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Modern British Art Evening and Day Sales

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 26 maggio 2019

London. Christie’s Modern British Art Evening Sale on 17 June 2019 will launch ‘20th Century at Christie’s’, a series of auctions that will take place in London from 17 to 26 June 2019. The sale will be led by Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man (Figure 8, The Bride) (1970, estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000) which explores the complexity of the human figure, and Henry Moore’s Working Model for Standing Figure: Knife Edge (1961, estimate: £1,000,000-1,500,000), one of the most successful compositions of this period for Moore. The sale also includes works by British painters such as L. S. Lowry, Stanley Spencer, David Bomberg and William Roberts, as well as works from the Scottish Colourists Samuel John Peploe and John Duncan Fergusson. Paintings by Ben Nicholson and Roderic O’Conor also feature, offered from the collection of Drue Heinz.
The Modern British Art Day Sale will follow on 18 June. Highlights of the sale include 20 works offered from the estate of L. S. Lowry, a group of Elisabeth Frink sculptures from the collection of Mary Carswell, paintings by Franciszka Themerson, and an important group of early paintings by Frank Bowling from the collection of David Methuen Campbell. The third edition of Sculpture in the Square, an outdoor sculpture garden set within St James’s Square, London, is on view now until 17 June. It features 10 works that will be offered in the Modern British Art Evening Sale by Barbara Hepworth, Barry Flanagan, Henry Moore, Elisabeth Frink and Emily Young. Included are four works from a Private North American Collection, that have adorned an East Coast garden for decades. Estimates in the Modern British Art season range from £3,000 to £2,000,000, offering collectors of every level an opportunity to acquire pieces by the celebrated masters of the 20th century.

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South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 18 maggio 2019

London – Christie’s annual summer auction of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art comprises 77 lots, almost entirely from private collections from Europe, India, Asia, US and Australia. Following India’s participation and Pakistan’s debut at this year’s Venice Biennale, this year’s auction will celebrate art from both countries.
The auction is led by the striking Falling Figure with Bird painted in 2002 by Tyeb Mehta (1925-2009). This compelling composition manifests the sense of angst, helplessness and fear that Mehta felt at the societal violence and tragedy he experienced in the aftermath of partition. This image draws its power from a cinematic sense of suspense, freezing the action in an eternal moment of helpless free fall. Both deeply personal and politically poignant, this virtuoso painting distils complex psychological and metaphysical notions of suffering and trauma with the economy of line, form and colour characteristic of Mehta’s work. Here, the entwined avian and human figures draw perhaps from literary characters like Icarus or Phaethon, who failed in their quests of flight and union with divinity (estimate: £1,500,000-2,000,000).

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Modern British Art

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 novembre 2018

London – Christie’s Modern British Art Evening Sale will be held on 19 November 2018. The sale comprises major works by British painters and the Scottish Colourists, as well as equestrian and figurative sculptures. Icons of British painting of the century will be led by Stanley Spencer’s Caulking (1940, estimate: £1,500,000-2,500,000), being offered for the first time, together with L. S. Lowry’s A Northern Race Meeting (1956, estimate: £1,500,000-2,500,000), which has remained in the same family for over half a century, having been purchased the year the work was completed. “We have outstanding examples of great work by Stanley Spencer, L. S. Lowry and Samuel John Peploe, all of which we bring to auction for the first time, something that we expect will spark a strong response from our international clients. Alongside these are major examples from the 1950s and 60s by the leading artists of the day, including Allen Jones, Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron and Leon Kossoff. The finest examples of equestrian sculpture from Elisabeth Frink and William Turnbull will also be showcased alongside figurative sculptures by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Lynn Chadwick, Eric Gill and others.” commented Nick Orchard, Head of Department, Modern British.
The Modern British Art Day Sale will follow on 20 November. Highlights of the sale include Howard Hodgkin’s IMAX Cinema (1999, estimate: £40,000-60,000) and Samuel John Peploe’s Apples and Pewter Pot (mid 1920s, estimate: £150,000-250,000), never before seen at auction. An online Modern/British & Irish Art sale will accompany the two live sales from 16 to 23 November. Estimates in the Modern British Art season range from £800 to £2,500,000.

