09 février 2011

Picasso's La Lecture Sells at Sotheby's for £25.2 Million in Sale Totalling £68.8 Million

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973),  La Lecture, painted in January 1932, signed Picasso (upper right); inscribed 11 decembre M.CM.XXXII. on the reverse, oil on panel, 25 3/4 by 20 1/8 in. Estimate 12,000,000—18,000,000 GBP. Sold 25,241,250 GBP. photo Sotheby's LONDON.- Tonight, Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Evening sale was led by Pablo Picasso’s iconic 1932 painting of Marie-Thérèse Walter, La Lecture, which sold to a round of applause for £25,241,250 /$40,711,612 / €29,744,296, more than double the low estimate (est.... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2010

Morandi and Fontana Lead the Milan Evening Sale of Modern and Contemporary Art at Sotheby's

MILAN.- Many International private collectors have participated to the Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Sale in Milan. I’m pleased to highlight – comments Stefano Moreni, Head of the department – the 1954 Natura Morta by Giorgio Morandi sold to an Asian private collector at more than 670.000 euro. Moreover, I would like to mention the brilliant results fetched by Afro, Tancredi and the 1959 Vedova (lot 34 sold at 168.750 euro) to important European private collectors. Emilio Vedova (1919 - 2006), Immagine del... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2010

"Scratching the Surface: Master Prints from the Charles Pendexter Gift" @ The Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Francisco José y Lucientes de Goya, Dios la perdone: y era su madre (For Heaven’s Sake: and It Was Her Mother) Caprichos, pl. 16. 1799. Etching and aquatint on cream wove paper, 13 in. x 9 13/16 in. (33.02 cm x 24.92 cm). “Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, Gift of Charles Pendexter BRUNSWICK, ME.- The Bowdoin College Museum of Art announced an extraordinary gift to its permanent collection from long-time friend and generous donor Charles Pendexter, a current resident of Brunswick, Maine. Totaling more than 1,500... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2009

Sotheby's 20th Century Italian Art Sale to Include Important Works

Giorgio de Chirico, Interno con frutta, oil on canvas, 1926-28. Estimate: £900,000-1,200,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Following the tremendous success of Sotheby’s 20th Century Italian Art Sale last October, which was 94.2% sold by value and achieved the second highest total* for a sale in this category at Sotheby’s, the forthcoming auction on Friday, October 16, 2009 is set to include 33 works in a variety of media by leading Modern and Contemporary Italian artists. The sale will include pieces by Giorgio de Chirico,... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2009

Sotheby's in Milan to Sell a Selection of Contemporary Works

MILAN.- Sotheby’s Milan devotes two days to the Contemporary art sales, like in Paris, London and New York. The first session, the Evening Sale takes place on the 20th of May, while the Day Sale will be held on the 21st of May. One of the most important works on sale is an oil on canvas by Giorgio de Chirico executed in 1928 titled Temple et Foret dans la chambre. Giorgio de Chirico, Colonne e foresta nella stanza (Temple et forêt dans la chambre), 1928, 130x97cm. Est. 600,000—800,000 EUR  Photo: Sotheby´s. This work,... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2009

"Morandi. L'arte dell'incisione" @ the Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara

Giorgio Morandi: Paesaggio (Casa a Grizzana), 1927, Acquaforte, mm 265 x 204 . Firenze, Galleria degli Uffizi, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe FERRARA.- The spring exhibition at the Palazzo dei Diamanti presents the engravings of Giorgio Morandi with a collection of over 130 works made by the artist over the course of his career. From Dürer to Parmigianino, from Rembrandt to Piranesi, from Goya to Picasso; the history of etching is an important chapter in the history of art. For Morandi, this was true. He regarded etching as an... [Lire la suite]
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