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  The denim bumbag Be it red or raw denim, with an insignia drawn from our archives, we’ve got your belongings cool and collected.   LA COLLECTION MEMENTO N°2 Small flat tote bag €395.00      

Christie’s Classic Week | April 18-20

Christie’s Classic Week | April 18-20

CHRISTIE’S ◦ NEW YORK ◦ APRIL 18-20 New York – Christie’s announces Classic Week in New York, which brings together six auctions across 19th Century European Art, Old Masters, Antiquities, The Exceptional Sale of decorative arts and Classical Japanese and Korean Art. Highlights include works […]

Three Leading European Art Dealers to Curate Pop-Up Exhibition at Hong Kong Convention Centre During May Auction Season

Three Leading European Art Dealers to Curate Pop-Up Exhibition at Hong Kong Convention Centre During May Auction Season

Christie’s Announces Three Leading European Art Dealers to Curate Pop-Up Exhibition at Hong Kong Convention Centre During May Auction Season

Robert Bowman – Didier Claes –  Xavier Eeckhout

25 to 29 May 2018

Left: Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917), Le Baiser (The Kiss), 2nd Reduction, Conceived in 1886 © Courtesy Bowman Sculpture , Centre: Rembrandt Bugatti (Italian 1884-1916), Asian Elephant walking, circa 1909-1910 © Courtesy Xavier Eeckhout Gallery, Right: GABON (Makokou-Mékambo) Kota Mask, Presumed period: late 19th to early 20th century © Studio Philippe de Formanoir

As part of Christie’s ongoing commitment to facilitating the public exhibition and sale of works of art from a broad variety of categories to global audiences, a special exhibition will be staged from 25 to 29 May by three leading European dealers at the Hong Kong Convention Centre, during Christie’s spring season of activities.

Guillaume Cerutti, Chief Executive Officer, Christie’s: “We have invited Robert Bowman, Didier Claes and Xavier Eeckhout, three highly respected figures in the art industry, to bring a selection of works of art to our flagship public exhibition in Asia. Christie’s is not only committed to exhibiting and celebrating artworks from across era and cultures, we also wish to forge stronger relationships with our partners in the trade through projects such as this. These selling exhibitions offer a wonderful opportunity to collectors in Asia.”

BOWMAN SCULPTURE, LONDON

Bowman Sculpture specialises in works by leading artists, ranging from the 19th century through to the present day, and is the foremost gallery in the world for sculpture by Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917). During Christie’s May season in Hong Kong, Bowman Sculpture will present a selection of works by Rodin, whose celebrated sculptures have become icons of modern art. Highlighting the collection will be Rodin’s Le Baiser (The Kiss) (conceived in 1886), one of the artist’s best known sculptures. Originally conceived as part of The Gates of Hell, it was first exhibited as an independent group in Paris and Brussels in 1887. The Kiss represents the tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca da Rimini from Dante’s Inferno. Today, with its blend of eroticism and idealism, The Kiss is considered an emblem of love and passion and will be displayed alongside Rodin’s L’Éternel Printemps (Eternal Spring) (conceived in 1884)also inspired by Paolo and Francesca.

The exhibition will also present Le frère et la soeur (Brother and Sister) (conceived in 1890), a rare collaboration between Rodin and the famous female sculptor Camille Claudel, who was Rodin’s lover and studio assistant. Madly in love but unable to abandon his partner of many years Rose Beuret, the relationship between Rodin and Claudel ended in 1890, the same year that Le frère et la soeur was conceived. While the sculpture is signed by Rodin and acknowledged as being a work he created, the original figure for the young woman was in fact modelled on Claudel’s La Jeune Fille à la Gerbe (Young Girl with a Sheaf). Using Claudel’s original form, Rodin made slight alterations to the composition including the addition of the small child. Le frère et la soeur (Brother and Sister) is the only known work in which Rodin directly collaborated with Claudel and was greatly received by collector’s during Rodin’s lifetime, perhaps because of its tender nature which differentiated it from the sombre figures that characterised The Gates of Hell. As a result, numerous museum collections around the world currently house versions of this model; including the Musée Rodin (Paris), the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge), Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) and the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston).

Robert Bowman: “Rodin sits among the greatest sculptors since Michelangelo. While acquiring sculpture by Michelangelo is impossible, it is still possible to collect world class sculptures by Rodin. At Bowman Sculpture, we guide collectors through the maze of numerous casts, offering only the very best works from the artist.”

DIDIER CLAES, BELGIUM

The Didier Claes gallery will display a selection of important masks, highlighted by a Kota mask from Gabon, along with a Chokwe mask from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and an Ibibio mask from Nigeria. The Kota masks are a rare and still unknown aspect of Kota art, discovered in the 20th century in North Kota, eastern Gabon. This mask (presumed period: late 19th to early 20th century), is known as an Emboli or Empoli and is a helmet mask of impressive height, carved out of wood. The mask reflects dreamlike imagery, merging animal and anthropomorphic motifs. The face is somewhat reminiscent of reliquaries with bulging eyes, a flat triangular nose and a rectangular mouth. The spots on the mask symbolise the panther and represent a warlike strength, while the ridge recalls the sagittal crest of the male gorilla, which evokes a powerful spirit of the forest. These masks appear at festivals and during the initiation ceremonies.

