05 mai 2011

Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale Sets Records, Realizes $155,995,500

 Christie's employee poses with artist Claude Monet's "Les Peupliers" at Christie's auction house. The piece, estimated to fetch up to $30 million (18.4 million pounds), was auctioned in New York on May 4, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale achieved $155,995,500 (£93,597,300/€104,516,985), demonstrating the continuing appeal of this category among collectors worldwide. Three works sold for over the US$20 million mark, and two new artist records were set for the... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2011

Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale Brings $170.5 Million in New York

 NEW YORK, NY.- Tonight’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s New York achieved $170,478,000, within the overall pre-sale estimate ($158.9/229.7 million). The auction was 74.6% sold by lot, and saw a total of 37 works sell for over $1 million. Pablo Picasso’s Femmes lisant (Deux personnages) was the top lot of the night, achieving $21,362,500, and auction records were established for the Surrealist artist Paul Delvaux and for a sculpture by Paul Gauguin. “This evening’s sale saw solid bidding activity from... [Lire la suite]
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]
09 février 2011

Picasso's La Lecture Sells at Sotheby's for £25.2 Million in Sale Totalling £68.8 Million

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973),  La Lecture, painted in January 1932, signed Picasso (upper right); inscribed 11 decembre M.CM.XXXII. on the reverse, oil on panel, 25 3/4 by 20 1/8 in. Estimate 12,000,000—18,000,000 GBP. Sold 25,241,250 GBP. photo Sotheby's LONDON.- Tonight, Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Evening sale was led by Pablo Picasso’s iconic 1932 painting of Marie-Thérèse Walter, La Lecture, which sold to a round of applause for £25,241,250 /$40,711,612 / €29,744,296, more than double the low estimate (est.... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2011

PICASSO, MIRÓ, DALÍ, Angry Young Men: the Birth of Modernity @ Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), The Weeping Woman [La Femme qui pleure], 1937, oil on canvas, 55 x 46 cm. Riehen/Basel, Fondation Beyeler The exhibition Picasso, Miró, Dalí. Angry Young Men: the Birth of Modernity will bring together over sixty early works of three young artists: Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Salvador Dalí, as well as over one hundred of Picasso’s sketches.  All three were raised in Catalonia, but came to fame in France where two of them chose to live and to build up their careers, whereas Salvador Dalí stayed... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2011

Major Picasso Portrait of His Mistress and Muse to Lead Sotheby's Sale in February

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), La Lecture, 1932. Est: £12-18 million / $18.6- $27.9 million. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s forthcoming Evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art, to be held in London on Tuesday, 8th February 2011, will be led by a major painting by Pablo Picasso, depicting Marie-Thérèse Walter, the woman who transformed both his life and his art. Picasso’s La Lecture of 1932 (estimated at £12,000,000-18,000,000 / US$18,570,000 - $27,850,000*) relates closely to the legendary painting Le Rêve (The Dream),... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2011

"Picasso: Peace and Freedom" @ Albertina

The exhibition Picasso: Peace and Freedom shows the twentieth century’s most important painter from a hitherto almost unknown perspective, the Albertina presents Pablo Picasso as a politically and socially committed artist. In this image: Pablo Picasso, Still Life with Skull, Leeks and Pitcher, 14 March 1945. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco © Succession Picasso/VBK, Vienna 2010. The exhibitions hows the twentieth century’s most important painter from a hitherto almost unknown perspective: in cooperation with Tate Liverpool,... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2010

Le Surréalisme triompha à la galerie Charpentier

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Water-Worshipper, 1984. Acrylic, oilstick, silkscreen, wood and metal on panel, 210 x 275 x 10 cm. Estimate: 2 300 000-3 000 000 €. Sold for: €2,416,750. Photo: Sotheby's Paris – Les résultats obtenus ce soir sont un hommage aux artistes surréalistes. Jamais, depuis que Sotheby’s organise des vacations d’Art Impressionniste & Moderne à Paris, une vente n’avait eu une couleur surréaliste aussi marquée. Des enchères remarquables ont couronné la qualité de cette vente très sélective :... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2010

(After) Pablo Picasso, Nature morte au crâne, circa 1960

(After) Pablo Picasso, Nature morte au crâne, circa 1960. photo Philips de Pury & Co Aquatint in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins (deckle on all sides), I. 16 3/4 x 24 1/2 in. (42.5 x 62.2 cm); S. 22 3/8 x 30 in. (56.8 x 76.2 cm)  signed and numbered 32/150 in pencil, with the Atelier Lacourière, Paris blindstamp, very minor soiling and occasional soft creasing in the margins, a foxmark at upper right margin, otherwise in very good condition, unframed. ESTIMATE $15,000-20,000 LITERATURE  see... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2010

Picasso @ Kunsthaus, Zurich

Pablo Picasso,The Yellow Belt: Marie-Thérèse, 1932. Courtesy Nahmad Collection, Switzerland © 2009 ProLitteris, Zurich ZURICH - La première rétrospective au monde de Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) eut lieu en 1932. Le peintre espagnol avait personnellement arrangé l'exposition qui fut montrée de septembre à novembre au Kunsthaus Zurich. On n'avait encore jamais vu qu'un artiste, et non un directeur, décidât lui-même des oeuvres à montrer dans un musée et cela fut vécu comme une révolution. Le public accueillit avec grand intérêt le... [Lire la suite]
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