Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Our Art News Letter for March 31. 2015 - Getty, Pablo Picasso, Rembrant, Pierre-Auguste Renoir,

Museum staff at Syria's National Museum of Damascus have been working overtime to evacuate the institution's collection of priceless antiquities, AFP reports.
Under the direction of the museum's head of antiquities Maamoun Abdulkarim, appointed in the middle of Syria's civil war, approximately 300,000 artifacts and manuscripts from 34 museums have been wrapped and transported to secret locations for safekeeping. More


Romania's former Finance Minister Darius Valcov stands accused of corruption and bribery in an ongoing crackdown, Reuters reports.
Investigators alleged that the politician accepted bribes during his time as mayor of the southwestern town of Slatina after discovering gold bars, three paintings, including a work by the French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso and $410,000 in cash in a safe. More

Pablo Picasso’s bronze sculpture ‘She-Goat’ (1950)
Pablo Picasso is best known for his paintings, bold works such as “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” and “Guernica” that profoundly influenced the course of modern art.
This fall, the Museum of Modern Art plans to showcase a less-celebrated aspect of Picasso’s output—his sculpture—with a major survey of three-dimensional works that spans the artist’s entire career. More


Pablo Picasso Femmes d'Alger (1955)
In May, Christie's will offer Picasso's Les Femmes d'Alger (1955), a painting at an estimate of $140 Million. The Picasso was part of the Victor and Sally Ganz auction that took place at Christie's in 1997, when it was bought for $31.9 million. The consignor to the upcoming Christie's sale is a European client who has not been publicly identified. More at: Artnet



Matisse’s Sitting Woman (left) and Liebermann’s Two Riders at the Beach (right)
Germany has signed an agreement to return an Henri Matisse painting that was seized under Nazi rule to its rightful owner. A similar agreement was signed last week for a painting by Max Liebermann. More at: Independent

El Greco, Portrait of a Gentleman 1570, oil on canvas. (Photo courtesy CLAE)
A Gestapo-looted El Greco returned to its rightful owners. In a rare deal announced by the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, representing the original owners, and Art Recovery International, representing the art gallery which acquired the looted painting in 2010, Portrait of a Gentleman has been returned to the heirs of the collection of Julius Priester. This deal took several months to arrange after seven long decades searching for the masterpiece. Read more 

The masterpiece, "Old Man in Military Costume" by Dutch painter Rembrant Harmenszoon van Rijn, resides at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Scientists had noticed the painting bears faint traces of another portrait beneath its surface. More

King Tutankhamun's Trumpets played after 3000+ Years

After more than three millennia, archeologists unearthed King Tut’s tomb. In it, they discovered ancient trumpets. In this video, you can hear what they sounded like.

Monday, March 30, 2015

25 Works from leading Middle Eastern Contemporary Art / Doha

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ICONS OF THE NILE
By Chant Avedissian
Dimensions: 20.67 X 28.58 in (52.5 X 72.6 cm)
Medium: gold and silver acrylic paint, gouache and hand-coloured stencil on cardboard
Creation Date: 1991-2010
Signed

LOVE CHILD
By Kour Pour
Dimensions: 48.03 X 72.05 in (122 X 183 cm)
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Creation Date: 2010
Signed

THE SHRINE
By Ali Banisadr
Dimensions: 36.02 X 30.12 in (91.5 X 76.5 cm)
Medium: oil on panel
Creation Date: 2011
Signed

NYMPHEAS, AFTER CLAUDE MONET (PICTURES OF MAGAZINES 2)
By Vik Muniz
Dimensions: 87.01 X 122.01 in (221 X 309.9 cm)
Medium: c-print
Creation Date: 2013
Signed
Edition Number: number 6 from an edition of 6

A NEW SPRING
By Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
Dimensions: 36.81 X 48.23 in (93.5 X 122.5 cm)
Medium: reverse-glass painting and plaster on wood
Creation Date: 2007
Signed

AL-MULATHAM I
By Ayman Baalbaki
Dimensions: 74.8 X 48.43 in (190 X 123 cm)
Medium: acrylic and printed fabric on canvas
Creation Date: 2008
Signed

MOHABBAT (KINDNESS)
By Mohammed Ehsai
Dimensions: 61.81 X 61.81 in (157 X 157 cm)
Medium: oil and silver leaf on canvas
Creation Date: 2006
Signed

MEN AT WORK (TIME MAGAZINE PERSON OF THE YEAR
By Abdulnasser Gharem
Dimensions: 62.99 X 78.74 in (160 X 200 cm)
Medium: ink and lacquer paint on rubber stamps and board
Creation Date: 2003

MEDINA ENTRE DEUX ORAGES (MEDINA BETWEEN TWO STORMS)
By Nejib Belkhodja
Dimensions: 37.99 X 76.38 in (96.5 X 194 cm)
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Creation Date: Circa 1982
Signed

