An Icon Portrayed

Once again I have asked John Kirkwood to contribute to my blog:

 

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon, National Portrait Gallery, London, until 18th October 2015

Audrey Hepburn by Antony Beauchamp, 1955 Copyright: Reserved

Audrey Hepburn by Antony Beauchamp, 1955
Copyright: Reserved

For admirers of Audrey Hepburn (and who isn’t?) this exhibition is a real treat featuring as it does many rarely seen images as well as classics we have all come to know.

Dance recital photograph by Manon van Suchtelen, 1942 Copyright: Reserved

Dance recital photograph by Manon van Suchtelen, 1942
Copyright: Reserved

It takes us from Audrey’s early years as a dancer at Ciro’s night club, which by strange coincidence was located on the very spot in Orange Street which now houses the Gallery’s Heinz Archive and Study Room, through her film career right up to her inspiring work for UNICEF.

Audrey Hepburn on location in Africa for The Nuns Story by Leo Fuchs, 1958 Copyright: Leo Fuchs

Audrey Hepburn on location in Africa for The Nuns Story by Leo Fuchs, 1958
Copyright: Leo Fuchs

I am sure that she would have been amazed and indeed puzzled by becoming a modern icon and wonder what all the fuss was about as she was one of the very  few film stars about whom you could say ‘what you see is what you get’.

Costume test for Sabrina, Paramount Pictures, 1953 Copyright: Reserved

Costume test for Sabrina, Paramount Pictures, 1953
Copyright: Reserved

Not long before her death she appeared at the Barbican reading from the diary of Anne Frank to music composed by Michael Tilson Thomas. A truly magical night but afterwards she was telling everyone how she had been shaking with nerves.  This from one of the biggest stars in the world!

Audrey Hepburn dressed in Givenchy with sunglasses by Oliver Goldsmith by Douglas Kirkland, 1966 Copyright: Iconic Images/Douglas Kirkland

Audrey Hepburn dressed in Givenchy with sunglasses by Oliver Goldsmith by Douglas Kirkland, 1966
Copyright: Iconic Images/Douglas Kirkland

Film star, fashion icon, humanitarian and loving mother, all aspects are covered in this truly wonderful exhibition devoted to one of the best-loved actresses of all time.

 

 

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A Mistress’s Taste

I thought that I would share these wonderful fusions of eastern and western decorative arts that almost certainly belonged to Madame de Pompadour who was Louis XV’s mistress and which will be auctioned next week

 

Treasures Sale Sotheby’s London, 8 July 2015  A pair of gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese export porcelain cockerel candelabra, the porcelain Qianlong (1736-1795), the mounts Louis XV, with the crown c poinçon, circa 1745-49, attributed to Jacques Caffiéri  (1678-1755), almost certainly acquired by Madame de Pompadour from Lazare–Duvaux on 4th August 1755 for l’Hôtel d’Évreux in Paris each 63cm. high; 2ft. 1in Estimate: £500,000 — 1,000,000

Treasures Sale
Sotheby’s London, 8 July 2015
A pair of gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese export porcelain cockerel candelabra, the porcelain Qianlong (1736-1795), the mounts Louis XV, with the crown c poinçon, circa 1745-49, attributed to Jacques Caffiéri (1678-1755), almost certainly acquired by Madame de Pompadour from Lazare–Duvaux on 4th August 1755 for l’Hôtel d’Évreux in Paris
each 63cm. high; 2ft. 1in
Estimate: £500,000 — 1,000,000

 

The Exceptional Sale - 2015  Christie's London, King Street, Jul 09, 2015 Lot Number 0129  PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION (lots 118-131) A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND GILT-COPPER-MOUNTED CHINESE BLANC DE CHINE THREE-BRANCH CANDELABRA CIRCA 1750, THE PORCELAIN EARLY 18TH CENTURY Each with a figure of a stork wearing a stylised necklace, standing before a tree trunk on a naturalistic base, mounted with twisting grape vine branches entwined around the trunk and terminating in foliate drip pans and nozzles, on a rocaille and foliate decorated base, restorations to the storks legs and the tree stumps 17 ¼ in. (44 cm.) high Estimate 300,000 - 500,000 British pounds  Provenance Possibly supplied by the marchand-mercier, Lazare Duvaux, on 14 February 1752 to Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1764) and possibly the pair listed in the 1764 inventory following her death as no. 2312. Possibly, M. l’Abbe Le Blanc, Historiographe des Batiments du Roi, sold, 14 February 1781, lot 128 and acquired by Jean-Baptiste-Pierre Lebrun, or sold anonymously (actually the properties of La Reynière, Donjeu, the marquis de Chevigné), 10 February 1773, lot 66. In the collection of Madame and Colonel Balsan in 1936, photographed in the ‘salle à manger’ of their Parisian hôtel overlooking the Champ-de-Mars. Thence by descent to the end of the 1950's. Sold, Sotheby's, Monaco, 11 December 1999, lot 88, where acquired by the present owner. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015

