PINTA is a unique event in London to discover the best of contemporary and modern Latin American Art. Over fifty art galleries from the Americas, Europe and London will be showcasing an exciting range of works by established and emerging Latin American artists. This is an opportunity to experience the sophisticated, international and most distinguished visual art from Latin America through museum-quality works representative of abstract, concrete, neo-concrete, kinetic and conceptual art.
Every year at PINTA, visitors, galleries, artists, collectors, curators, and institutions will strengthen their existing knowledge and develop new connections with the Latin American Art world.
After its first successful edition in London in 2010, and five editions in New York City, PINTA is back in London from 7 - 10 June 2012.
Sotheby's 'Important Russian Art' sale
Sotheby’s presents a selection of Russian art in the May Evening sale. Vasily Vereshchagin’s 'The Spy' has been chosen as the cover lot of the sale. Other highlights of the 19th century paintings include two lovely landscapes by Ivan Aivazovsky, views of Venice and Toulon by Alexei Bogoliubov, and a rare military painting by the court artist Adolf Ladurner.
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Catalogue for the Russian Paintings sale on the 29.May 2012
Catalogue for the Russian Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons on the 30. May 2012
Christie's Russian Art Sale
Christie’s 28 May 2012 auction of Russian Art offers a rich selection of paintings and decorative works of art, the majority of which have been consigned from private sources and unseen on the market for decades. The auction features masterpieces from many of the major Russian Art movements, including Classic 19thCentury Art, the Ecole de Paris, the Ballets Russes and the Avant-Garde. Highlighted by over forty works of art by Fabergé and rare silverwork, the sale will also feature an impressive selection of Russian works of art, many of which are distinguished by their important Imperial provenance.
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MacDougall Russian Art Auctions
Important Russian Art (Lots 1-48): Sunday 27 May 2012, 17:00
Russian Art (Lots 101-247): Wednesday 30 May 2012, 10:30
Russian Art, Icons and Works of Art (Lots 248-358 & Lots 401-446): Wednesday 30 May 2012, 14:00
Dimitri Bouchène Collection (Lots 501-584): Wednesday 30 May 2012, 16:00
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Christie's Hong Kong organises its Evening Sale of Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art on the 26.May 2012. The sale presents an in-depth, scholastic survey of the past century of artistic achievement in Asian modern and contemporary art, all curated together under one auction category, featuring exquisite and distinct works drawn from Asian modernist masters to avant-garde and cutting-edge contemporary talents. Led by important early works from the 1950 and 1960s by Zao Wou-Ki, including a rare Klee-inspired Nu Couché (Reclining Nude) from the Barron Family Collection, the Sale also includes works by modernists such as Sanyu, Chu Teh-Chun, Kim Whan-Ki, Zenzaburo Kojima, Affandi, Bencab, Lee Man Fong and Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur Merprés, whilst contemporary highlights include Zeng Fanzhi, Yang Shaobin, Cao Guo-Qiang, Suh Do-Ho and Ronald Ventura.
Back for its fifth year, ART HK 12 will take place 17-20 May 2012, preview 16 May, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year, ART HK 12 will showcase the very best in contemporary art from 266 galleries representing 39 International territories. Widely acknowledged as an important platform for networking in the international art community, ART HK brings together leading collectors, curators, artists and galleries from across Asia and the rest of the world.
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Bonhams Photography Sale: London Bonhams London organises its May Photographs sale on Thursday 17 May 2012. Lots 65 - 74A are offered on behalf of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and all proceeds from the sale of these photographs will be donated to the NSPCC's Rebuilding Childhoods Appeal (RCA).
Phillips de Pury & Company organises its May Photographs sale on Thursday 17 May 2012. The London Photographsdepartment, a leader in the European Market, will offer a diverse and exciting mix of vintage and Contemporary works by leading and notable artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries.
Christie’s Photographs sale on Wednesday 16 May features over 100 works with estimates ranging from £3,000 to £120,000. The sale brings the story of photography closer to the present with some of the most recognisable contemporary practitioners.
Christie’s is also working together with the Science Museum and the National Media Museum, Bradford, to present a benefit sale of Photographs 1840s to the Present which will be sold on the evening of Wednesday 16 May to raise funds for the new MEDIA SPACE that will open at the Science Museum in London in Spring 2013. The group offered comprises 61 remarkable images which span works by the photographic icons of the 19th and 20th century, through to leading contemporary names. The auction is expected to realise in excess of £300,000. Christie’s Photographs sale will also take place on the 16 May, in the afternoon, please click here for the separate press release.
Sotheby’s 15 May Photographs auction in Paris offers an exquisite selection of works ranging from 19th century Daguerreotypes to contemporary photographic oeuvres.
The undisputed highlight in the historic photography section is Gustave LeGray’s exceptional album of nine salt prints documenting the Salon de Paris 1852. One rare surviving copy is known to be in the collection of t
A group of portraits by Man Ray with the provenance from Sotheby’s 1995 Man Ray sale and an array of renowned images by André Kertész and Ilse Bing are ambassadors of modern photography. Fashion photography is prominently represented with Irving Penn’s Cocoa Dress, Peter Lindbergh’s portfolio Photographien, superb works by Horst P. Horst and Herb Ritts.
The section of American photography is headed by an impressive group of works by Walker Evans and Joel Sternfeld with McLean, Virginia an icon of New Colour photography.
The sale features an exciting contemporary section with spectacular works by artists such as Vik Muniz, Candida Höfer, Vanessa Beecroft, David LaChapelle, Nick Brandt, Massimo Vitali and record breaking Ahmet Ertug.
Deloitte & ArtTactic Art & Finance Seminar Series 2012
Deloitte Luxembourg has joined forces with ArtTactic to provide seminars for finance professionals seeking an in-depth understanding and analysis of recent business developments in the domain where art meets finance.
Private bankers, asset managers and institutional investors have all come to appreciate art as a real, unleveraged, irreplaceable asset, and one fully deserving of a place in wealth and asset management. Wealthy investors are now braving diversification strategies that encompass more exotic investment classes, such as art. And yet, professional financial advisers have not always been overly familiar with art as an asset class when managing these clients’ portfolios.
By participating in our seminars, you will get first-hand information on art-market trends in a financial context, which will help you to delve into the art market in a knowledgeable and informed manner and to cultivate ongoing relationships with your best clients.
- The seminars form a five-part series, though individual sessions may be attended
- Each session will take place from 5.00 to 7.00 p.m. followed by a drinks reception on the Deloitte Luxembourg premises
- Click here to register: http://onlinebooking.dextranet.lu/event/12