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Large-scale Zao Wou-ki
The Burrell visits Marseille
Surprise record for Borgeaud
Mary Cassatt the Franco-American
Mary Cassatt was not only a great artist, but also played a crucial role in the Franco-American dialogue and the promotion of French art across the…
A clear sky over Henry Moret
A magisterial bid for a Pointillism landscape
Chilean painting in the limelight
Pablo Picasso and Marie-Thérèse Walter's granddaughter is staging an exhibition devoted to her mother, Maya, at the Gagosian Gallery in Paris. A chance…
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Zhang Daqian: record-setting artist
Very few know his name in the West… but in 2016, sales of his paintings totted up a grand total of $355 million.
"Collecting should be fun"
"Collecting should be fun" goes the mantra of the star make-up artist and collector Terry de Gunzburg, who is opening a new store in Paris.
Walker Evans’ America
A member of the Cracovia Group
PAD Paris: right in the 21st century
2019: a vintage TEFAF in Maastricht
The Bührle collection: the confused story of a collector
It took over half a century for Paris to open its exhibition spaces to the outstanding Bührle collection. Now housed in Zurich, this unique group of…
Aristophil: fourth sale
With eight catalogues for seven auctions, the fourth session of sales of the Aristophil collection garnered €11 M, and continued to attract institutions,…
Cherkaoui's sun painting
A pas-de-deux with Degas and paradise with Giampietrino
The auction’s guest of honour was Edgar Degas and one of his iconic sculptures, while a work attributed to Giampietrino represented the Italian Renaissance.…
Mythological scene by Camille Claudel
This Persée et la Gorgone or Petit Persée , executed between 1903 and 1905 by Camille Claudel, emerged at a sale in Caen, whetting more than a few…
A world record for Georges Kars
Le Douanier Rousseau, Raden Saleh, Raoul Dufy and a world record for Georges Kars… A winning quartet in a sale dedicated to modern art.
Dora Maar, the hidden woman
Photographer, painter, activist: Dora Maar was much more than The Weeping Woman Picasso painted in 1937. The Centre Pompidou retrospective, Paris,…
Fernand Léger's contrasting rhythms
When the painter reinvented the centuries-old theme of the still life in light of modernity, he created a jewel of pure graphic design.
From Moret to Poliakoff
Henry Moret, Bernard Buffet and Serge Poliakoff all had a date in Deauville this weekend
A Zamoyski bronze proves its mettle
A bronze head by Zamoyski becomes an icon of Polish Formism with a world record.
Biennale Paris: Heading for the future
Rooted in reality, the Biennale has decided to forget the past and write a new chapter in its history.
What have galleries got lined up for the Biennale Paris?
For the new autumn season, several Paris galleries have pulled out all the stops, with outstanding hangs designed to resonate with the fair occupying…
From Romeda to Vosne-Romanée: a marathon in Cannes
Cannes Besch Auction celebrated its 30 th anniversary with three days of exceptional sales, clocking up some fine scores in several specialities including…
Denis, Permeke, Alechinsky: the spiritual in art
These were all guests at a Provencal sale held in Fontvieille, where the lion's share was devoted to modern 20 th century artists.
Bacon's reading: the dangers of the too-exclusive
The Centre Pompidou, in Paris, is exploring Francis Bacon's literary pantheon in relation to fifty-odd works dating from the end of his life. An overly…
Success for the Jouve collection
From a Cubist painting by Alice Halicka to a sculpture of the Roman god Janus, this sale hailed the taste of Jean-Pierre Jouve.
Respect, Monsieur Lautrec!
Dazzling, ferocious, affable: the eye of Toulouse-Lautrec reveals his immense humanity in the retrospective at the Grand Palais: some two hundred works…
Gitte Ørskou: towards a Nordic model?
In early September, the Danish curator became head of Stockholm’s Moderna Museet , Sweden’s leading museum of modern and contemporary
Staffan Ahrenberg, a Scandinavian saga
Sweden's Theodor Ahrenberg was one of the 20 th century’s greatest art collectors. We interviewed his son Staffan, the publisher of Cahiers d'Art .…
Gilles Diyan: gallery owner and entrepreneur
As Opera Gallery celebrates its first quarter century in 2019, its president and founder Gilles Diyan talks about changes in the art market and the…
Summer and autumn: modern art seasons
A nostalgic Van Dongen and a Henri Martin at home in Marquayrol brilliantly illustrate two facets of modernism.
