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‘Memory of a Surreal Journey’, The Art of the Surreal

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 febbraio 2023

London Memory of a Surreal Journey: Property from an Important San Francisco Bay Area Collection’ will be presented across The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale on 28 February and the Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper Sale on 3 March 2023. The pre-sale exhibitions will take place in Hong Kong from 7 to 10 February, and London from 22 to 28 February 2023.– Christie’s will offer ‘Memory of a Surreal Journey: Property from an Important San Francisco Bay Area’, a collection of 25 works dedicated to showcasing the magical interpretations of the world by leading artists of the surrealist movement across Europe, Latin America, and America. The collection was built over more than two decades around a formative trip to Mexico, the country described by André Breton as “the Surrealist place, par excellence”, with a particular lens on female artists; Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington, Dorothea Tanning, Leonor Fini, and Stella Snead. Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo will be offered in Christie’s The Art of the Surreal sale platform for the first time, as will work by Gordon Onslow Ford and Wolfgang Paalen. Further highlights include seminal paintings by Óscar Domínguez, André Masson, René Magritte, and Yves Tanguy. The collectors focused their attention on those perceived to be more traditional Surrealists, such as René Magritte, André Masson, and Yves Tanguy, only after acquiring paintings by the Surrealists in exile. Magritte, Masson, and Tanguy all became a later interest with detailed research leading the collectors’ quest to find the finest examples by these artists. Olivier Camu, Deputy Chairman, Impressionist and Modern Art, Christie’s: “It is an honour for Christie’s to have been entrusted with the sale of this extraordinary collection of 25 surrealist works of art. Apart from the quality of each and every work, which is the result of over 20 years of collecting and careful searching for certain artists and for the ‘right’ work, what makes this collection unique is its sheer breadth of vision. Indeed, this wonderful collecting couple has searched across frontiers or ‘beyond borders’ and put together a group of works which includes not only European, but also North and Latin American Surrealism. Another marvellous aspect of this collection is that it includes works by some of the most influential Surrealist women artists, including Varo, Carrington, Tanning, and Fini. Many international exhibitions have recently focused on new interpretations of surrealism and have rightly highlighted the pioneering females of the movement. These include ‘Surrealism Beyond Borders’ at the Metropolitan Museum, New York and Tate Modern, London; ‘Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity’ at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and of course, the title of the Venice Biennale in 2022, which directly referenced Leonora Carrington’s children’s book ‘The Milk of Dreams’. It is within this art historical zeitgeist that this distinguished collection sits. It is likely to draw global interest, and highlights our position in the market as the only house to offer a dedicated Surreal sale in London, now in its 22nd year.”

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René Magritte highlights the Art of the Surreal Evening Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 gennaio 2023

London – René Magritte’s lyrical gouache Le retour (circa 1950, estimate: £4,000,000-6,000,000) will highlight the 22nd edition of Christie’s annual The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale, which will take place on 28 February 2023. Le retour presents a dream-like variation on one of René Magritte’s most poetic motifs: the oiseau de ciel, or ‘sky-bird,’ whose form, captured mid-flight, appears to be hewn from the very environment it inhabits. The subject had first emerged in the artist’s 1940 composition Le retour, now in the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and later in Le baiser (1951) (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston). The motif had evolved by the time Magritte created Le baiser, depicting similar subject matter to Le retour (circa 1950) but this time, completely inverting the earlier scenario, with night replacing day in the body of the bird, while the surrounding seascape remained bathed in the soft light of the overcast sky. As such, these two works may be considered pendant pieces, exploring a contrasting but similar visual conundrum. Last seen publicly when auctioned by Christie’s in 2004, Le retour will be on view in New York from 28 to 31 January and Hong Kong from 7 to10 February before being exhibited in London from 22 to 28 February 2023. The variation of one of Magritte’s most recognised themes in Le retour provides a fascinating insight into his practice, especially in relation to his gouaches. While he sometimes created works on paper that were essentially reprisals of subjects previously explored in oil, he explained to the American collector Barnet Hodes, that his works needed to be ‘rethought’ rather than merely reproduced through gouache. The medium allowed him to disseminate his core visual ideas/concepts to a wider audience. The colour allowing him to convey the full meaning of the image, describing texture and weight, the smooth surface of the gouache allowing him to heighten the surreality of the image, and accentuate the fissures or leaps of logic at play in the composition. Over the course of his artistic career, Magritte became increasingly adept at converting his vision of the mysteries of the world into pictures that, through their icon-like simplicity, conveyed their messages all the more strikingly.

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L’Hôtel Drouot célèbre l’art moderne

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 23 novembre 2022

Paris 9 Rue Drouot, Paris, Francia. Entre la fin du mois de novembre et la mi-décembre, l’Hôtel Drouot célèbre l’art moderne avec six ventes qui sauront ravir les amateurs d’art et collectionneurs. De rares oeuvres d’Albert Marquet, Jean Dubuffet et Jean Tinguely passeront sous le marteau aux côtés d’une performance de Salvador Dali et d’un duel d’escrimeuses de Germaine Richier. Composé de plusieurs filiales, le Groupe Drouot est un acteur incontournable du marché de l’art. L’Hôtel Drouot, situé au cœur de Paris, est la plus grande place de ventes aux enchères publiques au monde, depuis 1852. 15 salles de ventes sont proposées à plus de 60 maisons de ventes. L’émulation générée par une offre annuelle de 230 000 œuvres d’art issues de 21 grandes spécialités – de l’Antiquité au street art –, attire quelques 3 000 enchérisseurs chaque jour. La plateforme digitale du Groupe, Drouot.com, propose des ventes digitales – Live (retransmission et participation aux enchères en direct), Online-only (ventes aux enchères dématérialisées) et Buy Now (ventes de lots à prix fixes). Près de 2 millions d’objets sont proposés par 780 maisons de ventes. L’actualité des enchères est relayée chaque semaine par La Gazette Drouot, l’hebdomadaire de référence du marché de l’art et du patrimoine édité par Auctionspress.

