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The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection at Christie’s

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 agosto 2022

NEW YORK – Christie’s is proud to unveil the first set of highlights from The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection, a carefully selected group of decorative and fine art masterpieces of unmatched quality and provenance. The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection will be sold over four evening and day auctions in New York from October 20 – 23, 2022, in addition to a series of online sales of textiles, handbags, and jewelry. The sales will offer nearly 1,500 lots from Ann and Gordon Getty’s legendary San Francisco residence, widely recognized as one of the finest interiors in the world. Proceeds will benefit the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation for the Arts, dedicated to supporting arts and science organizations. Beginning in September, the Collection will embark on an international tour, presenting exceptional works from the sales at Christie’s galleries in Shanghai, London, Paris, and Los Angeles, culminating with an immersive presentation at Rockefeller Center in New York. Guillaume Cerutti, Christie’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection is a privilege to present at Christie’s. Establishing vital philanthropic support for the arts and sciences, the Gettys’ impeccably assembled collection of exceptional masterworks from Europe, Asia and The Americas is poised to inspire collectors worldwide and will be a defining moment of Christie’s fall season.”With a global sensibility, the Gettys brought together exquisite objects from the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The leading lots of The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection are masterworks of American painting, English and European furniture, Asian works of art, and more. The sales include important Impressionist pictures by Claude Monet and Edgar Degas and an exquisite group of Old Master paintings and drawings by artists, including Bernardo Bellotto and Jean-Antoine Watteau. A distinguished group of English and continental furniture complemented the fine art in the Gettys’ house. Ann and Gordon Getty had a special love for lacquered furniture produced in England and Europe, inspired by Chinese and Japanese prototypes that reached the West in the 17th Century. These works demonstrate the life-long dedication to beauty and connoisseurship the Gettys displayed throughout their collecting journey. Christie’s also will hold a series of online sales of lifestyle, entertaining, and luxury items from the Getty Collection, including textiles, handbags, and jewelry owned by Mrs. Getty.

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Presenting A Place With No Name: Works From the Sina Jina Collection

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 12 luglio 2022

LONDON – Robert Devereux has supported the arts and artists since the 1980’s and began acquiring works for his Sina Jina Collection in the early 2000’s. This coincided with the seminal exhibition Africa Remix, curated by Simon Njami, which toured from Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, to Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Mori Art Musum, Tokyo and Hayward Gallery, London. Taking its name from Swahili, ‘sina jina’ translates as a place with no name, a phrase associated with Devereux’s house on the island of Lamu, Kenya. In 1996, Devereux made a journey that took him from Mozambique to Kenya, and the collection was built as a response to what he has witnessed in the years that ensued. Comprised of some 600 multi-media works, the sale will include around 70 pieces, becoming the largest single owner collection dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and the diaspora to be offered at auction. Described by Devereux as a “work in progress”, the Sina Jina Collection’s founding principle has always focused on supporting artists to continue creating pioneering art. Featuring work by leading contemporary artists, including El Anatsui, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Nicholas Hlobo, William Kentridge, Marcia Kure, Elias Sime, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, part of the proceeds from the sale will be used to support arts and environmental charities. The auction will take place on 13 October 2022 alongside the 20th / 21st Century: London Evening Sale. Highlights will be on view at Christie’s Paris in September alongside the Parcours du Monde, before being exhibited in London from 6 to 13 October. There will also be an educational lecture in collaboration with Christie’s Education. The auction has a pre-sale estimate in the region of £2 million. Christie’s will publish a book to accompany the sale that commemorates the collection, with texts by leading curators and writers, including Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Christine Eyene, Azu Nwagbogu, and Aurella Yussuf.

