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Peter Doig’s Boiler House to Highlight the London Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 23 settembre 2020

London: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 22 October 2020 will be highlighted by Peter Doig’s iconic Boiler House (1993, estimate in the region of £13 million), a masterwork from his seminal series of Concrete Cabins. During the 1990s, the artist painted nine large-scale depictions of Le Corbusier’s abandoned Unité d’Habitation at Briey-en-Forêt in Northern France, giving rise to his largest and most distinctive thematic cycle. Boiler House stands alone within the series, capturing the building that Le Corbusier designed to house the Unité’s coal boiler. Included in Doig’s landmark 2008 retrospective at Tate Britain, it is a triumph of painterly bravura and psychological tension. The building’s angular geometries loom large within the thicket, yet Doig’s kaleidoscopic surface causes it to shift in and out of focus, approximating the abstract sensation of looking back through time. Laced with art historical resonance – from Cézanne, Bonnard and Munch to Mondrian and Richter – it celebrates the theme of memory that lies at the heart of Doig‘s oeuvre. Boiler House will be on view at Rockefeller Center in New York from 1 to 5 October before being exhibited in the King Street galleries in London from 9 October, during London’s Frieze Week and will be on display until the livestreamed events held in London and Paris on 22 October.
Katharine Arnold, Co-Head, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Europe: “Peter Doig’s magnificent Boiler House is a seminal painting from 1993 from the series recognised to be central to his oeuvre. The painting is charged with a psychological energy that offers the viewer an encounter with a scene as if chancing upon another person in the wilderness. Unlike the other works from the series, Boiler House depicts the boiler house buried in the forest outside the main complex of Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation. It is an image that speaks to notions of memory and displacement, complex ideas that Doig has explored throughout his career. Christie’s is delighted to offer Boiler House as the anchor of our Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 22 October. Following the success of ONE, our global relay auction held in July, we will present a sequential sale series in London and Paris, bringing together the collecting communities of these vibrant and dynamic cities.”

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Christie’s and Maggie’s Announce Partnership for Online Charity Auction

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 29 giugno 2020

London – Christie’s is partnering with cancer charity, Maggie’s to present a selection of artworks that have been donated by 48 leading international artists, designers and architects. Maggie’s provides free practical and emotional support to people with cancer as well as their family and friends in centres across the UK as well as by phone, email and online.The online-only auction will take place from 15-23 July 2020 with proceeds being used for essential funding that will allow Maggie’s to continue its vital work. It will include pieces that have been donated to the charity by Frank Auerbach, David Bailey, Christopher Le Brun, Sonia Boyce, Lucian Freud Estate, Antony Gormley, Lubaina Himid, Michael Craig-Martin, Julian Opie, Bridget Riley, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Mario Testino, Edmund de Waal, and Mark Wallinger, amongst others. The auction will also include donations from Maggie’s international network of architects and designers including Jamie Fobert, Lord Norman Foster, the late Dame Zaha Hadid, Thomas Heatherwick and Daniel Libeskind.As chair of the Maggie’s Art Auction, Katy Wellesley Wesley has worked closely with Sandy Nairne, former Director at the National Portrait Gallery and Chair of Maggie’s Art Group, to bring together this group of artworks.Sandy Nairne commented: “These donated works are a magnificent response from artists, designers and architects to the vital needs of Maggie’s in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. High quality architecture and art are at the heart of all the Maggie’s centres, earning them an international reputation as special and much-needed places for those with cancer. The beautiful works generously donated to the auction represent the light and warmth of the centres and a determination to ensure they can serve everyone who needs them. I am delighted to have worked alongside Maggie’s to invite artists to be part of this special Christie’s auction.”Laura Lee, Chief Executive, Maggie’s, said: “We know the last few months have been incredibly traumatic for people living with cancer and delays and uncertainty over treatment has contributed to a huge rise in fear, stress and anxiety. We have been supporting people over the phone, email and on our online community throughout the crisis and our centres are open for people visiting hospitals or by appointment. We have taken over 34,000 requests for support over the lockdown period but now the knock-on effects of the coronavirus on cancer treatment, and the emotional and psychological needs of those living with cancer, looks set to last for a long time. We are anticipating a spike in the coming months in people coming to our centres in need of our support. All of our services have always been and will continue to be free, however like many charities we are feeling the financial impact of coronavirus. The artists, architects and designers who have donated works will allow us to raise essential funds to continue our vital work and we are heartened by their generosity. We believe everyone should have access to professional psychological and emotional support to help them live well with cancer. For anyone living with cancer, we are here with you.” Katharine Arnold, Co-Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art Europe: “Christie’s is honoured to be partnering with Maggie’s, an organisation whose vital activities support those suffering with cancer at a time when it is most needed. The charity has long believed in the potential of art, architecture and design to create a refuge for patients and their families. It is a powerful statement of support that so many great artists have acted generously in donating to this auction. We look forward to showcasing these artworks to a global audience to help Maggie’s achieve much-needed funding.”

