The gallery ‘Chenel’ in collaboration with the curator Oscar Humphries presents an online sale of antique art pieces that blurs the codes of the art market and opens the doors of collecting
After a first collaboration at Design Miami Basel in 2018 with the exhibition Origins: Design from the Ancient World, which for the first time highlighted Greco-Roman art at a modern and contemporary art fair, the Chenel Gallery and Oscar Humphries come together again to bring us closer to the art, this time in a virtual sale suitable for collectors. Always pursuing the idea of presenting antiques in a new way and at the same time reaching a new audience, Oscar Humphries presents, until June 15, a new piece every day on his website.
Selected by Adrien Chenel, the images of these works surrounded by everyday objects tend to go beyond the codes of the art market by showing that it is possible to live with old pieces in a completely modern way
Located in a mythical place in Madrid, the old Piquer Galleries, in the heart of the Rastro, is a treasure store, La Cuarenta, one of those ideal places to visit on Sundays and any day of the week, yes, in the mornings, which is when Tati Morán welcomes us to open the doors to her collection of antiques, vintage design pieces and stylish furniture, which she herself has been buying and choosing in her many trips. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be touched or seen, they must be felt with the heart”, Morán tells us. Her past as a restorer gives her the “eye” necessary to see a piece of furniture and to be able to identify all the power of the piece. “It is what years of experience give. After much trial and error, I already have my eyes to know how the piece will look after being restored,” he explains.
Three years ago, this Valladolid woman without borders, now based in Madrid, decided to open this small and charming shop on Calle Ribera de Curtidores, number 29, in Madrid. His trips to Belgium, where he lived for more than a decade, and to the markets of France, are his main key points to find the pieces that later individuals and interior designers look for in his store. There, we can find a very eclectic mix, which shows the love of this passionate of furniture for the different periods and styles. Thus, it offers us a careful selection of pieces from the 50s, 60s or 70s, original, restored, vintage, industrial, past and present. And everything intertwines, as she herself tells us, like a tango by Roberto Grela, in perfect harmony. The store is open every morning from Monday to Friday, or in the afternoons by appointment, and, of course, on weekends, to join the traditional market on Sundays.
Auction alert! A painting by Eugenio Lucas Velázquez, a chair by Louis XVI or a set of 20th century French faience. Now you can add any of the relics of the renowned filmmaker Luis García Berlanga to your collection.
The relics of the Valencian filmmaker Luis García Berlanga (1921-2010), one of the most important figures in Spanish-American cinema, come to light. Throughout his life, he combined the seventh art with politics and even war, and all without losing its characteristic irony. His personal collection of paintings, furniture and some decorative pieces, allows us to know his most personal tastes and go back through his cinephile anecdotes
He was a witness to the greatest historical events in our country. During his youth, he joined the Blue Division to avoid the political repressions that fell on his back as he was the son of José García Berlanga, an affiliate of the Republican Union. In those years, to alleviate his vocation, he wrote film criticism for the Valencian newspaper Las Provincias. But, already in 1947, he entered the Institute of Cinematographic Research and Experiences in Madrid, where he met Florentino Soria, Antonio del Amo or Juan Antonio Barden, with whom it is considered that he renewed postwar Spanish cinema. They worked in films like Welcome Mr. Marshall in 1952, winning several awards at the Cannes Film Festival and establishing himself for the remains as a director.
His works were characterized by cunning irony and his acid satires on social and political situations of a certain complexity. “In the period of the Franco dictatorship, his ability to circumvent the censorship of the time with situations and dialogues that were not excessively explicit but intelligent and double readings stood out,” says his biography. His awards give us another clue about him: in 1980 he won the National Film Award, in 1981 the Gold Medal for Fine Arts, in 1986 the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts and in 1993 the Goya for Best Director for his film All to jail.
Art and antiques meet at IFEMA (Madrid) with a new Feriarte edition. This year it celebrates the Renaissance and the two hits are a painting by Renoir and the head of a mummy. Here’s the best that awaits you until November 24.
Madrid once again becomes the epicenter of art and antiques with the new edition (and there are 43!) Of Feriarte, at IFEMA. This year, it is celebrated from November 16 to 24 and pays tribute to the Renaissance. Thousands of pieces from 80 antique dealers and art galleries, objects more than 100 years old, contemporary plastic arts … But among all, the most popular: a female nude from 1892 by Renoir, at Montagut Gallery, and the head of a mummy (Nefer) from the New Kingdom of Egypt (the 18th Dynasty, from 1550 to 1295 BC), embalmed more than 3,000 years ago, in the Malaga Ifergan Collection gallery, which opens at the fair. Nefer still has pieces of the linen bandages with which she was mummified around her face, in addition to all the skin surfaces, the eyelids, the teeth, the blond hair
Dozens of antique dealers provide the best selection of their collections: Alta Epoca, Luis XVI, Art Déco, Art Nouveau, Eduardino, Alfonsino, even pieces of archeology (busts, Phoenician sculptures, Roman sarcophagi … in J. Bagot Arqueología, Jesús Vico , Ars Historica Arqueología or F. Cervera Arqueología), tribal, pre-Columbian and oriental art. A nesting table and a 30s walnut sideboard in the Art Deco Gallery; a curved sofa in midcentury blue velvet, a rosewood and onyx bedside table and a few Chiavari chairs with a 50’s hair seat, all in Ulysse Art Deco; a Consulate armchair by the French cabinetmaker Georges Jacob, in Antigüedades Zulaica; some Cizhou jars with plant motifs, at Themart International; a well curb made with ceramics from Triana dating from the end of the 17th century, in Marita Segovia, and the El Beso flower vase (1984) in painted steel and created by Manuel Hernández Mompó that will be exhibited in the Aleseide Gallery space.
To these are added the art galleries, with contemporary painting and sculpture: Barceló, Rafael Canogar, Miró, Tàpies, Dalí, Manolo Valdés, Chillida, Oteiza, Sorolla, Zurbarán … Some of them are: Art Petritxol, Jorge Alcolea Gallery , again Marita Segovia or Galería David Cervelló.
Collectors, professionals, interior designers or simply lovers of art and antiques will meet here. This year the fair incorporates Collector’s Day (Nov. 19) as a novelty and once again welcomes the #YouArt initiative, for initiates, with pieces for an amount less than € 5,000. One of the star conferences of this edition will be that of Don Lorenzo de ‘Medici, 16th direct descendant of Lorenzo the Magnificent, who will speak about the Renaissance, the contribution to art of the Medici family and his relationship with Leonardo da Vinci. This session will take place on the first day of the fair. Do not miss it.