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Collection exceptionnelle de plus de 1 000 figurines et statuettes sur l’univers de la bande dessinée

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 giugno 2022

Paris, France Salle 9 – Hôtel Drouot – 9,Jeudi 7 juillet 2022 – 14h Vendredi 8 juillet 2022 – 14h Exposition publique – Hôtel Drouot – Salle 11 Mercredi 6 juillet 2022 – 11h/18h Jeudi 7 juillet 2022 – 11h/12h rue Drouot Une partie importante de la vacation sera consacrée à l’univers de Tintin, avec plus de 300 lots dédiés au jeune reporter, et bien d’autres héros qui ont illuminé l’imaginaire collectif : Astérix, Gaston, Spirou et Fantasio, Lucky Luke, Blake et Mortimer, ainsi que Bécassine, Babar, le petit prince… et même les Shadoks! Tous les grands fabricants de figurines seront à découvrir, en commençant par un ensemble conséquent de la maison PIXI. Fondée en 1982 par Alexis Poliakoff, fils du célèbre peintre éponyme, l’entreprise reprend la tradition des soldats de plomb en créant de nouveaux personnages, contemporains. L’entreprise normande Leblon-Delienne sera également représentée, de même que les statuettes Attakus, ou encore les précieuses voitures de la bande dessinée par Michel Aroutcheff. Parmi les lots d’importance, figurent notamment le buste de Tintin au mouchoir par Pigeon, Tintin en triomphe sur un éléphant, une statuette de Tournesol en robe de chambre (l’une des premières sculptures de Marie Leblon), plusieurs exemplaires du fameux fétiche Arumbaya, une rare sculpture de Spirou de Ribereau-Gayon, une reconstitution du village d’Astérix, certaines éditions rares personnalisées pour le collectionneur…

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The collection of Hubert De Givenchy Features

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 Maggio 2022

Paris – Christie’s is pleased to announce details of the full 1229 lots in the Hubert de Givenchy Collectionneur, which will be offered in auctions taking place live in Paris and online between 8 and 23 June 2022. A passionate aesthete, deeply rooted in the culture of his country, the life and work of Hubert de Givenchy embodied a constant and successful quest for an ideal, that of classical beauty. The extraordinary variety and richness of works in the Hubert de Givenchy Collectionneur perfectly represents the world renowned couturier’s deep passion for objects and impeccable good taste, ensuring these auctions will be an unmissable event as well as a tribute to the great collector. The overall estimate for the collection is in the region of €50 million.

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The Collection of the late Lord and Lady Swaythling

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 25 aprile 2022

London. On Friday 27 May, Christie’s will offer 170 lots from The Collection of the late Lord and Lady Swaythling in a live auction. David Montagu, 4th Lord Swaythling (1928-1998), had an illustrious career spanning the worlds of banking, racing, politics and media. The charming works being offered weave together fascinating strands of several notable family collections inherited by Lord Swaythling and his French wife Ninette (née Dreyfus) (1927-2021). Lord and Lady Swaythling established their own collection to which these inherited works were added, becoming part of their striking modern London residence and their country house in Newmarket. The sale comprises Impressionist and Modern paintings, Jewellery, Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver, Old Master paintings, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. With estimates ranging from £300 to £300,000, the Collection is expected to realise in the region of £1 million. The sale is led by Notre-Dame, effet de soleil from 1906 by Francis Picabia (estimate: £200,000-300,000, illustrated above) which is part of a rare group of early works by the artist in the sale.Lord Swaythling was a descendent of Benjamin Goldsmid (circa 1753-1808), a celebrated financier and friend of Lord Nelson, and the maternal grandson of the revered connoisseur collector The Hon. Nellie Ionides (née Samuel). He was Chairman of his family’s banking firm Samuel Montagu & Co (1970-73), of Orion Bank (1974-79) and of Rothmans International plc (1988-98) and Director of J. Rothschild Holdings (1983-89). After taking up his seat in the House of Lords (1990-98) his maiden speech was in support of what would go on to become the War Crimes Act in 1991. With a keen interest in racing and breeding horses, Lord Swaythling was a founding member of the British Horse Racing Board. Although he focused mostly on flat racing, perhaps his most famous racehorse – Zongalero – finished second in the 1979 Grand National. Involved in print media and television, he was a founding director of London Weekend Television, now part of ITV London, and held the position of director at The Daily Telegraph (1985-1996). Charlotte Young, Specialist Head of Sale, Private and Iconic Collections commented: “It is a privilege for Christie’s to be entrusted with the paintings, furniture and objets d’art which filled David and Ninette Montagu’s striking London residence, almost 100 years after Christie’s sold the 1st Lord Swaythling’s Renowned Collection of Silversmith’s Work in May 1924, previously on loan to the Victoria & Albert Museum. Many of the lots in the collection were inherited from the 1st Lord Swaythling, and the 4th Lord Swaythling’s grandmothers Gladys, Lady Swaythling and the Hon. Nellie Ionides. This sale provides the opportunity to acquire works of art with a fascinating history, some of which have been in the family for over two hundred years.”

