Plunge in the work of David Hockney

Known for his masterful "A Bigger Splash" work, the artist David Hockney is the Parisian star this week: his splashes the Museum sphere and the world of auctions. On 21 June, the Pompidou Center in collaboration with the Tate Britain in London and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, presents a highly anticipated retrospective: it is devoted to the work of David Hockney. Echoing this exhibition, can be found at the weekend two works of the artist subject to auction fire. The exhibition at the Museum of modern art Paris Celebrates 80 years of the artist, still alive. With over one hundred sixty paintings, photographs, prints, video installations, drawings and books, including the most famous paintings of the artist such as the swimming pools, the double portraits or even monumental landscapes, the exhibition wants to return all of the artistic career of David Hockney until his most recent works.  [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_image] Portrait of an artist (pool with two figures), 1972 acrylic on canvas 214 x 305 cm © David Hockney, Photo: Art Gallery of New South Wales / Jenni Carter [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] [/ et_pb_row] Hockney headlining: between expo room and sales room [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] [/ et_pb_row] The artist, who has always shown his interest in the technology of reproduction and modern production of images, used the poster. "Artistic creation is an act of sharing,"...

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Audrey Hepburn, the movie icon will be star of the auction?

At a time when fashion was to 'pin-up', unveiled Chair and a beguiling smile, sprang the slender silhouette of Audrey Hepburn and her DOE eyes. As for the Beatles, he was just 10 years old to become a reference. Symbol of a timeless style, personal collection of this icon is available to auction by Christie's London in the month of September auction house. [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] [/ et_pb_row] A lighter that could ignite auction   His movies we remember especially "Breakfast at Tiffany's", understand "breakfast at Tiffany', which the cliché of Audrey Hepburn, setting the goal and with the tips of her gloved fingers his cigarette holder continues to mark the generations. "No smoke without fire" said. Christie's has understood and offers for sale a personal lighters of the actress. Engraved with the inscription 'For my fair lady"at the top and ' ' Gene Allen December 1963" at the base, we understand that the artistic director offered this socket to Audrey Hepburn on the occasion of the film "My fair lady". Count £5000-6000 to smoke like Audrey Hepburn in 1963. [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] [/ et_pb_image] Lighter with registration 'FOR MY FAIR LADY' and 'GENE ALLEN December 1963', 5.0 cm. [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] [/ et_pb_row] The script ' Breakfast at Tiffany's "in the spotlight of Christie's In addition to this lighter, the sale brings together objects of...

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Audrey Hepburn, the movie icon will be star of the auction?

At a time when fashion was to 'pin-up', unveiled Chair and a beguiling smile, sprang the slender silhouette of Audrey Hepburn and her DOE eyes. As for the Beatles, he was just 10 years old to become a reference. Symbol of a timeless style, personal collection of this icon is available to auction by Christie's London in the month of September auction house. [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] [/ et_pb_row] A lighter that could ignite auction   His movies we remember especially "Breakfast at Tiffany's", understand "breakfast at Tiffany', which the cliché of Audrey Hepburn, setting the goal and with the tips of her gloved fingers his cigarette holder continues to mark the generations. "No smoke without fire" said. Christie's has understood and offers for sale a personal lighters of the actress. Engraved with the inscription 'For my fair lady"at the top and ' ' Gene Allen December 1963" at the base, we understand that the artistic director offered this socket to Audrey Hepburn on the occasion of the film "My fair lady". Count £5000-6000 to smoke like Audrey Hepburn in 1963. [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] [/ et_pb_image] Lighter with registration 'FOR MY FAIR LADY' and 'GENE ALLEN December 1963', 5.0 cm. [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] [/ et_pb_row] The script ' Breakfast at Tiffany's "in the spotlight of Christie's In addition to this lighter, the sale brings together objects of...

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[Unusual] 5000 pairs of socks at auction: the originality of customs sales

In people's minds, "auctions" rhymes with "works of art". These are actually their results remaining to us in mind, the image of the Basquiat recently sold. But the majority of sales are not as prestigious. Every vacation has a lot of originality, with a special mention for sales in customs. [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] [/ et_pb_row] Illicit goods and dropouts 5000 pairs of socks or 60 secateurs at auction, this could make you smile. But there is lots you can see proposed during customs auction. Auctionlab explains how these came under the hammer. Many objects are blocked at the border, and to free up storage space, customs carry out auctions with auctioneers. The money is then returned to the State. [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] [/ et_pb_row] An object can be stuck in customs for several reasons. Often, when he arrives in France but does not match demand, being then too expensive to ship back is abandoned by the buyer. If he doesn't get him, customs service may decide to put it up for auction. Goods seized for violation are also subject to the auction, except counterfeiting and illegal objects, which are destroyed. Of fake Hermes bags will be burned, but the leathers which are used in their manufacture can be sold. If the legal goods hidden fakes, assets are also seized and offered for sale. [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column]...

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[Aviation] : enchères de haut-vol pour des pilotes supersoniques

Alors que de nombreux philatélistes se rassemblent le dimanche et échangent leurs trésors, d’autres ont des collections plus étonnantes, où les clubs sont très restreints voir inexistant. À l’image de ce collectionneur qui a rassemblé objets et équipements aéronautiques, des Etats-Unis à Israel, pour faire honneur aux pilotes. Air enchères : une collection d’aéronautique prête à décoller « Les pilotes d’essai sont restés dans l’ombre mais ont pourtant risqué leur vie, et certains sont morts pour le progrès » nous livre le collectionneur qui considère que l’on devrait connaître leurs noms. Comme un hommage à ces héros supersoniques, ce connaisseur en...

