Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
“The Hommage à la famille Hessel : Mécènes et Modèles auction, to be held on 23 March, offers one of the rarest art collections of the 20th century, including works by French modern artists Edouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, Aristide Maillol, and more.
This rich and original selection assembled by Jos and Lucy Hessel, renowned art dealers and ardent patrons, gives an unprecedented glimpse into the couple’s unique vision as collectors and unveils their intimate working relationship with Édouard Vuillard.”
I meant to mention this when I got the invitation a few weeks ago, but forgot. If you’re into impressionism go through the catalogue because you’ll see amazing pieces that are unknown to the general public. Few but wonderful works of art. My favourite is one of the least expensive works in the auction, the Laprade.
Another interesting exhibition coming up is:
“.. part of a week-long celebration of German art and collecting. Beauties and Beasts explores the fundamental duality of art – the ideal of beauty and the fascination with the terrible – by presenting outstanding works of art and craftsmanship of all periods, cultures, mediums and materials, created or collected in Germany and the Holy Roman Empire.”
27 April, 11am – 9pm
28 & 29 April, 11am – 7pm
Czech Centre Berlin