The exhibition will also feature a Pwo female mask (presumed period: late 19th to early 20th century), an outstanding example of a traditional Chokwe mask. Carved in wood, the mask features half-closed almond eyes with arched brows and patterns of scarification. The mask honours the founding female ancestors from who the Chokwe trace their descent and are often worn during ceremonies to bring fertility and prosperity to a community.

The Ibibio mask (presumed period: late 19th to early 20th century) originates from southwest Nigeria. The mask has an emaciated appearance and the design is indicative of death or to the diseases common to the area. These masks are worn during annual ceremonies and relay the connection between the world of the living and that of their ancestors, who are responsible for the welfare of the tribe.

Didier Claes: “On the occasion of the exhibition organised by Christie’s in Hong Kong with two other gallery owners, Xavier Eeckhout and Robert Bowman, my gallery will present a selection of important masks. The selected group includes a Chokwe mask from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, an Ibibio from Nigeria, and also a rare masterpiece: a Kota mask from Gabon. Power, exaltation and discovery will be the themes of this exhibition. The gallery has decided to participate in this exhibition for two reasons; it is a lovely opportunity to exhibit in a fabulous city with an exciting, fast-paced art scene and the Didier Claes gallery is honored to work in collaboration with Christie’s and great art dealers: Xavier Eeckhout and Robert Bowman.”

GALERIE XAVIER EECKHOUT, PARIS

Xavier Eeckhout is an expert in the field of animal sculpture, offering an eclectic and varied array of works. Among the highlights on display during the exhibition, Galerie Xavier Eeckhout will present Rembrandt Bugatti’s (Italian, 1884-1916) Asian elephant walking (circa 1909-1910). Bugatti sought to capture the strength, movement and character traits of these majestic mammals, dedicating a series to sculpting elephants from 1907 to 1910. Also on view from Galerie Xavier Eeckhout will be works by Edouard Marcel Sandoz (Swiss, 1881–1971) including Seated fennec (circa 1920-1930), alongside Two young dogs (1931) by his pupil Enrico-Manfredo Di Palma-Falco (Italian, 1886-1988). Both artists completed their training at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris under the tutelage of sculptor Antonin Mercié. Marcel Sandoz’s Seated fennec, portrays his understanding of classical and traditional techniques, knowledge of materials and profound understanding of his subject-matter. Focusing on the study of both wild and domestic animals, Marcel Sandoz was a prominent member of the Societé des Artistes Animaliers, founded in 1912, and went on to establish the French Society of Animalists in 1933.

Xavier Eeckhout: “Accepting Christie’s invitation to promote animal sculpture on the Asian continent is an honour and a project dear to my heart. It is an innovative initiative which encourages collaboration between art dealers and auction houses, thus creating a dynamic which is indispensable in a constantly evolving art market.

When Your Own Initials Are Even Better

When Your Own Initials Are Even Better

  EMBOSSING Embossing is the subtlest option, with an imprint of initials in leather.  STAMPING  Stamping utilizes boldly graphic shadow letters, available in your choice of four colors and three sizes. Both services are complimentary. STITCHING The utmost luxury, stitching renders your monogram in either […]

Constantin Brancusi’s La Jeune fille sophistiquée

Constantin Brancusi’s La Jeune fille sophistiquée

Christie’s to Offer a Masterpiece of 20th Century Sculpture CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI’S LA JEUNE FILLE SOPHISTIQUÉE (NANCY CUNARD) From The Collection of Elizabeth Stafford Positioned to Make a World Auction Record for the Artist New York – Christie’s May 15th Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern […]

ARTBASEL HONGKONG PREVIEW

ARTBASEL HONGKONG PREVIEW

Highlights from the Preview of Art Basel in Hong Kong

Ahead of our public opening, see an exclusive preview of our 2018 Hong Kong show.

Art Basel in Hong Kong features over 3000 artworks from 248 galleries from all over the globe. In our highlights video, explore art from China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Iran and beyond. See our Encounters sector, featuring a floating ‘cloud’ by the Japanese artist Shinji Ohmaki. Our Galleries sector features works by internationally renowned artists such as Jaume Plensa, Cindy Sherman, and Korakrit Arunanondchai among many. Discoveries presents solo art booths curated for the show by exciting emerging voices, and Insights boasts cutting edge art from across Asia.

Art Basel in Hong Kong opens to the public tomorrow, Thursday March 29.