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Christie’s Presents Eureka! Online Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 27 giugno 2020

London – Open for bidding from today until 16 July, Eureka! is a journey through the scientific and technological breakthroughs that have formed the modern world, and the brilliant minds that lay behind them. From Thomas Edison’s pioneering design for the lightbulb to Crick and Watson’s celebrated discovery of the structure of DNA, from a Second World War Enigma Machine to the invention of in vitro fertilisation, from Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking, this online auction provides collectors with an opportunity to acquire a slice of history that has shaped the world we live in. Sophie Hopkins, Christie’s Specialist in Manuscripts and Archives, London, comments, “The Christie’s Books & Manuscripts department has hit upon a winning formula with our online science sales, which routinely attract hundreds of buyers and bidders from across the globe – many of them new to the auction world and to book collecting – all drawn by a carefully curated selection of autograph material, printed books, photographs and association objects from the most brilliant scientific minds of the modern age. For this sixth iteration in our hugely successful series, we are delighted to offer rare items from revolutionary thinkers of the 20th century – from Albert Einstein to Richard Feynman and another engaging tranche of material from the personal collection of Professor Stephen Hawking, this sale is a rare opportunity to acquire a range of unique items chronicling brilliant minds’ lives and their visionary work.”

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Modern Edition: Works on Papers and Prints

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 18 giugno 2020

London – Uniting the mediums of paper and print, Modern Edition: Works on Papers and Prints showcases the breadth of artistic styles of modern masters from the 1890s to the 1990s. Christie’s online-only auction, which is open for bidding from 15 June to 1 July 2020, features over 100 lots by artists that represent the trajectory of art as it developed and diversified throughout the 20th century. Moving from intimate drawings to suites of artist prints, prices in Modern Edition will range from £800 to £150,000 providing price points for collectors of all stages. Highlights include Dorfartig, Häuser, 2 Rinder by Paul Klee (1917, estimate; £150,000-250,000), Hannah Höch’s Stilleben mit Glasei (1922, estimate: £20,000-30,000), Miroir de la Tauromachie by Francis Bacon (1990, estimate: £30,000-50,000), Untitled (Jason, illustration pour Pantagruel) by Salvador Dalí (1973, estimate: £70,000-100,000), Plate V from: Oda a Joan Miró by Joan Miró (1973, estimate: £4,000-6,000), Pablo Picasso’s Danseur et danseuse (1925, estimate: £50,000-70,000) and Wind by Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1918, estimate: £4,000-6,000). In addition, Eglise et ferme d’Eragny by Camille Pissarro (1895, estimate: £10,0000-15,000) will be offered alongside Kurt Schwitters’ Mr Churchill is 71 (1947, estimate: £40,000-60,000) and Marc Chagall’s Daphnis et Lycenion (1961, estimate: £8,000-12,000).

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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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People Watching: The Art of L.S. Lowry

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 6 giugno 2020

London – People Watching: The Art of L.S. Lowry, Christie’s focused presentation of original works by L. S. Lowry, will showcase an important private collection of 11 key examples that highlight the ongoing fascination the artist had for the characters and scenes he observed around him. This collection includes examples previously owned by Monty Bloom, Lowry’s most enthusiastic patron, and The Reverend Geoffrey Bennett. The online-only sale will be live for bidding from 15 June to 2 July 2020 and comprises 19 paintings and drawings with estimates ranging from £4,000 to £800,000. A trio of paintings will lead the sale, each underlining an area of interest for the artist. Coming from the Match (1959, estimate: £500,000-800,000) is the only painting of a rugby match Lowry ever created, while Iron Works (1941, estimate: £500,000-800,000) depicts a sprawling industrial landscape in which the River Irwell has flooded its banks and left deep pools of water for Lowry’s people to walk around. Offered from a separate private collection, The Elite Fish and Chip Shop (1949, estimate: £500,000-800,000) depicts an orderly queue of would-be diners, eagerly anticipating their supper after a long working day. A classic northern street scene composite from Lowry’s post-war period, the artist gives the terraces and backstreets dramatic staging and focuses on a random group of strolling figures, complete with dog and pram, and the bowler-hatted gentlemen who populate his urban landscapes.From the 1950s onwards, Lowry’s eye increasingly turned to the people that had populated his previous industrial landscape paintings. The subject matter that had been a key part of his life, factories with belching chimneys, dingy streets of terraces, and dirty canals was fast disappearing, either destroyed in the Second World War, or cleared away in the frenzy of post-war development. The people that Lowry chose to paint, following the landscapes, were closely observed, often based on individuals he would have come across in his job as a rent collector. This is exemplified by Landscape with Figures (1957, estimate: £250,000-350,000), where the landscape can be faintly glimpsed as a backdrop to the three figures that form a sharp study of the human condition. Lone characters are the subject of both A Woman Standing (1965, estimate: £120,000-180,000) and Man Searching in a Dustbin (1960, estimate: £80,000-120,000).

