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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.
The triumph of Bernardino Luini
Confirmed as belonging to the Lombard painter's small body of work, this panel set a world record and encouraged visitors to discover other Old Masters.…
Records for a delicate touch and angelic inspiration
This French record for a painting by Michael Sweerts adds to the corpus of an artist who can be relished in every sense of the word.
Bernard Buffet's melancholy rewarded
"Eclecticism" was the term applied to this sale in Nice. It featured a horse by Mata, a mantelpiece by Majorelle and above all a mournful clown by…
Marie-Antoinette: metamorphoses of an image
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 .…
Summer and autumn: modern art seasons
A nostalgic Van Dongen and a Henri Martin at home in Marquayrol brilliantly illustrate two facets of modernism.
Pierre de Belay's Breton holiday
The series of paintings, by the Quimper-born artist for the Ker-Moor Hotel in Bénodet, won't leave its native Brittany.
Giordano: the many-facetted artist on show in Paris
The Petit Palais is presenting a real exhibition on the history of art, where visitors will discover to their surprise how Luca Giordano avoids every…
The Indo-Mughal magic worked
The planets were perfectly aligned for this painting masterpiece, which justifiably broke the record for a Mughal artwork in France.
A delectable Sweerts
As fate would have it, Michael Sweerts was once again wafted to the delicious heights of success with a discovery that bore fruit.
Roses for Jeanne Baudot and a beautiful Italian girl
A young woman friendly with artists was given a delightful hat by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, while Matisse limned an ode to a beautiful odalisque.
Jacques Majorelle: Spring in the Atlas Mountains
This painting (making its first appearance at auction) by the chronicler of daily life in ancestral Morocco was the highlight of an eagerly-awaited…
Prud’hon: the gift of Les Amis du Louvre
The Société des Amis du Louvre ends the year on a high note with the acquisition of Prud'hon's L'Âme brisant les liens qui l'attache à la terre : the…
Goya under review
Doing away with many preconceived ideas and over-enthusiastic attributions, the Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Agen is staging a bold, landmark show on the…
Bohemian painting: the new El Dorado of the art market?
Last November 30th, The Virgin and Child Enthroned by the Master of Vyšší Brod was knocked down for €6.2 M to the Filippo Benappi Gallery, working…
Ernst: a suggestive subjectivity
With this portrait, Max Ernst acclaims Leonardo da Vinci, whose treatise inspired his painting.
Battle between Old Master and Modern schools
Camille Pissarro beat Georges Rouget by a short head in a peaceful struggle between two schools of painting.
The Templons: contemporary art gallery owners from father to son
At 33, Mathieu Templon joined his father's company (based in Paris) by taking over the Brussels branch. Although son and father may not always agree…
Group portrait with Henri IV of France
A portrait of the king's entire family stood out at the sale of the collections furnishing Baron Alain de Montgascon's private mansion in La Flèche.…
The Biron collection: a sound taste for the 18th century
Renée and Louis Biron's collection achieved a splendid €1 M, led by a fine portrait of Houdon by Restout and a rare group of silverware featuring regional…
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.
Yvon Chu: spreading Chu Teh-chun's name throughout the world
To commemorate the 100 th anniversary of the birth of the Franco-Chinese painter Chu Teh-chun, his foundation is staging an exhibition at the National…
Gustave Doré: a feeling for nature
In this landscape, the artist uses light to pluck the sensitive chord of the forest.
Seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish artists painted many views of church interiors, which are popular with collectors. Around 50 will be exhibited…
With Boudin and Renoir, like a longing for the sea, changing skies and light
Drouot’s first major event of the season lived up to expectations with a total result of €1,430,508.
Rich Flemish flowers and the magic of the 1950s
Poetic diversity combined a Bouquet by Osias Beert with advanced design by Line Vautrin and Roger Capron.
Luyckx: decidedly living nature
Carstian Luyckx's brush gives eternal life to these 17th century flowers.
A record for Rémillieux's bouquet
Typical of the famous "Fleur Lyonnaise"school, this spring bouquet by Pierre Étienne Rémillieux was given a rapturous reception in Lyon.
Childhood Visions of Vietnamese Painters
Two of the greatest artists from the Hanoi College of Fine Arts painted intimate, poetic works.
Géricault’s star is on the rise
Disparaged during his lifetime and mourned after his death, Géricault still haunts auction houses.
New life for Massacre at Chios
No longer sullied by layers of varnish, Delacroix's masterpiece reappears in all its glory. A real revelation.
The coronavirus disrupted this 2020 edition – one that featured a wealth of major works, too.
The 2020 TEFAF edition will go down in history: offering both quality and quantity, it managed to save the day in an unprecedented context.
Vera Molnar: between rigueur and transgression
The digital art pioneer celebrated her 95th birthday in January. Her preparations for two exhibitions for Zurich and the Centre Pompidou are in no…
The French Expressionist
A masterpiece by Gen Paul is eagerly awaited at Saint-Brieuc: a 1928 painting from the finest Expressionist period of this gifted but little-known…
Velickovic at top speed
The Serbian-born painter vaulted every hurdle and garnered a world record, alongside two highly original 20th century figures, Dado and Antonio Segui.…
Zingg: in praise of the rural world
The summer with its harvests outweighed the wintry weather at the sale of seven works by Jules-Émile Zingg from a private collection
One sale; one work (1 and 2)
During the lockdown, the Millon auction house took the initiative of staging private sales featuring a single work.
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.
Turner: paintings and watercolours from the Tate
Vincent Lécuyer's longing for other worlds
A glittering reward for the rigorous eye of this well-known gallery owner, popular among his peers and the museum world.
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