Cologne Fine Art: a successful new-look edition
Under the leadership of Daniel Hug, the COFAD had a decidedly more colourful feel in this late autumn period. After fifty years, Cologne Fine Art may…
Christian Vrouyr: Ever Loyal to BRAFA
Christian Vrouyr, an Antwerp gallery owner specialising in antique carpets, has been BRAFA's General Secretary for the past fifteen years and a member…
Chagall promotes harmony
Yielding to no one, the two goats of the fable moved towards success beneath a crescent moon.
Brafa, the art of mixing without hang-ups
One of the world’s most beautiful art and antiques fairs, Brafa opens the art market season. Here’s a sneak preview.
Marianne Rosenberg: fundamentals and determination
In the Rosenberg dynasty, the great-granddaughter is a new asset. Her entry into the gallery world (she only opened her own in New York gallery in…
Hopper’s mystery replayed in Basel
Like his paintings of figures, Hopper’s landscapes, brought together here by the Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland, are fascinatingly eerie.
The power of Sabavala, the grace of Maillol
Eagerly awaited on La Croisette, this work by an Indian master rarely represented in France paved the way for other gems by Maillol and Rivière.
Buffet’s porcelains, or Riopelle’s materials
Modern and contemporary art were feted in Lille, where France was represented by illustrious figures from Survage to Riopelle, not to mention Bernard…
Hubert Looser: a daring and intuitive collection
With rigorous standards and determination, the collector and philanthropist has built up one of Switzerland's most important private art collections…
Cars: Accelerating the Modern World
Is the car a work of art, a multipurpose machine or a vehicle of modernism? Undoubtedly all three at once.
The Armory Show withstands the epidemic
The coronavirus did not get the better of the 26 th edition of the New York art fair, which ran until March 8 on the quays of the Hudson River. Collectors…
Ruben Sobol, photographer of the Roaring Twenties
A painstaking search resulted in a major donation to the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF): around 300 prints by a Parisian portrait photographer…
In search of lost works by Alberto Giacometti
A singular collection featuring a particular period
A passion for historical artists of the 20 th century led to a collection of works marked by rigorous choices and a sharp eye.
Gaston Diehl: a true champion of post-war art
An advocate of contemporary painting and sculpture in the post-war years, the art critic and historian is now the hero of auctions. Thirty works from…
While the Chirico exhibition was supposed to open on April 1 at the Orangerie, Paris under lockdown turned into a positive Chirico painting, to the…
Marie Delas: the champion of Paris Gallery Weekend
As Paris Gallery Weekend shapes up to a 7 th edition in highly charged circumstances, we talk to Marie Delas, its new young director.
Harper’s Bazaar: the first fashion magazine
Spotlight on Line Vautrin
This “Sun King” mirror confirms the popularity of a designer who gave her works poetic names.
That's all, folklore! at the Centre Pompidou-Metz
As the planet and the debates on cultural appropriation heat up, the Centre Pompidou-Metz celebrates the eternal return to favour of folk arts and…
Anne Gruner: the quiet philanthropist
Creator of the Fondation des Treilles, Anne Gruner Schlumberger devoted her life to artists and built up a collection of works by Dubuffet, Arp, Ernst,…
Direct carving of Calder
Two female figures by Calder and Jeanne Hébuterne won unanimous acclaim at this decidedly modern sale.
Yves Klein & Co in Metz: the intangible studio
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Centre Pompidou-Metz, an outpost of the Paris Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain, immerses us in a wide-ranging…
Les Oeuvres Choisies – an exhibition not to be missed
The latest collegial exhibition at the Hôtel Drouot tempts with its birds-eye view of some of the most captivating highlights of the coming auction season.…
Indulge yourself at the exhibition "Drouot Déco"
After months of confinement, reimagine your surroundings with a visit to "Drouot Déco", a selection of the most extraordinary – and affordable – art…
Convincing abstraction of Chu Teh-chun
A work by Chu Teh-chun stood out in a rigorous selection where abstraction triumphed.
Charles Riva and the art of scaling down
The former dealer and collector goes against the flow. While most others accumulate, he is thinking of trimming his collection down to fewer than 100…
Behjat Sadr and the abstract movement from Iran
A well-deserved reward for Behjat Sadr, pioneer of Iranian abstraction and star of the collection of a pair of Parisian aesthetes.
