10 février 2011

Christie’s auctions of Impressionist and Modern Art and Art of The Surreal realise £84.9 million/$136.3 million/€99.9 millions

A Christie's employee poses with Paul Gauguin's "Nature morte a 'L'esperence'" at Christie's auction house in London. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor. LONDON. A painting by Paul Gauguin, billed as the top lot at Christie's auction of modern and impressionist works in London, failed to find a buyer on Wednesday. The tribute to the artist's friend Vincent Van Gogh, in the form of a still life with sunflowers called "Nature morte a 'L'Esperance," had been expected to fetch up to 10 million pounds ($16 million).... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2010

Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954), Grande Odalisque à la culotte Bayadère (D. 455). Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954), Grande Odalisque à la

Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954), Grande Odalisque à la culotte Bayadère (D. 455). photo courtesy Sotheby's Lithograph, 1925, a fine impression, signed in pencil, inscribed and numbered épr. d'artiste 2/10 (aside from the edition of 50), on china paper; image: 547 by 442mm; 21½ by 17 3/8 in - sheet: 715 by 572mm; 28 1/8 by 22½in. Estimate 150,000—200,000 GBP. Lot Sold 229,250 GBP NOTE: Matisse focused on lithography in three phases in his life: 1906, 1914 and again in the 1920's when he chose this medium to produce a series of... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2010

Phillips de Pury & Company va organiser la vente d’une partie de la collection d’art moderne et contemporain de Marc Dreie

Marc Dreier. photo Associated Press NEW YORK (ETATS-UNIS) – La maison de ventes Phillips de Pury & Company va organiser la vente d’une partie de la collection d’art moderne et contemporain du cabinet juridique de Marc Dreier. Celui-ci purge une peine de 20 ans de prison aux USA pour escroquerie financière. 81 œuvres de la collection d’art moderne et contemporain du cabinet Marc Dreier incluant deux œuvres de Matisse, cinq d’Andy Warhol et deux de Damien Hirst, sont mises aux enchères le 21 novembre 2010 à New York par... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2010

La police italienne saisit 500 faux tableaux vendus sur Internet

Giorgio de Chirico, Hector et Andromache (1917) - Photographe : Crimilda - Licence Creative Commons 3.0 ROME (ITALIE) – Quelques 500 faux tableaux de peintres modernes comme Matisse, De Chirico ou Magritte ont été saisis par la police italienne auprès de collectionneurs amateurs qui déclarent les avoir achetés de bonne foi sur des sites Internet. La police italienne en charge de la protection du patrimoine culturel a saisi près de 500 faux tableaux d'artistes modernes comme Henri Matisse ou Giorgio De Chirico, mais aussi de... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2010

"Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917" @ The Museum of Modern Art, NY

Henri Matisse. Bathers by a River. 1909–10, 1913, 1916–17. Oil on canvas, 102 1/2 x 154 3/16" (260 x 392 cm). The Art Institute of Chicago, Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection. © 2010 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York NEW YORK, NY.- Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917, a large-scale investigation into a pivotal moment in the career of Henri Matisse (1869–1954), presents an important reassessment of the artist’s work between 1913 and 1917, revealing this period to be one of the most... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2010

Christie's in Record London Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale

Christie's auctioneer Jussi Pylkkanen points to Pablo Picasso's 1903 painting 'Portrait of Angel Fernandez de Soto' during an auction of Impressionist and Modern Art in London June 23, 2010. The piece sold for over 34 million pounds Sterling (51 million US dollars). REUTERS/Paul Hackett London – The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale took place this evening at Christie’s and realized £152,595,550 / $226,451,796 / €184,030,233 selling 75% by lot and 74% by value. Giovanna Bertazzoni, Director and Head of Impressionist... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2010

Manet Sets $33.1 Million Record, Auction Hits Target as Two-Week Marathon Begins

View of French Impressionist Edouard Manet's Self Portrait , 1878-1879, which sold at auction at Sotheby's in London, for $33.1 Million Tuesday June 22, 2010. AP Photo/Max Nash LONDON, TUESDAY 22 JUNE, 2010 – Tonight’s much-anticipated sale of Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby’s in London brought a within-estimate total of £112,101,350 / $165,282,230 / €134,409,672. Three works sold for more than £10 million, only the second time this has happened in London auction history: Edouard Manet’s museum-quality masterpiece... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2010

Sotheby's May 2010 Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art Brings $195 Million

The sale was led by Henri Matisse’s Bouquet pour le quatorze juillet, which climbed to $28,642,500 (est. $18/25 million). This EPA/YM YIK NEW YORK, NY.- Tonight at Sotheby’s, the spring Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art brought a total of $195,697,000, nearly reaching the high end of the presale estimate (est. $141/204 million). Forty-three works achieved prices over $1 million, ten works exceeded $5 million, four works brought prices over $10 million, and two works sold for over $15 million. The sale was 87.7% sold... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2010

Rarely Seen Picasso Could Fetch $80 Million at Auction

Pablo Picasso, "Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust", 1932. Estimate upon request. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 NEW YORK (REUTERS).- One of the most valuable private art collections ever offered at auction, led by an $80 million Picasso, will be sold in May in a sign that the art market might soon flirt with the record levels seen before the financial crisis struck in 2008. The sale of more than 50 works at Christie's from the estate of Mrs. Sidney Brody, a Los Angeles philanthropist who died in November, is... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2010

Christie's to Sell the Collection of Mrs. Sidney F. Brody

Pablo Picasso, "Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust", 1932. Estimate upon request. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's announced the sale of one of the greatest private American collections of Modern Art to come to auction: The Collection of Mrs. Sidney F. Brody. Remarkable for its extraordinary depth and quality, the collection boasts a wealth of master works by the towering figures of the Modernist movement, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Georges Braque, Edouard... [Lire la suite]