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NRG Closes on Sale of its South Central Business

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 febbraio 2019

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) has closed on the previously announced sale of NRG South Central Generating LLC (South Central) to Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC (Cleco) for $1 billion in cash, prior to adjustments pursuant to the terms of the Purchase and Sale Agreement entered into on February 7, 2018.“The closing of the South Central transaction marks the achievement of yet another fundamental milestone in our transformation,” said Mauricio Gutierrez, President and Chief Executive Officer, NRG. “With the majority of our asset sales program complete, we continue to focus on capital allocation, cost excellence and margin enhancement across our businesses.”

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H.I.G. Capital Announces the Sale of ACG Materials

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 10 dicembre 2018

H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private equity investment firm with $30 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce the sale of its portfolio company, ACG Materials (“ACG” or the “Company”) for approximately $315 million, to Arcosa, Inc. (NYSE: ACA) (“Arcosa”), a manufacturer of infrastructure-related products and services.
ACG Materials, based in Norman, Oklahoma, mines, processes, and distributes industrial minerals and aggregates including gypsum, anhydrite, limestone, sand, gravel, basalt and downstream food, pharmaceutical, prill and plaster products across a diverse set of end markets including building products, energy, infrastructure, and agriculture.H.I.G. recapitalized the Company in December 2012, and through the completion of nine acquisitions and the development of six greenfield mines, subsequently grew ACG from five mines and two production facilities in Oklahoma into a highly diversified operator of 24 mines and 5 production facilities across 9 states and provinces. During H.I.G.’s ownership, the Company also made significant investments in management, IT infrastructure, sales & marketing, manufacturing capabilities, and capacity.Paul Harrington, ACG’s CEO, said, “H.I.G. has been a great partner, as they have been very supportive helping to transform ACG into a professionally managed, diversified, national platform with exciting growth potential. We are excited to continue this next chapter with Arcosa, whose platform and resources will help us realize the considerable opportunities ahead.”Keval Patel, Managing Director at H.I.G. Capital, commented, “It has been a pleasure working with Paul and the ACG management team. Their strategic vision and consistent execution has resulted in an outstanding investment outcome for management and shareholders, including the Company’s founder Russ Harrison. We are confident that ACG will continue to build on its record of success and impressive growth under the Arcosa umbrella.”

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Consegna del sale di Cervia al Papa

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 settembre 2018

Roma Sabato 29 settembre partenza da Cervia. Alle ore 9.00 l’appuntamento è alla torre San Michele da cui il corteo dei pellegrini con i salinari e il carriolo carico di sale si avvierà verso Piazza Garibaldi. Qui il saluto delle autorità e la benedizione del sale alla presenza del sindaco Luca Coffari e delle delegazioni delle città gemellate con Cervia Aalen ( Germania) e Jelenia Gora ( Polonia). Insieme anche la delegazione di La Baule (Francia).
La prima giornata prevede una camminata attraverso le saline alla volta della pieve di Santo Stefano di Pisignano. Visita alla pieve e tappa per il pranzo, poi il cammino proseguirà alla volta di Forlimpopoli e Bertinoro.Di seguito attraversando gli appennini il gruppo giungerà a Roma per la consegnare il sale il giorno mercoledì 10 ottobre.La consegna al Papa del salfiore di Cervia iniziò quando il cardinale Pietro Barbo (diventato poi papa Paolo II) divenne vescovo di Cervia nel 1444. La tradizione venne sospesa nel 1870, in seguito agli eventi della breccia di Porta Pia, che interruppero i rapporti diplomatici tra il Vaticano e l’allora giovane Regno d’Italia. Il cardinale Pietro Barbo aveva pensato di inviare il salfiore a papa Eugenio IV (al secolo Gabriele Condulmer, zio del Barbo per parte di madre) per ringraziarlo della nomina a vescovo di Cervia, allora ricca diocesi, proprio per la produzione del sale, dello Stato Pontificio.La tradizione della consegna del sale in Vaticano è ripresa nel 2003, grazie anche all’interessamento del cervese monsignor Mario Marini, segretario aggiunto della Pontificia Commissione Ecclesia Dei.