Renowned Picasso dealer Joan Gaspar
The illustrious Barcelona gallery owner, who was Picasso's dealer, died on October 12 at age 80 of a heart attack.
The Oscar Kokoschka Collection: an all-encompassing curiosity
This cosmopolitan artist traveled the world in search of art, as the 300 objects in his collection attest. The foundation illustrates all the painter’s…
Peruse this season’s sales in the “Oeuvres Choisies” exhibition online
A rich offering of artworks ranging from Old Masters to Surrealists and beyond, “ Oeuvres Choisies ” offers a glimpse of the sales that will pass online…
Modern Art Sets Sail
From Dufy to Angarola, the program was rich and during the lockdown a journey through painting is a tempting invitation.
The Creuzevaults Chose Ernst, Picasso and Richier
This avant-garde father and daughter shared a passion for contemporary art and made dazzlingly successful choices.
Djo-Bourgeois, A Shooting Star
Though his name crops up regularly in auction sales (often preceded by the words “attributed to”), the French architect and interior designer Georges…
Delightful modern landscapes: from Manguin to Signac
The fine program of this auction in Avignon included works by the highly sought-after artists Manguin and Signac, as well as their forerunners Desprez…
A tête-à-tête between Brancusi and Matisse
The two 20th-century giants expressed themselves in the works presented at this auction: one through the unexpected medium of photography, the other…
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Art Price Index: Ceramics of Jean Lurçat
French painter Jean Lurçat is mainly known for reviving the art of tapestry in the 20th century, but he also tried his hand at ceramics.
Harnessing the Magical Powers of Leonora Carrington
British painter, writer, female surrealist, Mexican artist and eco-feminist, these are just some of the terms used to characterize Leonora Carrington,…
The Roger Passeron Collection to be Sold at Drouot
Roger Passeron started out with a passion and turned it into connoisseurship. The first two sales of his large, emblematic collection span the history…
Bonnard and his Muse
This portrait of Renée Monchaty revives the memory of the woman who was the painter's model and love.
An Ode to Joy with Chagall, Lalanne & Perriand
Featuring top names, the "Arts+Design" sale was held "extra muros" in Vendôme, acclaiming iconic works in 20 th -century painting, sculpture and design.…
Jean Souverbie & Günther Förg Hit the Heights
From the classic allegory of Jean Souverbie to the dynamic colors of Günther Förg, modern and contemporary arts express its variety.
A Zamoyski Bronze Goes Home to Poland
Success for an avant-garde bronze by Auguste Zamoyski, a sculpture emblematic of Formism.
Paris museums may be closed, but the Hôtel Drouot remains open to art lovers!
The final collegial exhibition of 2020 offers an impressive range of artworks from all historical periods and from across the world, offering the visitor…
The Old Harbor of Marseille in Kisling’s Colors
Time stands still in this painting, undoubtedly the first in a series Kisling devoted to Marseille, a city he loved. Featuring an unusual composition,…
Hollywood Arensberg: Avant-Garde Collecting in Midcentury L.A.
We spoke with Mark Nelson, William H. Sherman, and Ellen Hoobler, the authors of the recent book Hollywood Arensberg: Avant-Garde Collecting in Midcentury…
Works by George-Daniel de Monfreid Preempted in Bordeaux
This auction focusing on the dispersal of the George-Daniel and Henry de Monfreid Collection recalled the close friendship between the painter and…
Hollywood Arensberg: Retracing the Life of a Singular Collection
A new book, published by the Getty Research Institute, reconstructs the Los Angeles home of Louise and Walter Arensberg, offering an intimate portrait…
Did Black Lives Matter to Phillip Johnson?
As the impact of the Black Lives Matter and #metoo movements reverberates across our societies, architects are increasingly joining the call for change.…
Magritte High on the List
The Belgian master cultivated mystery, making play with different levels of interpretation. Some famous American faces appeared beside him.
Martiros Saryan on Armenian Soil
A painting by Martiros Saryan resonates like a paean to a beloved country and culture.
The Sublime Dystopian Visions of Superstudio
A Rediscovered Masterpiece by Carl Moll
French State Seizes Historic Saint Denis Windows Right Before Auction
Artsy and the myth of Sisyphus
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