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The Collection of Sir Nicholas Goodison

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 8 aprile 2022

London – Christie’s is proud to announce The Collection of Sir Nicholas Goodison – British Art: Innovation and Craftsmanship, which will be offered in a live sale on 25 May 2022. Hugely respected within the world of banking and the arts, Sir Nicholas Goodison (1934-2021) was a businessman, patron of the arts, scholar, philanthropist and polymath. The Chairman of the Stock Exchange (1976-1986), for which he was knighted in 1982, Sir Nicholas Goodison was also Chairman of TSB Group (1988-1995), and deputy chair of Lloyds TSB (1995-2000). He chaired an impressive array of important cultural institutions including the Courtauld (1982-2002), the Art Fund (1986-2002) and the Crafts Council (1997–2005). Comprising approximately 250 lots, his collection spans: Modern British Art & Sculpture; Modern & Contemporary Ceramics & Glass; Victorian and British Impressionist Art; English Furniture, Clocks, Watches, Barometers, Sculpture, Silver and Works of Art by Matthew Boulton. The top lot of the sale is a unique bronze sculpture, Ancestral Totem, conceived in 1956-58 by William Turnbull, whose exploration of material and form has secured his place as one of Britain’s most important post-war sculptors (estimate: £200,000-300,000, illustrated below). With estimates ranging from £300 to £300,000, the collection is expected to realise over £3 million.

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View Over St. James’s Square: A Private Collection

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 febbraio 2022

London – A visual feast, View Over St. James’s Square: A Private Collection reflects the diverse interests of a couple whose passion for quality and craftsmanship brought together paintings, furniture and works of art from a broad range of cultural influences and geographies. This online sale will go live to view on 24 February, ahead of being open for bids from 3 until 17 March. Highlights will be on public view at 8 King Street from 9 to 17 March.At the core of the collection is a group of Old Master paintings and European decorative arts from the 18th and 19th centuries. They range from a pair of Italian temple capricci attributed to Pier Francesco Garoli (estimate: £50,000-80,000), a pair of Mediterranean coastal landscapes with fishermen by Carlo Bonavia (estimate: £50,000-80,000) and a three-quarter Portrait of Bartolomeo Compagni by Pier Francesco Foschi (estimate: £30,000-50,000), to a French Empire silver part dinner-service comprising 75 pieces (estimate: £40,000-60,000), an elegant pair of North Italian neoclassical marquetry commodes (estimate: £30,000-50,000) and a pair of Italian glazed terracotta busts of the Roman emperors Galba and Otho by Angelo Minghetti (estimate: £25,000-40,000). Beautiful objects from around the world include: a Russian Imperial malachite table (estimate: £20,000-30,000) and a glittering Fabergé silver table service (estimate: £20,000-30,000); a Japanese patinated-bronze Koro (incense burner) signed Suzuki Masayoshi, Meiji Period (late 19th century) (estimate: £40,000-60,000), precious lacquer ware (with estimates ranging from £2,000 to £10,000), and Japanese ceramics (with estimates ranging from £800 to £15,000); a languid bronze leopard by the South African sculptor Dylan Lewis (estimate: £20,000-30,000); and bronzes from China (with estimates ranging from £1,000 to £15,000).

