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Christie’s NY Evening Auction Led By Manet, Acquired by the Getty

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 7 novembre 2014

manetNew York – Christie’s is delighted to confirm that the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is the new owner of Edouard Manet’s Le Printemps (Springtime), sold at Christie’s New York Wednesday night for $65,125,000 (£41,028,750 / €52,100,000) after an epic bidding battle between private and institutional clients from the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The price set a new auction record for any work by Manet, nearly doubling the artist’s previous auction record of US$33.3 million, set in 2010.
Of the 30 paintings that Manet exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1882 over the course of his lifetime, Le Printemps was the last remaining in private hands. Proceeds from its sale will benefit a private American foundation supporting environmental, public health and other charitable causes.
“This is a true masterpiece with an exceptional history, from its first viewing at the Paris Salon to Washington D.C.’s National Gallery of Art, where it has been on loan for the past two decades,” noted Brooke Lampley, Head of Impressionist and Modern Art for Christie’s Americas. “It is fitting that one of our finest American museums would now acquire it for their permanent collection, where it can continue to be enjoyed by the public within the context of the museum’s rich Impressionist holdings. We couldn’t be more pleased to officially announce this exciting news with the Getty today.”
Manet’s Le Printemps was the star lot of Christie’s Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on Wednesday, which achieved an overall sale total of $165,635,000 (£104,350,050/ € 132,508,000), and was 90% sold by lot and 87% by value. Of the 39 works offered, 1 lot sold for over $50 million, 6 sold for over $5 million, and 31 sold for over $1 million. 38% of lots sold above the high estimate, and 23% of lots sold within the pre-sale estimate range. Three additional sales, Works on Paper, the Day Sale, and an online-only auction of Picasso Ceramics will complete this week’s sales series.
While the record price for Manet drove the evening’s headlines, the sale was also notable for consistently high sell-through rates at the middle market level, between $500,000 and $5 million. For example, works priced in the $1-2 million range were 92% sold by lot. Similarly, works priced in the $2-5 million range were 93% sold by lot. Together, these impressive rates are an indication that collectors are seeking high-quality Impressionist and Modern art across a broad spectrum of prices.
“Christie’s is committed to presenting our clients with opportunities at every price level of the market,” noted Lampley. “The overall results and sell-through rates of our New York Evening Sale show that our strategy of building a closely-edited sale of high-quality artworks matched to current collecting tastes is a winning one, and we look forward to our next major sale series in this category in London in February.”Impressionist and Cubist works proved particularly appealing to clients this season, with 100% of the sale’s Impressionist and Cubist offerings sold — an indication of heightened interest in this movement as well as the great rarity of the works offered. The Cubist selection was led by a collection of three works from the Melamed Family Collection, which totaled $10,151,000, including:
o PABLO PICASSO, Figure, paper collage, pen and black ink and pencil on paper, 1913, price realized: $4,309,000
o GINO SEVERINI, Etude pour Autoportrait au canotier, charcoal, pastel and white and blue chalk on buff paper, 1912-1913, price realized: $4,757,000 – a new auction record for a work by the artist in this medium.
Additional Cubist Highlights
o Juan Gris, Verre et carafe sur une table, price realized: $1,085,000
o Pablo Picasso, Guitare, price realized: $5,317,000
o Georges Braque, Guitare et rhum, price realized: $4,645,000
Further works from the Melamed Collection are featured in Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper sales, which continue Thursday.(manet)

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From Pinocchio to Harry Potter from 1862 to 2014

