11 juillet 2009

'The Dutch Italianates: Seventeenth-Century Masterpieces from Dulwich Picture Gallery, London' @ The Frick Art & Historical Cent

Aelbert Cuyp (Dutch, 1620–1691), Herdsman with Cows, mid-1640s. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Dulwich Picture Gallery. PITTSBURGH, PA.- The Frick Art & Historical Center presents The Dutch Italianates: Seventeenth-Century Masterpieces from Dulwich Picture Gallery, London featuring 39 paintings by 17 masters of the Dutch Italianate style from the collection of Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, called the best small museum in all of Europe. The exhibition, which opens on July 11, 2009, will be on view at The Frick Art Museum... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2009

Sotheby's Sells a Magnificent Pair of Russian Imperial Porcelain Vases for an Extraordinary Sum

The Russian Imperial Porcelain Vases sold for the extraordinary sum of £2,617,250. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- At Sotheby’s London this afternoon, a magnificent pair of Russian Imperial Porcelain Vases sold for the extraordinary sum of £2,617,250, well in excess of the pre-sale estimate for the pair of £1.2-1.8 million. No less than five bidders - three in the saleroom and two on the telephones - competed for the vases, in Sotheby's biannual Russian Works of Art Sale, which after five minutes of bidding finally sold to a round of... [Lire la suite]