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Y. Montand et S. Signoret : enchères des souvenirs d’Autheuil « Sous le ciel de Paris… »

« …Marchent les amoureux » [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] [/ et_pb_row] Autheuil, lieu de générosité et de cinéma   « Plein de gens peuvent y vivre et y travailler sans se gêner ni même se rencontrer… C’est très vite devenu une maison communautaire dans laquelle on rit beaucoup, où l’on travaille très sérieusement. […] tous ceux qui sont passés repassent » écrivait Simone Signoret dans  « La nostalgie n’est plus ce qu’elle était ». Une vente aux enchères comme un livre ouvert Franchir la porte de la salle des ventes sera comme feuilleter l’album photos de leurs quarante ans de vie commune. Vous retrouverez le piano du salon de la maison, auprès duquel Yves Montand répétait ses chansons. En regardant les différents scénarios annotés par Simone Signoret et son mari, imaginez Yves Montand sur son canapé, lisant tout haut « Les héros sont fatigués », armé de son stylo. Peut-être même aurez-vous la surprise de voir que ce canapé est également proposé à la vente, comme de nombreux meubles et objets d’art qui agençaient la maison d’Autheuil. Pour une élégance de star, vous pourrez vous offrir (ou vous faire offrir ?) les accessoires de Simone Signoret, comme la très fine montre-bracelet ornée de diamants, ou un collier de la maison Cartier. lot 118 : 3 000 – 5 000 € Piano d’Yves Montand. Piano demi-queue Pleyel, en placage de palissandre, cadre métallique, numéro 184897, 1928, avec son tabouret. lot 6 : 8 000 – 12 000...

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Unpublished drawings of the 'little Prince' be Kings auction?

"All grown-ups were first children, but few of them remember it." It's a real return in childhood suggests the Artcurial House with sale, June 14, a set of watercolors and original designs of Antoine de Saint Exupéry for the little Prince.   The eponymous character in golden hair reappears, through two watercolours which illustrated the original edition of the little Prince, and a suite of 11 drawings preparatory, all captioned, who wear the genesis of this mythical tale. [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_image] Watercolor on paper mounted on cardboard, (27.8 x 21.4 cm) skin estimated 110 000-140 €000 it served the picture in black and white on page 24 of the original edition. It was painted by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry to illustrate the text of Chapter VI editors chose to print in part on the drawing itself, by deleting to do three pieces of the circumference of the planet. The little Prince is represented sitting on a Chair, looking at a glowing Sun disappearing behind flowers and rushes. [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] [/ et_pb_row] Unpublished watercolours that even the Publisher Gallimard has not had in hand Two watercolors offered in this auction are from the estate of Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry, the wife of the writer. These works were created in Eatons Neck (Northport, NY), in the summer-fall 1942. The original edition of the 'little prince' was published on April 6,...

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[PORTRAIT]: Maxime Charron, the expert at the golden eggs

'Did you know that nearly 7 productions on 10 of Fabergé eggs are false?' No, we didn't. And we dry also in many other questions posed by our interlocutor. Interview with a passionate merchant and expert for the auctions of Russian art and historical memories: Maxime Charron. [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] [/ et_pb_row] Of the auction to expertise: a course brilliant After a degree in art history, then a master's degree at the school of the Louvre, Maxime Charron closed his learning by training in the prestigious auction houses such as Christie's Paris and London.  It approximates subsequently of Drouot, by 'desire to better know this hotel of sales' he explains. He then begins an internship at knife-Begarie, where it will remain ultimately to work there for a few years. Alongside the expert in Russian art and historical memories Cyrille Boulay, Maxime Charron who has "always been interested in history", finds out then these two specialties, which lead him to be today recognized as an expert and has exercise for auctioneers in 20 studies, both in Paris than in the provinces. [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] [/ et_pb_row] Lately, Maxime Charron has exhibited at the Grand Palais, as a merchant, for the salon of books and works of art, but also as an expert. [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] [/ et_pb_row] This event was organized in partnership with the CNES, one...

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Édouard Baldus: when crime leads to photography

The discovery of 84 plates of Edouard Baldus photoengravings, put on sale by Patricia Casini-Vitalis June 16, is a pretext for the rediscovery of the character. The story presents him as a conventional photographer who attended the heliographic mission, but recent studies reveal a more romantic Édouard Baldus. [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] [/ et_pb_row] The missing page to the history of Édouard Baldus The biography of Eduard Baldus mentions his entrance into the Prussian army when he was 20 years and his departure from it, which did not correspond to his ideas. Soon after, Eduard gunner crossed the Rhine, where he francise its name and becomes the heliograveur Edward.  But, between the story of artillery and that of photogravure, missing a page, the one recently found a Baldus Eduard sentenced to capital punishment. [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] [/ et_pb_row] "Accused of manufacturing and use of counterfeit notes. The army does not allow him to have the comfortable life he dreams and Cologne offers temptations that can quickly make rich you. This is the case of counterfeiting of banknotes recently implemented. Eduard Baldus in seized the opportunity, not without risk, since he will be sentenced to death, proves it to us the opinion of research towards her, found there is little. His arrival in France in 1838 is therefore due to the leak.  [/ et_pb_text] [/ et_pb_column] "Rotogravure Photogravure is...

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