09 juin 2010

Rare Warhol Portrait of Liz Taylor to Lead Christie's Auction

Andy Warhol, Silver Liz, stamped with the artist's signature and further annotated by Frederick Hughes (on the overlap) synthetic polymer paint, silkscreen inks and spray paint on linen, 39.7/8 x 39.3/8in. (101.5 x 99.7cm.) Executed in 1963. Estimate: £6,000,000 - 8,000,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 LONDON.- Christie’s announced that they will offer an icon of Pop Art – Silver Liz by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) - at the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 30 June 2010. Unseen in public for over 20 years, the... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2010

Interesting Survey of Key Artistic Schools at Sotheby's Sale

NEW YORK, NY.- On 12 May 2010 Sotheby’s Contemporary Art sale will offer works by some of the most important artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein and Brice Marden, among many others. The sale presents an interesting survey of the key artistic schools of the period including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism and more recent contemporary art. The auction presents collectors with an opportunity to acquire works that, in many cases, have not been offered... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2010

Artist Jeff Koons Presents His Cracked Egg Sculpture at the Pinchuk Art Center in Kiev

Jeff Koons - Cracked Egg, 1994-2006. Courtesy PinchukArtCentre. Photo by Markus Tretter KIEV.- The PinchukArtCentre presents a major international group exhibition with 19 leading artists of our time, devoted to Sexuality and Transcendence as a central theme of contemporary art. On view from April 24, 2010 through September 16, 2010 the exhibition examines the diversity and complexity of the art produced on this theme today. The show displays the sparkling dialogue of various artistic approaches in the tension field between the... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2010

Les cotes de Jeff Koons et de Damien Hirst ont baissé de moitié en 2009

Thomas H. Lee, a private-equity investor, soldJeff Koon's “Jim Beam J.B. Turner Train” in a package deal brokered by Giraud Pissarro Segalot for more than $15 million in 2009. NEW YORK (ETATS-UNIS) [31.12.09] – Selon les analyses de Bloomberg, les cotes des artistes phares des années 2000, Jeff Koons et Damien Hirst, ont chuté durant l'année 2009, ne résistant pas à la crise économique. La remontée au niveau de 2008 pourrait prendre des années. Damien Hirst et Jeff Koons, les stars du boom du marché de l'art contemporain,... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2009

Sotheby's to Sell a Unique Work by Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons, "Elephant" (Purple). Estimate: 300,000 - 400,000 Euros. Photo: Sotheby's. PARIS.- One of the major events at Sotheby’s this Autumn promises to be the sale in Paris on December 8 of a unique work by Jeff Koons: "Elephant" (Purple), donated by the artist to the Foundation Claude Pompidou in 2009. This masterpiece from 1999 (estimate €300,000-400,000) will be sold to help finance the Foundation's most recent project: the Institut Claude Pompidou in Nice, dedicated to treating Alzheimer's Disease and... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2009

Works by Peter Doig, Jeff Koons, and Joan Mitchell Lead Christie's Sale

Mark Rothko (1903-1970) Blue, Red, Black on Red, acrylic on paper laid down on panel, 24 x 18 in. (70 x 45.7 cm.) Painted in 1967. Est. $1,500,000 - $2,000,000. Price Realized $2,042,500. Image Christie's Ltd 2009 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale totaled $74,151,500/£44,669,578/€49,766,107. Works by artists Peter Doig, Jeff Koons, and Joan Mitchell commanded the top prices. In addition, new world record prices were set for works on paper by Philip Guston, and Brice Marden and a drawing by... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2009

Michel Comte @ the Museum of Design in Zurich

Michel Comte, Helena Christensen, Vogue Italia 1993 © Michel Comte ZURICH.- Michel Comte is among the most sought-after contemporary photographers. Working together with actors and models, musicians and artists of world renown, Comte − who was born in Zurich in 1954 − has created major icons of portrait and fashion photography. After being discovered by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, Comte’s career enjoyed a meteoric rise. For more than 30 years now, this autodidact has accepted commissions from labels like Ungaro, Dolce... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2009

Christie's Auction of Post-War and Contemporary Art in London Realises $31.8 Million

Peter Doig's Night Playground achieved 2nd highest price for the artist at auction. Photo: Alberto Gonzalez/Christie's Images Ltd. 2009 LONDON.-Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction took place this evening and realised £19,063,350 / $31,778,604 / €22,513,816 selling 88% by lot and 86% by value. Francis Outred, International Director and Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s Europe: ‘We are delighted with the results of our sales tonight which continued the trend of strong sold rates seen in the... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2009

Doig, Fontana, Koons and Richter Lead Christie's Auction of Post-War and Contemporary Art

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) Concetto spaziale, Attese; signed, titled and inscribed 'l. fontana "Concetto Spaziale" ATTESE forse lunedi vado a Parigi a vedere Parigi' (on the reverse); waterpaint on canvas; 24¼ x 21¾in. (61.5 x 55.2cm.) Executed in 1966. Estimate $949,800 - $1,424,700.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009 LONDON.- The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction will take place at Christie’s on 30 June 2009 and will offer 41 lots including exceptional and significant works by Jean-Michel Basquiat,... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2009

Summer Exhibition 2009 @ the Royal Academy, London

LONDON.- Now in its 241st year, the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition 2009 continues the tradition of displaying a wide range of new work by both established and unknown artists in all media including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and architecture. This year’s coordinators, Royal Academicians Ann Christopher, Eileen Cooper and Will Alsop have selected works for the exhibition around the theme of ‘Making Space’. Since the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1768, the annual Summer Exhibition has become the... [Lire la suite]