#ART ADORNED: #D&G AND THE #OLDMASTERS

Compliments of The Diego Voci Project https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci . View Diego Voci’s works of art and fashions created by this internationally collected artist: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/designer-sculptor-tailor-cook-and-morediegovocitm/

#Christie’s exhibition explores the art historical influences behind Dolce&Gabbana’s Alta Moda, Alta Gioielleria and Alta Sartoria collections. Established by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in 1985, Italian fashion brand Dolce&Gabbana is celebrated for its theatrical designs that incorporate luxurious fabrics, opulent embellishments and hand finishes. ‘Dolce&Gabbana has always drawn on culture, costume and art history for their designs,’ comments Flavia Lefebvre D’Ovidio, Old Masters Paintings specialist at Christie’s in London. ‘They pay homage to the past, whilst transmitting a sense of glamour, richness and opulence.’ Art Adorned (22 November to 3 December 2019) is a new exhibition at Christie’s in London that explores the enduring influence of the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo movements on Dolce&Gabbana’s Alta Moda, Alta Gioielleria and Alta Sartoria collections, their homage to luxury and Italian craftsmanship.

#JFK #Rauschenberg #Christies #$50M #ArtNews


Robert Rauschenberg, Buffalo II (1964). Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd.

#JFK #Rauschenberg #Christies #ArtNewshttps://news.artnet.com/market/christies-rolls-first-pop-art-blockbusters-spring-season-1478608?utm_content=from_&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=US%209%3A57%20a.m.%20newsletter%20for%203%2F4%2F19&utm_term=New%20US%20Newsletter%20List

This work by Rauschenberg was created after JFK assassination and Rauschenberg’s perception of America at that time.

Diego Voci & #JFK; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#JFK
In June 1963, the painting by Diego Voci was presented to President John F. Kennedy at the General Von Steuben Hotel (in Germany)

Diego Voci was known as the Artist of a Thousand Faces and would capture the faces of time and everyday life; see for yourself; https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/faces-diegovocitm/

3 OUT OF 12 #CONTROVERSIES #WORTH A #LOOK!

3. The #Guggenheim Offers #Trump a #Golden #Toilet

American, a fully functioning gold toilet by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York on September 15, 2016. Photo by William Edwards/AFP/Getty Images.

America, a fully functioning gold toilet by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York on September 15, 2016. 

8. #Paris Protests—and Then Reluctantly Accepts—Jeff #Koons’s #Bouquet 

Rendering of Bouquet of Tulips (2017). ©Jeff #Koons. 

11. Where Is #SalvatorMundi?

A visitor takes a photo of the painting 'Salvator Mundi' by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie's New York. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A visitor takes a photo of the painting Salvator Mundi by #Leonardo #daVinci at #Christie’s #NYC

Read the details:

These Are The 12 Biggest Controversies That Rocked the Art World in 2018

Read the details Month by Month in 2018 about #DIEGO:

https://www.diegovociproject.com/archived-newsletters

20 MOST #EXPENSIVE #ARTWORKS #SOLD AT #AUCTION IN #2018

$157,159,000

Amedeo #Modigliani, Nu Couché (Sur Le Côté Gauche), 1917

#Sotheby’s #NYC, May 14, 2018

Amedeo Modigliani Nu Couche $157,159,000

Amedeo Modigliani, Nu couché (sur le côté gauche), 1917. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.

In 2018, 20 most expensive lots showed a healthy market that continued to churn out new records for major artists, despite many top lots selling on just a few bids or less. Collectors fought over paintings, furniture, and ephemera from the collection of Peggy and David #Rockefeller, which racked up $832.6 million in sales—the most for an #estate in #history. #Asian collectors continued to muscle their way into the top echelon of the auction #world, both by securing major works at sales in New York and by buying big lots during sales in #HongKong and #Beijing.

$115,000,000

Pablo #Picasso, Fillette à la corbeille fleurie, 1905

#Christie’s New York, May 8, 2018

Pablo Picasso, Fillette à la corbeille fleurie, 1905. Courtesy of Christie’s.