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H.I.G. Capital Announces the Sale of KidsFoundation

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 22 luglio 2018

H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private equity investment firm with more than €21 billion of equity capital under management, announced today that one of its affiliates has entered a definitive agreement to sell the KidsFoundation Group (“KidsFoundation”), the Dutch market leader in childcare services, to Onex Corporation (“Onex”)(TSX:ONEX). Terms were not disclosed.Headquartered in Almere, the Netherlands, KidsFoundation provides high-quality childcare to nearly 30,000 children between the ages of six weeks and 12 years. H.I.G. created KidsFoundation in 2014 through the acquisition of assets from the estate of Estro Group. During H.I.G.’s ownership, the company has developed strongly with significant capital invested by H.I.G. to create a high-quality childcare offering. H.I.G. worked with KidsFoundation management to optimise the footprint of the company by exiting loss-making locations, introduce new IT systems to drive operational improvement and develop an internal M&A capability. H.I.G. supported the company with capital to undertake a number of bolt-on acquisitions in the past year and to pursue a wider pipeline of inorganic growth opportunities. The business is now the largest provider of childcare in the Netherlands receiving strong advocacy ratings from staff and parents.

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Rare watches sale in Geneva

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 aprile 2018

TOUR DATES: HONG KONG: 16 – 17 April, TAIPEI: 19 – 20 April, LONDON: 24 – 26 April, BERLIN: 25 – 29, Geneva 14 MAY 2018 Christie’s will hold its Rare Watches auction at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva on 14 May 2018. Offering 221 timepieces spanning from 1875 to 2017, the majority consigned by private collectors mainly from Europe, with estimates ranging from CHF2,000 to CHF1,000,000, it is expected to fetch in the region of CHF 15 million.
The sale comprises three important private collections, the first, Rare Patek Philippe Timepieces from an Important Private Collection (lots 93-103), representing the most important single owner collection of modern Patek Philippe timepieces to come up for auction in recent years. The eclectic group of 11 watches comprises some of the firm’s most coveted and hard to find models, notably the “Grand Complication” reference 5208P, the highlight of the section and top lot of the auction. The Property of an Important Swiss Private Collector, lots 136-182, includes 47 mostly contemporary wristwatches compiled by the Swiss collector over the last decade. The collection consists of a variety of brands and styles, the majority preserved in like new condition and sold with the original certificates, warranties, manual and boxes. The third collection is from an Important Private Italian Collection, lots 199-208, exclusively Rolex wristwatches including rare models such as a Daytona “Paul Newman” ref. 6264 with original guarantee, est. CHF150,000-250,000.

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Sale of iconic properties in the French “Triangle d’or”

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 16 marzo 2018

Several groups of Haussmann buildings located in the Parisian CBD are about to be put up for sale by Catella France and Knight Frank companies, through a co exclusive mandate cooperation.
Exclusively located in the heart of the French « Triangle d’Or », between Avenue Montaigne and the Champs Elysées, the properties benefit from the exceptional position of that area.The two advising companies will offer a choice of high end quality properties, located for example avenue des Champs Elysées or rues Beaujon, Pierre Charron, Cerisoles, Boccador, Clément Marrot and rue de la Trémoille. The kick-off should occur during the MIPIM in Cannes.
Catella is a leading specialist in property investments, fund management and banking, with operations in 12 European countries. The group has sales of approximately SEK 2 billion and manages assets of approximately SEK 150 billion. Catella is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm in the Mid Cap segment.