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Christie’s to Offer one of the Largest Lunar Meteorites in Existence for Private Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 5 maggio 2020

Christie’s presents NWA 12691, a significant lunar rock, among the largest known in existence. Moon rock is among the rarest substances on Earth, with less than 650 kg. of lunar meteorites known to exist. This example is the fifth largest piece of the Moon on Earth, larger than any returned by the Apollo programme. Valued in the region of £2 million, the specimen is available for immediate purchase via Christie’s Private Sales.Lunar meteorites arrived on Earth after having been blasted off the lunar surface by the collision with an asteroid or comet. All of the Moon’s large craters were created by such impacts. This particular meteorite was part of a large meteorite shower straddling the Western Saharan, Algerian and Mauritanian borders, responsible for nearly half of all known lunar meteorites. Approximately 30 different meteorites were collected, analysed, classified and assigned different NWA numbers in the belief they might be from different events and represent different lunar samples; but it has been determined that they all originate from the same lunar impact event as the current offering, NWA 12691, found in the Sahara Desert two years ago.
James Hyslop, Christie’s Head of Science & Natural History: “I’ve been lucky enough to handle a few lunar meteorites at Christie’s over the years, but every time I see this specimen in the warehouse the sheer size of it bowls me over. Weighing over 13.5kg, it is so much larger than anything else that has ever been offered before. The experience of holding a piece of another world in your hands is something you never forget.”Scientists identify Moon rocks by their specific textural, mineralogical, chemical and isotopic signatures. Many of the common minerals found on Earth are rare or absent on the Moon, while some lunar minerals are unknown on Earth. In addition, Moon rocks contain gases captured from the solar wind with isotope ratios very different from the same gases found on Earth.Christie’s will also offer for private sale a group of 13 aesthetic iron meteorites. Shaped by forces terrestrial and extra-terrestrial, this group of natural sculptures forms one of the most important collections of aesthetic iron meteorites in private hands. The collection, estimated in the region of £1.4 million, is available for immediate purchase via Christie’s Private Sales.Unknown millennia ago – the exact date is lost to prehistory – an object weighing more than 26,000kg crashed into Earth. It originally formed 4.5 billion years ago from the core of a planetary-like body located between Mars and Jupiter, whose shattered remains are now part of the asteroid belt. An impact event ejected what was to become the Gibeon mass into interplanetary space before its descent to Earth, exploding in the atmosphere and raining down on what is now the Kalahari Desert.

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Dressing the Table: Contemporary Fine Dining

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 12 gennaio 2020

London – Welcoming the new year with fresh inspiration to reinvigorate tableware for 2020 – whatever the occasion – Christie’s new online sale Dressing the Table: Contemporary Fine Dining is now open to view online, ahead of opening for bidding on 22 until 29 January. Providing dynamic opportunities to mix prints, patterns and one-of-a-kind objects for a thoroughly modern table this year – be it for afternoon tea, an alfresco breakfast, dinner or a home bar – this curated selection of 55 lots ranges from Versace and Dior-designed plates and cutlery to Baccarat glass, Chinese Export porcelain and grand silver candelabra. Estimates start from £800 up to £18,000. Selected highlights from the sale will be on view at Christie’s Headquarters in London from 13 to 22 January, curated by homeware designer and style curator Petra Palumbo who will also be giving guidance in person during a talk on ‘Dressing the Table’ at Christie’s Late on Monday 13 January.
Petra Palumbo explains: “It was an honour and a privilege to collaborate with Christie’s, styling five different vignettes using a curated selection of items from their online dining sale along with my own wares. There were so many unique pieces to play around with, I had such fun mixing prints, patterns and layering colour and not being too precious about matching everything perfectly. My goal was to inject a sense of humour into the settings via the details; for example the M&Ms loosely scattered on the table alongside the lovely German silver pheasants and the ornately decorated porcelain ‘Flora Danica’ table service. I love marrying the old and the new in an unexpected way and I hope my settings will inspire people to have fun, be daring and try not to overthink it!”Matilda Burn, Head of Sale, Associate Specialist European Ceramics and Glass comments: “Dressing the Table offers a wonderful opportunity to leave the Christmas feasting behind and start 2020 with a fresh look for entertaining. I love the mixture of older and contemporary pieces and the combination of the two can create a completely unique look, as Petra’s styling highlights.”