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 7 novembre 2014

mazzitelliToronto Thursday, November 13, 2014 4:00pm-6:00pm 100 St. Joseph Street – Carr Hall 404 Presented by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura; Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto FROM PINOCCHIO TO HARRY POTTER, FROM 1862 TO 2014. The World of Publishing in Italy Through the Eyes of the Adriano Salani Editore, a lecture by Mariagrazia Mazzitelli, editorial director of Adriano Salani. The lecture is part of the Goggio Lectures and International Conferences hosted by the Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto.
The lecture will give an overview of the publishing market in Italy — dominated by large editorial groups but also a huge number of small family imprints — through the publications of Adriano Salani editore. Established in Florence in 1862, Salani is one of the oldest publishing house still in business. Its catalogue includes international authors and Italian authors translated into many languages. Its history is the history of a country through two centuries. Its illustrations anticipates the arrival of new media.
Mariagrazia Mazzitelli graduated in Foreign Languages and received her doctorate in Russian Literature in 1985. In the same year she started working in publishing as editor at Electa, leader in art and architecture books; later she continued in the educational division of Elemond (Electa, Einaudi, Mondadori) in charge of a cultural review. Since 1995 she joined Salani (an imprint of GEMS Gruppo Editoriale Mauri Spagnol, the first independent publishing group in Italy), and in 2000 she was named editorial director for adult and children’s books. In the recent years she has been invited to take part in many international and national literary and editorial events. She lives and works in Milan.Free admission.

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New Bank Leak Shows How Rich Exploit Tax Haven Loopholes

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 7 novembre 2014

bankingGovernment officials and their families and associates in China, Azerbaijan, Russia, Canada, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, Mongolia and other countries have embraced the use of covert companies and bank accounts.
The mega-rich use complex offshore structures to own mansions, yachts, art masterpieces and other assets, gaining tax advantages and anonymity not available to average people.
Many of the world’s top’s banks – including UBS, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank – have aggressively worked to provide their customers with secrecy-cloaked companies in the British Virgin Islands and other offshore hideaways.
A well-paid industry of accountants, middlemen and other operatives has helped offshore patrons shroud their identities and business interests, providing shelter in many cases to money laundering or other misconduct.
Ponzi schemers and other large-scale fraudsters routinely use offshore havens to pull off their shell games and move their ill-gotten gains.
The identities of thousands of wealthy offshore clients of a major Channel Isles private bank have been leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.The individuals include donors to the British government, which has been outspoken against tax havens, and some of the most prominent people in British life.The ICIJ has exclusively allowed The Guardian newspaper to analyze more than 20,000 of the names, all of whom had dealings with a discreet Jersey, Channel Islands branch of Kleinwort Benson, a famous London firm which specializes in “wealth management.”In the interests of transparency, ICIJ and The Guardian will publish some of their findings over the coming days, detailing the offshore links of political donors; international celebrities; judges; sportsmen; businessmen; and British aristocrats.Names range from vacuum cleaner tycoon James Dyson to Hollywood actor Mel Gibson. Today The Guardian identifies party donors who over the years have paid more than £8m to the governing Conservative party.One of the recipients of donations is Britain’s newly-promoted financial services minister, Andrea Leadsom, who has run into a “Cash for Office” allegation after she told The Guardian she was unaware of the size of large offshore donations to the Conservatives made by her own family.(font Icij abstract)