CLASSIC SAIDA
By Hassan Hajjaj
Dimensions: 19.69 X 15.75 in (50 X 40 cm)
Medium: cibachrome print inset with kohl boxes mounted to board in artist's frame
Creation Date: 2000
Signed
Edition Number: 2/10

GENDARME FRANÇAIS ARRETANT UN PATRIOTE TUNISIEN (FRENCH OFFICER ARRESTING A TUNISIAN PATRIOT)
By Hatim El Mekki
Dimensions: 28.54 X 23.74 in (72.5 X 60.3 cm)
Medium: oil on canvas
Creation Date: Circa 1955
Signed

CAPTAIN AMERICA (THE REFUGEES)
By Shaweesh
Dimensions: 49.61 X 48.43 in (126 X 123 cm)
Medium: c-print photo-etching
Creation Date: 2013
Edition Number: number 3 from an edition of 5

ESPACE HOMME, MACHINE DANS LA FANTAISIE ORIENTALE (MAN SPACE, MACHINE FROM ORIENTALE FANTASIES; FROM THE HUMAN, TIME, MACHINE SERIES)
By Aref El Rayess
Dimensions: 23.62 X 29.53 in (60 X 75 cm)
Medium: oil on canvas
Creation Date: 1964
Signed

UNTITLED 6
By Triki Gouider
Dimensions: 26.77 X 19.69 in (68 X 50 cm)
Medium: acrylic, gold leaf and pen on paper
Creation Date: 2005
Signed

THE BIRD OF THE EAST
By Dia Al-Azzawi
Dimensions: 39.37 X 47.24 in (100 X 120 cm)
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Creation Date: 1981
Signed

NEDJMA (THE FOUR SEASONS)
By Rachid Koraïchi
Dimensions: 119.69 X 59.84 (Depth: 2.76) in (304 X 152 (Depth: 7) cm)
Medium: hand woven and embroidery silk
Creation Date: 2009

UNTITLED
By Farid Belkahia
Dimensions: 39.37 X 78.74 in (100 X 200 cm)
Medium: pigment on vellum
Creation Date: 1981
Signed

UNTITLED
By Ramses Younan
Dimensions: 18.5 X 14.37 in (47 X 36.5 cm)
Medium: oil on canvas
Creation Date: 1945
Signed

UNTITLED
By Mohamed Abo Khalil Lotfy
Dimensions: 31.89 X 29.92 in (81 X 76 cm)
Medium: oil on canvas
Creation Date: 1976
Signed

MARABOUT
By Moulay Ahmed Drissi
Dimensions: 24.8 X 48.43 in (63 X 123 cm)
Medium: oil on board
Creation Date: 1972

JOUEURS DE CHKOBA; VEILLÉE DU RAMADAN (CHKOBA PLAYERS; EVE OF RAMADAN)
By Abdelaziz Gorgi
Dimensions: 29.92 X 21.65 in (76 X 55 cm)
Medium: acrylic, gold leaf, ink and pen on paper
Creation Date: 1960 - 1969
Signed

AUX PORTES DE LA MEDINA (THE DOORS OF THE MEDINA)
By Mohamed Ben Allal
Dimensions: 21.26 X 35.04 in (54 X 89 cm)
Medium: oil on canvas
Creation Date: 1980
Signed

LES FEMMES DU DESERT (WOMEN OF THE DESERT)
By Jellal Ben Abdallah
Dimensions: 26.38 X 38.35 in (67 X 97.4 cm)
Medium: acrylic and gold leaf on board
Creation Date: Circa 1980
Signed

L'OR BLANC (WHITE GOLD)
By Inji Efflatoun
Dimensions: 26.18 X 31.3 in (66.5 X 79.5 cm)
Medium: oil on canvas
Creation Date: 1963
Signed

UNTITLED
By Baya
Dimensions: 31.5 X 46.85 in (80 X 119 cm)
Medium: gouache on paper
Creation Date: 1967
Signed

Sunday, March 29, 2015

4 works by Charles Marion Russell (1864-1926) - American Artist

Charles Marion Russell was a 19th Century American visual artist who was born in 1864. Charles Marion Russell has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Denver Art Museum

Navajos
Dimensions:  19.25 X 27.75 in (48.9 X 70.48 cm)
Medium:  Watercolor, Gouache and Graphite
Signed

WHERE THE BEST OF RIDERS QUIT
Dimensions: Height: 14.25 in (Height: 36.2 cm)
Medium: bronze with dark brown patina
Signed

IN THE NICK OF TIME
Dimensions: 18 X 22 in (45.72 X 55.88 cm)
Medium: Watercolor
Signed

CORAZON
Dimensions: 17 X 12 in (43.18 X 30.48 cm)
Medium: Watercolor
Creation Date: 1912
Signed