The Exceptional Sale – 2015
Christie’s London, King Street, Jul 09, 2015
Lot Number 0129
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION (lots 118-131)
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU AND GILT-COPPER-MOUNTED CHINESE BLANC DE CHINE THREE-BRANCH CANDELABRA
CIRCA 1750, THE PORCELAIN EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Each with a figure of a stork wearing a stylised necklace, standing before a tree trunk on a naturalistic base, mounted with twisting grape vine branches entwined around the trunk and terminating in foliate drip pans and nozzles, on a rocaille and foliate decorated base, restorations to the storks legs and the tree stumps
17 ¼ in. (44 cm.) high
Estimate 300,000 – 500,000 British pounds
Provenance Possibly supplied by the marchand-mercier, Lazare Duvaux, on 14 February 1752 to Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1764) and possibly the pair listed in the 1764 inventory following her death as no. 2312.
Possibly, M. l’Abbe Le Blanc, Historiographe des Batiments du Roi, sold, 14 February 1781, lot 128 and acquired by Jean-Baptiste-Pierre Lebrun, or sold anonymously (actually the properties of La Reynière, Donjeu, the marquis de Chevigné), 10 February 1773, lot 66.
In the collection of Madame and Colonel Balsan in 1936, photographed in the ‘salle à manger’ of their Parisian hôtel overlooking the Champ-de-Mars.
Thence by descent to the end of the 1950’s.
Sold, Sotheby’s, Monaco, 11 December 1999, lot 88, where acquired by the present owner.
© Christie’s Images Limited 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Important French Furniture and Works of Art

Taste of the Royal Court: Important French Furniture and Works of Art from a Private Collection, Christie’s, 8 King Street, London SW1, 9th July 2015

A MASTERPIECE BY CHARLES CRESSENT Unseen on the market since the early 20th century, the top lot of the collection is a bureau plat which is a masterpiece by Charles Cressent, who ranks with Boulle, Riesener and Gouthière as among the most famous craftsmen of the 18th century. The precise form only occurs on one other known bureau plat by Cressent, in the Louvre Estimate: £1-1.5 million CREDIT: CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2015

A MASTERPIECE BY CHARLES CRESSENT
Unseen on the market since the early 20th century, the top lot of the collection is a bureau plat which is a masterpiece by Charles Cressent, who ranks with Boulle, Riesener and Gouthière as among the most famous craftsmen of the 18th century. The precise form only occurs on one other known bureau plat by Cressent, in the Louvre
Estimate: £1-1.5 million
CREDIT: CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2015

Christie’s hold a proud record for important sales of French decorative arts and this present sale, comprising twenty-two lots, is no exception.

A VASE MADE FOR LOUIS XV'S FINANCE MINISTER A spectacular Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese flambé-glazed porcelain vase, with sinuous rococo mounts attributed to Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis, circa 1755, was almost certainly made for the celebrated collector and financier Jean-Baptiste de Machault d'Arnouville (1701-1794) Estimate: £600,000-1 million CREDIT: CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2015

A VASE MADE FOR LOUIS XV’S FINANCE MINISTER
A spectacular Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese flambé-glazed porcelain vase, with sinuous rococo mounts attributed to Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis, circa 1755, was almost certainly made for the celebrated collector and financier Jean-Baptiste de Machault d’Arnouville (1701-1794)
Estimate: £600,000-1 million
CREDIT: CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2015

Many of the lots have not appeared at auction before and what a selection it is with pieces which have provenances from the 18th century as they were especially created for patrons such as Queen Marie Antoinette, Duke Albert de Saxe-Teschen, Jean Baptiste de Machault d’Arnouville, Chancelier de France and the Prince de Conti.

