29 juin 2011

Second Highest Price Paid for a Work of Art at Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Sale

Francis Bacon's 'Study for a Portrait' (detail). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011   LONDON.- A painting by Irish-born artist Francis Bacon sold for 18.0 million pounds ($28.7 million) on Tuesday, the second highest price paid for a work of art at a Christie's post-war and contemporary auction in London. "Study for a Portrait," depicting a besuited man seated on a gilded armchair enshrouded in a sea of blue, had been expected to fetch around 11 million pounds, although the sale price includes a buyer's premium which... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2011

Exceptional Complete Portfolio of Mao by Andy Warhol Offered on artnet Auctions

Andy Warhol, MAO (F.S. 90-99), 1972. Portfolio of 10 screenprints on Beckett High White paper, 36 x 36 inches each. Est.: US $750,000-850,000. NEW YORK, NY.- artnet Auctions announces an important offering of Andy Warhol’s original, complete portfolio of 10 Mao color screen prints from 1972. Close analysis of past auction results reveals that the majority of Mao suites have been broken up, which adds to the rarity of this exquisite set. These works are coming to auction on the heels of Phillips de Pury’s successful auction in... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2011

Yan Pei-Ming (B. 1960à), Mao Chinese Vermillion #9

Yan Pei-Ming (B. 1960à), Mao Chinese Vermillion #9. photo courtesy Sotheby's signed, titled and dated 2001 on the reverse , oil on canvas, 60 by 50cm.; 23 5/8 by 19 3/4 in. Estimate 60,000—80,000 GBP. Lot Sold 97,250 GBP PROVENANCE: Galerie Max Hetzler, BerlinGalerie Rodolphe Janssen, BrusselsAcquired directly from the above by the present owner Sotheby's. Contemporary Art Day Auction, 16 Feb 11, London www.sothebys.com
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05 janvier 2011

Dennis Hopper Art Collection Up for Auction Next Week at Christie's in New York

“You can’t have preconceived ideas. You have to live in the moment. You have to keep yourself open.” — Dennis Hopper, 2010 Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Dennis Hopper, 1977 unique Polacolor Polaroid print; copyright credit blindstamp (in the margin); Estate stamp (on the verso); 3¾ x 2¾ in. (9.5 x 7 in.) - Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 The Dennis Hopper Collection Provenance: with Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills. NEW YORK, NY. (AP).- Dennis Hopper shot two bullet holes through an Andy Warhol portrait of Mao... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2010

Andy Warhol, Mao, 1972

Andy Warhol, Mao, 1972. photo Philips de Pury & Co Screenprint in colors, on Beckett High White paper, the full sheet, S. 36 x 36 in. (91.4 x 91.4 cm)  signed in ball-point pen, inscribed in pencil and stamp numbered 105/250 on the reverse (there were also 50 artist's proofs), co-published by Castelli Graphics and Multiples, Inc., New York, the sheet toned, occasional cracking in the ink (particularly at chin, to left of face and at upper left corner), mat staining on the reverse, a moisture stain at the reverse of the... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2009

Sheng Qi (b. 1965), Mao Finger

Sheng Qi (b. 1965), Mao Finger signed and dated 2007 on the reverse, acrylic on canvas, 86 5/8 by 70 5/8 in. 220 by 180 cm. Est. 12,000—18,000 USD. Lot Sold 10,625 USD PROVENANCE: F2 Gallery, Hong KongAcquired by the present owner from the above Sotheby's. Contemporary Art Day Sale. 13 May 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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