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The Others Art Fair

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 3 novembre 2022

Torino torna dal 3 al 6 Novembre 2022 nel Padiglione 3 Torino Esposizioni – Via Petrarca 39 b portando in città un dibattito sempre più inclusivo nel mondo dell’arte, in un confronto tra artisti di generazioni e provenienze differenti, all’insegna della sperimentazione dei linguaggi. Giunta alla sua undicesima edizione, The Others 2022 Art Fair rafforza la sua identità internazionale portando sotto la Mole oltre sessanta espositori provenienti da Albania, Austria, Danimarca, Francia, Germania, Giappone, Gran Bretagna, Grecia, Paesi Bassi, Perù, Slovacchia e Svizzera, solo per citarne alcuni. Oltre sessanta le realtà coinvolte tra gallerie, spazi non profit e artist run space che proporranno il lavoro di artisti affermati e giovani talenti, da sempre fulcro della manifestazione e trend-setter capaci di anticipare e influenzare il futuro. Ma non solo, perché anche quest’anno non mancheranno le collaborazioni con alcuni dei più importanti festival della città, un fitto programma musicale e, grande novità di questa XI edizione, anche la partecipazione della Fondazione Quadriennale di Roma, per scoprire l’arte contemporanea in tutte le sue diverse essenze. Un’edizione, dunque, all’insegna del crossover tra linguaggi e generazioni artistiche differenti, messa a punto da un comitato curatoriale caratterizzato da un’identità fortemente interdisciplinare e, ancora una volta, al femminile. Quest’anno, infatti, il board curatoriale è composto da Daniela Grabosch, artista tedesca attiva a Vienna particolarmente attenta alla cultura performativa, da Lydia Pribisova, curatrice alla Kunstalle di Bratislava e redattrice per l’edizione dell’est Europa di Flash Art, e da Marta Orsola Sironi, impegnata sia nella programmazione di co_atto, spazio non profit a Milano, sia in progetti nomadici che indagano la stretta relazione tra giustizia ambientale e sociale e il femminismo intersezionale.The Others si riconferma dunque come una piattaforma di incontro e di scambio di esperienze, in merito a quelle che sono le priorità attuali del sistema dell’arte, distinguendosi per la sua vocazione provocatoria, eccentrica e internazionale capace di catalizzare e sprigionare ogni anno nuova energia creativa. Fil rouge dell’undicesima edizione è il focus sul dialogo intergenerazionale, un’esplorazione affrontata da molti dei progetti che verranno esposti in fiera. Inoltre, come ormai da tradizione, è centrale la riflessione sui temi d’attualità, a partire dalla relazione tra uomo e nuove tecnologie, fulcro della ricerca condotta dall’artista di origine ucraina Ira Lupu (presentata dalla galleria londinese Darling Pearls & Co.) che accende i riflettori sul rapporto paradossale tra intimità e distanza, connessione e disconnessione, corpo fisico e corpo elettronico raccontato attraverso le esperienze di un gruppo di lavoratrici del sesso online ucraine. Largo spazio anche all’indagine su femminilità, bellezza, potere e linguaggio, a cui è dedicato tra gli altri anche il lavoro presentato dalla galleria Bloc Art con il lavoro di 4 giovani artiste peruviane che attraverso tecniche artistiche legate alla tradizione (ceramica, tessile, performance e fotografia) raccontano l’universo femminile contemporaneo. E, ancora, il rapporto tra Oriente e Occidente, fulcro del progetto proposto dall’AAIE Center for Contemporary Art sulla fusione tra classico e contemporaneo, grazie al lavoro di quattro artisti asiatici emergenti che riflettono sul legame tra presente e passato, e su come la contemporaneità interagisca con la storia, diventando un tutt’uno. L’XI edizione di The Others conferma ancora la sua identità multidisciplinare e aggregante anche nell’Area Garden del Padiglione 3 di Torino Esposizioni, proponendo una programmazione musicale ricercata e d’avanguardia, una selezione di prelibatezze culinarie e i drink del magazzino più alternativo di Torino. The Others Sound, il programma musicale curato per il secondo anno da TUM animerà infatti gli spazi esterni della fiera fino a tarda notte, da giovedì 3 novembre fino a domenica 6 novembre. Quattro appuntamenti che vedranno in consolle dj e artisti di fama nazionale e internazionale, tra i nomi più interessanti del momento, per un viaggio dall’elettronica al jazz che intende trasformare la rassegna in un crossover tra tutte le espressioni della creatività. Un lungo weekend per immergersi nel mondo dell’arte lasciandosi travolgere anche dalle infinite sperimentazioni del sound più contemporaneo. Parteciperanno alla fiera il Festival delle Colline Torinesi, il Torino Graphic Days, il Festival Piedicavallo, lo Share Festival e il Torino Fringe Festival.Fuori dai confini regionali, presente quest’anno a Torino Esposizioni anche l’istituzione italiana per la promozione dell’arte contemporanea: la Fondazione Quadriennale di Roma sarà a The Others a esporre le sue attività di ricerca e promozione dell’arte italiana nel biennio 2022-2024. Ad attenderci, modalità inedite come l’intervento on site di Marco Raparelli che nel giorno di apertura della fiera realizzerà live un wall drawing descrittivo della complessa articolazione delle attività avviate.Numerosi anche i premi che verranno assegnati nei giorni della manifestazione, tra questi le acquisizioni da parte di Behnood Foundation, Zenato Academy e la Residenza d’Artista del Fondo Piero D’Amore. In particolare, The Others insieme al partner “Operæ” (www.operae.art) annunciano l’istituzione della prima edizione del “Premio Operæ” per l’Arte Contemporanea con l’obiettivo di acquisire un’opera da inserire nella nascente “Collezione Operæ”.L’identità di The Others, factory e piattaforma dedicata all’arte emergente, palcoscenico internazionale dove si amplifica il dibattito critico tra realtà diverse, si riflette infine anche nella Call for Curators promossa per il secondo anno consecutivo con l’obiettivo di incoraggiare la ricerca curatoriale e offrire a 3 giovani curatori meritevoli under 30 (o collettivi curatoriali) la possibilità di presentare un Progetto Curatoriale per The Others 2022. I vincitori riceveranno un premio in denaro e l’opportunità di presentare il proprio progetto in una vetrina di particolare pregio durante la settimana dell’Arte torinese, gli spazi espositivi con i quali collaboreranno beneficeranno di uno stand gratuito. Ad aggiudicarsi il bando sono stati tre diversi progetti internazionali proposti da Lena Peyrard (Parigi – Francia), Eladio Aguilera Hermoso (Siviglia – Spagna) e Louisa Behr (Colonia – Germania) che indagano rispettivamente il rapporto dell’uomo con la natura, la rappresentazione nel mondo digitale contemporaneo, la stregoneria moderna come forma di sovversione emancipatrice e rappresentazione della pratica femminista.