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The Collection of Ellen and Dan Shapiro to be Offered in First Open

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 8 febbraio 2022

London. A preview of the collection will be on view at Christie’s King Street from 9 to 16 February 2022. Photographs from the collection of Ellen and Dan Shapiro will form a focal point for the online-only sale First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art, which will be live for bidding from 23 February to 9 March 2022. Together, Ellen and Dan Shapiro have amassed one of the most highly regarded and extensive collections solely dedicated to photography. Christie’s will offer 44 photographs that represent the diversity and range of artists within the collection. Highlights include Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, Elger Esser, Andreas Gursky, Annie Leibovitz, Richard Mosse, Zanele Muholi, Irving Penn, Alex Prager, Viviane Sassen and Cindy Sherman. Estimates range from £600-£50,000, offering collectors of all levels an opportunity to acquire works from this visionary collection. The Shapiros began collecting lithographs in the 1970s and 80s but Ellen developed a keen eye for black and white modernist photography and in the 1990s, they decided to shift their focus solely to photography. By the mid-90s they had begun to collect the Düsseldorf School, including Bernd and Hilla Becher, and Candida Höfer, while the first contemporary photograph they acquired was by Cindy Sherman. Ellen became very influential, working with MoMA’s Photography Council and London’s National Portrait Gallery Photography Committee. Ellen was always attracted to those qualities that made a photographer unique, whether that was their technique or subject matter. This quest for cutting edge creativity is exemplified by Richard Mosse’s Come Out (1966) IX, an image that captures war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo using reconnaissance infrared film, which turned the landscape red or pink as a result. The Shapiros collected select artists extensively, including Mosse, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, and Zanele Muholi. Ellen and Dan Shapiro moved to London in 2002 bringing only selected items with them, one of those being Vik Muniz’ Action Painter, an image that recreated Jackson Pollock’s aesthetic using chocolate sauce. They then filled their home with an encyclopaedic archive of photographs.

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The Collection of Victoria, Lady de Rothschild

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 novembre 2021

London – A celebration of the taste and style of a champion of art and design, Christie’s will offer The Collection of Victoria, Lady de Rothschild in an online sale that opens for bidding on 18 November and closes on 9 December. Presenting a fresh and dynamic aesthetic that reflects Victoria’s discerning eye, the sale comprises over 200 lots, spanning the 20th and 21st centuries, featuring important modern design by André Sornay and notable works by contemporary designers Yoichi Ohira, Johnny Swing, Ingrid Donat and Mattia Bonetti, alongside works of art by Dora Maar, Henry Moore and Irving Penn, as well as a curated collection of over twenty contemporary Japanese bamboo baskets by Tanioka Shigeo and Minoura Chikuhō, amongst others. The sale is led by Johnny Swing’s One Cent Couch, a custom commission for Victoria for her personal collection and an impressive example of the important series by the designer (estimate: £50,000-80,000). Spanning Christie’s Luxury Week and Classic Week sales, highlights from this auction will be on public view at Christie’s headquarters in London from 18 November to the 8 December. With estimates ranging from £500 to £80,000, the sale is expected to realise in excess of £1 million. Selections of Victoria’s jewellery will be sold alongside the collection, in Jewels Online: The London Edit which will be open for bidding between 12 November to 26 November 2021.