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Christie’s to Offer Marina Abramović’s Mixed Reality Work ‘The Life’

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 24 novembre 2019

London – Christie’s will offer Marina Abramović’s seminal performance piece The Life – the world’s first Mixed Reality artwork – as a major highlight of its Frieze Week 2020 auction programme. Coinciding with Abramović’s show at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, which is also the first time a woman has been selected for the main galleries in the institution’s 250+ year history, The Life is expected to be the first work of its kind to be presented at auction and is offered by Tin Drum, inc. in association with Abramović LLC. A ground-breaking fusion of art and technology, The Life was premiered at London’s Serpentine Gallery in February 2019. The 19-minute performance offers an intimate digital encounter with Abramović herself, experienced via wearable spatial computing devices. A hologram of the artist appears, proceeding to pace around a roped off five-metre circle before evaporating into thin air. Unlike Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality allows the other visitors and gallery space to remain visible at the same time, creating a unique interactive experience. Abramović’s pioneering use of this evolving technology reflects her longstanding interest in the limitations of the human body and mind: an enquiry that, since the 1970s, has given rise to one of the world’s greatest performance art practices. An international tour of the artwork will be announced by Christie’s in early 2020.Katharine Arnold, Co-Head, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s Europe: “We are thrilled to offer The Life by Marina Abramović as a key highlight of the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction during London’s Frieze Week. Abramović has long been considered a ground-breaking artist whose performances push boundaries and this is expected to be the first Mixed Reality artwork to come up for auction. Following an international tour in 2020, visitors to our King Street galleries will have the opportunity to experience, via wearable spatial computing devices, the artist walking in and around them virtually. The presentation will coincide with Abramović’s show at the Royal Academy of Arts.”Marina Abramović was recently interviewed by Christie’s Magazine about The Life where she stated that the theme of the work is immortality: “because you are there, preserved forever,” she says. Director of The Life, Todd Eckert, adds that “A hundred years beyond when anybody who ever knew [Marina] is alive, there will be people that will see her walk into the room and will feel that sense of connection, of human experience”.Eckert is the founder of Tin Drum, inc., the Mixed Reality production team behind The Life. Tim Drum, inc. specialises in using “volumetric photography of real people to create presentations of performance.” For The Life, Abramović was filmed with 32 cameras against a green screen, creating an authentic representation of the human form in motion. This process is currently only possible in a few studios worldwide.Todd Eckert gave a keynote speech to delegates at Christie’s Art + Tech Summit, held in Hong Kong on the morning of 21 November 2019.

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Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening and Day Sales

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 9 novembre 2019

Amsterdam 25 and 26 November 2019. Following the successes achieved in London for the esteemed Belgian collection, the Matthys-Colle Collection, and Art for Future, Selected Works from the UniCredit Group, the autumn season of Post-War and Contemporary Art continues to be highlighted by further works with exceptional provenance. This iteration of the Matthys-Colle Collection will present 17 works by artists including Karel Appel, Robert Barry, Tony Cragg, Jan Dibbets and Raoul De Keyser. The selection from Art for Future, Selected Works from the UniCredit Group will offer close to 100 pieces, namely by Austrian and German artists. Returning to Westergas, the Evening Sale will be led by Gotthard Graubner’s monumental ‘Kissenbild’, or ‘Cushion Painting’, Untitled (Farbraumkörper Blau) (1975-76, estimate €300,000-500,000). Paintings by Marlene Dumas and Günther Uecker encapsulate the diverse approaches to representation that artists have taken during the last 100 years. The works will be exhibited in Amsterdam from 22 to 25 November 2019.
Untitled (Farbraumkörper Blau) is an intensely dark painting pointing to the sublime nature of Gotthard Graubner’s art: only by virtue of the sun’s light emanating from behind can one see the plethora of colours hidden in the darkness of the canvas. His oeuvre has at its core the investigation of colour.
Uniting many of Roger Matthys and Hilda Colle’s acquisitions was a strong interest in Conceptualism, as demonstrated by the works offered for sale at Christie’s Amsterdam. The Netherlands became an important centre of activity for this movement: Dutch artist Jan Dibbets worked primarily with photography, using mathematical principles to capture natural and manmade phenomena. stanley brouwn created this way brouwn (1969, estimate €10,000-15,000) by asking strangers to tape record or draw a set of directions. Across the Atlantic, American artist Robert Barry set out to explore invisible and non-material media, championing the idea that ‘Nothing seems to me the most potent thing in the world’. The present selection also includes works by German artists Ulrich Rückriem and Bernd Lohaus.Painted in 1958, just one year after Karel Appel’s move to New York City, Sortilège (Spell) (estimate: €120,000-180,000), is a large canvas featuring grand swathes of deeply toned, thick oil paint. Waves of dark and light blues, pale yellows and burgundy red are swept up across the canvas.
Raoul De Keyser’s Kalklijn (1970, estimate: €50,000-70,000) is a monumental work featuring a sharp, white right angle cutting through the centre of a green field with a distant horizon demarcated by a blue strip set against a white background. It is one of a large series of paintings De Keyser painted of chalklines on soccer fields in the 1970s, taking direct inspiration from the soccer fields situated nearby his hometown of Deinze, in East Flanders.
Gerhard Richter’s 16.3.89 (1989, estimate: €70,000-100,000), is a work on paper from the series of works titled after the day of their creation, which have punctuated the artist’s practice at various intervals from the early 1980s onwards. Imi Knoebel’s work is preoccupied with the encounter of colour and its material support, his abstraction building on the legacy of Mondrian and Malevich, as seen in the present example Stand by Me (1993, estimate: €65,000-85,000). A further highlight is Franz West’s Untitled (circa 1972-73, estimate: €55,000-75,000).

