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Picasso auctioned at LAS VEGAS

At a rare Las Vegas auction, Picassos from the MGM Resorts collection could fetch up to $ 100 million. The canvas - estimated to be worth $ 30 million - was posed Tuesday afternoon against a wall, supported by two polystyrene bricks placed on the floor of the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Entitled "Man and Child", the colorful work, created by famous artist Pablo Picasso in 1969, was waiting to be hung by a small team of gloved workers who were setting up some of Picasso's other 10 works for an open exhibition. to the public which begins today at the gallery. "Man and Child", oil and ripolan on a 76 3/4 by 51 1/8 inch canvas, has an estimated value of $ 30 million. The works of art - new are paintings and two of the ceramic pieces - are part of the MGM Resorts collection and will go up for auction on Saturday at the Bellagio Gallery. The auction house Sotheby's, responsible for the procedure, estimates that the exhibits could reach a total of 100 million dollars. The works had been exhibited inside the Picasso restaurant at the Bellagio until MGM decided earlier this year to put some of its works up for auction. “I was so used to seeing them in the restaurant, it really changes the dynamic of the artwork to see them here inside the gallery,” said Tarissa Tiberti, executive director of arts and culture at MGM . "It's interesting and fun to see them in this setting. It's amazing that the Bellagio has exhibited them for over 20 years for the public to see." read more 
Jean Pierre Coffe wine auction

Jean-Pierre Coffe's cellar sold at auction

The cellar of the gastronome, Jean-Pierre Coffe, the star of canal + alongside Jean-luc Delarue was auctioned on Monday at the auction house of Châteaudun (Eure-et-Loir). He appreciated the simple things, and also the great wines. More than 400 bottles of wine from Jean-Pierre Coffe's cellar were sold yesterday at the Châteaudun auction house (Eure-et-Loir). Among the stars of this sale, a lot of 6 bottles of Domaine de Marcoux in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, sold for 1 euros. Several lots of Clos Rougeard in the Saumur-Champigny appellation also fetched good sums, including a 050 bottle at 1997 euros. Maître Jean-Pascal Tarpenat selected "a small part of his cellar, which included more than 350 bottles," he said. The auctioneer sold Côtes-du-Rhône, Saint-Emilion, Pessac-Léognan and Sauternes, a treasure amassed in his house in Lanneray (Eure-et-Loir) by the food critic who died in 1. Châteauneuf-du- Pope, Saumur-Champigny, they left like hot cakes.  
Christie's Auctions 9 CryptoPunks for $ 14.5 Million

Christie's is auctioning 9 CryptoPunks for $ 14,5 million.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Christie's has sold nine CryptoPunks for $ 14.5 million The sale of the set from 2017 marks another foray into the NFT world by the auction house CryptoPunks are still the second best selling type of NFT in the space Christie's has continued its expansion into the NFT world by auctioning off…

Spain. Contemporary Moroccan art exhibited at the Reina Sofía museum

The first major exhibition at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, one of the largest dedicated to contemporary art in the world, is devoted to Moroccan art from independence to the present day. The exhibition "Moroccan Trilogy 1950-2020" inaugurated this Wednesday March 31, includes more than 250 works by contemporary artists from the last seven decades in Morocco ranging ...

Marrakech. Amine El Gotaibi exhibits her "Visit to Okavango"

The MCC Gallery in Marrakech presents from April 3 to May 29 the VISIT exhibition / action by the multidisciplinary artist Amine El Gotaibi. From the genesis to the total work, the artist designs Visite à Okavango, an African space-time laboratory meeting 16 countries, their artists and their territories. A project that brings together 9 projects of ...
Christie's Now Auctioning CryptoPunks; Bids & Payment to be Accepted in Ether

Christie's auctions CryptoPunks; auction and payment will be accepted in Ether.

Traditional auction house Christie's is now auctioning off CryptoPunks after getting involved in non-fungible tokens through the $ 69 million Beeple digital art work, the third most successful artwork. dearest of a living artist. And like last time, Christie's will accept auctions and payment in Ether (ETH). Christie's noted that "for the first time, 5 pixels of a ...

A painting by Claude Monet on sale at Rouillac

A painting by Claude Monet will be auctioned in June at the Château d'Artigny With a symbolic price of one million euros, this exceptional painting by Claude Monet, the father of Impressionism, will be the centerpiece of the auction of Rouillac at Château d'Artigny next June. This unique painting "Dieppe, 1882", signed Claude Monet, was welcomed just a few weeks ago by Philippe and Aymeric Rouillac after having passed through a large wooden box from Japan to Touraine. This work by one of the creators of the impressionist movement was disclosed by the auctioneers on Wednesday March 10 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Tours, a foretaste of the 33rd annual sale of the garden party at the Château d'Artigny in Montbazon, which will take place on Sunday 6 June. It will have a symbolic price of one million euros! The painting by Monet (1840-1926) was exhibited to the press, at the end of a suspense cleverly maintained for weeks by the Rouillac father and son. Unveiled 14 years after her death Claude Monet does not show this painting during her lifetime. This 60 x 74 cm oil on canvas, owned by a private individual, was exhibited to the public in 1940 at the Weil gallery in Paris and twenty years later, in 1960, at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York and in Los Angeles.
Gian Lorenzo BERNINI (1598-1680) Sanguine Academy

Gian Lorenzo Bernini: an unseen drawing at auction

"Academy of man", a blood work representing a naked man with an imposing body, seated on a rock, the right hand on the forehead in a desperate attitude, will be sold on March 20 in Compiègne, town of the Oise where it has was discovered six months ago. This unpublished drawing by Bernini, Italian master of XNUMXth century sculpture, famous for having decorated the fountains of Piazza Navona in Rome, is auctioned at the end of the month in France, where it has just been rediscovered. "We see that the artist has not forgotten the power and virility of Michelangelo's subjects and that here, in this" Academy of man ", the character is constrained in the sheet, and if he unfolded, he would have more musculature and power; he uses this technique a bit like an illusionist, it is quite baroque ", says Dominique Le Coënt-de Beaulieu, auctioneer of the house Actaeon. Falsely attributed to the French artist Pierre Puget, the work was evaluated by comparing it with other drawings and authenticated by the American Ann Sutherland Harris, world specialist on Bernini. “There is almost no doubt, we are 99% sure that this is Bernini,” says Patrick de Bayser, an expert in ancient designs. "It is a very special technique, only he uses it. Although it is not a preparatory work for the Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona, the figure in the drawing recalls the allegory of the Nile in Roman sculpture: a powerful man, seated, with a very similar attitude.

a painting by Soulages sold at auction in Caen

Valued at 1 million euros, a painting by Soulages sold at auction in Caen

An oil on canvas by Pierre Soulages, which previously belonged to Léopold Sedar Senghor, is to be auctioned in Caen (Calvados) on Saturday January 21, 2021. Estimate: between € 0,8 and € 1 million. Selected in the artist's studio The historical painting by the painter Pierre Soulages which belonged to Léopold Sedar Senghor, simply entitled Painting 81X60 cm, December 3, 1956, will be auctioned by the Caen Enchères company of auctioneers Solène Lainé and Jean Rivola. The painting, dating from 1956, is estimated between 800 and 000 million euros. The former Senegalese president had chosen and acquired this painting during a visit to the studio of the artist famous for his work on the color black. Senghor was one of the great admirers of Soulages, whom he had met at the end of the 1s. The painting is visible until January 1950, 18 with the experts Agnès Sevestre-Barbe and Amaury de Louvencourt, in Paris. to see the sale, it's here
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