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El Greco Early Masterpiece Restituted to the Heirs to the Julius & Camilla Priester Collection

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 novembre 2021

London – An early masterpiece by El Greco leads a group of three exceptional Old Master paintings restituted to the heirs to the Julius & Camilla Priester Collection which will be offered for sale in Christie’s Old Masters Evening Sale on 7 December, as highlights of Classic Week in London. One of the earliest surviving portraits by the artist and one of the last to remain in private hands, El Greco’s Portrait of a Gentleman, 1570, is charged with an uncompromising intensity that would define the artist’s revolutionary idiom, securing his reputation as one of the great visionaries of western art (estimate: £800,000-1,200,000). It will be offered alongside an extremely rare, trompe l’oeil church interior by Emmanuel de Witte (estimate: £500,000-800,000) and a powerful portrait by the Master of Frankfurt (estimate: £40,000- 60,000). These works highlight the quality and significance of the collection assembled by Julius (1870–1954) and Camilla Priester (1885-1962), passionate Viennese art collectors who had the entirety of their collection seized by the Nazi authorities between 1938 and 1944. Julius Priester – a respected industrialist, who was involved in Petroleumgesellschaft Galizin GmbH and had commercial interests in oil and the energy sector – made extensive efforts to trace and recover their missing collection after the war. This search was continued after his death by his widow, and subsequently by the couple’s heirs.The El Greco, which was part of the seminal 2019/2020 Greco exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris, will go on view for the first time ahead of the sale at Christie’s New York on 29 October until 11 November, before being exhibited in Hong Kong from 25 to 29 November; the de Witte will be on view at Christie’s Amsterdam from 1 to 3 of November. The three works will be reunited for the pre-sale London exhibition which will run from 3 to 7 December.

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Christie’s Results So Far: Jasper Conran The Collection Part I

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 18 settembre 2021

London. Part I of the much anticipated Jasper Conran The Collection realised a total – to date – of £5,835,500 / €6,821,699 / $8,070,496, selling 93% by value and 92% by lot. The top lot of the sale was the portrait Anthony Maria Browne, 2nd Viscount Montagu, circa 1593 which exceeded its pre-sale estimate realising £742,500 (estimate: £400,000-600,000). Three new world auction records were set for works by Robert Peake, Thomas Spencer and Aert Schouman. The sale of 212 lots at Christie’s headquarters in London welcomed competitive bidding throughout and lasted over 6 hours. Part II, the online sale, remains open for bidding until 21 September. Benedict Winter, Christie’s Head of Sale comments: “This sale – which showed exceptional prices for old masters and English furniture – is a testament to Jasper’s unique vision and his country house obsession. Collected over the last thirty-years these pieces appealed to new collectors and enthusiasts alike. Christie’s is thrilled with the results of Part I and is pleased that Part II, the Online sale, presents many further opportunities for buyers.”

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An Aesthetic Odyssey The Peter Rose and Albert Gallichan Collection

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 11 settembre 2021

London – Christie’s will offer An Aesthetic Odyssey ~ The Peter Rose and Albert Gallichan Collection in a live auction on 30 September 2021. The couple were pioneering collectors of 19th Century fine and decorative arts and this unique collection was a shared passion assembled over the course of a lifetime from the 1950s onwards. The sale comprises approximately 300 lots of British decorative arts and paintings spanning the major movements of the later 19th century. Highly regarded and recognised as academically important, a number of bequests of both decorative and fine arts from the collection have been accepted by museums including The British Museum and The Ashmolean. This sale provides the market with a unique microcosm of the best of the period. Albert Gallichan died in 2001; the sale takes place now following the death of Peter Rose last year at the age of ninety-three.Ensuring that the scholarly legacy of their life’s work lives on, the proceeds from the sale – which is expected to realise in excess of £1 million, with estimates starting from £500 – will benefit The Albert Dawson Educational Trust. Established in 2003, using the middle names of the two collectors for its title, the trust promotes and supports the study of 19th century English fine and decorative arts. The increased resources raised will be used to develop a more substantial programme of grants and to enable the trust to offer other support from 2022.

