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Jeff Koons “Elephant” (Purple) Auctioned to Benefit Fondation Claude Pompidou

Jeff Koons “Elephant” (Purple) Auctioned to Benefit Fondation Claude Pompidou

. December 13, 2009

A highlight of Sotheby’s biannual Evening Sale of Contemporary Art in Paris was Jeff Koons’ Elephant (Purple), which was generously donated by the artist in 2009 to the Fondation Claude Pompidou and was sold tonight to benefit one of the foundation’s most recent projects dedicated to treating Alzheimer’s Disease. The work exceeded its pre-sale high […]

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Fabienne Verdier Exhibition at Jaeger Bucher Gallery

. December 13, 2009

The Jaeger Bucher Gallery will be staging Painting, an exhibition of some forty new works representing a year’s labour by Fabienne Verdier: primarily paintings based around landscapes, tree structures and circles, but also ink and charcoal paper drawings together with the most recent prints. Open through anuary 9, 2010. Known for her ten-year apprenticeship in […]

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GILT BRONZE DANCERS BY AGATHON LÉONARD SOLD AT LELAND LITTLE AUCTION

GILT BRONZE DANCERS BY AGATHON LÉONARD SOLD AT LELAND LITTLE AUCTION

. December 13, 2009

A gorgeous pair of gilt bronze figural dancers, executed by the renowned French artist and sculptor Agathon Léonard (1841-1923) sold for a combined $60,950 at a Fine & Decorative Arts Cataloged Auction held Dec. 5 by Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. It was the final sale of the year for the firm in […]

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Pierre Soulages Paintings Bring Highest Prices at Sotheby’s Paris Sale

Pierre Soulages Paintings Bring Highest Prices at Sotheby’s Paris Sale

. December 13, 2009

Sotheby’s biannual Evening Sale of Contemporary Art in Paris realised the remarkable total of €8,051,100 (£7,302,584 /$11,947,027), far surpassing pre-sale expectations of €4,680,000-6,440,000* ($6,938,240-9,547,493/£4,192,797-5,769,575). The auction saw all but one lot sell, achieving the joint-highest sell-through rate of 96.3% for a Sotheby’s Paris Evening Sale of Contemporary Art, and established a sold-by-value rate of 98.1% […]

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German Expressionism Exhibition: Highlights from the collection of the Brücke Museum in Berlin

German Expressionism Exhibition: Highlights from the collection of the Brücke Museum in Berlin

. December 13, 2009

From 13 December 2009 to 11 April 2010, the Groninger Museum will present the highlights from the collection of the Brücke Museum in Berlin. The exhibition, which will be held in the Ploeg Pavilion, will display 150 works, including paintings, drawings, prints and figures by the Brücke members Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt- […]

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