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Picasso, Matisse and Bradford Lead Our Best-Ever Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 marzo 2018

Punctuated by extraordinary results for Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse and a world auction record for Mark Bradford, a historic London Evening Sale achieved our highest sale total in any location at Phillips.Said Edward Dolman, Chief Executive Officer, immediately following the sale, “This is a historic result for Phillips as our 20th Century & Contemporary team achieved the biggest sale in the history of the company. Our total of £97.8 million (US$135.2 million) exceeds last year’s total by almost seven times, an incredible achievement and a testament to the extraordinary team we’ve assembled around the world. This sale continues to demonstrate a solid market for modern and contemporary art, and I expect our momentum to continue in New York this May.”Chairman Cheyenne Westphal elaborated, telling the press, “Our move to expand deeper into the 20th century is clearly paying off as the strong prices we achieved for Modern works such as Pablo Picasso’s La Dormeuse and Henri Matisse’s Nu allongé I (Aurore) contributed to our record sale total. Our terrific showing was bolstered by a world-record price for Mark Bradford’s Helter Skelter I, an astonishing work by one of the greatest painters of our time.”We also achieved strong prices for works by German artists Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz and Wolfgang Tillmans. We’re proud to have worked with some truly exceptional consignors this season, including John McEnroe; the Collection of Betty and Stanley Sheinbaum; and the Triton Collection Foundation.”

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Glu Announces Sale of Its Moscow Studio

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 7 gennaio 2018

new yorkNew York. Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading developer and publisher of mobile games, today announced it has completed the divestiture of its Moscow studio along with the sale of several titles developed by that location. Glu will receive aggregate consideration of approximately $4.5 million, consisting of $3 million in cash and the assumption of approximately $1.5 million in minimum guaranteed royalty payments. Originally acquired in 2008, Glu’s Moscow studio has focused on the development and live operations of shooter and action games including the Contract Killer, Frontline Commando, and Blood & Glory franchises, all of which will be transitioned to Glu’s Hyderabad, India studio. Glu Moscow was also managing live operations for Deer Hunter 2017, which will transition to Hyderabad, where Deer Hunter Classic currently is operated. The parties have agreed to transition each of these titles to Hyderabad by March 31, 2018. The assets sold by Glu include the Last Day Alive mobile game currently in beta, the Heroes of Destiny mobile game previously published by Glu, the celebrity license agreement for a previously disclosed unnamed male celebrity and the corresponding mobile game in the prototype stage. Glu has also agreed to provide a non-exclusive license to use certain tools and technology necessary for further development of the purchased games. “This transaction is consistent with our strategy to consolidate development operations to our creative centers located in North America. As we enter 2018, we are focused on driving increased creativity and collaboration in Glu’s remaining studios,” said Nick Earl, Glu’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “I would like to thank the talented team in Moscow for their contributions to Glu’s success and I am confident they will continue to thrive under new leadership.” “Over the last 18 months we have expanded our North America and India locations while eliminating studios in Beijing, Bellevue, Portland, Long Beach, and Moscow. These initiatives have allowed us to focus on a scaled creative center in San Francisco and a low cost, repeatable location in Hyderabad,” said Eric R. Ludwig, Glu’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. “Our prior statements about our lower operating expense profile in 2018 assumed this transaction would be completed by the end of 2017.”

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Art As Jewellery, Online-only Sale Open for Bidding

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 11 novembre 2017

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

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Harvest Partners Completes Sale of BHI Energy

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 settembre 2017

energyHarvest Partners, LP (“Harvest”), a New York-based private equity firm, announced today that it has completed the sale of BHI Energy, Inc. (“BHI Energy” or the “Company”) to AE Industrial Partners, a Florida-based private equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. For over 35 years, BHI Energy has provided critical on-site services necessary to support the daily operations, routine maintenance and capital investment requirements for the power generation, oil & gas and electricity transmission & distribution end markets. The Company’s broad service offering enables it to be an embedded provider of choice to a diverse customer base comprised of blue-chip utility and energy companies. The Company’s service offering includes highly specialized maintenance services, full-service radiation protection services and staffing solutions.Michael DeFlorio, Senior Managing Director of Harvest Partners, said: “We enjoyed working closely with Bob Decensi and the BHI Energy executive team to build a market leading provider of specialty services in the utility and energy sectors. We look forward to watching the Company continue to flourish as it enters a new phase of development in partnership with AE Industrial Partners.”Bob Decensi, CEO of BHI Energy, said: “Harvest has been an exceptionally supportive partner, delivering valuable financial and operational guidance that leaves us well-positioned as we move into our next phase of growth.”