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Julians Park and Six Private Collections

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 21 Maggio 2021

London Online 25 May – 15 June I Live 8 June Christie’s announces Julians Park and Six Private Collections, comprising a wide variety of works of fine and decorative art from across seven English country houses, to be offered in a two-part sale. Julians Park and Six Private Collections: Live comprising 277 lots, will take place on 8 June at Christie’s King Street, and Julians Park and Six Private Collections: Online comprising 185 lots, will be live online from 25 May to 15 June. Estimates across the two sales range from £150 to £250,000. The sales comprise works of art from Julians Park, Hertfordshire; the Desmond Heyward Collection, from Haseley Court, Oxfordshire; Property from an East Anglian Country House; Works of Art from the Collection of Hugh and Marion Sassoon; Property from Meonstoke House, Hampshire; Works of art from the Collection of Mr and Mrs David Wheeler; and items formerly in the collection of Leontine, Lady Sassoon. The Live and Online sales include an array of fine art including Impressionist Paintings, Old Master Paintings and Modern British Art in addition to a strong representation of English and European Furniture, Chinese works of art, English and European ceramics, sculpture, objects of virtue, jewellery, silver and gold boxes, photography and books.The seven collections are led by Julians Park, Hertfordshire, the collection of Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie (1902-1968). Born Audrey James, she was a renowned beauty and prominent member of transatlantic society in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Romantically linked to the future Edward VIII and engaged to Lord Louis Mountbatten, she was married three times, firstly to Captain Muir Dudley Coats (d. 1927) between 1922-1927, then to Marshall Field III, the Chicago department store heir, from 1930-1934 and finally to the Hon. Peter Pleydell-Bouverie, from 1938-1946. The ‘Vogue Regency’ interiors that she created just before the Second World War with Stéphane Boudin of Maison Jansen at The Holme, Regent’s Park, in a delicate palette of white, cream, gold, grey and pink, were designed to harmonise with her Impressionist art collection. During The Second World War her collection was moved to Julians Park, where again she worked with Boudin to adapt the Georgian interiors to suit her paintings and furniture, to great effect. The interiors at both the Holme and Julians were published in Country Life, in 1939-40 and 1947, and these, along with the photograph albums and scrapbooks she created, tell the story of a life lived in the glittering artistic, aristocratic and royal circles of society in England, America and on the continent.

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Christie’s Global: Announcing two unique collection sales

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 30 aprile 2021

London 23 June at Christie’s London, and The Roger Federer Collection – Sold to Benefit The RF Foundation – The Online Auction open for bidding from 23 June to the 13 and 14* July. Both sales comprise Roger Federer’s personal sporting memorabilia collected over the duration of his professional tennis career to date. The lots offered recognise and celebrate the career and sporting success of Roger Federer, and the auctions are taking place to raise funds specifically for The Roger Federer Foundation.Roger Federer comments, ‘Every piece in these auctions represents a moment in my tennis career and enables me to share a part of my personal archive with my fans around the world. More importantly, the proceeds will support The Roger Federer Foundation to help us continue to deliver educational resources to children in Africa and Switzerland.’ The Roger Federer Collection – The Live Auction comprises 20 prestigious lots, each signed and celebrating one of Roger Federer’s 20 record-breaking Grand Slam tennis titles. Estimates range from £3,000-£70,000, and the sale will take place in Christie’s King Street, London. In January 2018, Roger Federer became the first male tennis player to win 20 Grand Slam titles. Each lot in The Live Auction represents an iconic moment from either the Australian Open, the French Open, The Championships Wimbledon or the U.S. Open.

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Sir Winston Churchill’s Only Wartime Painting to be Offered in the Modern British Art Evening Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 2 febbraio 2021

London – Christie’s Modern British Art Evening Sale on 1 March 2021 will be led by Sir Winston Churchill’s Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque (1943, estimate: £1,500,000-2,500,000), which is being 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.Nick Orchard, Head of Department, Modern British Art, Christie’s: “Christie’s is delighted to offer such a historically significant painting as the leading highlight of the Modern British Art Evening Sale. Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque was created following the Casablanca Conference where it was agreed by the Allied forces that only complete surrender by the Axis powers would be acceptable. It is the only work that Churchill painted during the war, perhaps encouraged by the recent progress made by the Allies in what he considered to be one of the most beautiful countries he had encountered. Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque is therefore arguably the best painting by Winston Churchill due to the significance of the subject matter to him, and the fact that it highlights the importance of the friendship between the two leaders. The gifting of the work to Roosevelt underlines the fact that Churchill held the American President in such high regard and points to their joint efforts in guiding the Allied powers to the outcome of the Second World War.”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. Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque stands out as the only painting created between 1939 and 1945, and the work is expected to realise one of the top prices for Sir Winston Churchill’s paintings at auction.