A vintage journey through time and imagination

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moi, je joue Romantic silhouettes and super lightweight cotton garments, paired with the new Superga X Philosophy trainers by Lorenzo Serafini. Spring summer 2018: prepare for a round-the-world trip full of dreams and imagination. our favourites graceful in white fabulous ruching the summer essential retro […]

The Engadin Valley will host The World’s Highest Electronic And Dance Music Festival

The Engadin Valley will host The World’s Highest Electronic And Dance Music Festival

  · 4 days of superior electronic and dance music entertainment · over 20 top DJs as live acts · Locations in the skiing area and in town · get together of the European fan community   Date: 5- 8 April From mountain open-air to […]

RICHARD MILLE AND NORTH THIN PLY TECHNOLOGY CONTINUE THEIR ADVENTURE TOGETHER

RICHARD MILLE AND NORTH THIN PLY TECHNOLOGY CONTINUE THEIR ADVENTURE TOGETHER

AN EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT AND DEDICATED PRODUCTION SPACE: RICHARD MILLE AND NORTH THIN PLY TECHNOLOGY CONTINUE THEIR ADVENTURE TOGETHER

Carbon TPT® and Quartz TPT® are composite materials produced by North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT®)–the world’s leader in ultra-lightweight prepreg materials, and inextricably linked to the Richard Mille style. A newly inked, exclusive agreement with this longstanding partner heralds the opening of a 300 square-metre production facility at their location in Renens (Switzerland) next May. This facility will be devoted to working with these materials on behalf of the brand.

The two companies’ collaboration has already proved fruitful, having resulted in the prestigious JEC Innovation Award, bestowed at JEC World 2016 for the invention of Quartz TPT®, and the creation of a graphene-injected version of Carbon TPT® in association with the National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester.

Richard Mille wished to forge a closer relationship with NTPT® by participating in the construction of this unit. It comprised of a cleanroom which houses the production line for the composite—manufacturing of pre-impregnated sheets, preparation of preforms via automatic multi-axial layering on an ATL (Automated Tape Layering) machine—and an autoclave. An on-site showroom will be set up, giving visitors an opportunity to observe and appreciate the effort involved in these extremely technical manipulations. These new installations will ensure the availability of over 7 metric tons of TPT® composite blocks, which means processing of 7,500 km of thin-ply fibre tape. Over 2,000 cases machined from these composites will issue from the Richard Mille workshops in 2018, including that of the RM 11-03 McLaren recently unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

These cutting-edge facilities will work hand in hand with a complementary laboratory for analyses that will accelerate R&D projects. Together, these new tools will contribute to developing quartz-fibre materials with the highest purity levels in order to produce the very best composites and will allow NTPT® and Richard Mille to jointly explore the full capabilities these technologies may yield in the future.

Three Leading European Art Dealers to Curate Pop-Up Exhibition at Hong Kong Convention Centre During May Auction Season

Three Leading European Art Dealers to Curate Pop-Up Exhibition at Hong Kong Convention Centre During May Auction Season

Christie’s Announces Three Leading European Art Dealers to Curate Pop-Up Exhibition at Hong Kong Convention Centre During May Auction Season Robert Bowman – Didier Claes –  Xavier Eeckhout 25 to 29 May 2018 Left: Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917), Le Baiser (The Kiss), 2nd Reduction, Conceived in 1886 © Courtesy Bowman […]

ALILA DIWA GOA MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR EARTH HOUR

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  In upholding the brand’s commitment to sustainability, AlilaDiwa Goa along with its guests and employees observed Earth Hour in a unique way. Guests gathered at the Vivo Lawns around a bonfire and enjoyed the movie screening of an award-winning stunning documentary film, under the […]

COSMOSCOW AND QATAR AIRWAYS ANNOUNCE 5-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

COSMOSCOW AND QATAR AIRWAYS ANNOUNCE 5-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

Cosmoscow and Qatar Airways announce 5-year partnership

Qatar Airways will become General Partner of Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair

 Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair and Qatar Airways announce the start of 5-year partnership within the Qatar-Russia Year of Culture. As the General Partner of Cosmoscow, Qatar Airways will be represented at the main venue of the Fair at Gostiny Dvor from 6 to 9 September, 2018 and will have an opportunity to participate in a number of Cosmoscow projects and programmes. The Memorandum of Understanding between Cosmoscow and Qatar Airways was signed in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, Minister of Culture and Sport of the State of Qatar at the St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya on March 26, 2018.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, commented: “Qatar Airways celebrates strong links with Russia, with triple daily flights to Moscow and daily flights to St. Petersburg, from our home and hub, Hamad International Airport. During this widely celebrated Year of Culture between Russia and the State of Qatar, I am delighted to further strengthen our ties with this partnership, highlighting our shared countries beliefs in the importance of art as a means of bringing people together. I personally look forward to Cosmoscow opening this September and to being part of this exciting international showcase.”
“We are honored to become the first art fair supported by Qatar Airways and grateful to the new General Partner of Cosmoscow for long-term cooperation. Our partnership will contribute to the establishment of cultural dialogue between Qatar and Russia, as well as to the development of the Fair and its numerous initiatives. It will further strengthen the integration of Russian contemporary art into the international context. We want to thanks the Ambassador of the State of Qatar for his involvement in the process and we hope that Cosmoscow will become one of the brightest events within the framework of the Qatar-Russia Year of Culture,” added Margarita Pushkina, Founding Director of Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair and Founder of Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art.

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