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L’oro bianco alla volta di Venezia

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 22 luglio 2017

museo saleCervia Martedì 25 Luglio 2017 alle 0re 21:00 area Magazzini del Sale. La Rotta del Sale rievoca il periodo in cui l’influsso veneziano sulla città di Cervia vedeva la presenza in loco di un podestà che dipendeva dalla Signoria veneta. L’interesse per Cervia da parte di Venezia era più che altro commerciale anche se per brevi periodi la città è stata sotto il dominio diretto della Serenissima (1243‐1253 e 1463‐1509). Venezia dominava le vie commerciali dell’Adriatico e del Mediterraneo e il sale rappresentava una merce estremamente preziosa, elemento importantissimo per la conservazione degli alimenti.
La Rotta del Sale, organizzata dal Comune di Cervia in collaborazione con Circolo Nautico “Amici della Vela”, vuole rievocare il rapporto con la Serenissima con uno spettacolo suggestivo che ci riporta indietro nel tempo. Un corteo in costume, che percorrerà le principali vie del centro storico, accompagnerà il pubblico nelle atmosfere del passato e
alla scoperta della storia cittadina e del suo rapporto con l’oro bianco. Alla fine del percorso il corteo giungerà nel piazzale dei Salinari ad assistere il carico del sale sulle barche storiche che rievocheranno la partenza alla volta della Repubblica di Venezia. A Paolo Puzzarini, cervese appassionato del mare e della storia locale, si deve l’idea della rievocazione.

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Ipertensione e consumo del sale

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 giugno 2017

ipertensione2Milano. Diminuire il consumo di sale, introdotto con la dieta, abbassa il rischio di insorgenza di ipertensione. Tuttavia un eccesso di riduzione, al di sotto dei 7,5 grammi di sale al giorno (corrispondenti a 3 grammi di sodio), potrebbe essere dannoso per la salute. Gli specialisti stanno ancora valutando quale sia la dose ideale di sodio da assumere soprattutto per i malati. Sono queste le conclusioni di uno studio condotto da un gruppo costituito da Word Heart Federation, dalla Società Europea dell’Ipertensione (ESH) e dall’European Public Health Association. Il lavoro scientifico è presentato durante il 27° Congresso dell’ESH che si apre oggi e che vede riuniti per quattro giorni a Milano oltre 3.000 specialisti provenienti da 34 Paesi. “Gli studi clinici finora condotti hanno dimostrato che l’abbassamento della pressione si verifica con un consumo inferiore a 3 grammi di sale al giorno – afferma il prof. Giuseppe Mancia Presidente dell’ESH Meeting di Milano e primo autore dello studio -. Questo genere di interventi di salute pubblica risultano però difficili da condurre su tutta la popolazione mondiale in particolar modo nei Paesi a reddito medio-basso. Definire la dose di sodio ottimale per il benessere dell’organismo è difficile e controverso. Non abbiamo ancora dati scientifici certi sugli effetti che un consumo moderato di sale offrirebbe alla riduzione del rischio cardiovascolare e di decesso. Il nostro studio – conclude Mancia – suggerisce di limitare l’apporto di sale senza però andare al di sotto dei 7,5 grammi al giorno perché non conosciamo ancora le conseguenze per la salute”.

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Catella advisor in sale of the property holdings of Minerva Palveluasunnot II

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 aprile 2017

vantaaMinerva Palveluasunnot II Ky, managed by Minerva-yhtiöt, has sold a portfolio consisting of four supported living properties to Nordea Life Assurance Finland Ltd. Catella acted as the seller’s advisor. The properties are located in Greater Helsinki area and consist of in total more than 12,000 square metres. All four properties are built or been fully renovated during 2001 to 2015 and have long lease terms.Minerva-yhtiöt specialises in development and administration of properties that are intended for elderly people and other special groups. The company was established in 2008 and is one of the essential pioneers in the segment in Finland. The managing director of the company is Teemu Väänänen. Catella has a leading position in property advisory services, and has offices in 5 cities in Finland. Catella’s advisory services have been ranked the best in Finland in Euromoney’s annual survey for several years, latest in 2016. (photo: vantaa)

