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Three questions for Hubert Duchemin
The painting and drawing expert Hubert Duchemin likes to approach market ethics in the light of his own experience. We talk to a militant in terms…
A remarkable French Primitive
Frans II Francken has crossed effortlessly the Read Sea
A world record for Victor Tardieu
A fair price for an outsize painting
Large-scale Zao Wou-ki
Grasse’s stolen kisses
The Burrell visits Marseille
Surprise record for Borgeaud
An eruption that left a deep impression
The Malatier collection
A successful Garden Party
Francis Maere, as busy as a bee
As President of the Royal Chamber of Belgian Antiques Dealers and a dealer himself, Francis Maere juggles two hats, promoting Belgian artists in his…
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…
Jean Fautrier: a comprehensive show
The Corot conundrum
A major Song piece from China
World record for Artemisia Gentileschi
A clear sky over Henry Moret
A magisterial bid for a Pointillism landscape
Chilean painting in the limelight
The pipe smoker
Fine Arts Paris: first round
A new player in the antique art fair arena, Fine Arts Paris is counting on both beginner’s luck and its organising team’s expertise to score its first…
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.
The Kugels: a taste for the beautiful
Rembrandt in Abu Dhabi
A member of the Cracovia Group
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…
In Indochina, reality is as beautiful as myth
Indochina breaks two world records
The Musée d’Orsay is hosting a groundbreaking exhibition that stretches its temporal boundaries to explore the role of black figures in the birth of…
Sorolla, master of light
For the first time in a century, the National Gallery in London is presenting some 60 works tracing Sorolla's career.
A museum-quality Mattia Preti
There were great expectations for this large painting of "Saint Sebastian" by Mattia Preti, rediscovered in a house in Carcassonne.
Luc Tuymans: beneath the skin
The Palazzo Grassi is featuring his art of avoidance before a retrospective scheduled this summer at Tilburg, in the Netherlands.
Serge Poliakoff, or inhabited silence
A modern icon, the painter achieved the full expression of his art in the 1950s. Here is a fine example, soon to be unveiled in Deauville.
Largillière climbs to the top in France
Nicolas de Largillière breaks a French record with a beautiful portrait of a man: the great 18 th century in all its splendour.
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.
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
The ever-alluring Mediterranean
Theo Van Rysselberghe put all his love of the South into this light-drenched landscape.
Bruegel at a whirling pace
Bruegel year was celebrated in style at auction with a festive painting by Pieter, which garnered a spanking €1,152,000.
The Maestro dei Cassoni Campana in the limelight
Not often seen in the sale room, the Florentine master's work found itself in the news with a composition recounting one of Theseus's action-packed…
Back to the roots of the French Renaissance
This work by the Frenchman Nicolas Cordonnier, an early 16 th -century painter from the Champagne province, achieved a well-deserved result. It had…
An exciting day for Chu Teh Chun
A canvas painted on a spring day fluidly affirmed this master of lyrical abstraction’s appeal.
Paul Jouve's bestiary: a wild success
Coming from every corner of the planet, some fine specimens of wildlife turned up at this sale devoted to Paul Jouve.
A hot summer for Picabia
Picabia played with the effects of sunlight, revisited modernity and showed evidence of his freedom as a painter with two dissimilar works.
A rare stop-off in Paris by the Austrian Franz Christoph Janneck met with resounding success
A fine harvest of fruit and portraits
The paintings in the Yvonne and Jean Riechers collection mainly featured the early 17 th century still life genre in France. The more unobtrusive portraits…
Berthe Morisot: from obscurity to light
Forgotten in the early 20 th century, this key figure in Impressionism was rediscovered during the 1970s. The Musée d’Orsay is now doing her justice.…
Yan Pei-Ming in Courbet’s studio
At the Musée d'Ornans in the Doubs, the Franco-Chinese star of contemporary painting is engaged in an unprecedented face-to-face encounter with the…
A beautiful offering for the gods of Olympus
These Greco-Roman divinities could proudly look down from their peaks. This seduction scene by Theodoor Rombouts fetched four times the initial estimate.…
A fine score for an intimist scene by Mai-Thu
Featuring an unusual subject for the Vietnamese artist and dating from his popular period, around 1940, a musical garden scene tripled its high estimate.…
Mary Morton: a painting inheritance
Curator and head of the Department of French Paintings at the Washington National Gallery of Art, Mary Morton has constantly promoted French art in…
Spotlight on Rubens and the Buddha
A work by Peter-Paul Rubens and his studio does not come up on the market every day... So this Holy Family with St Francis and St Anne was eagerly…
A splendid acquisition for the Orléans Musée des Beaux-arts
At the sale of part of the Château de Dampierre's contents, the Orléans Musée des Beaux-arts seized a chance to buy a portrait of the Duchesse de Luynes…
Neo-Impressionism on either side of the Atlantic
Paintings by Émile Bernard, Maurice Denis and Richard Edward Miller set this Brittany sale on fire with some glowing results.
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.
Fireworks for Henry Moret in Brest
A final look back at a sale in the summer of 2019, which featured several paintings by Henry Moret in Brest.
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…
Huguette Caland, leading artist of the Arab world, dies aged 88
Alexander I goes home
A Russian collector acquired this portrait of Tsar Alexander I.
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.
Multiplying Mona Lisas
Mona Lisa's fame can be gauged not just by the hordes of tourists jostling to catch a glimpse of her in her armoured box, but also by the number of…
A French record for the Spanish artist del Mazo
Velasquez's son-in-law, Juan Bautista Martínez del Mazo, fairly inconspicuous in the market, made a much-remarked appearance with this panoramic view…
Émile Friant's artistic friendships
This fine composition by Émile Friant consolidates the roots of this somewhat unclassifiable Nancy painter in the art history of the second half of…
Vietnamese painters get a warm welcome
Works by Le Van De and Mai-Thu have been acclaimed with several records. Vietnamese art has constant appeal, in both West and East.
Alana Collection: the Italian exception
The very rare and exquisite Alana collection is on show at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris. An overview of Italian painting from Gothic art to…
The soul of Poland
This large painting by the Polish painter Edward Okun fetched €91,448 to the melody of a Chopin mazurka , setting a world record.
Success for William Bouguereau's studio
After remaining with the painter's descendants for many years, this unique group of works from his studio illustrated his virtuosic ability to capture…
Is a return to the Belgian art’s “Golden Age” possible?
Belgian abstract painting enjoyed a golden age in the post-war period that ended with the country’s regionalisation. The Royal Skating Rink in Brussels…
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…
Bertrand Gautier: an appetite for risk
Talabardon & Gautier Gallery, a founding member of Fine Arts Paris, is known for its famous discoveries due to the work of passionate, even jubilant…
Landscapes from Russia
This auction house’s first sale at Drouot was successful, with 98% of the lots sold. It also proved interest in Ilya Kabakov, an artist who is rare…
The fair that revives the fine arts
For its third edition, Fine Arts Paris is no longer focusing only on graphic arts and sculpture, hitherto its trademark, but is opening out to new…
1929, a key year for Alfred Courmes
The unclassifiable artist explored several roads before tending towards painting bordering on hyperrealism.
Sunyer, leading exponent of noucentism
A major sale in Marseille featuring modern painting took us from Paris to Africa by way of the Mediterranean.
Erté revisits the château of Beauty and the beasts
Bacon's reading: the dangers of the too-exclusive
Hong Kong: breaking records and windows
Literature, guest of honour at the fifth Aristophil sale
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