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Christie’s Modern British Irish Art Evening Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 8 ottobre 2022

London. Christie’s Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale, on 19 October 2022, will be led by L.S. Lowry’s Going to the Match, which is being offered by The Players Foundation. Estimated at £5,000,000-8,000,000, the painting is poised to set a new world auction record for the artist. Two further paintings by Lowry will also be presented: On the Sands (1946, estimate: £600,000-800,000) and a rare full-length portrait titled Unemployed (1937, estimate: £1,000,000-1,500,000). Further highlights include Abstract (1940, estimate: £70,000-100,000), one of only five abstract paintings created by Barbara Hepworth at that time and Marlow Moss’ White and Black (1948, estimate: £100,000-150,000), which the artist gifted to her long-term partner, the writer Netty Nijhoff. A group of four sculptures by Henry Moore include two works from the collection of the artist’s great friends David and Laura Finn. Three works gifted directly by the artists to the late Robert and Shirley Robins feature a painting by Patrick Heron and two sculptures by Barbara Hepworth that have never been seen publicly before. In addition, William Nicholson’s The Marquess of Wellington Jug (1920, estimate: £120,000-180,000) was formerly in the collection of critically acclaimed British actress, Dame Vivien Leigh while Graham Sutherland’s The Bow (1962, estimate: £80,000-120,000) previously belonged to Sir Elton John.

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Museion arte club

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 agosto 2022

Bolzano Sabato 27 agosto dalle ore 10.00 alle ore 22.00 Piazza Piero Siena 1 Museion presenta il secondo appuntamento di OCCUPY MUSEION evento parte del programma di Museion Art Club: 12 ore di musica all’aperto con dj set organizzati in collaborazione con 14 collettivi di musica elettronica attivi in Alto Adige.Museion Art Club è un incubatore e un amplificatore, che offre spazio, visibilità e networking, alla scena creativa locale, generando una interazione indipendente tra il museo e i promotori del cambiamento urbano; ideato da Museion Art Club Forum, un gruppo di nove giovani esterni all’istituzione che elaborano liberamente formati rivolti al pubblico, ha l’obiettivo di accelerare la cultura contemporanea in Alto Adige.OCCUPY MUSEION è il contenitore di una serie di eventi che mirano a facilitare azioni all’interno e all’esterno dello spazio museale, con musica, performance, arti visive e molto altro ancora.Questo secondo appuntamento si svolgerà interamente open air nei prati adiacenti il Lungo Talvera degli Alpini, davanti a Museion, dalle ore 10.00 alle ore 22.00, scandito in tre capitoli: techno brunch, techno picnic e techno aperitivo.Durante la giornata, un altro momento di grande importanza per le comunità locali, sarà la presentazione del loro Manifesto: attraverso il palco di Museion – che rappresenta un’occasione unica e di grande valore – verrà data voce alle loro richieste di maggiore supporto da parte delle istituzioni per creare uno spazio in cui esprimersi, oltre che definire il proprio ruolo creativo nel territorio. Orari di apertura: martedì – domenica ore 10-18. Lunedì chiusoGiovedì: ore 10-22, con entrata libera dalle ore 18. Visita guidata gratuita alle ore 19 Ingresso: intero 10 €, ridotto 5,00€

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Art du Vietnam, arts d’Asie

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 giugno 2022

Paris, France Salle 9 – Hôtel Drouot – 9, rue Drouot Le 17 juin, en pleine effervescence suscitée par le Printemps Asiatique, la maison Delon – Hoebanx proposera aux enchères le contenu de l’ancienne collection de Sa Majesté Nam Phuong, dernière impératrice du Vietnam. La collection renferme d’importants jades et porcelaines. Symbole de la vie éternelle ou du pouvoir absolu, le jade est une pierre qui a toujours suscité un engouement important. En Extrême-Orient, selon sa qualité et ses couleurs, cette pierre peut être plus précieuse que l’or et le diamant. La rareté de cette dernière pourrait être une explication mais pas seulement. La beauté, la pureté, la noblesse, le pouvoir et la vie qu’elle symbolise ont bien plus de valeurs. Offrir un jade à quelqu’un est synonyme d’une amitié éternelle. La vente compte plusieurs pièces importantes, dont le bol de l’empereur Tu Duc. Sculpté dans un jade clair en léger relief, à décor de deux dragons à la recherche de la perle sacrée, le revers de l’objet révèle la marque de l’empereur ; le bol est estimé entre 30 000 et 50 000 €.