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Christie’s Important Jewels Auction To Star Jewels From Eugénie

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 5 novembre 2019

London Christie’s Important Jewels auction on 27 November in London will present historic jewels formerly in the collection of Eugénie, The Last Empress Of France. Offered at auction will be an important pair of 19th century natural pearl earrings (estimate: £60,000-80,000), alongside a mid-19th century ruby and diamond heart locket pendant, circa 1850-60, (estimate: £10,000-15,000). The locket was included in the 2008 exhibition, Le Musée Chaumet, Le Grand Frisson – Bijoux de Sentiment, de la Renaissance à nos jours, in Paris. Adorned with circular-cut rubies and old and rose-cut diamonds, a glazed compartment on the reverse of the pendant contains a lock of hair reputedly belonging to Napoleon Ill. Married to Napoleon III, Eugénie de Montijo (1826-1920) was a woman of great elegance, beauty and charm. Born in Granada, Spain, she was educated at the fashionable convent of the Sacré-Coeur in Paris, and contributed immensely to the grandeur of the French court. From the beginning of her reign in 1853, Empress Eugénie did much to enhance the reputation of French haute joaillerie, which at that time inspired the whole of Europe. Her love of jewellery being legendary, she had many Crown jewels remounted to suit her personal taste and also commissioned new pieces from the most famous jewellers in Paris including Bapst and Chaumet.

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The Collector x Rita Konig

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 22 ottobre 2019

London – Christie’s Autumn edition of The Collector sales in London will collaborate with internationally renowned interior designer Rita Konig on 13 and 14 November, 2019. The series of two Collector sales comprises a wealth of 17th, 18th and 19th century decorative arts and furniture spanning: European and English Furniture, Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures & Works of Art (13 November) and Silver and 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics & Works of Art (14 November), with estimates ranging from £600 to £150,000. Rita styled the pre-sale photo shoot for the collaboration at Burghley House, the home of Christie’s UK Chairman Orlando Rock, juxtaposing characterful antique pieces from different periods to create inviting spaces which are both liveable and packed with personality (images above and throughout). Collectors, enthusiasts and admirers can explore the in-situ room that Rita styles at Christie’s headquarters, along with the overall pre-sale view, in person between the 9 and 12 November.
Known for her relaxed style, Rita Konig believes the best kind of rooms are those which make you want to come in, sit down and stay for a while. Specialising in residential interiors, Rita’s approach sees her deftly layer pattern, texture and colour to create soft, intimate spaces for her clients. She regularly hosts workshops at her London residence, guiding guests through the interior design details that make a home. Rita Konig explains: “Something that I find amazing and exciting about antique objects, like houses, is that they have all these stories; with each generation there’s a different way of living. I love old things, and new beautiful things too, but just not new ordinary things. It’s about mixing – you need a couple of pieces that are really good, the real deal, basically the anchors of yesterday. Using things is also really important, objects can’t be so revered that nobody goes near them, everyone has to live their lives with and amongst them. It’s about being comfortable and enjoying the place you live in. With this collaboration, I hope that people will see how these pieces – which can look very rarefied in a catalogue – can actually be soft and gentle and be part of your life and part of living.”

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Christie’s in Association with Whyte’s of Dublin

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 ottobre 2019

London – Christie’s, in association with Whyte’s Auction House in Dublin, will offer works from The Ernie O’Malley Collection, highlighted by five paintings by Jack Butler Yeats. Comprised of 100 lots, including early sketches by Yeats and work by the artists Mainie Jellett, Evie Hone, Louis le Brocquy, Colin Middleton and Norah McGuinness, the auction will form an anthology of Irish art from the early 1900s to the 1950s. Ernie O’Malley was an experienced officer in Ireland from 1916-22 who went on to publish two books detailing his experiences. The sale and international exhibitions provide an opportunity to discover his private passion for art and the relationships he developed with artists he encountered in America and Ireland. Highlights will be on view in New York from 23 to 27 October 2019, and London from 16 to 18 November. The full pre-sale exhibition can be viewed at the Royal Dublin Society from 23 to 25 November 2019, with the auction held in the same location at 6pm on 25 November 2019.Ernie O’Malley met Jack B. Yeats in Dublin at the home of the art enthusiast and historian Constantine Curran in 1937 where the two became friends, meeting and corresponding regularly. The Enfolding Night (1947, estimate: €500,000-700,000 / £440,000-615,000 approximately) depicts three figures walking through a barren landscape towards an intense light while a fourth figure is seated in the foreground. The painting is one of several existential subjects that Yeats painted in the late 1940s, as he approached his 80th birthday. The composition is theatrical, heightened by dramatic contrasts of light and shade.