MARIE ANTOINETTE’S EXQUISITE ARMCHAIR FROM THE PAVILLON BELVEDERE, The Only Surviving Armchair from the Most Expensive Suite Made for the French Queen A royal Louis XVI giltwood fauteuil en bergère which was made for Marie Antoinette by François II Foliot, after a design by Jacques Gondoin in 1780, with sculpture by Pierre-Edme Babel or Toussaint Foliot Estimate: £300,000-500,000 CREDIT: CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2015

MARIE ANTOINETTE’S EXQUISITE ARMCHAIR FROM THE PAVILLON BELVEDERE, The Only Surviving Armchair from the Most Expensive Suite Made for the French Queen
A royal Louis XVI giltwood fauteuil en bergère which was made for Marie Antoinette by François II Foliot, after a design by Jacques Gondoin in 1780, with sculpture by Pierre-Edme Babel or Toussaint Foliot
Estimate: £300,000-500,000
CREDIT: CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2015

If that were not enough in itself some have then been part of celebrated collections including those of the Dukes of Hamilton, the Marquesses of Bath at Longleat and the Comtes de Vogüé at Vaux-le-Vicomte. This really is, as the photographs show, a great sale with outstanding pieces. It is though it will achieve in excess of six million pounds.

THE PRINCE DE CONTI’S PLANETARY CLOCK A remarkable Louis XVI Ormolu Planetary Clock (‘Sphère Mouvante’), the movement by Jean-Michel Mabille and the sphere by Martin Baffert, circa 1770, is a tour de force of horological complexity Estimate: £600,000-1 million CREDIT: CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2015

THE PRINCE DE CONTI’S PLANETARY CLOCK
A remarkable Louis XVI Ormolu Planetary Clock (‘Sphère Mouvante’), the movement by Jean-Michel Mabille and the sphere by Martin Baffert, circa 1770, is a tour de force of horological complexity
Estimate: £600,000-1 million
CREDIT: CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2015

 

THE HAMILTON PALACE AGATE EWER A rare and precious objet d’art from the late 1790s, combining a richly veined 17th century agate ewer and basin with fashionably neo-classical gilt-bronze mounts possibly by Pierre-Philippe Thomire, the design attributed to Jean Guillaume Moitte, has a remarkable history Estimate: £500,000-800,000 CREDIT: CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2015

THE HAMILTON PALACE AGATE EWER
A rare and precious objet d’art from the late 1790s, combining a richly veined 17th century agate ewer and basin with fashionably neo-classical gilt-bronze mounts possibly by Pierre-Philippe Thomire, the design attributed to Jean Guillaume Moitte, has a remarkable history
Estimate: £500,000-800,000
CREDIT: CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2015

 

A PAIR OF JEWEL-LIKE LOUIS XVI WALL LIGHTS - A ROYAL MODEL BY FELOIX Estimate £200,000-300,000 CREDIT: CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2015

A PAIR OF JEWEL-LIKE LOUIS XVI WALL LIGHTS – A ROYAL MODEL BY FELOIX
Estimate £200,000-300,000
CREDIT: CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Colours of the Human Soul

Marco Lusini: The Colours of the Human Soul, Fiumano Fine Art, 27 Connaught Street, London W2, 4th – 7th July 2015
Marco Lusini  Untitled – from Oneiric Landscapes | Acrylic | 80 x 90 cm | 1982 | Private Collection

Marco Lusini
Untitled – from Oneiric Landscapes | Acrylic | 80 x 90 cm | 1982 | Private Collection

Marco Lusini (1936-1989) did not initially set out to be a painter but arrived there through a process that involved working in various artistic media.  He found inspiration for his paintings in the works of the French poet Rimbaud, the plays of  Bertolt Brecht  and in the Sicilian landscape at Pantalica.  The pictures have strong colours which are a perfect foil for his exploration of the concepts of loneliness, asexuality, melancholy and nature.
Marco Lusini  Untitled – (late 1970s) – Lithograph – 50x70cm – Private Collection

Marco Lusini
Untitled – (late 1970s) – Lithograph – 50x70cm – Private Collection

It is no surprise that he has been an inspiration to younger generations.  Lusini said of his works “I want to leave the viewer free to explore my artwork, listen to his own emotions, embrace them and find his own answers”.  An invitation that is still readily taken up today.
There is a small exhibition of his works running concurrently at the American West Valley Art Museum of Arizona in the United States.
Marco Lusini  Untitled – from Oneiric Landscapes | Acrylic | 80 x 80 cm | 1982 | Private Collection

Marco Lusini
Untitled – from Oneiric Landscapes | Acrylic | 80 x 80 cm | 1982 | Private Collection

Mallett at Home – an auction

Mallett at Home |1865-2015, Ely House 37 Dover Street, London, W1S,   7th July 2015

Venetian Room_2 low res

To celebrate their one hundred and fiftieth anniversary Mallett are holding a sale of three hundred and seventy five lots specially selected from the stock held by their New York and London branches, with many of them having ‘come hither’ estimates and no reserve.

