05 mai 2010

Picasso Sells at Christie's for $106.5 Million, a Record for a Work of Art Sold at Auction

Pablo Picasso's 1932 'Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust' is seen at Christie's auction house in New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton. NEW YORK, NY (AP).- A 1932 Pablo Picasso painting of his mistress has sold for $106.5 million, a world record price for any work of art at auction. "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust," which had a pre-sale estimate of between $70 million and $90 million, was sold at Christie's auction house on Tuesday evening to an unidentified telephone bidder. There were nine minutes of bidding involving eight... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2010

Sotheby's Prints Sale 30 Apr 10 Highlights Results

Sotheby's Prints sale 30 Apr 10 10:00 AM in New York made a total of $7,776,888 (£5,125,478). Mary Bartow, Director of Prints, commented, “We are very happy with the results of our two-day sale. While we did not see the volume of bids on each lot that we have seen in the past, we saw a great pool of new buyers participate in this sale and had very active underbidding from both Russian and Southeast Asian clients. We also had strong participation from both private clients and dealers. Artists with established reputations, such as... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2010

Disowned Pablo Picasso Painting to Have US Debut in NYC

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), "Erotic Scene", 1902 or 1903. Oil on canvas, 27 5/8 x 21 7/8 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982. (1984.433.22) ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. NEW YORK, NY (AP).- A painting disowned by Pablo Picasso is expected to have its U.S. debut in a major exhibit of his work at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, though it's unlikely to be a highlight of the show. Questions have been raised about the... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2010

Rarely Seen Picasso Could Fetch $80 Million at Auction

Pablo Picasso, "Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust", 1932. Estimate upon request. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 NEW YORK (REUTERS).- One of the most valuable private art collections ever offered at auction, led by an $80 million Picasso, will be sold in May in a sign that the art market might soon flirt with the record levels seen before the financial crisis struck in 2008. The sale of more than 50 works at Christie's from the estate of Mrs. Sidney Brody, a Los Angeles philanthropist who died in November, is... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2010

"Picasso: Themes and Variations" @ Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) New York

Pablo Picasso, Minotauromachy. 1935. Etching and engraving, Plate: 19 1/2 x 27 3/8" (49.6 x 69.6 cm) Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund. © 2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Modern Art presents Picasso: Themes and Variations, an exhibition exploring Pablo Picasso’s creative process through the medium of printmaking, from March 28 to August 30, 2010. It features approximately 100 works from the Museum’s superlative collection of the artist’s prints. The exhibition... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2010

Christie's to Offer Andrew Lloyd Webber's Picasso Masterpiece from His Blue Period

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), 'Portrait of Angel Fernandez de Soto (The Absinthe Drinker), 1903. LONDON.- Christie’s announced that they will offer an exceptionally important and highly celebrated masterpiece by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) in the evening auction of Impressionist and Modern Art in London on 23 June 2010. Painted by the most influential artist of the 20th century, Portrait of Angel Fernandez de Soto, 1903 comes from the artist’s celebrated Blue Period, arguably the greatest period in Picasso’s career. The painting... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2010

Christie's to Sell the Collection of Mrs. Sidney F. Brody

Pablo Picasso, "Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust", 1932. Estimate upon request. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's announced the sale of one of the greatest private American collections of Modern Art to come to auction: The Collection of Mrs. Sidney F. Brody. Remarkable for its extraordinary depth and quality, the collection boasts a wealth of master works by the towering figures of the Modernist movement, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Georges Braque, Edouard... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2010

"Modern Masters from the Ferguson Collection" @ The Gibbes Museum of Art

Pablo Picasso, "Femme dans un fauteuil", 1956. Oil on canvas, 39 ½ x 31 ½ inches. Courtesy: Esther and James Ferguson CHARLESTON, SC.- The Gibbes Museum of Art will present the exclusive exhibition Modern Masters from the Ferguson Collection in the Main Gallery from April 30 through August 22, 2010. Selected from the private collection of prominent art enthusiasts Esther and James Ferguson, this exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by significant twentieth-century artists such as Pablo Picasso,... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2010

Rembrandt and Miró Prints Highlight Sotheby's March 2010 Prints Sale

Joãn Miró (1983-1983), "Les Essències De La Terra", 1968. Estimate: £70,000-90,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- On Tuesday, 30 March, 2010 Sotheby’s London will offer a range of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints. Printmaking has been at the heart of artistic production for over 500 years. The spring sale will present an exciting opportunity to acquire works by a group of important Old Master artists such as Rembrandt, Dürer and Goya. The sale also demonstrates the importance of the medium to later artists... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2010

"Matisse to Malevich, Pioneers of Modern Art from the Hermitage" @ the Hermitage Amsterdam

Henri Matisse, The Red Room (Harmony in Red), 1908 © Succession H. Matisse c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2010 AMSTERDAM.- Outstanding works by Matisse, Picasso, Van Dongen, De Vlaminck, Derain and many other contemporaries of theirs will be seen in a magnificent display from 6 March 2010 to 17 September 2010 at the Hermitage Amsterdam in the exhibition Matisse to Malevich. Pioneers of modern art from the Hermitage. For this exhibition about 75 paintings have been selected from the Hermitage St.- Petersburg, which has one of the... [Lire la suite]