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Rocket Software: Powering the Mobile Modern Mainframe

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 2 ottobre 2018

Rocket Software, a global technology global technology provider and leader in mainframe modernisation and optimisation, announced today that Rocket® BlueZone® Web is now available in Australia and Southeast Asia. BlueZone Web is designed to allow users to access mainframes and other host-based systems and data using modern interfaces on mobile devices. It drives value for host system-driven organizations by empowering their team members to retrieve and use information from anywhere in their systems on any web browser or tablet at any time.
Rocket BlueZone Web is a zero-footprint terminal emulator built for mobile use, and is the latest addition to the powerful Rocket BlueZone family of terminal emulators. The flexible, plugin-free solution is designed to simplify essential tasks for today’s mobile workforces. It’s built on Node.js, JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3, and offers out-of-the-box authentication service for LDAP and SAP (RACF). The server is suitable for installation on any platform that supports Node.js, and it supports all modern web browsers regardless of device.Extending mainframe access to tablets and other mobile devices is particularly valuable to retailers. BlueZone Web enables employees to be more productive and allows anyone on a sales floor to get the answers they need via mobile device—without leaving the customer’s side. Staff can even use tablets to monitor sales volume and quickly assess inventory to determine restocking priorities—without ever visiting a terminal. Warehouse employee can also enjoy improved productivity with access to pick lists, inventory levels, bin restocking requests and more, eliminating repeated trips to central terminals and providing real-time visibility into high-priority tasks.

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Modern maritime technologies: do we have the skills?

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 28 febbraio 2018

Like everywhere else, world digitalization, high-tech equipment and low-carbon solutions are affecting the workplace of the maritime world. Preparing the workforce for such trends is crucial to ensure a competitive European maritime sector. But what will be the profiles needed for the jobs of tomorrow? How can we make sure that people are strongly qualified for the many attractive and high quality jobs European seas have to offer?
To address these questions the Commission has launched, as part of the New Skills Agenda, a new cooperation platform between several key stakeholders called Blueprint for skills cooperation.
For the maritime technology sector, the Spanish Foundation CETMAR is in charge of leading the EU partnership composed of 17 partners who today have met in Brussels to kick-off the work. Composed of both educational and industrial representatives, the partnership will explore the skills required by modern maritime technologies and the possible ways to match future demand and supply. They will conceive the profiles and curricula of tomorrow and propose concrete actions to be rolled out at national and regional level to bridge the gap between the training offer and the actual needs of the industry. By helping the sector to adapt the education to prepare the future workforce, this initiative seeks to empower the various strands of the maritime industry and boost its performance for years to come.

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The Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale and Art of the Surreal

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 2 marzo 2017

art-of-the-surrealLondon The Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale and Art of the Surreal launched 20th Century at Christie’s, achieving a combined total of £136,874,598 / $169,998,251 / €160,143,280. The evening saw an electric start with lively bidding for Portrait de Lluis Alemany, a work dating from the very beginning of Picasso’s career (£773,000 / $960,066 / €904,410), and continued with Berthe Morisot’s Femme en noir or Avant le théâtre, which achieved £2,045,000 / $2,539,890 / €2,392,650 against a pre-sale estimate of £600,000-800,000 / $760,000-1,000,000 / €710,000-940,000 and Femme et enfant au balcon also by Morisot, which more than doubled its high estimate to realise £4,085,000 / $5,073,570 / €4,779,450. The nine further works from the Personal Collection of Barbara Lambrecht, including paintings by Kees van Dongen, Raoul Dufy, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Félix Vallotton, each sold above estimate with the group totalling £15,945,000 / £19,803,690 / £18,655,650, to date, with all proceeds benefitting the Rubens Prize Collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art Siegen. The top work of the evening was Paul Gauguin’s highly sought after Te Fare (La maison), which sold for £20,325,000 / $25,243,650 / €23,780,250, while René Magritte’s La corde sensible set a new world record at auction for the artist of £14,441,348 / $17,936,155 / €16,896,378, with Le domaine d’Arnheim becoming the third highest price for Magritte at auction (£10,245,000 / $12,724,290 / €11,986,650), confirming that works by Surreal artists continue to inspire collectors globally. Determined bidding was seen for three oil paintings that trace Le Corbusier’s artistic career from the 1920s to the 1940s from the Heidi Weber Museum Collection. With outstanding sell through rates of 92% by lot and 96% by value there was high energy felt in the first auctions of 20th Century at Christie’s. Registered bidders from 39 countries across five continents demonstrate continued global interest from buyers with notable bidding from Asia. (photo: Art of the Surreal)

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Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 19 gennaio 2017