A George II Green Japanned Bureau Bookcase England circa 1730, attributed to Giles Grendey £60,000-80,000 [Lot 266] http://www.dreweatts.com/cms/pages/lot/13873/266

A George II Green Japanned Bureau Bookcase
England circa 1730, attributed to Giles Grendey
£60,000-80,000 [Lot 266] http://www.dreweatts.com/cms/pages/lot/13873/266

The auction provides the opportunity for a new generation of collectors to acquire pieces from the 18th to 20th centuries that have the sense of style, taste and connoisseurship for which the firm is justifiably renowned.

Mallett Auction_003 low res

It is aptly summed up by Mallett’s managing director Giles Hutchinson-Smith; “In this our 150th year, and following the acquisition of the company by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, now is an ideal time to mark out how we will continue to grow the identity of our unique brand in today’s fast moving art market. The company’s enduring focus has been on a multi-disciplinary object-driven desire for creating the beautifully furnished spaces so appreciated by our clientele. With this auction of specially selected lots from our large reserves of stock, Mallett’s unique style will be introduced to a much larger global auction audience. Buyers are being offered an insight to Mallett’s specific taste, carefully honed over these past 150 years, mixing important furniture with objects of fun and fantasy. Mallett will naturally continue to promote connoisseurship with a renewed focus on exceptional pieces from private collections worldwide spanning 17th century masterpieces to ultra-modern design.”

The auction is being conducted by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, who as you will see from the above are Mallett’s new owners.

 

A Pair of George III Pier Mirrors England circa 1760 £15,000-20,000 [Lot 151] http://www.dreweatts.com/cms/pages/lot/13873/151

A Pair of George III Pier Mirrors
England circa 1760
£15,000-20,000 [Lot 151] http://www.dreweatts.com/cms/pages/lot/13873/151

Auction information:

Mallett at Home | 1865-2015

Tuesday 7th July 2015, 10am

Ely House 37 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NJ.

 

Viewing:

Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London W1S 4NJ

Saturday 4th July, 11.00am-4.00pm

Sunday 5th July, 11.00am-4.00pm

Monday 6th July, 9.00am-8.30pm

Day of sale from 9.00am

 

 

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London Art Week

London Art Week 2015, 3rd – 10th July 2015

Nicolas Spheyman (before 1751) A Rough-Legged Buzzard Oil on Canvas Signed, Inscribed and Dated: "BUZE . DE. LAPONIE. 1735. Spayeman . 1735" 28 9/16 x 23 1/4 inches, 72.5 x 59 cm Provenance: Private Collection, France Rafael Valls

Nicolas Spheyman (before 1751)
A Rough-Legged Buzzard
Oil on Canvas
Signed, Inscribed and Dated: “BUZE . DE. LAPONIE. 1735. Spayeman . 1735”
28 9/16 x 23 1/4 inches, 72.5 x 59 cm
Provenance: Private Collection, France
Rafael Valls

This very special celebration of art in Mayfair and St James’s is in its third year and attracts people from around the world. Last year more than forty international museums sent representatives to visit the many treasures – paintings, drawings, sculpture and works of art – on view. As the selection of images here shows this year promises to be as good if not better.

Charles Jervas 1675 – 1739  Charles I (1600 – 1649) in armour, Painted circa 1738,  Oil on canvas, 95 x 57 inches, 241 x 145 cm  The Weiss Gallery

Charles Jervas 1675 – 1739
Charles I (1600 – 1649) in armour, Painted circa 1738,
Oil on canvas, 95 x 57 inches, 241 x 145 cm
The Weiss Gallery

The Crown Estate, who own about half of St James’s, are sponsoring the event. Their Head of the St James’s Portfolio, James Cooksey said: “The Crown Estate is delighted to support this important event in London’s art calendar which unites the art galleries of Mayfair and St. James’s, and helps to promote the extraordinary range of knowledge, expertise and heritage on offer in the art market’s historic home.”