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The art of literature exhibition

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 Maggio 2022

Christie’s announces The Art of Literature, part of London Now, an exhibition showcasing a selection of artistic masterpieces inspired by literature through the ages. From depictions of scenes from Virgil’s Aeneid by the Old Masters, to the collaboration between artist Peter Doig and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, the connection between the visual and literary arts has given birth to extraordinary objects and texts. Artists and novelists, craftsmen and authors, painters and poets, have long referred to each other’s work for inspiration, creating a rich and venerable tradition which continues to this day.Curated by the next generation of Christie’s specialists, co-curators of The Art of Literature, Victoria Gramm (Specialist, Post-War and Contemporary Art); Mark Wiltshire (Specialist, Books and Manuscripts) and Annabelle Scholar (Client Advisor, Client Advisory EMEA) comment, ‘It has been a pleasure to explore the connections between art and literature over the centuries, from illuminated manuscripts and canvases depicting Classical myths, to more contemporary connections between painting and poetry. We have united a fascinating selection embodying some of these connections, and look forward to welcoming visitors to Christie’s King Street to enjoy an exhibition which unites literary and artistic greats.’Presented in two separate chapters, the first, The Art of Literature: Loan and Selling Exhibition will run from 6 June to 14 July. Comprising 50 works, the exhibition is curated to present the finest examples of works from categories including 20th and 21st Century Art, Islamic Art, Books and Manuscripts, Old Masters, 19th Century Art and Decorative Arts. One highlight is Marlene Dumas, Magdalena (Venus), on loan, (illustrated below left) dating from 1995. The artwork of South African-born Dumas is inherently literary; her poems, which are written as a complement to her paintings, often tie together literary and artistic threads. In the case of Magdalena (Venus), the artist has written a poem with multi-layered allusions referencing Vladimir Nabokov, Sandro Botticelli and Simone de Beauvoir. These contrasting sources point to the complexity of the presentation of the female body in the history of art and literature. A unique illuminated manuscript of Aesop’s Fables in French dating from c.1495 is another exceptional highlight (illustrated below right). This literary masterpiece, combining text and painting in a single beautiful object, is the only known illuminated copy of Julien Macho’s popular French translation, with additional works by other fabulists, richly illustrated with sixty-six miniatures by an artist associated with the Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse. All but one fable is illustrated with a miniature depicting a central episode, sometimes even two, of the tale. The scenes are animated and precise evocations of the famous fables.Also of particular note is John William Waterhouse’s Tristram and Isolde (illustrated above). Often termed ‘the last Pre-Raphaelite’, Waterhouse painted this picture some 70 years after the formation of the Brotherhood. It shows the enduring appeal of Arthurian myth – in this episode of the chivalric romance, Irish princess Isolde offers the Cornish knight Tristram a chalice containing poison so they will not be forced to part – which has been substituted for a love potion. Painted at the height of the First World War, the picture carries undertones of romantic nationalism.

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Christie’s Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 14 marzo 2022

LONDON – Christie’s Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale, taking place on 22 March 2022, will be led by Bridget Riley’s Gala (estimate: £2,500,000-3,500,000), a pioneering painting from the artist’s curving-colour series. A rare seascape by L.S. Lowry will be presented alongside a village scene by the artist while a landscape by David Bomberg, The Bridge and the River Tajo, Ronda (1935, estimate: £850,000-1,200,000), depicts one of the artist’s Spanish landscapes. Sir John Lavery’s The Croquet Party (1890-93, estimate: £1,200,000-1,800,000) is a large-scale musing on the evolution of social and sporting interaction within society in the late 19th century. Modern sculpture is represented in the sale with large-scale works by Dame Elisabeth Frink, William Turnbull and Lynn Chadwick. In addition, Dame Barbara Hepworth’s Coré, (1960 estimate: £500,000-800,000) and Hollow Oval (January) (1965, estimate: £200,00-300,000) are presented. Ben Nicholson’s October 1949 (Rangitane) (estimate: £700,000-1,000,000), created in 1949 for the New Zealand Shipping Company’s steamship the M.V. Rangitane, is showcased together with 1936 (white relief) (estimate: £1,500,000-2,500,000). His father, Sir William Nicholson’s painting Miss Simpson’s Boots (1919, estimate: £300,000-500,000) has been in the same private family collection for 80 years. The Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale will take place on 22 March 2022 and will be live and livestreamed to our clients globally.Angus Granlund, Head of Evening Sale, Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale: “Following the success of the 20/21 Shanghai to London series at the beginning of the month, the March season at Christie’s continues with the Modern British and Irish Art Evening and Day Sales. The Evening Sale will be led by Bridget Riley’s captivating Gala from a seminal period of her career in the 1970s which saw her translate colour frequency to the canvas. Ben Nicholson’s October 1949 (Rangitane) and 1936 (white relief) harmoniously complement two exquisite sculptures by Barbara Hepworth from the 1960s. Large-scale works by Dame Elisabeth Frink and Lynn Chadwick complete the sculptural selection in the Evening Sale. A rare, empty seascape by L.S. Lowry is seen alongside a musing on rural life in The Village Street. One of the most significant ‘Wrestler’ paintings by Sir Peter Blake, a previously unseen Frank Bowling ‘Poured Painting’ and a bold still life by Sir William Nicholson are further highlights. We look forward to welcoming our clients to the London galleries.”

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Mackinnon – Fine Furniture and Works of Art Christie’s

