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Picasso Ceramics Sale Now Live for Bidding

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 settembre 2021

London – Picasso Ceramics, an online-only sale of ceramics that exude Pablo Picasso’s celebrated joie de vivre, is live for bidding from 10 – 22 September 2021. Expressed through the artist’s characteristically energetic colours and playful forms, these whimsical works celebrate an unrivalled period in Picasso’s career. Following the uncertainty of the war years, the artist revelled in his newfound zest for life, absorbing and delighting in the light, colour and deep-seated traditions of the South of France which re-energised his work. Highlights include Tarasque (A.R. 247) (1954, estimate: £50,000-80,000) which is executed in a limited edition of 50 examples. The work is based on a fearsome mythological creature found in medieval poetry and illuminated manuscripts. The beast was said to have had poisonous breath that could kill its victims. Picasso exuberantly portrays this mythical beast and includes as the neck of the work a tower with small human figures hiding from the Tarasque’s wrath.Taureau (A.R. 255) (1955, estimate: £60,000-80,000) is another expression of the artist’s ingenious exploration of playful forms at the time. It humorously depicts a sinuous and virile bull, the archetypal figure with whom Picasso identified, and a lively reference to his Spanish heritage.Another coveted work in the sale is the Vase aztèque aux quatre visages (A.R. 402) (1957, estimate: £55,000-75,000), a sophisticated ceramic that imaginatively references Pre-Columbian motifs.This auction follows the hugely successful Picasso Ceramics online sale held at Christie’s New York in May, where 90% of lots sold above high estimate and 3 lots sold above $200,000 hammer. Highlights from the Picasso Ceramics sale will be on view at Christie’s headquarters in London as part of the pre-sale exhibition from 10 to 22 September 2021.

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Art As Jewellery, Online-only Sale Open for Bidding

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 11 novembre 2017

JewelleryLondon Christie’s second edition of Art as Jewellery, an online-only sale that is dedicated to wearable artworks by artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries, is open for bidding from 9 to 16 November, running concurrently with Christie’s 20th Century week in New York. Throughout the last 100 years, artists have often created jewellery as an extension of their practice, viewing them as miniature sculptures that could be worn. A focal point of the auction is a group of objects by BillyBoy*, multi-disciplinary artist and muse of Andy Warhol, including pieces once loaned to Warhol and Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor. A group of nine Georges Braque jewels demonstrate the translation of his Metamorphoses iconography, crafted by the renowned Baron Heger de Lowenfeld, into elegant and striking pieces with several examples featuring Braque’s bird in flight motif; a diamond-encrusted brooch (1963, estimate: $10,000-15,000), a jasper and diamond pendant (1962, estimate: $18,000-25,000) and a ruby-set brooch (1958, estimate: $10,000-15,000). In addition, two pieces by Alexander Calder are examples of his unique, hand-fashioned works that were often given as gifts to friends. Picasso’s muse and second wife Jacqueline Roque is immortalised in two of the seven works presented that feature the artist’s designs. Further artists include Pol Bury, Salvador Dalì, Max Ernst, Yves Klein, Wifredo Lam, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray and Victor Vasarely. Highlights from the auction can be viewed in London, Geneva and New York until 13 of November 2017. (photo: Jewellery)

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