impressionist.pngLondon – The Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 28 February will launch 20th-Century at Christie’s, a season of sales that take place at Christie’s in London from 28 February to 10 March 2017. The personal collection of the esteemed philanthropist and patron of the arts Barbara Lambrecht will lead the auction, with all proceeds from the collection benefitting the Rubens Prize Collection in the Museum of Contemporary Art Siegen, Germany. Barbara Lambrecht, who was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2016, therefore continues her profound and longstanding philanthropic engagement for social and educational projects, classical music, theatre and the arts. Her personal collection was carefully assembled during the 1970s & 1980s and presents paintings by Impressionist painters at critical turning points in their careers when they began to experiment with vantage points, painterly techniques and subject matter. Two distinct conceptual strands can be identified within the collection: classic early Impressionism and the daring colour of the Fauves. Highlights include two important oils by Berthe Morisot, who, in an art world dominated by men, defiantly pursued a career as an artist and painted the world around her with constant innovation, expanding the boundaries both of artistic convention and of the prescribed roles of her gender. Further highlights include Claude Monet’s Les Bords de la Seine au Petit-Gennevilliers (1874, estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000), Les deux Anges by Kees van Dongen (1907-09, estimate: £400,000-600,000) and Pablo Picasso’s Lluis Alemany (1899-1900, estimate: £300,000-500,000), dating from the beginning of his career, just ahead of his first trip to Paris.
Le Corbusier: Important Works from the Heidi Weber Museum Collection will form a centrepiece of the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale. Heidi Weber first met Le Corbusier in the summer of 1958 at Cap Martin in Southern France. This auspicious meeting marked the beginning of a close, collaborative and enormously productive partnership between the pair. With endless passion, determination and an unceasing enthusiasm, Weber embarked on a number of collaborative projects; from the incredibly successful industrial and commercial adaptation of his furniture designs, to publishing his graphic works, to nurturing and developing the market for Le Corbusier’s art, and finally to personally funding and constructing his last building – the Heidi Weber Museum Centre Le Corbusier in Zurich, Switzerland. Described variously as the ‘leading ambassador’, ‘spiritual heiress’ or ‘mentor’ of Le Corbusier, Heidi Weber was, in Le Corbusier’s own words, a ‘monster of perseverance, devotion and enthusiasm’. Three oil paintings tracing Le Corbusier’s career from the 1920s to the 1940s will be offered alongside four works on paper from this significant Museum Collection. Weber developed an unparalleled collection of Le Corbusier’s work, amassing a comprehensive overview of his career. From the elegant, rigidly structured Purist compositions of the late 1910s and early 1920s, to the exuberant multi-hued compositions of his later years, the astonishing diversity that characterises Le Corbusier’s oeuvre can be seen in the selection of works that feature in the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening and Works on Paper Sales.
Works from the Impressionist & Modern Art Sales will will be on view at Christie’s King Street from 23 to 28 February 2017. Highlights will be on view in Hong Kong from 17 to 20 January 2017, Shanghai on 8 February 2017 and Beijing from 11 to 13 February 2017. (photo: impressionist)

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Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 31 ottobre 2014

irish artLondon – Christie’s is pleased to announce details of the Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale which will take place on 19 November 2014. Featuring 35 lots, the auction presents stellar examples of 20th century British sculpture and painting including John Duncan Fergusson’s Poise (estimate: £80,000-120,000, illustrated above), six paintings by L.S. Lowry, led by Coal Barge (estimate: £700,000-1,000,000), and Euan Uglow’s masterpiece entitled Three In One (estimate: £500,000-800,000), which is considered to be the artist’s most important painting to come to the market. The strong selection of modern sculpture is led by Figure (Sunion) by Dame Barbara Hepworth (estimate: £600,000-800,000), as well as sculpture by leading artists of the genre including Henry Moore, Lynn Chadwick, Dame Elisabeth Frink, and Naum Gabo, among others. The Modern British and Irish Evening Sale as a whole features works with estimates ranging from £50,000 to £700,000 and is followed by the Day Sale on 20 November, which comprises 86 works starting at just £7,000. André Zlattinger, Senior Director, Head of Modern British Art, Christie’s London and Rachel Hidderley, Christie’s International Specialist and Director, Modern British Art: “We are pleased to present some important and monumental pieces of Modern British art, in a sale which spans over 100 years and celebrates our greatest British artists of the past century. The Evening and Day sales will provide a rich array of opportunities for new and established collectors at a wide range of price levels, encouraging active engagement in this dynamic and inspiring category.”

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New horizons for Caroline Clough-Lacoste!

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 aprile 2010

After creating artparis some twelve years ago, Caroline Clough-Lacoste is now leaving the organization of this modern and contemporary art fair in order to launch two others in the Autumn of 2010. From 9 to 11 October, the Marrakech Art Fair is getting ready to bring design and modern and contemporary art galleries together in Morocco, while Paris Art Picture will celebrate video and digital images from 18 to 21 November 2010.  And thus starts a new chapter in the career of Caroline Clough-Lacoste… Caroline Clough-Lacoste started her career in 1982 as a press agent for French fashion and luxury brand names: Ungaro, Perc Spook, Torrente, Rochas, Canovas, etc. With a passion for plastic arts and especially modern and contemporary art, she participated in the organization of several Parisian fairs starting in 1992, such as the FIAC (international contemporary art fair), SAGA (international engravings show), and DECOUVERTES (international show for young artists). At the same time as these activities, she put in charge of contemporary art at the Pfizer Foundation and the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation. En 2010, Caroline Clough-Lacoste was declared a Knight of the National Order of Merit on the President’s List. Currently, Caroline Clough-Lacoste is actively preparing to meet two new challenges with her associate Henri Jobbé-Duval and their company called IFM (International Fair Makers): the launch of the Marrakech Art Fair in October and Paris Art Picture in November 2010.  (caroline)

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