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60 articles taggés "Modern art"
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…
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.
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.
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 collegiate 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…
The Gilles Labrosse collection: fashion throughout the ages
Les Oeuvres Choisies – an exhibition not to be missed
Tutti frutti: one of the treasures of a dazzling jewellery collection
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