20 Press Releases

Tag: Willem de Kooning

  • Auction Preview

    Willem de Kooning Signed Abstract Drawing Leads Upcoming Avenue Auctions Sale

    A significant abstract expressionist artist of the 20th century, Willem de Kooning dabbled around many jobs for years before becoming a full-time artist in 1937.  Heavily influenced by artists Pablo Picasso and Arshile Gorky, his artworks were a confluence of cubism, surrealism, and expressionism. Kooning’s untitled prominent graphite on paperwork is…

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  • Auction Preview

    A 25-Million-Dollar Abstract Painting by Willem de Kooning Leads Sotheby’s Sale of the David M. Solinger Collection

    A 25-million-dollar collage by Willem De Kooning (1904 – 1997) leads Sotheby’s upcoming The David M. Solinger Collection Evening Auction. The Dutch-born American artist was considered to be one of the greatest post-war Abstract Expressionist painters. Early in his career, de Kooning only painted men before he was encouraged to…

    Willem De Kooning
  • Auction Industry

    What Made the Macklowe Collection So Successful at Auction?

    The second round of modern and contemporary masterpieces from the collection of Harry and Linda Macklowe just smashed records at Sotheby’s. This second installment brought in USD 246.1 million. Combined with the results from the first sale last November ($676.1 million), the Macklowe Collection is now worth a total of…

    Willem de Kooning, Untitled, 1961, on display during Sotheby’s traveling public exhibition. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s.
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    Mark Rothko’s Color Field Artworks Featured in Upcoming Sotheby’s Sale of the Macklowe Collection

    Mark Rothko was an abstract artist famous for his color field artworks with rectangular sections. His paintings were known for their carefully curated shapes, color, depth, balance, scale, and composition. In 1949, the painter invented his signature composition involving vertically set rectangular shapes. These shapes were full of dark hues…

    Jeff Koons
  • Auction Preview

    Monet’s Canal Painting, Works by Pablo Picasso and René Magritte at Sotheby’s Modern Evening Auction

    Claude Monet’s visit to Venice with his wife was initially intended to be a vacation from painting. Indeed, upon arrival, Monet reportedly declared Venice too beautiful to paint. But within a week, Monet was back at the canvas and set about on work that eventually produced nearly 40 oils of…

    Pablo Picasso, Femme nue couchée
  • Auction Result

    Phillips announces the first private selling sculpture exhibition to be sold online through Phillips X

    Willem de Kooning, Seated Woman on a Bench, 1972. Image courtesy of Phillips. NEW YORK, NY.-Phillips announced Ground / Breaking, the first dedicated sculpture exhibition to be sold online through Phillips X, Phillips’ private selling exhibition platform. This curated selection of 39 pieces explores the trajectory of 20th and 21st century…

    Phillips announces the first private selling sculpture exhibition to be sold online through Phillips X
  • Auction Industry

    Christie’s Private Sale Explores the Human Figure in Contemporary Art

    "Framing the Figure" by Christie’s is an attempt to commemorate contemporary arts and boost its private sales platform. The sale highlights the prominence of human figures in contemporary work. The online sale will be live until 12th March, with auction lots on view at Christie’s headquarters in New York. Image…

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  • Art World

    How Did the GameStop Short Squeeze Affect Art Collectors?

    In late January of 2021, an unlikely connection emerged between Reddit users, GameStop, and some of the biggest names on Wall Street. Steve Cohen and Kenneth Griffin, two of the art world’s wealthiest collectors, were affected by a newsmaking stock market short squeeze. Both billionaires have placed record-breaking bids at…

    How Did the GameStop Short Squeeze Affect Art Collectors4
  • Auction Preview

    Prints & Multiples Monthly Online Auction

    Every month, Heritage Auctions features a collection of Prints & Multiples of well-known and highly collectible artists. In this month’s sale are several pieces by Victor Vasarely, including the colorful and illusory Three Spheres. Vasarely was a Hungarian-French artist who was widely considered a leader of the Op Art movement,…

    Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979). Paques Russes, 1970. Lithograph in colors on Arches paper
  • Auction Result

    Fang-Betsi Ancestor Head leads $16 million Clyman Collection of African and Contemporary Art at Sotheby's in New York

    Fang-Betsi Artist, Head of an Ancestor. The first work of Classical African art to be presented in any Contemporary Art Evening Sale achieves $3.5 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sales featuring property from the Collection of Sidney and Bernice Clyman concluded Tuesday, achieving $16 million across four auctions held during Sotheby's marquee…