$91,875,000

Edward #Hopper, Chop Suey, 1929

Christie’s New York, November 13, 2018

Edward Hopper, Chop Suey, 1929. Courtesy of Christie’s.

View the rest of the most expensive Artworks in 2018 click here: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-20-expensive-artworks-sold-2018

View recent sold works on Diego Voci: https://www.diegovociproject.com/acquire-originals

DAVID HOCKNEY BECOMES THE WORLD’S PRICIEST LIVING ARTIST

christies-evening-1024x683 Hockney

Just as Christie’s has been predicting—one might even say, hyping—81-year-old British artist David Hockney became the most expensive living painter tonight when Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972) sold for $90.3 million at the postwar and contemporary art auction in Rockefeller Center. All told, the sale realized a total of $357.6 million, compared with a revised pre-sale estimate of $323 million to $421.5 million.

The record-making Hockney’s unpublished pre-sale estimate had been $70 million to $100 million, though much of the pre-sale chatter guessed $80 million as the likely level.

Generating almost as much buzz as the sky-high asking price was the fact that the Hockney painting went to the block without any type of guarantee—almost unheard of in this day and age, when consignors know how to play the big auction houses off against one another.

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David Hockney, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972). Courtesy of Christie’s Ltd.

For more details on the sale visit: David Hockney Becomes the World’s Priciest Living Artist in Christie’s $358 Million Postwar Sale

Also see works and prices for Christie’s Post War Auction:

Mark Rothko $35 million

Francis Bacon $19 million

Christopher Wool $15 million

Richard Diebenkorn $22 million

 

PAUL GAUGUIN: WHICH PAINTING?

Gauguin and Diego landscapes

If you thought it was the bottom one you would not be alone.  The top painting that sold on February 28, 2017 for $25 million dollars at Christie’s in London is not the typical bold style Gauguin is known for (Google “Gauguin images“).

The lower painting is by Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) from the private collection of Patti and Coop Cooprider.  Google has selected a few dozen of Diego Voci art works for display in their gallery of Diego Voci Images.  Google “Diego Voci” and click “Images”. 

Also take a museum tour on YouTube https://youtu.be/GG5Jl-2FuXM

We are the Diego Voci Project, an all volunteer group assisting the Diego Voci Estate spreading the awareness of the great internationally collected artist Diego Voci and cataloging all of Diego Voci’s works of art in the Estate’s Archive.

#Basquiat #Art Leads in #Christie’s $318 Million Sale

Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat  “UNTITLED”

   “Record-Breaking Basquiat Painting Leads

 Christie’s $318 Million Contemporary Sale”

Courtesy of “artnet NEWS

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The “DIEGO VOCI PROJECT” here in San Diego, CA and Edmonton, Canada keeps you up to date with posts from various sources.

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#Google Search: “Diego Voci” or “Antonio Diego Voci”

#MODIGLIANI BOUGHT BY CHINESE TAXI DRIVER $171MILLION

Update from post on September 19, 2015

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/09/18/nine-figures-to-buy-one-nude-figure-by-modigliani/

Modigliani Christie's Auction November 9 2015 BBC image

Straight from the #NYTimes

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/10/arts/with-170-4-million-sale-at-auction-modigliani-work-joins-rarefied-nine-figure-club.html?_r=0

In an overheated art market where anything seems possible, a painting of an outstretched nude woman by the early-20th-century artist Amedeo Modigliani sold on Monday night for $170.4 million with fees to Liu Yiqian, a former taxi driver turned billionaire art collector, in a packed sales room at Christie’s. It was the second-highest price paid for an artwork at auction.

The painting became the 10th work of art to reach nine figures under the hammer. The bidding was palpably tense, with six people vying for the lot, and it took nine minutes to sell, with the winning bid coming from the phone. Mr. Liu, who with his wife Wang Wei is among China’s most visible art collectors, confirmed on Tuesday that he is the buyer. He said he planned to bring the work back to Shanghai, where he and his wife have two private museums.

Modigliani nudes are regarded as among the ultimate trophy paintings of the 20th century.

To view the video on BBC click on the link: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-34775073

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