Archive for April, 2019

Superb collection of Chinese export porcelain offered at Bonhams Fine Chinese Art sale

Bonhams will offer a distinguished European private collection of Chinese export porcelain at its Fine Chinese Art sale in New Bond Street, London on Thursday 16 May. The highlight of the collection is a very fine and rare pair of famille rose 'goose' tureens and covers, Qianlong, circa 1760, estimated at £150,000-200,000. Goose tureens are exceptionally rare due to their extremely delicate... | Read More

End of fair report: Art Brussels 19

Art Brussels once again attracted experienced and considered Belgian and international collectors who flocked to the fair this year, as well as numerous institutions and high-profile art world personalities creating an electric atmosphere with strong sales across the board. With a retention rate of returning galleries at 70% (compared to the 50% at other major art fairs according to the 2019 UBS... | Read More

Relatives contact the Stedelijk: The full story revealed behind the painting Working-Class Woman by Charley Toorop

It is one of the most popular artworks in STEDELIJK BASE: the painting Working-Class Woman (1942-43) by Charley Toorop. On the right, in front of a crumbling wall sits a woman, gazing straight ahead, her hands in her lap, a menacing sky and charred buildings in the background. But the Stedelijk knew very little about who the identity of the woman in the portrait. In her letters, Charley Toorop... | Read More

Exhibition of rare and seminal designs by Italo-Brazilian artist Lina Bo Bardi on view at Gladstone Gallery

Gladstone Gallery is presenting an exhibition of rare and seminal designs by Italo-Brazilian artist Lina Bo Bardi in collaboration with Giancarlo Palanti, accompanied by a selection of important works by artists whom worked concurrently to Bo Bardi in Brazil. Best known for her prolific career as an architect and designer, Bo Bardi dedicated herself to art’s emancipation from the... | Read More

Christie’s Paris announces highlights included in its Asian Art sale

On 12 June, Christie’s Paris will present its Asian Art sale, always very selective, which will offer high quality items, including a large range of works of art coming from European private collections. The section dedicated to China will offer a beautiful white jade and rust ‘double-gourd’ vase. Dating from the Qianlong period (1736-1795), sixth emperor of the Qing dynasty,... | Read More

Important Édouard Vuillard painting acquired by Pallant House Gallery through the Acceptance in Lieu scheme

A significant oil painting by Édouard Vuillard has been allocated to Pallant House Gallery via HM Government’s Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) scheme, run by the Arts Council. The painting was accepted from the estate of Lord Hutchinson and will go on display at the Gallery as part of the current ‘Art Quake: Post-impressionism and British art’ exhibition, until June 2019, before... | Read More

Through major grant, American treasures from Philadelphia Museum of Art to travel to 8 Pennsylvania museums

A transformational new initiative of Art Bridges and the Terra Foundation for American Art has awarded more than $700,000 to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The funding supports a program of sharing treasures from the Museum’s renowned collections with communities across Pennsylvania. An official from the Terra Foundation for American Art, along with directors from nine museums, joined... | Read More

Russian court jails man who attacked tsar painting

A Moscow court on Tuesday sent a man who attacked a painting of Ivan the Terrible to a penal colony for two and a half years, news agencies reported. Igor Podporin attacked a work by 19-century artist Ilya Repin showing the 16th-century tsar killing his son, damaging the work in three places. He used part of a security barrier at Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery to break the glass covering the painting... | Read More

Christie’s will offer Jonas Wood paintings to conserve 600,000 acres of South American rainforest

On May 15, Christie’s New York Post-War and Contemporary evening sale will commence with the auction of Jonas Wood’s Japanese Garden 3, a large-scale painting to benefit Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC). The proceeds will fund a 600,000-acre reserve of South American rainforest that will aid the area’s biodiversity including protecting several native endangered species and... | Read More

Artcurial to auction the intimate and unprecedented collection of André Malraux

On 19th June, Artcurial’s Inventories & Collections Department will auction off the personal collection of André Malraux, consisting of over one hundred lots. Delving into the eclectic universe of this cultural and political figure from the twentieth century, the auction takes you on a voyage of discovery into the intimate museum of André Malraux. Among the unique objects that he... | Read More
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