Results from the major Modern and Contemporary art sales at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonhams’ NY has conveyed a message of optimism to the COVID hit art market.
An outstanding painting by Claude Monet ‘Le Palais Ducal’ 1908 is at risk of going abroad unless a UK buyer can be found . The picture valued at more than £28 million is one of a number of the artist’s works depicting Venice.
9 May 2018
It wasn’t the billion dollar sale that Christie’s optimistically predicted but it was an evening of fierce bidding and record prices for both Matisse and the stalwart of Impressionism Monet.
Highlights from what many have dubbed the sale to watch in 2018, the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller has been revealed by Christie’s.
18 July 2017
Tate Britain brings together over 100 important works by Impressionist masters such as Monet, Tissot, Pissarro, and others for a blockbuster exhibition this Autumn.
Despite a week of political unease as America comes to terms with the reality of Donald Trump as President-elect, the market showed some strong sales. Christie’s New York held two major sales this week Post-war and contemporary and Impressionist and Modern Art.
26 October 2016
Paul Carey-Kent travels to Amsterdam to report ‘DAUBIGNY, MONET, VAN GOGH AND MORE: 30 HOURS IN AMSTERDAM’
Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in London on 23 June will present a further selection of 52 highly covetable works to inspire collectors worldwide. Building on the deep international bidding also witnessed in the strong February London sales, this auction meets current tastes and demand with a curated group of captivating works full of passion and vitality by the trailblazers of […]
Sotheby’s Auctioneers has set a new record for the highest total for a London auction. Helena Newman, Sotheby’s Co-Head, Impressionist & Modern Art Worldwide, said: “Building on the momentum of Sotheby’s record Impressionist & Modern art sales last year, we’re delighted to launch the first sale season of 2015 with a new high for art […]
Sotheby’s London Impressionist and Modern Art Sale will feature “Les Peupliers à Giverny,’’ one of Monet’s depictions of poplar trees in the fields at the edge of his property in Giverny. Painted in 1887, it captures the sunset of early autumn. Sotheby’s is auctioning the painting on Feb. 3; it is estimated to sell for […]
The National Gallery London presents the UK’s first major exhibition devoted to ‘the man who invented Impressionism’, Paul Durand-Ruel (1831-1922). An entrepreneurial art dealer, Durand-Ruel discovered and unwaveringly supported the Impressionist painters and is now considered a founding father of the international art market as we know it today. Inventing Impressionism includes around 85 works, […]
While visiting the National Gallery of Ireland in 2012, 49-year-old Andrew Shannon attacked and punched a hole through a painting worth nearly £8 million. The unfortunate work was Monet’s ‘Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat’ – the painting suffered Shannon ramming his fist through the canvas and leaving a hole in the lower left corner […]
Sotheby’s evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in London has achieved a total of £121,957,000 / $207,875,707 / €152,555,889 (est. £86.2-123.9m / $146.3-210.3m) this evening after fierce bidding from Asia and Russia. Helena Newman, Sotheby’s Co-Head of Impressionist & Modern Art Worldwide, said: “The tonight’s success was due to being entrusted with supreme property […]
Cornelius Gurlitt the son of a notorious Nazi art dealer whose secret collection included many Third Reich looted pieces, has died in Germany age 81. He passed away on the 6th May in his Munich apartment, which was used to store 1,400 valuable works of art including Picasso, Matisse and Monet masterpieces said to be […]
Cornelius Gurlitt, the elderly son of a Nazi era art dealer has come to a co-operative agreement with German authorities to resolve which masterpieces held in his collection were stolen during the Second World War. This will be the first step in securing the return of the art to the heirs of the mainly Jewish […]
The former secretary of Imelda Marcos’s was indicted in a New York City court room yesterday accused of ‘conspiring to possess and sell valuable works of art’. These were items Ms Marcos had acquired while her husband was in power as president of the Philippines.The authorities are particularly interested in a painting of ‘water lilies’ […]
One of France’s wealthiest families accuses another of withholding info on Monet painting stolen by Nazi’s The painting originally belonged to the Heilbronn family before it was taken in 1941 during a Gestapo raid on a family’s bank vault. And now the Heilbronn family allege that the Wildenstein family, an international dynasty of French art […]