    Fang-Betsi Ancestor Head leads $16 million Clyman Collection of African and Contemporary Art at Sotheby's in New York
  • Auction Industry

    Ahead of Traveling Retrospective, Joan Mitchell’s $10 Million Masterwork Hits Auction Block

    On July 2, Phillips will offer Joan Mitchell’s Noël in the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York. This uplifting work of explosive colour, dripping fields of paint and rapid brushstrokes is exemplary of Mitchell’s rich painterly language, and hails from her highly acclaimed body of work from the early 1960s.…

    Ahead of Traveling Retrospective, Joan Mitchell’s $10 Million Masterwork Hits Auction Block
  • Art Industry

    The Art Coming Out of a Pandemic - Part II

    Online Exhibits by George Condo and Rashid Johnson, presented by Hauser & Wirth, Reflect on Social Distancing Two contemporary artists have opened up about making art during the ongoing coronavirus lockdowns. Both George Condo and Rashid Johnson are creating works that reflect the anxiety and social isolation emblematic of this…

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  • Artists

    Artist to Know: Elaine de Kooning

    Doyle to Present Abstract Expressionist Painting at Auction Elaine de Kooning refused to spend her career in the shadow of her better-known husband, Willem de Kooning. An artist in her own right, she participated in Abstract Expressionism and many of the movements that followed. Her contributions to art history include…

    Elaine de Kooning
  • Auction Preview

    Clyfford Still Canvas Leads The Collection Of Harry W. & Mary Margaret Anderson At Sotheby's This May

    Clyfford Still, 1947-Y-No.1. Executed in 1947. Oil on canvas. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.-Sotheby’s announced that they will present Property from the Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson as a highlight of their marquee Contemporary Art auctions this May in New York. Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson (1922 – 2018)…

    Clyfford Still, 1947-Y-No.1. Executed in 1947. Oil on canvas. Courtesy Sotheby's.
  • Auction Industry

    £1.2 Million Irish & International Art To Be Sold On 9 March

    On Monday 9 March 2020 two hundred lots of Irish & International art will be offered for auction at the RDS Dublin. Viewing takes place at the RDS, Saturday to Monday 7-9 March from 10am to 6pm daily. DUBLIN.- When the hammer fell at €1.4 millon for Yeats’ painting Reverie (Ernie…

    On Monday 9 March 2020 two hundred lots of Irish & International art will be offered for auction at the RDS Dublin. Viewing takes place at the RDS, Saturday to Monday 7-9 March from 10am to 6pm daily.
  • Auction Preview

    Prints + Multiples

    The upcoming Prints + Multiples Auction, offered by Rago, will present a selection of works from both Modern and contemporary artists. On offer are several recognizable prints by Andy Warhol, including pieces from his Campbell’s Soup can series. Soup varieties represented are Vegetable, Old Fashioned Vegetable, and Onion. A related…

    Robert Cottingham, Art
  • Auction Preview

    Modern Art & Design + Urban Culture Auctions: 3 Sessions

    French artist Albert Gleizes dedicated his life to contributing and explaining the Cubist art movement. His early exposure to the new art form of geometric patterns, lines, and colors came from his father’s fabric studio. Although Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso were the leaders of Cubism, it was Gleizes and…

    Monumental Pablo Picasso Tarasque Jug-Vessel (A.R. 247)
  • Auction Preview

    Contemporary Art Evening Auction

    Mark Rothko was an American painter known for his deep explorations of color. His Blue Over Red oil painting is a notable example of Rothko’s style. The canvas work is among the featured lots of the upcoming Contemporary Art Evening Auction offered by Sotheby’s.  Another key item in the collection…

    Willem De Kooning
  • Press Release

    Discover Rago's November 8 + 9 Art Auction

    Rago’s November 8 + 9 Fine Art Auctions present nearly 650 lots of paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and works on paper by artists including Willem de Kooning, Jean Michel Atlan, Francisco Zúñiga, John Sennhauser, George William Sotter and more. Below, we take a closer look at a selection of work…

    Discover Rago's November 8 + 9 Art Auction
  • Press Release

    Repeat Auction Sales of Art by Women on the Rise

    A woman contemplates an oil painting "Un jardin pour audrey" (1974) by Joan Mitchell during the exhibition "Mitchell-Riopelle, Nothing in moderation" (Un couple dans la demesure) in the Fonds Helene et Edouard Leclerc in Landerneau, western France, last December. AFP/Getty Images Repeat auction sales of art tracked by Sotheby’s Mei Moses…

    Red Umbrella Fine Art Auctions