November 27, 2003 |
Attending a horse sale in Kentucky this month, Laura de Seroux made time to visit a friend. The trainer, who had 17 Grade 1 victories in 2001-02 and nine more stakes wins this year, went to Ashford Stud in Versailles to spend some time with Azeri. A winner of 14 of 16 starts, earner of more than $3 million and the reigning horse of the year, the 5-year-old mare was preparing to defend her title in the Breeders' Cup Distaff when a tendon injury knocked her out less than a week before the Oct.
November 13, 2013 |
A 1969 triptych by Francis Bacon was sold Tuesday for a whopping $142.4 million, breaking the record for a work of art sold at auction. The previous record holder was Edvard Munch's "The Scream," which sold for $119.9 million in 2012. Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud” was sold as part of a Christie's auction in New York of postwar and contemporary art that brought in a total of $691.6 million. The Bacon work depicts his fellow British artist in three different seated poses against an orange background.
April 11, 1999
Movies Directed by Ted Demme, "Life" is a comedy about two men (Eddie Murphy, above left, and Martin Lawrence) wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. Opens wide Friday. * Alejandro Amenabar's "Open Your Eyes" is a psychological thriller in which fantasy and reality begin to blend together for a young man (Eduardo Noriega) who seemingly has everything going for him. Opens Friday at selected theaters.
April 15, 1999
Described by Henry Miller as "the eye of Paris," French photographer Brassai (born Gyula Halasz in Hungary) documented Paris during the 1920s and '30s in such a compelling way that his images have shaped the way we view Paris today. "Brassai: The Eye of Paris," a retrospective exhibition that opened earlier this week at the J.
October 8, 2000
Some art exhibits can be worth an out-of-town trip, and fall is prime season. Among those opening this month: * Washington, D.C.: "Art Nouveau, 1890-1914," billed as the largest and most comprehensive show ever on the subject, played at London's Victoria and Albert Museum through the summer. It opens today at the National Gallery of Art. More than 350 works, from paintings to jewelry to furniture. Through Jan 28. Free. Telephone (202) 737-4215, Internet http://www.nga.gov. Also in D.C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2008 |
Art dealer Jan Krugier, an Auschwitz survivor who collected the works of Picasso and other renowned artists to help himself move past the horrors of the Nazi era, has died in Switzerland. He was 80. Krugier died Saturday as a result of an infection, surrounded by his family and close friends at his Geneva home, said Evelyne Ferlay, the director of his Geneva gallery. Krugier was born into a Jewish family in Radom, Poland, in 1928.
HOME & GARDEN
January 5, 2006 |
Horrors of horrors -- peach corduroy upholstery on a sofa and armchairs sitting amid Chippendale furniture, Queen Anne mirrors, Ming screens and modern lamps. This combination in a Pebble Beach home was considered "shocking" in 1926, but the eclectic trademark style of interior decorator Frances Elkins has profoundly influenced home aesthetics ever since. "During the five decades since Frances Elkins's death, she has been fittingly revered as one of the 20th Century's most legendary decorators.
November 5, 1998 |
THE ARTS Bellagio Collection Altered: Just three weeks after its much-ballyhooed debut, the $300-million collection at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, crown jewel of hotelier Steve Wynn's new Las Vegas resort, has already shrunk. Six of the 26 high-ticket paintings and sculptures have already left the lavish commercial gallery.
November 14, 1989 |
A $32.6-million auction of film maker Billy Wilder's collection Monday night at Christie's kicked off a heady week of Impressionist and modern art sales. Enormous prices are on the agenda this week and Christie's and Sotheby's are predicting record sales, but the Wilder affair got off to a shaky start. Several pieces brought less than their low estimates and a few others failed to sell.
January 22, 1994 |
Only a handful of contemporary Polish artists are known outside their native land, and Magdalena Abakanowicz looms the largest. Her massive fiber hangings from the 1960s, installations of heaped, knotted rope in the '70s and, especially, her crowds of burlap figures from the '70s to the present have established her as one of the most evocative visions to emerge from postwar Europe. Unfortunately, a show of recent work at UC San Diego's Mandeville Gallery gives only a thin sampling of her work's dense, earthy power.