17 octobre 2010
Anish Kapoor (B.1954), Untitled. photo courtesy Sotheby's granite; 152.4 by 152.4 by 15.3cm. Executed in 2003. Estimate 300,000—400,000 GBP. Lot Sold 361,250 GBP PROVENANCE: Lisson Gallery, LondonAcquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2007 EXHIBITED: Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Instituti Dispendenti, Anish Kapoor, 2006 NOTE: "The void has many presences ... The idea of being somehow consumed by the object, or in the non-object, in the body. I have always been drawn to a notion... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2009
A Granite Head of Ramesses II wearing the Blue Crown, 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses II, 1279-1213 B.C.
A Granite Head of Ramesses II wearing the Blue Crown, 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses II, 1279-1213 B.C. representing the king early in his reign, resting against a rectangular back pillar with two fragmentary columns of inscription in sunk relief, and wearing the Blue Crown covered with dotted roundels, the coiled uraeus with tail trailing in a slender line over the top, his face with mouth indented at the corners, large eyes with incised folds on the upper lids, long cosmetic lines (barely visible on the left eye) flaring... [Lire la suite]