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Tumore al polmone

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 7 novembre 2014

sigaretteNel 2014 in Italia 12.000 donne si ammaleranno di tumore del polmone. Soprattutto nel nord del Paese: nelle Regioni settentrionali, infatti, si registra un numero doppio di casi rispetto al sud della Penisola. Il principale fattore di rischio anche per la donna è il fumo di sigaretta. Un vizio che sta diventando sempre più “rosa”: il 18,9% della popolazione femminile è tabagista. “Novembre è il mese di sensibilizzazione mondiale per questa malattia – commenta la prof.ssa Silvia Novello, Presidente della onlus Women Against Lung Cancer in Europe (WALCE, http://www.womenagainstlungcancer.eu) e docente presso l’Università degli Studi di Torino –. Il tumore al polmone è la prima causa di morte per cancro a livello mondiale e la stigmatizzazione di questi pazienti non ha più senso di esistere. Per questo, oggi parte il nostro progetto “Come star meglio con un ‘trucco’”: laboratori di make-up, organizzati per piccoli gruppi di donne sottoposte a trattamenti chemio-radioterapici, con la presenza di esperti di cosmesi. La campagna si articolerà su tutto il territorio nazionale, per offrire a centinaia di persone l’opportunità di vivere un’esperienza unica, in un momento difficile della loro vita. L’iniziativa è rivolta soprattutto a quei centri che non dispongono di programmi di questo genere, per diffondere capillarmente alcune importanti nozioni sul tumore del polmone”. WALCE Onlus è l’associazione europea nata nel 2006 per sostenere e informare i malati oncologici e i loro familiari nella lotta contro questa patologia. Da oggi al 24 novembre, presso 14 Servizi di Oncologia italiani, alcune esperte di trucco che collaborano con WALCE coordineranno un incontro dedicato al make-up per una decina di pazienti, che verranno aiutate con accorgimenti e strategie utili per attenuare gli effetti collaterali delle terapie. Il 13 novembre l’iniziativa sbarcherà anche ad Atene. “Sono interventi pratici e di supporto – aggiunge la prof.ssa Novello –, che aiutano a migliorare l’aspetto fisico delle donne e la loro qualità di vita. In questo modo riusciamo a intervenire anche sull’adesione alle cure e, quindi, il progetto è un ulteriore stimolo nella lotta quotidiana contro la malattia”. La seduta di make-up si differenzia da altre iniziative simili perché si affianca a “Per saperne di più”: programma informativo-educazionale, indirizzato a pazienti oncologici, ai familiari e al pubblico, per offrire a tutti un’occasione di confronto con l’esperto e la possibilità di porre domande sulla patologia, sulla sintomatologia, sui fattori di rischio, sulla diagnostica e su altri temi correlati. Ecco tutte le ‘tappe’ della campagna “Come star meglio con un ‘trucco’” di WALCE, con i referenti locali: 6 novembre Ospedale di Montecchio Maggiore (VI) dott.sse Cristina Oliani e Samuela Binato; 10 novembre Avellino (A.O.S.G. Moscati, dott. Cesare Gridelli, Antonio Rossi e Giuseppe Colantuoni) e Torino (A.O.U. San Luigi di Orbassano, prof.ssa Silvia Novello); 14 novembre Roma (A.O. San Giovanni Addolorata, dott.ssa Olga Martelli); 15 novembre Cuneo (A.I.L. – Sezione di Cuneo “Paolo Rubino”, dott.ssa Ida Colatonio); 17 novembre Ceglie Messapica e Francavilla Fontana (BR, Ospedale Dario Camberlingo, dott.ssa Annamaria Miccianza), Messina (A.O.O.R. Papardo-Piemonte, prof. Vincenzo Adamo), A.O.U. di Parma (dott. Marcello Tiseo) e A.O.U. di Sassari (dott. Lorenzo Cordero e Carlo Putzu) ; 18 novembre Bari (Istituto Tumori “Giovanni Paolo II”, dott.ssa Anna Maria Catino); 19 novembre Catania (A.O. Cannizzaro, dott. Giuseppe Banna) e Lecce (Ospedale Vito Fazzi, dott.ssa Silvana Leo); 22 novembre Sondalo (SO, Presidio Ospedaliero E. Morelli, dott. Giuseppe Valmadre); 24 novembre Pordenone (A.O. “S. Maria degli Angeli”, dott. Alessandro Del Conte)

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Calo consumi

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 7 novembre 2014

confcommercio consumiI dati di Confcommercio sul livello dei consumi indicano una contrazione dello 0,2% rispetto ad Agosto e dello 0,6% rispetto all’anno precedente. E questa situazione – dichiara in una nota il presidente nazionale Confeuro, Rocco Tiso – non può che evidenziare l’urgenza di interventi volti a rilanciare la capacità di acquisto delle famiglie.
L’agricoltura – prosegue Tiso – è il settore che più di tutti, occupandosi della salvaguardia e della tutela dei bisogni di prima necessità, è in grado di garantire maggiore equità. Evidentemente è proprio per questa ragione che è stato marginalizzato da un governo che si è palesemente schiacciato sulle richieste delle grandi industrie.
Le risorse dello Stato non possono essere impiegate per alleggerire le tasse di chi molto spesso ha già fatto ampiamente uso dei soldi pubblici o magari ha portato il lavoro all’estero, ma devono andare invece nella direzione di soccorrere le PMI in difficoltà e di rilanciare quei settori come il primario che hanno scritto la storia del Bel Paese. E’ questo – conclude Tiso – il vero cambiamento.

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