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 18 ottobre 2021

London On 10 November, Christie’s will offer Mackinnon: Fine Furniture and Works of Art in a live auction, marking ten years since the gallery opened in St. James’s, London. Mackinnon Fine Furniture is known for fine 18th century and early 19th century furniture by celebrated makers such as Chippendale, Vile & Cobb and Gillows, with an emphasis on distinguished provenance. The sale presents a curated group of 170 lots, led by an important George III ormolu-mounted Indian rosewood and yew-wood marquetry serpentine commode by Ince & Mayhew (estimate: £80,000-120,000) and red japanned seat furniture supplied by Giles Grendey originally part of the famous Lazcano suite made for the Duke of Infantado circa 1735-40 (armchairs estimate: £80,000-120,000; side chairs estimate: £30,000-50,000). The pre-sale exhibition is open to the public from the 6 November to the 9 November.Further highlights include crisply carved George II mahogany and silk velvet armchairs thought to be made by John Hodson for Francis Greville, 1st Earl Brooke of Warwick at Warwick Castle circa 1750 (estimate: £70,000-100,000); a pair of throne-like George II giltwood armchairs from the suite supplied 1770-75 to Sir John Mordaunt Cope, 8 Bt., of Bramshill Park (estimate: £30,000-50,000); and the Kingstone Lisle kneehole Chinese-export lacquer desk (estimate: £10,000-15,000, illustrated above).Charles Mackinnon of Mackinnon Fine Furniture comments: “Just over ten years ago, I opened my own gallery on Ryder Street, St James’s, where I operate today, specialising principally in fine 18th century English furniture. Great antique furniture speaks for itself in its fluidity of design, quality of materials and patina gathered over time. The historical background, the provenance, of the pieces we handle on a daily basis has always particularly appealed to me. As the business has developed, so our collection of antiques has grown, now to such an extent that it has outgrown the gallery and our warehouse. We are delighted to be working closely with Christie’s in offering this selection from our stock. Celebrated names such as Hagley, Newhailes, Lazcano, Warwick, Bramshill, Horlick and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, are amongst the provenance of some of the pieces in this sale. Meanwhile, it is of course very much business as normal and we are continuing to make new acquisitions taking the gallery forward for the next chapter. The thrill of the chase continues.” Peter Horwood, Head of English Furniture, Christie’s London comments: “Christie’s is thrilled to be offering this group of fine English furniture from Charlie Mackinnon to mark ten years since the opening of his gallery Mackinnon Fine Furniture in St. James’s. Mackinnon is established as an important destination for collectors, connoisseurs and decorators who recognise Charlie’s particular style, his eye for design and quality and who appreciate his focus on provenance. This sale is an opportunity to acquire distinguished and beautiful pieces while also paving the way for the next decade.”

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Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale is Now Online for Browsing

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 10 ottobre 2021

LONDON – Christie’s Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale, taking place on 20 October 2021, is a key auction in the 20th / 21st Century October season, which encompasses sales in both London and Paris. The auction will be led by Sir Winston Churchill’s The Bridge at Aix-en-Provence, which was gifted to the Swiss paint manufacturer, Willy Sax, who supplied Churchill with his artistic materials. Two sculptures by Elisabeth Frink; Lying Down Horse II (1985, £300,000-500,000) and Barking Dog (1981, estimate: £100,000-150,000), commissioned by Kirk and Anne Douglas, will highlight the Evening and Day Sales respectively. A group of three paintings by Samuel John Peploe, including Flowers and Fruits (circa 1920, estimate: £500,000-700,000), are being offered in the year that marks the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth in Edinburgh. L.S. Lowry’s The Mill, Early Morning (1961, estimate: £500,000-800,000) has not been seen on the market for 50 years and is presented alongside Rising Street (circa 1940, estimate: £500,000-800,000) and Viaduct Works, Manchester (1959, estimate: £400,000-600,0000). Gerald Laing’s Lotus in the Sunset, thought to have been lost, is offered at auction for the first time, highlighting a section dedicated to British Pop Art that also includes works by Patrick Caulfield, Antony Donaldson and Eduardo Paolozzi. Further highlights include a rediscovered Marlow Moss, Spheres and Curved Line (1945, estimate: £40,000-60,000), Barbara Hepworth’s Curved Form with Inner Form (Anima) (1959, estimate: £300,000-500,000), from the Everson Museum of Art, and Jack Butler Yeats’ A Sea Town (1931, estimate: £200,000-300,000), formerly in the collection of B.J. Eastwood.

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Roma: “Summer Fashion and Art 2021”