1) Vase, First to Second Dynasty, 296-2750 BC, 45.5 cm H. 2) Crystalline Jar, Early Dynastic Period, Second to Third Dynasty, circa 3050-2686 BC, 34.9 cm H. 3) Alabastron, Late Period, twenty-sixth to thirtieth dynasty, circa 664-343 BC, 44 cm H. Egypt Ariadne Galleries

1) Vase, First to Second Dynasty, 296-2750 BC, 45.5 cm H. 2) Crystalline Jar, Early Dynastic Period, Second to Third Dynasty, circa 3050-2686 BC, 34.9 cm H. 3) Alabastron, Late Period, twenty-sixth to thirtieth dynasty, circa 664-343 BC, 44 cm H. Egypt
Ariadne Galleries

Here is a list of participating galleries:

Didier Aaron Ltd / Agnew’s / Aktis Gallery / Ariadne Galleries / Charles Beddington Ltd. / Katrin Bellinger at Colnaghi / C.G. Boerner LLC (New York) / Bonhams / Brun Fine Art / Christie’s / Coll & Cortés Fine Arts / Colnaghi / Ben Elwes Fine Art / Sam Fogg / Fondantico di Tiziana Sassoli (Bologna) / Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch / Deborah Gage (Works of Art) Ltd / Richard Green / Martyn Gregory / Johnny Van Haeften Ltd / Fergus Hall / Florian Härb / Hill-Stone Inc. (New York) / Martin Hirschboeck (Berlin) / Daniel Katz Gallery / Lampronti Gallery / Lowell Libson Ltd / James Mackinnon / Maison d’Art (Monaco) / Moretti Fine Art Ltd / Philip Mould & Company / Mullany Haute Epoque Fine Art / Maurizio Nobile (Bologna, Paris) / Stephen Ongpin Fine Art / Benjamin Proust Fine Art Ltd / Crispian Riley-Smith Fine Arts Ltd / Galerie Sismann (Paris) / Sotheby’s / Sphinx Fine Art / Stair Sainty Gallery and Robilant + Voena / Stoppenbach & Delestre Ltd / Tomasso Brothers Fine Art / Trinity Fine Art Ltd, Carlo Orsi (Milan) and Walter Padovani (Milan) / Rafael Valls Ltd / Rupert Wace Ancient Art / The Weiss Gallery 

Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist,  by Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, known as Il Sodoma.  Coll and Cortes

Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist,
by Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, known as Il Sodoma.
Coll and Cortes

 

Study for a Triton playing the Harp by Adolf Hiremy Hirschl.   Florian Harb

Study for a Triton playing the Harp by Adolf Hiremy Hirschl.
Florian Harb

Drapery Study for a Seated Figure by Cesare Magni.   Martin Hirschboeck

Drapery Study for a Seated Figure by Cesare Magni.
Martin Hirschboeck

Lucretia.  Attributed to Philippe Bertrand, circa 1704.  Galerie Sismann

Lucretia.
Attributed to Philippe Bertrand, circa 1704.
Galerie Sismann

 

Claude Joseph Vernet (French, 1714 - 1789) Noon, Return from Fishing, c1750-1, 98 x 137cm Ben Elwes Fine Art

Claude Joseph Vernet (French, 1714 – 1789) Noon, Return from Fishing, c1750-1, 98 x 137cm
Ben Elwes Fine Art

 

JONATHAN KENWORTHY (b. 1943) SEATED SILVERBACK, 2007 BRONZE, 1 of 9 39.4 cm (15 ½ in.) high, including base 18.4 cm (7 ¼ in.) wide, including base Tomasso Brothers Fine Art

JONATHAN KENWORTHY (b. 1943)
SEATED SILVERBACK, 2007
BRONZE, 1 of 9
39.4 cm (15 ½ in.) high, including base
18.4 cm (7 ¼ in.) wide, including base
Tomasso Brothers Fine Art

 

 

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BROWN’S ART WEEKEND

I am bringing you these two blogs today because they update the story of London as a key art market and between them celebrate art from antiquity to the present times and provide a wonderful opportunity to learn and buy.

 Many thanks to my patient readers for putting up with the number of blogs I have published in recent weeks but they represent the vibrancy of London as a world centre of art and antiques, especially at this time of year.

 Brown’s London Art Weekend, 3rd – 5thJuly 2015

Gabriel Hartley  Phase, 2014  oil and spray paint on canvas 175 x 390 cm, 68.9 x 153.5 in  Image courtesy Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. Copyright the artist.