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22nd Dubai sale week

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 21 marzo 2017

dubaiDubai – Christie’s March auctions realized a total of $13,437,688 /AED49,343,190. The Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art sale held during the evening of the 18 March concluded Dubai Art Week and achieved a total of $8,079,375 /AED29,667,465; setting new world auction records for 18 artists, including Marwan Sahmarani (Lebanese, b. 1970), Nazir Nabaa (Syrian, 1941-2016), Mahmoud Sabri (Iraqi, 1927-2012) and Koorosh Shishegaran (Iranian, b. 1945). The Important Watches auction realized $5,358,313 / AED19,675,725, the highest total for any watch auction in the Middle East and set a record for the most expensive watch sold at auction in the region. The top lot of the sales were Mahmoud Saïd’s Assouan – ile et dunes oil painting, accompanied by its preparatory oil sketch, selling for $685,500 / AED2,517,156 tripling its pre-sale estimate and for the watches the highest price of the evening was achieved for the Patek Philippe ref. 2499/100, manufactured in 1981, selling for just under $500,000. It is also the most expensive vintage watch sold at auction in the Middle East. (photo: dubai)

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€14.2m for the sale of Boni De Castellane et Anna Gould

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 marzo 2017

Boni De CastellaneParis On 7 March 2017, Christie’s Boniface de Castellane and Anna Gould ‘A way of Life’ auction realised a total of €14,266,563 / £12,342,004 / $15,155,370. These exceptional results reflect the relevant choices Boni had made when furbishing his legendary Palais Rose with the most exquisite works of art.
Lionel Gosset, Head of Collection sales, Christie’s France: “Continuing Christie’s long history of offering prestigious collections at auction, we are honoured to have paid such a beautiful tribute to this important collection. Its celebrated provenance and the pristine quality of its works have attracted bidders from 19 countries across five continents, establishing once again Christie’s France’s leadership in selling collections with success”.Connoisseurs, collectors and institutions, such as the Sèvres museum (lot 145) and the Lyndhurst museum –Anna Gould’s childhood home in the state of New York (lots 2, 6, 10 and 16)–, have acquired 96% of the sale, demonstrating continued interest in high quality 18th century pieces. The Palais Rose’s famous Boulle furniture achieved strong prices, as illustrated by the Louis XVI pair of meubles-à-hauteur-d’appui by Etienne Levasseur and Adam Weisweiler which sold for €818,500 (lot 132) and the Louis XIV console attributed to André-Charles Boulle sold for €506,500 (lot 140). Important decorative art from the period also performed very well, as shown by the Sèvres porcelain “vases” which realised €206,500 against a presale estimate of €80,000-120,000 (lot 52) and a George III clock attributed to James Cox achieved €290,500 (lot 89).Art Déco works by Cartier where among the highlights of the sale, as the Mystery Clock achieved €686,500 against a presale estimate of €150,000-200,000 (lot 18) and the ‘Jardin Japonais’ desk set achieved €1.118.500 (lot 19), a new record for an object by Cartier sold at auction.Finally, leading the sale was the magnificent view of the Piazza San Marco, with the basilica and the campanile by Francesco Guardi (lot 46), for which determined bidding resulted in a total of €6,738,500 / £5,829,476 / $7,158,309, making it the highest price achieved by far for an old master painting sold at auction in France over the past two decades.(photo: Boni De Castellane)

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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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The Modern British & Irish Art

