mardi 9 novembre 2021

L'Inca est devenu hors de prix

 

Un vieux dicton des Maisons de Ventes dit que 'C'est la salle qui fait le prix'. Ce n'est pas toujours vrai. Les commissaires priseurs sont de vieux renards...

Pour le lot n°17 de cette vente, la salle a fait exploser le plafond. Sur une estimation de 4000/6000 euros, le marteau s'est abattu à 1 291 500 euros (frais inclus), soit plus de 200 fois l'estimation haute.

Beau prix. Surtout que la série est incomplète, puisque la Capaccuna (la liste des empereurs incas) comprend 13 noms !

mercredi 3 novembre 2021

Tu t'es vu quand t'as bu ?

 

Nicola da Urbino - c. 1520-1525
Armorial Plate: Silenus on an ass, supported by Bacchic revelers


Une sélection aléatoire de scènes d'ivresse, de beuveries, de soûlographie en solo ou en groupes.

A consommer avec modération !

Jonas Suyderhoef(d'après P.P. Rubens)
Drunkeness of Bacchus (1630-1677)

lundi 1 novembre 2021

Solitudes urbaines 32 (portraits et paysages)

Fred Lyon



 Ted Croner



Rebecca Lepkoff

Francesc Catala Roca

German Lorca

Arthur Murray

Ruth Orkin

Ernst Haas

Brett Weston

 Andreas Feininger

unknown

Alexander Alland

Lewis Hine

Mario De Biasi

Vivian Maier

Rebecca Lepkoff

Andreas Feininger

William Klein

Fred Herzog

Marvin Newman

Jack Delano

John W Church

unknown

Lisette Model

Arthur Seigel

Louis Draper


mardi 26 octobre 2021

Dans le port de Londres...

 

A raftsman manoeuvring floating timber, c1930-1945

Museum of London Docklands, avec la London Port Authority
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Aerial view of the gauging ground at London docks, showing the huge amount of wine barrels that passed through, November 1920


Tea samples being packed in the Commercial Road warehouses, c1930-1945

A sample of tobacco is inspected by a customs official at Royal Victoria Dock, c1930-1940

Dockers unloading crates of potatoes into a large basket, North Quay, West India Docks, 1948

Trucks bound for Mombasa being loaded for shipment at Royal Albert Dock, 1955

Horse-drawn van loaded with goods on the south side of King George V Dock, 1942

Passengers on the Tilbury landing stage on 14 July 1934. Smartly dressed and carrying hand luggage, they may be about to board the unidentified vessel alongside

The first group of six female recruits to the PLA police force, shown walking in line at the Royal Docks, 1954

A man holding up two giant Mediterranean sponges for auction at Cutler Street warehouse, 1933

The Pool of London, 1927. This evocative shot shows the port in its heyday. In the centre, two lightermen manoeuvre their barge with sweeps in the traditional way

Animals landed from the SS Medic at Tilbury Docks, c1915-1925

The diver Alfred Yates, with assistants, prepares to go down for underwater repairs in April 1930, in the passage between Norway and Lady docks

Few workers possessed alarm clocks, so the services of this ‘knocker up’ were in demand. Mary Smith’s clients were roused by her shooting peas at their windows. East End of London, 1927

Museum of London Docklands, avec la London Port Authority
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