Gabriel Hartley
Phase, 2014
oil and spray paint on canvas
175 x 390 cm, 68.9 x 153.5 in
Image courtesy Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. Copyright the artist.

Now in its second year this exciting weekend not only provides the opportunity to visit the various exhibitions taking place in galleries and auction houses in Mayfair and St. James’s but also to attend some of the specialist lectures at Brown’s Hotel, which include topics from ‘How to start your art collection’ to ‘Fashion in Art’ and ‘The history of art in Mayfair’. Each talk will be hosted by a leading art expert and will last 45 minutes at £30(including refreshments).

Raoul Dufy 1877-1953 Les Canotiers, la Marne, 1935 Signed lower right Oil on canvas 50 x 73 cm, 19.7 x 28.7 in Connaught Brown

Raoul Dufy 1877-1953
Les Canotiers, la Marne, 1935
Signed lower right
Oil on canvas
50 x 73 cm, 19.7 x 28.7 in
Connaught Brown

This year the Royal Academy will host the Burlington Gardens Festival on 4th July. It is a street party to celebrate the history and future of the building before is redevelopment. The street will be pedestrianised and a special forecourt will be constructed. Among the hosts will be Royal Academicians Will Alsop, Yinka Shonibare, Bob and Roberta Smith and Richard Wilson.

Bruce Nauman,  Live or Die (State II), Lithograph, 1985.  Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 25.  Printed on Rives BFK White paper by Robert Arber. Published by the artist and Arber and Son Editions, New Mexico. (Cordes 53), 38.1 x 27.9 cm  Sims Reed Gallery

Bruce Nauman,
Live or Die (State II), Lithograph, 1985.
Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 25.
Printed on Rives BFK White paper by Robert Arber. Published by the artist and Arber and Son Editions, New Mexico. (Cordes 53), 38.1 x 27.9 cm
Sims Reed Gallery

The participating galleries are:

 

Aktis Gallery | Albemarle Gallery | Almine Rech | Ayyam Gallery | Beaux Arts | Beetles & Huxley | Belgravia Gallery | Belmacz | Ben Elwes Fine Art | Benjamin Proust Fine Art Ltd | Berwald Oriental Art | Blain Southern | Bonhams | Bowman Sculpture | Browse and Darby | Brun Fine Art | Carl Kostyál | Connaught Brown | Contini Art UK | Daniel Crouch Rare Books | Daniel Katz Gallery | David Zwirner | Deborah Gage (Works of Art) Ltd |Delahunty Fine Art |Dominique Lévy | Erarta | Fine Art Society | Flowers Gallery | Gagosian Gallery | Galerie Kreo | Gallery of African Art | Gazelli Art House | Gimpel Fils | Grimaldi Gavin | Grosvenor Gallery | Halcyon Gallery | Haldane Fine Arts | Hanina Fine Arts | Hauser and Wirth, James Hyman, James Mackinnon At Grosvenor Gallery |John Martin Gallery | John Mitchell Fine Paintings | Joost van den Bergh | Kallos Gallery |Luxembourg & Dayan | Marlborough Fine Art | Mallett | Martyn Gregory | Massimo de Carlo | Max Rutherston | Mazzoleni Art | Mead Carney Fine Art | Messum’s | Nicholas Pitcher Oriental Art | Ordovas | Osborne Samuel | PACE | Paul Smith |Pippy Houldsworth Gallery | Rafael Valls | Redfern Gallery | Riflemaker | Robilant + Voena | Ronchini | Rossi &Rossi | Rupert Wace Ancient Art | Sadie Coles HQ | Sam Fogg | Sarah Myerscough Gallery | Simon Dickinson | Simon Lee | Sims Reed Gallery | Skarstedt Gallery | Sladmore Contemporary | Sotheby’s | Sprüth Magers | Stair Sainty Gallery | Stephen Ongpin Fine Art | Stern Pissarro Gallery | The Illustration Cupboard | The Sladmore Gallery | Timothy Taylor Gallery | Victoria Miro | Waterhouse & Dodd | White Cube | Whitford Fine Art | William Weston Gallery | Willow Gallery.