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 10 novembre 2016

henry-mooreLondon Sale will take place on 22 November, ahead of the Evening Sale, while the Modern British & Irish Art Day Sale will follow on 24 November, featuring 93 lots with estimates ranging from £7,000 to £150,000, providing opportunity for buyers across every level. 8 King Street, St. James’s. The Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale will take place on 23 November 2016. The sale, consisting of 39 lots, will be led by Henry Moore’s Working Model for Reclining Mother and Child (1975, estimate: £1,300,000-1,800,000), the second model the artist made in preparation for his large-scale sculpture Reclining Mother and Child (1975-76); examples of which can be found in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, London and the Ohara Museum of Art in Kurashiki, Japan. Further highlights include Samuel John Peploe’s classic still-life from the 1920s Red and pink roses, oranges and fan (circa 1925, estimate: £600,000-1,000,000), part of a significant group of works by the Scottish Colourists, and John Minton’s painting Jamaican Village (1951, estimate: £100,000-150,000), which was last seen publicly when it was exhibited at the Royal Academy, London, in 1951. Gifted by the artist to Professor John Norris Wood, a distinguished natural history illustrator who taught at the Royal College of Art, it has passed on by descent but has remained unseen in the family home. Ben Nicholson’s April 1957 (Arbia 2) (1957, estimate: £600,000-800,000), one of the last in an important series of large and symphonic still-life paintings that he created in the latter half of the 1950s is also a centrepiece. Additional groupings include five paintings depicting coastal life during the interwar years of the 1930s by Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, Edward Burra and Edward Wadsworth, a wartime series by Sir Claude Francis Barry, together with Post-War artists such as Frank Auerbach, Lynn Chadwick, John Hoyland, Bridget Riley and Sean Scully. The Leslie Waddington Collection Part II Photo: Henry Moore)

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20th century sale season during the week of the international contemporary art fair

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 settembre 2016

chriestesParis – Christie’s France is proud to celebrate its dedicated 20th century sale season during the week of the international contemporary art fair (FIAC) from October 19th to October 22nd. During this exceptional week, Christie’s will offer more than 200 lots by leading international artists and offered across four different sales. François de Ricqlès, President of Christie’s France: “During one week in October, Paris will become the center of the art world. Our four sales organised during this international event will span the 20th century and will include rare works from prestigious provenance carefully selected by our specialists. The auctions will offer masterworks from the early 20th century signed by Pierre Bonnard, Frantisek Kupka, Henri Laurens and Pablo Picasso, as well as major works by Jean-Paul Riopelle, Alexander Calder and Jean Arp which define Parisian Modernism. The departments have worked closely together to build this impressive sale season which will certainly attract connoisseurs from around the world”.

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Pane buono, ma con meno sale

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 settembre 2016

pane laterzaC’è troppo sale nella nostra dieta: tra quello naturalmente contenuto negli alimenti (10%), quello che aggiungiamo noi con la saliera (36%) e quello presente nei prodotti trasformati (54%), siamo assai più esposti al rischio di malattie cardiovascolari e renali. Ridurre il sale, dunque, è una importante obiettivo di salute pubblica e il pane è stato individuato dal Ministero della Salute come un alimento target in tal senso. E’ possibile, però, fare un pane ugualmente buono, con meno sale? Il cloruro di sodio, infatti, viene utilizzato nella panificazione non solo per dare più sapidità, ma anche per migliorare le caratteristiche qualitative del prodotto finale. Occorre quindi lavorare sulle qualità della materia prima, cioè il grano, per poter ottenere un pane appetitoso e più sano. Ed è stato proprio questo l’obiettivo del progetto EUSAL “Strategie per il miglioramento della competitività della produzione italiana di frumento attraverso la riduzione dell’uso del sale in panificazione”, partito nel 2011, condotto dal CREA e finanziato dal Ministero delle Politiche Agricole, Alimentari e Forestali, i cui risultati sono stati presentati oggi a Roma, presso la sede centrale del CREA. I ricercatori, coordinati da Marina Carcea, ricercatrice del CREA-Alimenti e Nutrizione, hanno dapprima selezionato e raccolto le varietà di frumento tenero maggiormente impiegate per fare il pane(123 campioni di frumento tenero da tutta Italia e appartenenti a 54 varietà italiane di qualità panificabile e panificabile superiore), poi hanno individuato marcatori correlati alla qualità del glutine in risposta all’aggiunta di sale e osservato come il sale e i suoi sostituti influiscano su consistenza ed elasticità degli impasti derivati dagli sfarinati di frumento nonché sulla qualità del pane convenzionale. Quindi, sono stati sperimentati processi innovativi di panificazione a ridotto contenuto di sodio ed infine, dei pani così ottenuti, è stata effettuata l’analisi sensoriale ed è stato testato il gradimento da parte di gruppi di consumatori.
“EUSAL ha evidenziato – afferma Marina Carcea – che gli effetti dell’aggiunta di sale ad un impasto dipendono in particolar modo dalla qualità della sua frazione proteica o, in altre parole, dalla varietà di frumento tenero utilizzata. Il sale aggiunto può migliorare la qualità tecnologica di impasti deboli e, in ogni caso, gli effetti non sono proporzionali alla quantità di sale aggiunto. Inoltre, è emerso come la distribuzione disomogenea di sale nell’impasto, e quindi nel pane, possa essere una strategia per mantenere la percezione di salato e ridurre la quantità di sodio ingerito”.