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 14 giugno 2021

Il 19 giugno 2021 alle ore 18 avrà luogo a Roma presso la residenza della stilista Eleonora Altamore la VI Edizione dell’attesissimo Gran Galà di Moda, Arte e Solidarietà “Summer Fashion and Art 2021”. Il progetto dal titolo “Futurismo Astrale” è stato ideato e curato nella direzione artistica dalla stessa stilista che ha studiato con minuzia tutti i dettagli e con il suo raffinato e originale stile ha realizzato una perfetta alchimia tra creatività, cultura e arte. Il quadro moda è rappresentato dalla sfilata Haute Couture del Brand Eleonora Altamore Fashion Luxury dal titolo “Cassiopea Collection”. La collezione è ispirata al futurismo e in particolar modo ai dipinti e artisti della sua terra di origine: la Sicilia. Dichiara la stilista: ”In un lontano viaggio acquistai un libro che trattava di futurismo in Sicilia ed illustrava la prima mostra di artisti futuristi siciliani dei primi anni ‘20, tra Palermo e Taormina. Artisti meno conosciuti come Corona, Rizzo, Varvaro, D’Anna, realizzarono delle opere straordinarie utilizzando le nuove tecniche dell’aeropittura, con forme geometriche essenziali, dinamiche, plastiche, che portarono una ventata di novità in Sicilia, in risposta ai futuristi più noti del periodo come Balla, Marinetti, Guttuso, Boccioni. Sfogliando quel volume riccamente illustrato, avvenne in me l’ispirazione creativa e cominciai a sviluppare “Cassiopea” la collezione moda che prende il nome di una stella, perché le stelle ci regalano una visione romantica e misteriosa, luminose, lontane, accompagnano il nostro percorso di vita, irraggiungibili, ci regalano sogni ed immaginazioni terrestri ed extraterrestri. Cassiopea Collection distingue ogni abito ed accessorio con il nome di una stella. Dal pensiero avanguardista del “Manifesto” del Marinetti, nella mia personale interpretazione, le distanze temporali si annullano, si frantumano, si amalgamano, si solidificano per costruire un nuovo progetto che volge lo sguardo al futuro dando vita ad abiti dalle linee rigorosamente geometriche, dai colori e forme scolpite come fossero incisi in una tavola pitagorica dalla matrice simmetrica. Dalla visione della “Metamorfosi cosmica” del dipinto di Giulio D’Anna è nato l’abito simbolo di questa collezione stellare, ricoperto da una scintillante cascata di stelle, prende il nome di “Via Lattea”. Cassiopea collezione conceptual futurista è portatrice di un messaggio che si proietta oltre la dimensione terrena, legame imprescindibile tra passato e presente, che illumina l’odierno e spazia nel futuro”.Per quanto riguarda l’arte sarà una collettiva tutta al femminile. Quest’anno saranno sei le artiste presenti con le loro opere: Patrizia Dalla Valle, Lorenza Altamore, Maris Schiavo, Francesca Altamore, Aida Abdullaeva e Ester Campese.Per la solidarietà, questa edizione sarà a favore della Fondazione ANT Italia Onlus, assistenza nazionale tumori, la più ampia realtà no profit in Italia per l’assistenza socio-sanitaria domiciliare gratuita ai pazienti oncologici (www.ant.it).La serata sarà presentata dall’attrice di cinema e teatro Patrizia Pellegrino, testimonial del brand Altamore sarà l’attrice Milena Miconi. Il critico d’arte Prof. Enzo Dall’Ara presenterà gli artisti, si proseguirà con la sfilata “Cassiopea Collection” di Eleonora Altamore, la cena buffet accompagnata dai pregiati vini dell’Azienda Vitivinicola “Sancarraro” della famiglia Anselmi che coltiva vigneti da generazioni e produce uve di alta qualità nei vitigni in Sicilia, nei territori di Marsala, Petrosino e Mazara del Vallo, tra i più grandi al mondo per quantità d’uva conferita e ricchezza di viti presenti (www.sancarraro.eu)L’evento proseguirà con la lotteria solidale che metterà in palio alcune preziose creazioni del brand Altamore Fashion Luxury, una delle opere delle sei artiste, un’opera d’arte contemporanea donata dalla “Fondazione Menotti Art Festival Spoleto”, presieduta dal Prof. Luca Filipponi, dell’artista Silvio Craia, due long weekend nelle suite dell’Hotel “Mahara” a Mazara del Vallo, offerte dal proprietario Antonino Sammartano, da utilizzare nel corso del 2021, più un walking tour guidato dal Dott. Antonello Longo, per un’emozionante vacanza in Sicilia, tra mare, natura incontaminata, cultura e storia.In finale con la magica coreografia di spettacolari giochi pirotecnici dell’Azienda Pirofantasy (www.pirofantasy.it) che vanta più di 20 anni di esperienza e realizza tutte le esibizioni più moderne, uniche ed esclusive di fuochi artificiali, si potrà ammirare e gustare la fantastica e gigantesca torta artistica “Lettrice futurista”, ispirata dall’opera del futurista Giulio D’Anna.Durante la manifestazione si esibiranno le pianiste Barbara Cattabiani e Stella Camelia Enescu, la soprano Sara Pastore, la jazz vocalist Cinzia Tedesco e Tiziana Berardi che reciterà un canto della Divina Commedia, per celebrare i 700 anni dalla scomparsa del Sommo Poeta Dante Alighieri.Il “Summer Fashion and Art” proseguirà con musica dal vivo e DJ set. L’Associazione Tota Pulchra, presieduta da Monsignor Jean Marie Gervais, Prefetto Coadiutore del Capitolo Vaticano, sarà media partner. L’happening è realizzato anche grazie al sostegno della Contessa Erika Emma Fodré, Ambasciatrice dell’Ordine Mediceo per lo scambio tra le culture Italia e Ungheria. Le riprese TV verranno effettuate dalla produzione TV “Fondazione Francesco Raponi Onlus”, del Dott. Francesco Raponi e le interviste da Maria Luisa Lo Monte. Gli Hair Stylist “Spettinati” cureranno le acconciature delle modelle, un team di cinque professionisti: Giuliano Tiberi, Antonio Renzoni, Luca Iannilli, Giulia Pulcini e Alessandra Cacialli, tutti figli d’arte, allievi e poi assistenti, maestri, direttori della prestigiosa A.R.A. Accademia Romana Acconciatura che ha sfornato tra i migliori professionisti del settore (www.spettinati.it).Fotografo ufficiale del Summer Fashion and Art che immortalerà la serata con le sue splendide immagini sarà il professionista della fotografia Valerio Faccini. L’evento si svolgerà nel rispetto delle normative vigenti anti Covid-19.

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The Arts of the Surreal Evening Sale now Online for Browsing

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 marzo 2021

London – The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale will take place on 23 March 2021, a key auction within Christie’s series of livestream sales that will see collectors convene in London via our livestreamed salerooms in Hong Kong and New York. The 20th edition of this annual sale dedicated to Surrealism and Dada will be led by three works by Max Ernst, René Magritte and Joan Miró from the Collection of Claude Hersaint, who was one of the most important collectors of Surrealist art. Paintings by Miró and Ernst are offered from a second major collection, 20th Century Modern Masters from a Private French Collection. A presentation of six paintings by René Magritte is highlighted by Le monde poétique (1947, estimate: £3,000,000-5,000,000), La découverte du feu (1936, estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000) and Les jeunes amours (1963, estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000). Further highlights include Goutte d’eau sur la neige rose (1968, estimate: £3,000,000-5,000,000) by Joan Miró and Francis Picabia’s Baigneuse (circa 1925-26, estimate: £600,000-900,000) as well as Danseuse étoile sur un transatlantique (1913, estimate: £550,000-850,000). The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale brings together the artists that defined one of the most iconic movements of the 20th century, celebrating the diversity and evolution of artists that pioneered new techniques and mediums which had a far reaching influence on the artists working today.