Paulette Tavormina. 'Lemons and Prickly Pears, 2013' Beetles + Huxley

Paulette Tavormina.
‘Lemons and Prickly Pears, 2013’
Beetles + Huxley

 

Nelson Mandela Hand of Africa signed lithograph Belgravia Gallery

Nelson Mandela
Hand of Africa
signed lithograph
Belgravia Gallery

 

HENRY MORET French (1856-1913) Lande Bretonne Painted circa 1903 Waterhouse & Dodd

HENRY MORET
French (1856-1913)
Lande Bretonne
Painted circa 1903
Waterhouse & Dodd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VARI SOPHIA,  Le Retour, 2011, Marble, 35 x 16 x 28 cm ContiniArtUK

VARI SOPHIA,
Le Retour, 2011, Marble, 35 x 16 x 28 cm
ContiniArtUK

 

Philip Guston The Hill, 1971 Oil on canvas 57 1/4 x 81 1/2 in. / 145.4 x 207 cm © The Estate of Philip Guston, courtesy Timothy Taylor , London

Philip Guston
The Hill, 1971
Oil on canvas
57 1/4 x 81 1/2 in. / 145.4 x 207 cm
© The Estate of Philip Guston, courtesy Timothy Taylor , London

 

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Mazzoleni London & Skarstedt – two exhibitions

Alighiero Boetti: Order and Disorder – Curated by Rinaldo Rossi and Corinna Turati, Mazzoleni London, 27 Albemarle Street | Mayfair, London W1, until 31st July 2015

Alighiero Boetti,  Mappa, 1979,   Embroidery,  90x130.5 cm,  Courtesy Mazzoleni London

Alighiero Boetti,
Mappa, 1979,
Embroidery, 90×130.5 cm,
Courtesy Mazzoleni London

The Italian conceptual artist Alighiero Boetti is celebrated in this special exhibition. We get a unique insight into the artist’s work and life through the art and personal artefacts that have been carefully chosen by his long-time assistant, friend and collaborator Rinaldo Rossi. It includes a recreation of Il Muro; a wall in Boetti’s flat in Rome on which he hung objects that were a source of inspiration.

Alighiero Boetti,  Smettere in  Moto 1978-79,  ballpoint pen on paper laid down on canvas, 3 panels, 100x70  cm each,  Courtesy Mazzoleni London

Alighiero Boetti,
Smettere in Moto 1978-79,
ballpoint pen on paper laid down on canvas, 3 panels, 100×70 cm each,
Courtesy Mazzoleni London

The works reflect the different stages of Boetti’s artistic oeuvre from his Arte Povera works onwards, including his maps and photographic self-portraits.

Alighiero Boetti, De Bouche a  Oreille, 1993,  embroidery on fabric, each 18 x 18 cm, Courtesy Mazzoleni  London

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Burning, Cutting, Nailing, Skarstedt, 23 Old Bond Street, London W1, until 31st July, 2015

Installation image, Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt, London

Installation image, Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt, London

This show looks at how three artists Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana and Günther Uecker sought a new mode of painting by moving away from the flatness of the traditional surface to a new plane where there was light, space and movement.

Installation image, Günther Uecker, New York Dancer IV, 1965; Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt

Installation image, Günther Uecker, New York Dancer IV, 1965; Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt

We can experience and enjoy the blocks of colour that these artists created be they Günther Uecker’s white nail paintings, Yves Klein’s abstract ‘fire paintings’ or Lucio Fontana’s metal paintings or his red and white ‘cut’ or tagli paintings.

Installation image, Günther Uecker, Structure Field, 1962; Inseln (Island), 1964; and Untitled, 1962;  Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt

Installation image, Günther Uecker, Structure Field, 1962; Inseln (Island), 1964; and Untitled, 1962; Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt

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MASTERPIECE LONDON 2015: Interior Design

Joseph Dufour, Baigneurs, one of four screens from the 'Jardin Anglais' decor, circa 1802-1803.  Carolle Thibaut- Pomerantz

Joseph Dufour, Baigneurs, one of four panels from the ‘Jardin Anglais’ decor, circa 1802-1803.
Carolle Thibaut- Pomerantz

 

 ‘Vanity Fair Lecture Theatre designed by Katharine Pooley at Masterpiece 2015’

‘Vanity Fair Lecture Theatre designed by Katharine Pooley at Masterpiece 2015’

 

 ‘Vanity Fair Lecture Theatre designed by Katharine Pooley at Masterpiece 2015’

‘Vanity Fair Lecture Theatre designed by Katharine Pooley at Masterpiece 2015’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.katharinepooley.com