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]
27 août 2010

La police italienne saisit 500 faux tableaux vendus sur Internet

Giorgio de Chirico, Hector et Andromache (1917) - Photographe : Crimilda - Licence Creative Commons 3.0 ROME (ITALIE) – Quelques 500 faux tableaux de peintres modernes comme Matisse, De Chirico ou Magritte ont été saisis par la police italienne auprès de collectionneurs amateurs qui déclarent les avoir achetés de bonne foi sur des sites Internet. La police italienne en charge de la protection du patrimoine culturel a saisi près de 500 faux tableaux d'artistes modernes comme Henri Matisse ou Giorgio De Chirico, mais aussi de... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2010

Exceptional Works by Klimt, Giacometti, Cézanne, Matisse and Magritte at Sotheby's

Paul Cézanne (1830-1906), Pichet et fruits sur une table. oil on paper laid down on panel, 41.5 by 72.3 cm. 16 3/8 by 28 1/2 in. Painted in 1893-94. Estimate 10,000,000 - 15,000,000 GBP. photo courtesy Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 will be the first ever London sale of its kind to include three works individually estimated to realise more than £10 million. The works - each one a masterpiece - are by Klimt, Giacometti and Cézanne. They form the nucleus... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2009

"Passions partagées. De Cézanne à Rothko. Chefs-d’oeuvre du XXe siècle" @ Fondation de l'Hermitage

La Fondation de l’Hermitage fête en 2009 son 25e anniversaire ! Vingt-cinq ans d’engagement passionné au service de l’art et des artistes, qui ont vu la belle demeure construite par la famille Bugnion au milieu du XIXe siècle accueillir des centaines de milliers de visiteurs enthousiastes. Hommage à l’exposition inaugurale de la Fondation, L’impressionnisme dans les collections romandes (1984), mais surtout tribut à la clairvoyance des collectionneurs suisses, l’exposition de l’été 2009 veut marquer avec fougue l’anniversaire... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2009

'A Case for Wine: From King Tut to Today' @ The Art Institute of Chicago

Charles Frederick Kandler (English). Wine Jug (detail), 1739/40. Silver; Height: 34 cm (13 3/8 in.). Gift of the Antiquarian Society. CHICAGO, IL.- The Art Institute of Chicago presents A Case for Wine: From King Tut to Today, opening on July 11, 2009, in the museum’s Regenstein Hall, marking the first time a fine arts museum has explored art through the vine. On view until September 20, 2009, this major exhibition features more than 400 objects drawn from the Art Institute’s extensive encyclopedic collection, in addition to... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2009

'Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection' @ Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Rene Magritte, Les merveilles de la nature (The Wonders of Nature) (Detail), 1953. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Gift of Joseph and Jory Shapiro. © 2009 C. Herscovici, London / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. CHICAGO.- Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection explores various approaches to painting represented in the MCA Collection -- from the 1940s to the present -- that focus on how painting communicates ideas about life and art. On view from July 25 to October 18, 2009, Constellations is... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2009

Two Exceptional Drawings by Georges Seurat Head Sotheby's Impressionist Modern Art Sale

Georges Seurat, Femme Avec Deux Filletes, Circa 1882-84. ‘Conté’ pensil on paper, 31.2 x 22.5 cm ; 12 1/4 x 8 7/8 in. Est. 1.000.000—1.500.000 EUR. Copyright: Sotheby’s – ArtDigital Studio PARIS.- Two exceptional drawings by Georges Seurat, consigned from a private Parisian collector, will head the Impressionist Modern Art sale at Sotheby's in Paris on May 28. After the record €5 million ($6.3 million) achieved by Seurat's extraordinary drawing Au Divan japonais last December, Sotheby’s Paris will again highlight Seurat's work... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2009

'Surreal Things' @ the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

René Magritte, born Lessines, Belgium, 1898; died Brussels, Belgium, 1967, The Tempest, 1931, oil on canvas, 49.5 x 64.1 cm, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. Bequest of Kay Sage Tanguy. © Estate of René Magritte / SODRAC (2009). TORONTO.- This summer, reality will be suspended at the Art Gallery of Ontario as it welcomes Surreal Things, an innovative exhibition organized by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. A Canadian exclusive which runs May 9 to August 30, 2009, this is the first exhibition to examine the... [Lire la suite]