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Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, Frieze Week

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 22 settembre 2019

London – Christie’s Frieze Week Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction will take place on 4 October 2019 and will be followed by our annual sale dedicated to Italian artists, Thinking Italian. The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction showcases artists who pioneered new directions for the medium of paint ranging from Sigmar Polke’s dotted raster technique to Gerhard Richter’s ‘Abstraktes Bild’ series and from Joan Mitchell to Kazuo Shiraga. The auction will be led by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s vivid Four Big (1982, estimate: £7,500,000-9,500,000, illustrated above, right), a large-scale painting structured like a devotional triptych. Held in the same private collection for the past five decades – and unseen in public since 1983, when it was the poster image for the group show Kunst Nach 45 at the Frankfurter Kunstverein – Alpenveilchen/Flowers (1967, estimate: £5,000,000-7,000,000, illustrated above left) is an exceptional large-scale example of Sigmar Polke’s Rasterbilder. A further highlight is Pierre Soulages’s Peinture 146 x 114 cm, 6 mars 1960 (1960, estimate: £4,000,000-6,000,000), which has also been held in the same collection for 50 years and was last seen in public in 1967. An additional focus of the auction is a group of four works by Gerhard Richter, highlighted by three paintings from ‘Art for Future, Selected Works from the UniCredit Group’.Coinciding with a major survey exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, an early sculpture by Antony Gormley, Growth (1987, estimate: £500,000-700,000), will be offered alongside paintings by Thomas Bayrle, Tomoo Gokita, Loie Hollowell, Nathaniel Mary Quinn and Alfredo Volpi, who are all included in a Christie’s Evening Auction for the first time. Assembled during the second half of the 20th century, the Matthys-Colle Collection reveals the passion for international contemporary art shared by Dr Roger Matthys and his wife, Hilda Colle. A total of 41 works will be offered in a series of auctions across three sale rooms: 4 and 5 October in London, followed by Amsterdam on 25 and 26 November, and finally Paris on 4 and 5 December.The Auction Exhibition will be on view in London from 27 September to 4 October 2019. The Frieze Week programme will be launched by an Evening Auction dedicated to The Jeremy Lancaster Collection on 1 October 2019. A chorus of vivid colour, radical form and brilliant innovation, the collection showcases some of the greatest achievements in post-war British painting, complemented by a stellar selection of European and American works. The Jeremy Lancaster Collection will be on view at Christie’s King Street from 25 September to 1 October 2019.Cristian Albu, Co-Head, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Europe: “Our Frieze Week marquee sale celebrates the trajectory of paint, as artists pushed the boundaries of what this traditional medium could convey. Kazuo Shiraga translated the violence of war to canvas while Gerhard Richter and Frank Bowling are interested in exploiting the plasticity of paint. Sigmar Polke’s Alpenveilchen/Flowers and Pierre Soulages’s Peinture 146 x 114 cm, 6 mars 1960 have both remained in private collections for 50 years so we are thrilled to offer works with distinguished provenance that is fresh to market. The incredible transformation of painting during the 20th and 21st centuries continues with Four Big, from 1982, a defining moment in the career of Jean-Michel Basquiat, and pieces by contemporary painters including Nicolas Party and Loie Hollowell. Belgium’s esteemed Matthys-Colle Collection and ‘Art for Future, Selected Works from the UniCredit Group’ act as pillars for both the Evening and Day Auctions, underpinning the quality and pedigree of the 48 works we are presenting in the Evening Auction.”

