07 octobre 2009

"Deadline" @ Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris

L'exposition est consacrée à l'oeuvre tardive de douze artistes internationaux. Chacun d'eux, conscient de la mort imminente, a intégré dans son travail l'urgence de l'oeuvre à achever et le dépassement de soi.
Depuis la publication en 1970 de Admirable tremblement du temps de Gaëtan Picon et l'exposition «L'oeuvre ultime» à la Fondation Maeght en 1989, la question des dernières oeuvres a rarement été abordée de manière transversale. La prise de conscience de la proximité de la mort conditionne le rapport que nous... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2009

'Pop Life: Art in a Material World' @ Tate Modern

Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas, The Shop, 6 c-type prints. Each: 29 15/16 x 36 in. (76.1 x 91.5 cm) © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2009. Photo: Carl Freedman. Courtesy White Cube LONDON.- Pop Life: Art in a Material World will propose a re-reading of one of the major legacies of Pop Art. Exploring Andy Warhol’s notorious provocation that ‘good business is the best art’, the exhibition takes Warhol’s influential practice as a starting point. It looks ahead to the various ways that subsequent generations since the 1980s... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2009

Sotheby's Spring 2009 Sale of Contemporary Art in New York Totals $47 Million

Jeff Koons, Baroque Egg with Bow (Turquoise/Magenta). High-chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating, 83 ½ x 77 ½ x 60 in. 212.1 x 196.9 x 152.4 cm. Executed in 1994 – 2006, this is one of four versions each uniquely colored. Sold for $5,458,500. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- "The Contemporary Art market is alive and well,” said Tobias Meyer, Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s and the evening’s auctioneer following the sale, which saw a sell-through rate of 81% by lot and 78% by value.... [Lire la suite]