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Churchill’s Only Wartime Painting Sets New World Auction Record

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 marzo 2021

London – Christie’s Modern British Art Evening Sale on 1 March 2021 realised a new world auction record for Sir Winston Churchill’s Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque (1943, price realised: £8,285,000 / $11,590,715 / €9,577,460), which was offered from The Jolie Family Collection. The painting is the only work that Churchill created during the Second World War, executing the painting in Marrakech following the Casablanca Conference in January 1943. Churchill invited Franklin D. Roosevelt to join him in Marrakech the day after the conference concluded, motivated by his desire to share the views of the city and the light at sunset, which he so revered, with Roosevelt. The view impressed Roosevelt so much that Churchill decided to capture the scene for him as a memento of their excursion. This act was seen not only as an indication of their friendship but of the special relationship between the UK and the USA.Sir Winston Churchill began painting scenes of Morocco after being encouraged to visit the country by his painting tutor, Sir John Lavery. Upon his first visit in 1935, he felt that the light and scenery were unrivalled, creating some 45 paintings of the country.

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Modern British Art Day Sale 2 March 2021

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 1 marzo 2021

London The Modern British Art Day Sale will take place on 2 March 2021, part of Christie’s Spring Season of 20th Century Art Sales. The sale is highlighted by a selection of over 20 works by L.S. Lowry ranging from seascapes to the familiar crowd scenes as well as poignant portraits. Lowry’s haunting painting, Man in a Trilby (1960, estimate: £150,000-250,000), exemplifies the artist’s fascination with those considered misfits and will lead the auction. The portrait is offered from the Estates of L.S. Lowry and Carol Ann Lowry alongside Portrait of Ann, with plait and black jumper (1954, estimate: £80,000-120,000) and Two Heads (1965, estimate: £80,000-120,000). A selection of works trace the trajectory of Pop Art in Britain: from Pauline Boty’s Designs for Stained Glass Window (circa 1958, estimate: £7,000-10,000) to Patrick Caulfield’s Sausage (1977, estimate: £30,000-50,000) and from Peter Blake’s The Deluge (1953-54, estimate: £40,000-60,000) to Michael Craig-Martin’s Two Chairs and a Table (1985, estimate: $4,000-6,000). The St Ives School is represented by Terry Frost’s Black, White and Ochre Figure, August 1959 (estimate: £30,000-40,000), Roger Hilton’s September 1960 (estimate: £30,000-50,000), Ben Nicholson’s 1946 (Tibetan) (estimate: £100,000-150,000), and Alfred Wallis’s Sailing Ship in a Stormy Sea (1955, estimate: £12,000-18,000). A further highlight is Ivon Hitchens’ Variations on an Interior, Inside (1968, estimate: £30,000-50,000), which is being offered by Bedales School with proceeds benefitting The John Badley Foundation, a registered charity set up to widen opportunity at Bedales School. The sale also presents further works from the Collection of Mireille and James Lévy; Henry Moore’s Seated Figure on Square Steps (1957, estimate: £100,000-150,000), Seated Woman with Crossed Feet (Conceived in 1957 and cast in 1965, estimate: £150,000-250,000 and Mother and Child: Crossed Feet (Conceived in 1956 and cast in 1957, estimate: £100,000-150,000).

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Hersaint Collection of Ernst, Magritte and Miró to highlight The Art of the Surrea

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 10 dicembre 2020

London – Three works by Max Ernst, René Magritte and Joan Miró from the Collection of Claude Hersaint, one of the most important collectors of Surrealist art in the 20th century, will lead the annual The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale. The auction will take place on 9 March 2021 as part of 20th Century at Christie’s in March 2021. Exhibited extensively, the group is comprised of Magritte’s iconic Le mois des vendanges (1959, estimate: £10,000,000-15,000,000), Miró’s Peinture (1925, estimate: £9,000,000-14,000,000) and Ernst’s Cage, forêt et soleil noir (1927, estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000).Claude Hersaint was born in São Paulo in 1904. He spent his early childhood in Manaus, before the family returned to Paris where he continued his education at the Lycée Janson de Sailly. In 1921, at the age of 17, he visited the first exhibition dedicated to Max Ernst at the Galerie au Sans-Pareil in Paris, and acquired his first painting. A lifelong passion for Surrealism was born and Hersaint would go on to befriend and support many artists during his lifetime, including Balthus, Victor Brauner, Salvador Dalí, Oscar Domínguez, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Jean Fautrier, René Magritte, Joan Miró and Man Ray, as well as Surrealist patrons, poets, dealers and art historians such as Bill Copley, Paul Éluard, Jacques Maritain, Marie-Laure de Noailles, and Jean-Louis Prat amongst others.François Curiel, Chairman, Christie’s Europe: “It is an honour to represent the Hersaint family, for the first time at auction, in our world-renowned The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale this coming March.” Olivier Camu, Deputy Chairman, Impressionist & Modern Art, Christie’s: “It is thrilling enough to present at auction one masterpiece of Surrealist art, let alone three. Together, these paintings illustrate the rich diversity of ideas, styles, subject matter and techniques that inspired Surrealist artists throughout the 20th century. The Magritte, one of the four largest works by the artist still in private hands, is among the most significant paintings of his entire oeuvre and focuses on the unnerving presence of the eternally enigmatic character of the bowler hatted man. The Ernst explores the mysterious depths of a dark, imaginary forest, and is one of just five forest paintings the artist created on this huge scale in 1927, three of which are now in important museum collections around the world. The Miró, also painted on a dramatically large canvas, is one of the most beautiful of his radical dream series from the mid-1920s, inspired by the work of Alfred Jarry as well as the artist’s own hunger-induced hallucinations. This painting is on a par with any of the same series by Miró in museums around the world. Each of these works represents a major creative statement by their respective artists, as they boldly explored the central tenets and techniques of Surrealism. They are a testament to Claude Hersaint’s connoisseurship and unwavering passion for Surrealism.”