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Cervia: L’arrivo della burchiella

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 settembre 2015

distribuzione del saleCervia 12 settembre, alle ore 16.30 arriverà il bianco carico di sale accompagnato dal suono della sirena e, come una volta da un gruppo di salinari. Si tratta dei membri del Gruppo Culturale Civiltà Salinara che nel corso degli anni hanno saputo mantenere in vita le “radici” cervesi attraverso la cura del museo del sale MUSA e della antica salina Camillone. Con la continuazione del lavoro artigianale e con visite guidate dimostrative hanno mantenuto in vita una tradizione importante della storia cervese . Nei giorni della festa il sale sarà come sempre offerto ai presenti come augurio di fortuna e prosperità dietro preghiera di una piccola offerta; il ricavato andrà ad opere benefiche. Domenica la distribuzione inizierà alle 15.30.
Questo sarà il momento clou della tradizione locale ovvero la rievocazione storica della “Rimessa del sale”. L’Armèsa de sel consisteva nel trasporto lungo il canale del raccolto di sale delle saline e nello stivaggio di questo nei magazzini in attesa della sua commercializzazione. Fase conclusiva del lavoro dei salinari per l’anno, forniva il bilancio di una stagione di duro lavoro ed era un periodo di grande festa anche perché in tale occasione i salinari ricevevano un premio in denaro proporzionato alla quantità e qualità del sale prodotto nella propria salina.
La giornata si apre alle 11 al magazzino del sale con il convegno “Il nuovo progetto Europeo MED per la valorizzazione delle saline del MediterraneoI rappresentanti delle località e delle saline di Trapani, Margherita di Savoia, Dubrovnik e Cervia. Con Luca Coffari, sindaco di Cervia, Giacomo D’’Alì Staiti di Atisale, Giuseppe Pomicetti del Parco della Salina di Cervia, Massimo Medri del Parco del Delta del Po, Silvia Grandi della Regione Emilia Romagna, Svetan Pejic della Salina di Ston, Dubrovnik
Dalle 15.00 sarà attivo il desk di Poste Italiane nel quale sarà possibile timbrare la cartolina della manifestazione con l’annullo postale dedicato.
Alle 18.30 presentazione di QB il distillato d’uva al sale dolce di Cervia , con degustazione
Sabato inoltre la giornata sarà dedicata a Guiglia, città ospite con i suoi prodotti realizzati al sale di Cervia. Alle ore 19.00 sarà il concerto della banda di Guiglia a rendere omaggio alla città del sale.
Alle ore 20 viene celebrato il secondo “ matrimonio” della festa in “Sale la voglia di Vino con Guiglia” Questa volta i vini della Romagna sposano i sapori dei prodotti del comune emiliano di Guiglia fra prosciutto, crescentine, borlengo e perfino il gelato al sale dolce di Cervia
La serata di eventi si conclude alle 21.00 in Piazza Garibaldi con Fuoco al Mito, suggestivo spettacolo che mostra al pubblico la nascita in diretta di una forma di parmigiano reggiano. Il fuoco, la grande pentola, l’antica caldaia, l’assaggio del pubblico, uno spettacolo davvero emozionante.

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