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The Oliver Hoare Collection

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 settembre 2019

London – On October 25th, Christie’s will present the collection of the late Oliver Hoare (1945-2018). A highly influential and much loved art dealer who specialised in Islamic art, Oliver inaugurated Islamic sales at Christie’s in 1975 when working for the auction house. Known for celebrating the remarkable stories of objects from across countless countries and eras, and the joy and intrigue that they could bring, Oliver assembled a collection of works of art for his exhibitions under the banner ‘Every Object Tells a Story’ where a number of these pieces were shown. Comprising approximately 130 lots, the sale will include works of art from all over the globe, ancient and modern, with individual estimates from £300 to over £1.5 million. Led by works from the Islamic world, the top lot is an exceptional 15th century Timurid manuscript – known as the Jam-I Jam – by Mawlana Shir Ali, with four illustrations by the celebrated and extremely rare artist [Kemal al-Din] Bihzad which was once part of the Mughal Imperial Library; it is the earliest known work by the artist, produced with the calligrapher with whom he worked again on a manuscript now in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (estimate: £1-1.5 million). Equally characteristic of the collector’s eye is an arresting 17th century silver apple with bite marks; it opens to reveal a pomander in the shape of a skull, which is reputed to have been in the possession of King James II (estimate: £12,000-18,000, illustrated above). It was sold at Christie’s in 1855 as part of the Bernal Collection.William Robinson, Christie’s International Head of Group, World Art: “As head of the Islamic Department, I for many years enjoyed filling the position which was first created for Oliver. It therefore gives me huge pleasure that Christie’s have been asked to handle the Oliver Hoare sale, his family actively wanting to encourage new collectors, and with them, new stories to be told. Oliver was such an enthusiast for each individual work, the story it can tell, that it came alive when he discussed it. Our aim is to recreate the spirit of Oliver: both the relaxed gallery ambience, with an encouragement of dialogue, and by conveying the simple wonder of arcane, intriguing and simply beautiful works of art.” Oliver’s children, Tristan, Damian and Olivia: “Our father’s interest in Islamic art can be traced back to his childhood when he was gifted a large silver coin from Persia; from that moment, it became a place of mystery and fascination to which he longed to go. That opportunity would only come after he became a student in Paris, from where he set off overland by train and then bus, taking more than a week to reach Tehran. He had a total fascination with all objects; both the modest and the masterpiece, and from across cultures – he loved their stories, their beauty and the potential to learn from them. This last point was perhaps the most important for him and the reason he never considered himself the owner of any object, his intention always being to learn what he could and then pass it on. It is in this spirit that the family are happy to offer this collection in the hope that others will be able to enjoy, learn and delight in these objects, just as he did.”

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Christie’s: Thinking Italian

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 settembre 2019

London Christie’s Thinking Italian Evening Auction will take place during Frieze Week on 4 October 2019 and directly follows the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction. The auction will be led by Alberto Burri’s Sacco (1953, estimate: £3,000,000-5,000,000), a rare, early example of the artist’s famed Sacchi, the iconic series that he began in 1950 and by an early steel work by Lucio Fontana that encapsulates the artist’s exploration of space, Concetto spaziale (1954, Estimate on Request). ‘Art for Future, Selected Works from the UniCredit Group’ will be presented across both evening auctions with Enrico Castellani and Giuseppe Gallo starring in Thinking Italian. Mario Schifano’s oeuvre during the 1960s was defined by the artist’s experimentation as he sought to carve out his indefatigable style. This decade of his career is represented by Non misterioso (‘Not mysterious’) (1961, estimate: £300,000-500,000) and Paesaggio anemico III (1965, estimate: £350,000-500,000). There will be 33 works included in Thinking Italian, which will all be on view in London from 27 September to 4 October 2019.Mariolina Bassetti, Chairman, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Continental Europe stated: “We are thrilled to present the third edition of Thinking Italian, after 12 years of The Italian Sale, our international series of sales that focus on Italian Masterpieces throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Artists in Italy pushed the boundaries of representation and continued to pioneer new techniques and styles, something that had far reaching impact throughout the international art scene. Showcasing these works during London’s Frieze Week provides a truly global platform, and we are honoured to be the only auction house with a sale dedicated to Italian art that provides this focus.”

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3rd Christie’s Middle Eastern Art Sale in London

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 1 settembre 2019

Dubai / London – Christie’s third ‘Middle Eastern Modern & Contemporary Art’ auction to be held outside of Dubai will take place on 23 October and is included as part of the rich and traditional Islamic Art Week in London. Around ninety works of Middle Eastern art have been consigned from around the globe, including Los Angeles, New York, London, Dubai, Paris, Beirut, Buenos Aires, Milan, Perth and Casablanca, among others. The auction is mainly focused on modern Arab and Iranian works, with an emphasis on contemporary practice. Strong modern artists from the region include Louay Kayyali and Fateh Moudarres (Syrian), Manoucher Yektai (Iranian), Ismail Shammout (Palestinian), as well as strong selection of modern female artists, including Bibi Zogbé (Lebanense), Chaïbia Talal (Moroccan), Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (Iranian), Zeinab Abd El Hamid (Egyptian) and Tahia Halim (Egyptian). Contemporary artists include Farhad Moshiri, Ali Banisadr, Reza Derakshani and Hadieh Shafie (Iranian) and Marwan Sahmarani (Lebanese).“A diversity of mediums, subject matter, geographies, and sale estimates characterise Christie’s third Middle East art sale in London, providing a global platform for art and artists from this ever-evolving region,” said Hala Khayat, Christie’s Director and Head of Sale in the Middle East. “From masterworks by some of Iran, Egypt, and Syria’s most celebrated artists to contemporary pieces from emerging talents, there is something compelling for every collector.”A work by the late Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1924-2019 – illustrated above), one of Iran’s most celebrated artists who passed away earlier this year, will highlight the auction. Executed in 2008, Untitled (Faravahar Wings, Zarathustra) is a beautiful and rare masterpiece inspired by the wings of Faravahar, one of the most common symbols of the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism. Kaleidoscopic in its magnificent form, the work depicts a series of triangular mirrors that reflects light in every direction, touching upon the concept of the fravashi, which is part of the human soul acting as a divine blessing and entirely good. Standing in front of the work, the viewer can admire the abstracted and simplified version of the Faravahar, as Farmanfarmaian has broken it down to its foundational essence (estimate: £240,000-400,000). The inclusion of Farmanfarmaian’s piece in the auction coincides with major exhibitions of her work this year at the Sharjah Art Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. In 2017 a dedicated museum to the artist opened in Tehran.

