21 novembre 2010

Richard Avedon (1923-2004),The Beatles Portfolio, London, England, 8-11-67

Richard Avedon (1923-2004),The Beatles Portfolio, London, England, 8-11-67. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010  New York: Richard Avedon Studio, 1967. 4 tirages dye-transfer, tirés en 1990; chacun signé, numéroté '2/6' à l'encre, cachets de copyright du photographe, 'Tous droits réservés', titre, date et édition (au verso); chacun à peu près 55 x 43.9cm. (21 5/8 x 17¼in.); dans une bôite blanche. Estimate €250,000 - €350,000. Price Realized €445,000 Literature: Coffin, 'The Art Beat of the '60's,' Look, vol. 32, no. 1,... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2010

LONDON.- A visitor views postcards at the Royal College of Arts RCA Secret Postcard exhibition in London November 12, 2010. Over 1,000 artists have donated work to the academy show this year, including Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry, Yoko Ono, Jake Chapman, Olafur Eliasson, Yinka Shonibare, Sir Peter Blake, John Baldessari, fashion designers Manolo Blahnik, Mary Quant and Sir Paul Smith, animator Nick Park, photographer David Bailey, film maker Mike Leigh and designers Ron Arad and James Dyson. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth.
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28 octobre 2010

Mario Testino, Kate at mine, London, 2006

Mario Testino, Kate at mine, London, 2006. photo courtesy Philips de Pury & Co Lightjet print, flush-mounted. 177.8 x 270.2 cm (70 x 106 3/8 in).  Accompanied by a signed label. One from an edition of 2. ESTIMATE £25,000-35,000 EXHIBITED London, Phillips de Pury, Obsessed by You, 3-26 July 2008 Philips de Pury & Co. Photographs. 3 november 2010. www.phillipsdepury.com
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15 octobre 2010

The Unilever Series: Ai Weiwei @ the Tate Modern gallery, in London

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei throws porcelain sunflower seeds into the air in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern gallery, in London October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth. LONDON.- Tate and Unilever today presented Chinese artist Ai Weiwei´s commission in The Unilever Series for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern (12 October 2010 – 25 April 2011). He is the first artist living and working in the Asia-Pacific region to be commissioned for the series. Born in Beijing in 1957, Ai Weiwei is one of the most prominent and influential... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2010

Bui Huu Hung: "Recollection" @ Apricot Gallery, London

Bui Huu Hung, Emperor, Lacquer on canvas, h: 135 x w: 127 cm / h: 53.1 x w: 50 in. photo courtesy Apricot Gallery Bui Huu Hung, Royal Empress II. Lacquer on canvas, h: 135 x w: 127 cm / h: 53.1 x w: 50 in. photo courtesy Apricot Gallery.  Recollection opens on Thursday 30th September 2010 and will introduce new works by the Vietnamese contemporary artist Bui Huu Hung. His works are striking traditional Vietnamese lacquer paintings with a contemporary twist, centred on a common theme - recollection and memory. Hung’s... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2010

A George IV silver-gilt coral and bells, Charles Rawlings, London, circa 1820

A George IV silver-gilt coral and bells, Charles Rawlings, London, circa 1820. photo Sotheby's maker's mark at top, others below, date letter not clear. measurements: length 5 1/4 in. 13.4 cm. Est. 1,200—1,500 USD. Lot Sold 3,750 USD Sotheby's. Property from the Collection of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman: The London Residence. 28 Apr 10. New York www.sothebys.com
19 avril 2010

"Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries" @ National Gallery, London

“Authentic but still a puzzle”: Paolo Uccello, Saint George and the Dragon, about 1470, © National Gallery, London. LONDON.- The first major exhibition of its kind, Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries celebrates the remarkable collaboration of scientists, conservators and art historians at the National Gallery. The National Gallery’s Scientific Department was founded in 1934 and has become a world leader in the study of the materials and techniques of Western European paintings. Today, the department works... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2010

National Gallery Allocated Painting by Ambrosius Bosschaert The Elder

Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, "A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase", 1609-10. ©National Gallery, London LONDON.- The National Gallery, London, has been allocated "A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase on a Ledge with further Flowers, Shells and a Butterfly", 1609–10, by Ambrosius Bosschaert The Elder (1573–1621), under the Acquisition in Lieu scheme. Bosschaert is one of the first and finest Dutch flower painters. Specialising in appointing precise flower and fruit still-lifes in the manner of... [Lire la suite]
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04 décembre 2009

Rare and Important Works by van Dyck and Rubens to Lead Sotheby's Sale

Sir Anthony van Dyck (ANTWERP 1599 - 1641 LONDON), Self Portrait, oil on canvas. Est. 2,000,000—3,000,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's LONDON.- Rare and important works by two Flemish old masters, Sir Anthony van Dyck and Sir Peter Paul Rubens, will form the cornerstone of this year’s December Evening Sale of Old Master & British Paintings at Sotheby’s in London. The sale, which is scheduled to take place on the evening of Wednesday, December 9, 2009, will also include prime examples by the prominent British masters, Sir Edwin... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2009

Napoleon Mourning Ring Comes 'Home' to the Soane Museum

The mourning ring originally belonged to Sir John Soane, celebrated architect and founder of the Eponymous Museum, founded in 1833 LONDON.- Sir John Soane’s Museum in London and independent charity The Art Fund today announce the return of a lost treasure to the Museum – a gold mourning ring containing a lock of Napoleon’s hair, one of Sir John Soane’s prized possessions. This acquisition is a triumph for the Museum, which was unable to acquire the ring at auction earlier this year. The mourning ring originally belonged to Sir... [Lire la suite]
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