Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Have a Happy Holidays and Prosperous 2008

The Adoration of the Shepherds by the Le Nain brothers. The painting shows the shepherds, represented by the bare-footed old peasant and two boys behind, adoring the Christ child.

A beautiful painting from the The National Gallery, London.

Um 2008 repleto de saúde, paz, amor, alegrias...from RegiaArt.com

Monday, December 24, 2007

ll Trovatore by de Chirico Sold 528,042 Euros at Bonhams

This oil on canvas painting by Greek-born Italian surrealist painter and sculptor, Giorgio de Chirico (1891-1978), went for a record price of 528,042 Euros. [from interfree]

Il_trovatore_de_chiricoQuesto olio su tela, figlio del grande Giorgio de Chirico (1891-1978), è stato battuto a Londra da Bonhams, durante un’asta sull’impressionismo, per la significativa cifra di 528.042 euro.

Il trovatore de de Chirico foi vendido por 528 milhoes de euros em leilao da Bonhams de pinturas impressionistas em Londres.

Bonhams. Impressionist and Modern Art, 19 Dec 2007. New Bond Street

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Picasso Sold at Sotheby's Paris Week of Art Sales

Dec 14th Sotheby’s art sale included Pablo Picasso’s work on paper entitled Un matin au harem, 1954, which achieved €1,555,450 against a pre-sale estimate of €500,000-700,000 and established an auction record for a Post-War work on paper by the artist.

Pablo Picasso, Un Matin au Harem, 1954, Crayon gras sur papier, 500 000 – 700 000 €. Vendu : 1 555 450 €. Record pour une œuvre sur papier d’Après-Guerre de l’artiste.
[from artdaily.com]

Um desenho de Pablo Picasso "Un matin au harem", 1954, vendeu por preco recorde no leilao da Sotheby's esta semana em Paris.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Winston Churchill painting Marrakech sold for $1 Million

A painting by Winston Churchill, which U.S. President Harry Truman called one of his "most valued possessions" after receiving it as a gift from the British prime minister in 1951.

Winston Churchill painted Marrakech in about 1948. It's an oil on canvas depicting a view of the Atlas mountains as a backdrop to one of the city gates into the Moroccan city of Marrakech.

The painting was sold to an unidentified telephone bidder at Sotheby's sale of 20th Century British Art, for 468,500 pounds (US$955,645, €651,915).

Monday, December 10, 2007

Acquavella Galleries sold Warhol MAO with a $12.5 Million price tag at Miami Basel

New York's Acquavella Galleries sold a 1973 brown and red Andy Warhol ``Mao'' painting with a $12.5 million price tag.
Total attendance at the Miami Basel fair was 43,000, up from 40,000 last year, fair organizers said. [from Bloomberg]

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Bamborough Castle Without Regia Art Grafitti for $5.3 Million

The watercolor painting ''Bamborough Castle'' by J.M.W. Turner, sold for 2.6 million pounds ($5.3 million) at a Sotheby's auction in London tonight by the Vanderbilt family, which built a shipping and railroad fortune. The auction was part of a week of Old Master sales in the U.K.
Art Grafitti on Turner by R. Marinho.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Russian Art Sold Without a 2007 Drawing of a Tree

Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939)
The stroller's rest
Oil on canvas
49.5 x 64.5 cm
Estimate: £300,000-500,000
Price £972,500

Russian art is one of the fastest growing areas of the international art market. [from telegraph]
The 2007 Tree is a digital draw by RegiaArt...to make the painting more...