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Exceptional Works on Paper Collection to be Offered in Dedicated Sale, London and New York

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 23 gennaio 2021

London and New York – Christie’s will offer A Family Collection: Works on Paper, Van Gogh to Freud as a standalone sale dedicated to exceptional works on paper from a single collection, presented in New York preceding the Modern British Art Evening Sale in London on 1 March 2021. The group is highlighted by Vincent van Gogh’s La Mousmé (executed in Arles circa 31 July – 3 August 1888, estimate: $7,000,000-10,000,000), one of the finest works on paper of the artist’s career, René Magritte’s Journal intime (executed circa 1954, estimate: $2,500,000-3,500,000), a scene depicting two of Magritte’s iconic bowler-hatted men turned to stone, and a rare Self-portrait by Lucian Freud (executed in 1974, estimate: $1,800,000-2,500,000), which was recently included in the Royal Academy’s major exhibition Lucian Freud: Self Portraits (2019-20). A Family Collection: Works on Paper, Van Gogh to Freud also includes seminal pieces by Henry Moore, Georges Seurat, and Augustus John, all of which are testament to an unerring eye whose passion for exquisite works on paper resulted in the pursuit of the best pieces across categories. A key focus was exceptional condition, which together with the rarity of the artworks discovered, came to define the founding ethos of this private family collection.
Giovanna Bertazzoni, Vice Chairman, 20th – 21st Century, Christie’s: “Christie’s is thrilled to launch the 20th Century season of Spring sales in London and New York with a collection of exquisite works on paper put together by an exceptional eye. The works offered in the dedicated sale on 1 March 2021 range from the masterfully executed La Mousmé by Vincent van Gogh to the intimate Self-portrait by Lucian Freud. Henry Moore’s dramatically sculptural Two Sleepers in the Underground is presented alongside Seurat’s rare and atmospheric landscape, conjured magically on paper by the artist’s uniquely mastered Conté crayon. What unites all of these works on paper is the lifelong passion of this collector who strove to seek out these treasures – the intimate art form that represents the unfettered first idea of the genius. The rarity and condition of these works is incomparable and the auction will provide insight into the connoisseurship of this family collection. For decades, at Christie’s we have championed works on paper and dedicated specialised auctions to this vibrant and exciting segment of the market. It is with great pride that we offer A Family Collection: Works on Paper, Van Gogh to Freud as a key element of our 20th Century Spring season.”

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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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Works from the Suñol Soler Collection

