troque son carnet de dessin pour un iPad

David Hockney - Potrait d'un artiste (1971) - photographe : kamikazecactus - Licence Creative Common 2.0 YORSHIRE (ROYAUME-UNI) [14.05.10] – David Hockney, le célèbre artiste britannique, figure du Pop Art « peint » ses dernières œuvres sur le tout nouvel appareil d’Apple, l’iPad et en fait un support de création à part entière. Aux tiroirs, brosses, pinceaux et pigments ! David Hockney (né en 1937), l’un des artistes les plus influents du XXe siècle a jeté son dévolu sur le tout nouveau gadget électronique du géant Apple,... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2010

Table by Diego Giacometti Makes Top Price at Bonhams

Diego Giacometti (Swiss, 1902-1985) 'Table Torsade' circa 1965, signed 'Diego' twice to the stetchers, patinated bronze and glass, height 40cm x width 127 x length 63cm. Sold for £108,000 inclusive of Buyer's Premium. Photo: Courtesy Bonhams LONDON.- A table designed by Diego Giacometti sold for £106,000 at Bonhams, New Bond Street today (10 March 2010), as part of its Post War and Contemporary Art and Design sale. Entitled Table Torsade, and cast circa 1965, it had belonged to the late English actor James Mason (1909-1984)... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2010

Major retrospective of Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs @ the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf

Robert Mapplethorpe: Self Portrait, 1988. © 2010 Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, used by permission DUSSELDORF.- Robert Mapplethorpe, who was born in 1946 and passed away in 1989, is one of the few artists who truly deserve to be known far beyond the borders of the art world. Mapplethorpe dominated photography in the late twentieth century and paved the way for the recognition of photography as an art form in its own right; he firmly anchored the subject of homosexuality in mass culture and created a classic photographic image,... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2010

Important Modern and Contemporary Prints at Leslie Sacks Fine Art

Robert MOTHERWELL (1915-1991), 'The Black and the Red, Number XXV, 1987'. Acrylic and paper collage on paper, 31 5/8 x 25 inches on Whatman. Signed, blindstamped and dated 87 on lower right MOT254. Photo: Leslie Sacks Fine Art. CHICAGO, IL.- Modern and contemporary prints are an extension of a long and illustrious lineage that goes back to the Renaissance engravings of Albrecht Dürer, and the 17th century prints of Rembrandt, Rubens, van Dyck and Claude Lorraine. The diffusion of printmaking throughout Europe in the 18th... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2009

Display Celebrates Anniversary of Jane Bown's Relationship with 'The Observer'

"Bertrand Russell", 1949 ©Jane Bove LONDON.- A new display of fifteen photographs will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Jane Bown's relationship with 'The Observer' and the publication of her new book, Exposures. Illustrating the longevity and scope of Bown's career, the photographic portraits on display will range from her portrait of "Bertrand Russell", her first to be published in 'The Observer' in January 1949, to her iconic study of Samuel Beckett (1976) and her recent commission of "Her Majesty... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2009

David Hockney @ Nottingham Contemporary

David Hockney A Bigger Splash, 1967. © David Hockney, photo © Tate, London 2009. NOTTINGHAM.- A major exhibition of over 60 works by David Hockney from national and international museum collections will open Nottingham Contemporary, one of the most interesting new spaces for art in the UK. Designed by leading architects Caruso St John, the public opening is on Saturday 14 November 2009. The exhibition will re-examine Hockney's work 1960-1968, his early years in London and Los Angeles, in the context of art today. It is the... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2009

Fisher Collection comes to SFMOMA

Roy Lichtenstein, Live Ammo (“Tzing”), 1962; oil and Magna on canvas; 68" x 56"; Doris and Donald Fisher Collection; © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Board Chair Charles Schwab and Director Neal Benezra today announced that the museum is developing a groundbreaking relationship with Doris and Donald Fisher that would provide the Fisher Collection—one of the world's leading collections of contemporary art—with a home at SFMOMA. The Fishers, who together... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2009

Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton @ Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht

Democrats are more beautiful (after Jonathan Horowitz), 2001. Oil on board. Collection of Sarah and Sattford Broumand © Elizabeth Peyton MAASTRICHT, NL - The Bonnefantenmuseum will be presenting the first comprehensive retrospective of Elizabeth Peyton's oeuvre on the European mainland, which comprises over 90 works (paintings, watercolours, drawings and lithos) from the past 18 years (1991-2009). Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton has been organised by the New Museum, New York. From her first portraits of 19th-century heroes to... [Lire la suite]