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The Jeremy Lancaster Collection to Highlight Christie’s Frieze Week

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 31 luglio 2019

London – Christie’s Frieze Week programme will be launched with a dedicated auction of the remarkable private collection of Jeremy Lancaster on 1 October 2019. A chorus of vivid colour, radical form and brilliant innovation, the collection showcases some of the greatest achievements in post-war British painting, complemented by a stellar selection of European and American works. Many of the works were acquired through the gallery of Leslie Waddington, and a number have passed through notable collections such as Herbert Read, E. J. Power and Charles Saatchi. Such distinguished provenance is testament not only to a shared championship of the post-war British art scene, but also to the exchange with the European and American avant-gardes in which Waddington and his clients played such a vital role. Several of the works have been on long-term loan to museum collections and Jeremy Lancaster was a trustee at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery of contemporary art and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. A frequent traveller with a keen appetite for art and knowledge, Jeremy Lancaster was in part influenced by the seminal exhibition ‘A New Spirit in Painting’. Undoubtedly a profound moment in the landscape of contemporary art it was staged by London’s Royal Academy of Arts in 1981. The direction of his collecting taste follows a similar dedication to transatlantic discourse in paintings from Frank Auerbach and Howard Hodgkin to Philip Guston, Robert Ryman and Josef Albers.At the heart of The Jeremy Lancaster Collection is a group of paintings by Howard Hodgkin, ranging from the early figurative composition Tea Party in America (1948, estimate: £50,000-70,000), influenced by the artist’s close friendship with Patrick Caulfield, to the distilled, concentrated beauty of mature works like Bombay Sunset (1972-73, estimate: £500,000-700,000), Lawson, Underwood & Sleep (1977-80, estimate: £400,000-600,000) and Flowerpiece (2004-05, estimate: £400,000-600,000). He also acquired two paintings by Frank Auerbach, created 12 years apart but both depicting his lover Stella West, Head of E. O. W. (1955, estimate: £800,000-1,200,000) and Head of E. O. W. I (1967, estimate: £300,000-500,000). Two iconic paintings by Philip Guston are a highlight of the collection, including the large-scale Language I (1973, estimate: £1,500,000-2,000,000), in which individual objects – bricks, hobnailed boots, easel, sun – are presented like a hieroglyphic code to be deciphered. Robert Ryman, Andy Warhol, Lucian Freud, David Hockney and R. B. Kitaj are further artists from ‘A New Spirit in Painting’ that are represented in the collection.As Bridget Riley celebrates a major retrospective at The Hayward Gallery this October, another highlight of the Jeremy Lancaster Collection is the majestic ‘curve painting’, Orphean Elegy 7 (1979, estimate: £1,500,000-2,000,000). The work demonstrates the power which Britain’s greatest living abstract artist conjures from her analytical approach to colour.

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Classic Week Evening Sales

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 6 luglio 2019

London – The wealth of works offered across Christie’s three Classic Week Evening sales – Masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection, The Exceptional Sale and the Old Masters Evening Sale – have realised a combined total of £48,314,125 / $60,730,855 / €53,773,621. Welcoming registered bidders from 40 countries across 5 continents, the top lots of the evening were An Egyptian Brown Quartzite Head of The God Amen and David Teniers’ The Ham Dinner which set a new world record price for the artist at auction, each work sold for £4,746,250. Bringing the running total for Classic Week sales to date to £56,508,750 / $71,043,549 / €62,899,541, the auctions continue until 11 July, with estimates from £800 to £4 million, the sales present rare opportunities for new and established collectors across price levels.

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Classic Week Overview: London, July 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 22 giugno 2019

London Christie’s Classic Week sales in July present a treasure trove of opportunities to discover timeless works. Art from antiquity to the 20th century will be offered across 15 sales, ranging from remarkable and rare objects to the most exceptional Old Master paintings. Star lots this season include an Egyptian head of the god Amen with the features of Tutankhamen, Old Master paintings by Hans Memling and Bernardo Bellotto, European furniture from a Rothschild collection and one of the most important biblical manuscripts ever offered for sale. With estimates starting from £800 to £4 million, the sales present rare opportunities for new and established collectors across price levels. The pre-sale exhibition will be open to the public for collectors and enthusiasts alike to explore from 29 June to 10 July.

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