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 giugno 2020

London – As part of ONE: A Global Sale of the 20th Century, Christie’s will present a selection of works by Spanish and international masters from the Suñol Soler Collection in London on 10 July. Encompassing modern and post-war painting and sculpture, the works are being sold to benefit the Fundació Glòria Soler and the Fundació Suñol, both established by the collector Josep Suñol Soler in his native Barcelona. Working together as a single entity, the foundations are committed to furthering Josep Suñol Soler’s belief in civic responsibility and social transformation, uniting art and philanthropy in order to bring about vital global change. The group will be led by Alexander Calder’s mesmerising mobile Une lune bleue (1971, estimate: £2,500,000-3,500,000) which is presented alongside Pintura No. 5, a powerful large-scale example of Manolo Millares’ extraordinary burlap creations (1959, estimate: £900,000-1,200,000) and Jean Arp’s unique biomorphic carving Bourgeon sur coup (1960, £800,000-1,200,000). Antoni Tàpies’s richly textural painting Ocre amb cinc entallats, (1964, £400,000-600,000), Antonio Saura’s expressive abstract painting Sera (1961, estimate: £200,000-300,000), and Julio González’s revolutionary linear sculpture Grand personnage debout (1935, estimate: £600,000-900,000) all celebrate the legacy of Spanish post-war art in the collection. The proceeds from the sale of the Tàpies painting will directly benefit research into COVID-19. Three further works by Ettore Colla, Luis Feito and Gastone Novelli will be presented in London in the autumn.Carmen Schjaer, Managing Director, Christie’s Spain: “We are honoured to offer such a strong selection of works by artists that demonstrate the diverse collection of Josep Suñol Soler. His philanthropic legacy unites art and scientific research which is very pertinent to the times that we are living in today. Our ground-breaking relay-format auction feels like the perfect place to showcase the spirit of innovation on which this collection was founded. The funds raised through the sale of these works will allow them to continue scientific research through the Fundació Glòria Soler. The aim is to accelerate research into COVID-19, fulfilling Josep Suñol Soler’s belief that marrying the humanities, arts and sciences can affect change that benefits civic society.”

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the wonderful art collection

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 febbraio 2020

Toronto Tuesday, February 25 6:30pm Istituto Italiano di Cultura 496 Huron Street Marigusta Lazzari will be presenting the Foundation and its activities, including the wonderful art collection housed in its museum and the masterful work carried out on the building by renowned Italian architect, Carlo Scarpa. The presentation will begin with the screening of a documentary by filmmaker Francesca Molteni, which will higlight the multi-layered history of the Palazzo Querini Stampalia and the foundation’s activities. Ms. Lazzari will also be speaking about the severe damage caused to the museum following the exceptional tide that struck Venice on the night of November 12, 2019.

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Citizen Unveils Disney Princess Diamond Timepiece Collection

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 novembre 2019

Citizen continues to celebrate its ongoing collaboration with Disney through the unveiling of a new Disney Princess Diamond Timepiece collection, available for purchase exclusively at Zales. Citizen delights its Disney timepieces with some of the most beloved Disney princess characters including Ariel, Belle, Cinderella and Snow White. Each watch is adorned with treasured symbols from each princess that true Disney fans will cherish. The collection commences with a limited-edition Snow White inspired timepiece showcased two-tone stainless steel and gold tone case and bracelet. The dial is embellished with Snow White’s floral wreath pattern etched onto elegant mother of pearl. Hidden amongst the detailing is Snow White’s signature red apple placed between the 3 and 4 o’clock markers. One diamond and one red Swarovski Genuine Topaz dance freely among the unique outer ring designs allowing them to interplay with light on the wrist. The timepiece is complete with the iconic phrase “Fairest of them all” noted on the case back.From the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast, Citizen’s new Belle inspired watch is showcased in rose gold-tone stainless steel with a beautiful mother of pearl dial. A rose seen in a bell jar is embellished in gold detailing paying homage to the enchanted scene. A collection of diamonds is placed on the dial while a single diamond and yellow Swarovski Genuine Topaz move freely along the outer ring. Etched on the case back is a reminder to always “Find the beauty inside.”For the Princess who never stopped dreaming, Cinderella is honored in the collection with a stainless-steel timepiece that dazzles with a blue gradient mother of pearl dial. The exquisite dial features Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage etched in silver print. Complete with Roman numeral indexes, whimsical hands, and a singular diamond placed at the 12 o’clock position, the timepiece is finished with “A dream is a wish your heart makes” on the case back. Citizen rounds out the Disney Princess Diamond collection making a splash with the princess of the sea, Ariel. The timepiece inspired by the world’s most iconic mermaid is held in a stainless-steel case and bracelet adorned with a teal gradient mother of pearl dial. The dial showcases her majestic fin etched in a shimmering print and a clam shell embellished with a diamond on the 12 o’clock marker. Freely floating on the outer ring is a diamond and purple Swarovski Genuine Topaz. “Above the waves adventure awaits” graces the case back of the timepiece.

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