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What the Art Market has to say about BALTHUS (1908-2001)

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Balthus the unclassifiable [08 Jan 2019]

Earl Balthusz Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001), known as BALTHUS, built an œuvre that reflected his complex  personality, both implicit and explicit, eccentric and reserved. Balthus was raised in admiration of Cezanne by his father, Erich Klossowski, an artist and art historian. He was however totally self-taught, drawing his inspiration from a rich pictorial tradition based […]

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Derain, Balthus, Giacometti… an artistic friendship [06 Jun 2017]

A first! The City of Paris Modern Art Museum has mounted an exhibition tracing the fruitful friendship between three major figures of 20th century art. A unique opportunity to rediscover the work of Derain, Balthus and Giacometti through their strong mutual affection and admiration. Never before united, the new exhibition clearly highlights the aesthetic commonalities […]

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Overview of key week in NY auction calendar [17 Nov 2015]

Sotheby’s and Christie’s prayers appear to have been answered, at least partially. After one of the most important weeks in New York’s prestige sales calendar (4-12 November),

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Flash News [13 Dec 2013]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news.

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The most popular Frenchies [16 Jul 2013]

With the exception of the Impressionist and Modern masters, there are few French artists at the high-end of the international auction market.

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Sotheby’s sets historic record at auction [10 May 2004]

Sotheby’s has just made art market history. As we have been predicting since January (see AMI, 26 January 2004), we now have a new all-time record price for an artwork at auction: USD 93 million thanks to Pablo Picasso. Once taxes and commission are included, this was also the first time a painting has broken USD 100 million.

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Spring brings palpable cheer to the market [13 Apr 2004]

Just a few weeks before the prestigious « impressionism & modern art » sales season gets underway, Sotheby’s and Christie’s have reason to be reassured, with the latest trends confirming that the upturn begun in the final quarter of 2003 continues apace.

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Recent trends ahead of the big November auctions of 2002 [23 Oct 2002]

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Major impressionist and modern art auctionsThey have never hit the million dollar markGrowing popularity of the expressionistsModern art takes centre stageAre impressionists still the stuff of dreams?

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