10 works by Theo Tobiasse, Thou Art Fair, My Love Suite: Song of Songs of King Solomon, On the Shores of the Circus, Rabbi Moshe Ben Hanoch Devient Rabbin de Cordove,

LE SOLEIL DE MES NUITS
Dimensions: 23.5 X 28.75 in (59.69 X 73.03 cm)
Medium: oil on canvas
Signed

LUMIÈRE DE VENISE
Dimensions: 19.69 X 24.02 in (50 X 61 cm)
Medium: oil and mixed media on canvas
Creation Date: 1975
Signed

JE MARCHES DANS DES TEMPS PERDUS
Dimensions: 29.5 X 43 in (74.93 X 109.22 cm)
Medium: Lithograph in color
Creation Date: 1988
Signed
Edition Number: LXXI/C

QUELQU'UN SAIT IL OÙ NOUS ALLONS
Dimensions: 27.56 X 20.25 in (70 X 51.44 cm)
Medium: Mixed media and collage on paper
Signed

L'ANGE ET LE BALADIN
Dimensions: 12.56 X 9.44 in (31.9 X 23.98 cm)
Medium: Mixed media on paper
Signed

SECRÈTES SPLENDEURS
Dimensions: 27.56 X 19.88 in (70 X 50.5 cm)
Medium: Mixed media on paper glued on canvas
Signed

Je reviens du pays de la pomme
Dimensions:  23.62 X 28.74 in (60 X 73 cm)
Medium:  oil and mixed media on canvas
Creation Date:  1975
Signed

Theo Tobiasse Title: Thou Art Fair, My Love Suite: Song of Songs of King Solomon Year: 1975 Medium: Original lithograph in colors on paper Edition: HC LXXV aside from the limited edition Publisher: Leon Amiel, Paris & New York Size: 22" x 30" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil


Theo Tobiasse Title: On the Shores of the Circus Suite: Song of Songs of King Solomon Year: 1975 Medium: Original lithograph in colors on paper Edition: HC LXXV aside from the limited edition Publisher: Leon Amiel, Paris & New York Size: 30" x 22" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil 


Theo Tobiasse Title: Rabbi Moshe Ben Hanoch Devient Rabbin de Cordove Medium: Original lithograph in colors on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 26 1/2" x 20" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil 

Erte, : Les Poupees Russes, Mystique Year, Alphabet Suite L

Erte Title: Les Poupees Russes Year: 1979 Medium: Original silkscreen in colors on paper Edition: From the limited edition of 300 Size: 30 1/2" x 23" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil 

Erte Title: Letter L Suite: Alphabet Suite L Year: 1976 Medium: Original serigraph in colors on paper Edition: From the limited edition of 350 Publisher: Circle Fine Arts Size: 25 1/2" x 18 3/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil 

Erte Title: Mystique Year: 1974 Medium: Original serigraph on wove paper Edition: From the limited edition of 260 Size: 32" x 20" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

14 works by Louis Icart, Charm of Montmartre, Musetta, Favorite, Dear Friends, Clipped Wings, Miss California, Blue Macaw, Cigarette Memories, Springtime, Bubbles, Eve, Green Robe, Forsythia, Blue Bonnet, Preferred One

Louis Icart Title: Charm of Montmartre Year: 1932 Medium: Original working proof etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: Rare working proof aside from the limited edition Size: 20 1/2" x 13 3/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil


Louis Icart Title: Musetta Year: 1927 Medium: Original copperplate etching on paper with hand watercolor Edition: From the limited edition Size: 23 1/2"x 17" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil COA provided. 

Louis Icart  Title: Favorite Year: 1936 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 15 1/4" x 15 1/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

Louis Icart Title: Dear Friends Year: 1929 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 22 1/2" x 15" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil 

Louis Icart Title: Clipped Wings Year: 1922 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 15 1/2" x 11 1/2" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

Louis Icart Title: Miss California Year: 1927 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 21" x 16 3/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

Louis Icart Title: Blue Macaw Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 18 3/4" x 13" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

Louis Icart Title: Cigarette Memories Year: 1931 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 15" x 18 1/2" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

Louis Icart Title: Springtime Year: 1924 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 19 1/2" x 15 3/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil 

Louis Icart Title: Bubbles Year: 1930 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 18" x 13 1/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil 

Louis Icart Title: Favorite Year: 1921 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 19 1/4" x 14 3/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

Louis Icart Title: Eve Year: 1928 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 14" x 20" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil 

Louis Icart  Title: Green Robe Year: 1924 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 13 1/2" x 17" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil 

Louis Icart Title: Forsythia Year: 1926 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 18 1/4" x 14 1/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil 

Louis Icart  Title: Blue Bonnet Year: 1928 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 16" x 12" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

Louis Icart Title: Preferred One Year: 1925 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 15 3/4" x 19 1/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil