Vacherin et Constantin Swiss watchmakers celebrate Les Metiers d’Art with an exquisite and intricate man’s wristwatch. 90 tiny pieces of carved wood and gold guilloche for this lucky Chamois in a sylvan setting. Magical.
Renaissance Florence. Botticelli 1444/45-1510. Exquisite Renaissance Madonna with child.Excellent provenance, Rome & New York, &, lately at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Presented by Moretti Galeries at Frieze Masters London October-2014
Antonio Vivarini Madonna Saint Catherine of Alexandria. 1415-1480. Tempera on panel. Splendid Renaissance painting with excellent Italian provenance, & most recently in a collection in Switzerland. Presented at Frieze Masters London October 2014 by the Moretti Galeries Florence,London, New York.Below the Vivarini is flanked by 2 modern paintings, golden Richters especially commissioned.
Arqana announce that the brilliant race horse, Alterite, a precociously successful mare, will be presented at auction by the Haras des Capucines, during the December Elevage Horse sales at Arqana Deauville, 6-9 December 2014. Full info available from www.arqana.com Photo courtesy Arqana Alterite winning the prestigious Garden city Stakes @ Belmont Park, in America.
X Factor High Octane show led by irrepressible Music Mogul Simon Cowell on ITV. Vivacious entertaining judges keep up the excitement…..and the young Contestants show real talents,brilliant staging & lighting. Lighthearted young & fun TV for entertaining……..X Factor Show deserves its popularity & justified ratings
Sam Fogg Galerie presents a rare pair of Renaissance Angels. Sensuous,vibrant. colours. Artist Michiel Coxcie 1499-1592. It is known that Michiel Coxcie was working in Brussels circa 1520. It would seem that he then went to Rome where it is thought that he worked with the great Masters, 1530-1539 Influenced by Da Vinci, & Raphael, & forming part of Michaelangelo’s inner circle. Sam Fogg Galerie 15 Clifford Street, Mayfair, showing at Frieze Masters, London 15/19 Oct 2014.
Helly Nahmad Gallery, 2 Cork Street presents The Collector Installation at Frieze Masters. & Wows. The large exhibit drew an immense crowd of people.It is an installation of an imaginary apartment set in Paris in 1968. Essentially the result of years of collecting, a remarkable journey of love. This evocative series of rooms strikes a resonance of our Artist’s Atelier where Marc & I lived so joyfully from 1976, near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris surrounded by our pictures, posters, collages, magazines, newspaper cuttings & bouquets of flowers, overlooking a garden with fig trees.
Jean David Cahn the distinguished Antiquities specialist Galerie from Zurich presents this late 7th century B.C. Corinthian Bronze helmet at Frieze Masterpiece. It is extremely rare to find such an object of such quality not already in a Museum collection.Excellent certified provenance. Image courtesy Cahn.
Rubens Samson & Delilah at the the Master, Rubels. National Gallery. In a week of Art Auctions and Art Fairs, there may not be many works that will capture our imagination as this glorious & totally accomplished, almost mystical, work by a true Master, Peter Paul Rubens,painted circa 1609/10. 400 years ago. Beat that! Courtesy The National Gallery, London.
The CO-OP Bank launched a new TV AD Campaign October 1st 2014. The ad is very clever & edgy. It also features a “tattoo””Ethics & Values”, on, presumably, a man’s back.… The Ad has had lots of comment in the press.It is snazzy visuals, in modern greys, a sophisticated “Borgen” style orchestration theme . U r captivated by the AD’s storyline
Volkswagen @ the British Museum. “Memories of a Nation” currently on Radio 4 a brilliant,riveting programme delivered every morning @ 9.45am & evening @ 7.45.p.m. by the Director of the British Museum Neil Macgregor. LONDON – London is having a German art moment this autumn – Anslem Kiefer is already drawing in the crowds at the Royal Academy, Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010 opens at Tate Modern on 9 October, while the British Museum’s new show Germany Memories of a Nation is currently the subject of a series on BBC Radio 4 and is open from 16 October. Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening and Day auctions on 17–18 October also feature a range of works by artists from Germany including Andreas Gursky, Gerhard Richter, Neo Rauch, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Candida Höfer and Albert Oehlen. Five key works, however, come from the enfant-terrible of German art, Martin Kippenberger, led by his 1992 self-portrait, Ohne Titel (Meine Lügen Sind Ehrlich). This colossal work is a masterpiece of the artist’s acclaimed body of self-images in which Kippenberger emulates and undoes the romantic ideal of the artist as heroic genius. At once combining an echo of Picasso’s cubist-African period with the iconic images of the half-nude twentieth-century master himself, Kippenberger’s painting looks to classical archetypes, no doubt inspired by the Greek island of Syros on which the work was created. The result is a conceptually layered and dense pictorial invention that is replete with art historical allusion and cultivated artist-mythology. Four more works, Untitled (Peter), Peter-Series: Studierende Suchen Zimmer!, Krieg Böse, and Untitled, will be offered across the Contemporary Day and Evening sales. Emma Baker Text extracts & Kippenberger Image Courtesy of Sothebys.
PAINTING. MARTIN KIPPENBERGER. OHNE TITEL.SOTHEBYS AUCTION 17th October 2014 London.
Kensington. Charming cottage surrounded by greenery, for sale in a lovely part of West London. 1 light & airy Reception, kitchen,dining room, 2 bedrooms.Terrace & small courtyard. £2.500.000. Terimmo or Elizabeth at email@example.com
Christies Auctions 16th/17th October 2014. PostWar & Contemporary Art, & the Italian Sale. Feature a very representative selection of the period’s best works of Art. We feature images of the works of Agostino Bonalumi. Antony Gormley. Adrian Ghenie. Joe Bradley. Alex Israel. Christies King Street London. SW1
Arc de Triomphe. “Treve” wins for a second time in a row. Trained by a delighted Christine Maarek-Head, & ridden by Thierry Jarnet. Treve had shown disappointing form at Ascot in June. The Arc was highly anticipated with a capacity crowd & duly provided an exciting days racing with the main draw being Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, at recently renovated Longchamps race course in central Paris.France Galop.
Marc Jacobs scent bottles at the Marc Jacobs Flagship store on Mount street. Mayfair. Marc Jacob’s store has an eclectic choice of his womens & mens ready to wear lines, shoes, perfumes, books & magazines.