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Paratissima Art Station

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 21 ottobre 2020

Torino 23 ottobre – 8 dicembre 2020 ARTiglieria Con/temporary Art Center. Paratissima mantiene inalterata la sua identità e la sua mission di sostegno all’arte emergente. Non cambia luogo, confermando la sede dell’ex Accademia Artiglieria di Torino in piazzetta Accademia Militare 3 (dietro piazza Castello), ma variano i tempi di fruizione dedicati alle sezioni che compongono l’intero evento: arti visive, gallerie d’arte e fotografia. Quattro gli appuntamenti in programma: dal 6 all’8 novembre G@P – Galleries at Paratissima; dal 13 al 22 novembre Rebirthing – Art to restart; dal 27 novembre all’8 dicembre Ph.ocus – About photography. Quattro i progetti espositivi collaterali: L’Immortalità, la personale di Lorenzo Puglisi, una delle voci più interessanti ed originali della pittura italiana, a cura di Luca Beatrice, dal 23 ottobre al 22 novembre; Storie Microcosmiche di Eleonora Gugliotta, dal 23 ottobre all’8 dicembre, che ridisegna con i suoi fili scultorei gli spazi abbandonati dell’ARTiglieria; Think Big, il progetto espositivo dedicato a grandi opere d’arte, non solo per forma ma anche per contenuti e messaggi, dal 23 ottobre all’8 dicembre; Blooming Playground, il campo da basket nella corte interna interpretato come un rigoglioso giardino fiorito dallo street artist Tellas.

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Arriva Rome Art Week

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 agosto 2020

 

Roma. Nella quinta edizione di Rome Art Week riparte la collaborazione con il Miami New Media Festival e si apre la call dedicata a tutti i video artisti che parteciperanno a RAW 2020! I video selezionati saranno esposti, durante la settimana di Rome Art Week (www.romeartweek.com/it) all’evento del Miami New Media Festival (www.miaminewmediafestival.com), che si terrà presso una prestigiosa sede espositiva romana, che verrà rivelata a breve. La partecipazione è completamente gratuita e vi sarà inoltre l’opportunità di vedere la propria opera di videoarte esposta a Miami e nelle altre tappe mondiali del festival.
La tesi curatoriale di Miami New Media Festival 2020 è incentrata su proposte che esplorano le relazioni tra New Media Art e censura.Quest’anno, infatti, il Miami New Media Festival affronterà l’argomento New Media Art e censura nell’era dell’informazione: com’è possibile che le stesse piattaforme e dispositivi che consentono agli artisti di accedere a una fonte infinita di informazioni possano essere contemporaneamente strumenti per limitare e punire le creazioni d’arte in tutto il mondo?Il Miami New Media Festival è un evento inclusivo e si incoraggia la partecipazione di video-artisti di qualsiasi età, dai 16 anni in poi, e di qualsiasi genere, senza restrizioni di nazionalità o residenza. È aperto a tutti i tipi di pubblico, artisti, studenti d’arte, studiosi, istituzioni accademiche, curatori, collezionisti, istituzioni e aziende. Per iscriversi gratuitamente alla call italiana basta andare alla pagina web https://romeartweek.com/it/miami-new-media-festival. Le iscrizioni chiuderanno il 30 agosto 2020.

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Post-War and Contemporary Art

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 18 luglio 2020

London. FIRST OPEN: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online, live for bidding from 14 to 28 July, offers an opportunity to obtain the best in contemporary artworks at auction, from rising stars to established names. Prices range from £600 to £60,000, offering an opportunity for collectors of all levels to participate. Highlights include Franz West’s Untitled (1995, estimate: £30,000-50,000), Alighiero Boetti’s Mimetico (Camouflage) (1968, estimate: £60,000-80,000) and Amoako Boafo’s Lady with Lemon Top (2018, estimate: £15,000-20,000). These will be presented alongside Mequitta Ahuja’s Generator (2010, estimate: £15,000-20,000), Yoshitomo Nara’s Hen-Shin (2003, estimate: £40,000-60,000) and Martin Kippenberger’s Untitled (Somateio Zoofilon) (1995, estimate: £10,000-15,000). A selection of works generously donated by artists including Hurvin Anderson, Phyllida Barlow, the Connor Brothers, Antony Gormley and Wolfgang Tillmans will be sold to benefit St Mungo’s, the UK-based charity that aims to end homelessness.Isabel Millar, Head of First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online: “Christie’s are delighted to partner with St Mungo’s, who continue to provide vital assistance and guidance to those who have become homeless, helping them to rebuild their lives throughout these challenging times. The artists that have generously donated pieces have come together to unite in their support of St Mungo’s and we look forward to showcasing the artworks to a global audience through our First Open online-only sale.”Reta Robinson, Head of Fundraising, St Mungo’s: “We are extremely grateful and pleased to be working with Christie’s and all the artists involved. Our thanks to all the artists taking part. Last year marked our 50th anniversary of helping people and we would not be able to achieve what we do without the people who give their time, enthusiasm and energy so freely and share our vision to end homelessness and rebuild lives.”​

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Art from the Kiln: Ceramics Through the Ages

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 9 giugno 2020

London – Christie’s announces a themed online ceramics auction, Art from the Kiln; Ceramics Through the Ages, comprising 45 lots with estimates from £500. The sale presents works of ceramic art from 500BC to 2020, including antiquities, 14th century Syrian pottery, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, Italian maiolica, European porcelain, English slipware and Scottish pottery. These works, spanning two millennia and originating from across the globe, sit happily alongside a plaque painted by Chagall and works by leading contemporary ceramicists such as Hitomi Hosono, Kate Malone, Felicity Aylieff, Enrique Perezalaba Red and Bouke de Vries. The sale illustrates the ceramicist’s craft as not merely practical and technical, but also a highly creative artistic endeavour. Clay has been a creative medium for thousands of years and in all their fired forms ceramics have been central to many societies around the globe. The works presented in this sale have been selected for their visual or historic connection, drawing influences and inspiration, echoing each other through time.Matilda Burn, Specialist and Head of Sale comments, “Art from the Kiln offers a wonderful array of ceramic works of art which are held together by their influences and visual echoes across the years and continents. I think this interconnectivity is what makes all the pieces so accessible to the modern collecting eye and it is exciting to be working on a sale that traverses our traditional collecting ‘silos’’.

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