What the Art Market has to say about Henri MATISSE (1869-1954)

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Art Market History : 30 June 1939. Lucerne [31 Aug 2021]

Before entering politics, Adolf Hitler had artistic inclinations. Having twice failed to get into Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts, he had a strong opinion on the nature of art and its role in society. As of 1933 he was free to excise from German cultural institutions works of art considered incompatible with his own ideals. […]

Alexej von Jawlensky: the enigmatic image [23 Jul 2021]

Russian artist Alexej von Jawlensky, who died 80 years ago, had a strong influence on key developments in Modern art, a fact the art market appears to be waking up to… not just in Germany. Apparently, Alexej von Jawlensky (1864-1941) had a strong spiritual experience in front of a church icon when he was about […]

Eli Broad: the unreasonable collector [25 May 2021]

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man » George Bernard Shaw. Eli Broad made this maxim his own; he even alluded to it in the title of his autobiography / success manual published in 2012, […]

René Gimpel’s Derain scandal [01 Dec 2020]

Lawsuits with theatrically artistic names are a regular feature of the art world and they occasionally spill over into mainstream media: Pissarro’s Shepherdess (since 2016), The despoiled porcelains of the Manufacture de Sèvres (returned to Lucie Jonquet’s beneficiaries in 2020) and – just recently (30 September ) – a successful appeal concerning René Gimpel’s Derain […]

Flash News: El Greco – Pandolfini masterpieces – Da Vinci at the Louvre [13 Sep 2019]

A major El Greco exhibition Grand Palais, Paris: 16 October 2019 – 10 February 2020 Spectacular, colorful and sensual, the paintings of El Greco (Domenikos EL GRECO, 1541-1614) represent – according to Charlotte Chastel-Rousseau, curator of Spanish and Portuguese painting at the Louvre Museum – the “final bloom” of the Renaissance. And yet, neither the […]

Matisse engravings [30 Apr 2019]

“It’s a question of learning and relearning the language of lines”. Matisse to Raymond Escholier Henri MATISSE (1869-1954) is of course known and appreciated for his use of colour, but he was also a master of line, with a freedom of hand that is perfectly visible in the large number of lithographs and engravings he […]

Top Modern art [08 Mar 2019]

Every other Friday, Artprice compiles a “Top” ranking providing insight into the Art market’s major trends. This week we look back at the 10 most highly valued Modern works in 2018. Generally speaking, the Modern segment generates the Art Market’s most spectacular auction results, including two results above the $100 million threshold last year. In […]

Top selling sculptures [14 Dec 2018]

Every other Friday Artprice offers you an auction ranking that brings to light some of the Art Market’s primary trends. This week, we take another look at the best auction results for three-dimensional artworks in 2018. The year’s best global auction results for three-dimensional artworks have – above all – rewarded 20th century French artists: […]

Joan Miro show at the Grand Palais [04 Sep 2018]

3 October 2018 – 4 February 2019 The Grand Palais in Paris is the superb location for an ambitious Joan MIRO (1893-1983) retrospective lasting four months. It’s not the first because back in 1974 the National Galleries of the Grand Palais hosted an exhibition of work by the Catalan artist to mark his 80th birthday. […]

A stunning top 10 in the first half of 2018 [08 Jun 2018]

Artprice’s fortnightly series of Fine Art auction rankings gives you a theme-based TOP article every other Friday. Today’s TOP article looks back at the best auction results during the first five months of the year. The top 10 best results in the first half of 2018 generated a total of $816 million. Of course, this […]

Top results so far in 2018 [27 Apr 2018]

In today’s “Top” article from our fortnightly series of Art Market rankings, Artprice rounds up the world’s best Fine Art auction results since the beginning of 2018… results that bode well for the rest of the year. Traditionally, the most important and prestigious Fine Art auction sales during the early months of each year are […]

What records might we expect from the sale of the century? [24 Apr 2018]

Make no mistake… this has to be the sale of the century. Generously relayed by the media and masterfully orchestrated by Christie’s for months (world tour of the sale’s principal masterpieces with 14,000 visitors in in Hong Kong), the David and Peggy Rockefeller collection is expected to generate over $600 million. Promoted in no less […]

Top results from the Paris Drawing Week [23 Mar 2018]

The Friday “Top”. This week our fortnightly Top-10 auction ranking focuses on the 10 best results ever hammered in the French capital for drawings. The ranking provides historical reference points for the sales to be held in Paris during the last week of March… sales that will round off an intense month of drawing market […]

Flash News: Degas on the motorway – Rediscovering Raoul Hausmann – Djamel Tatah [02 Mar 2018]

A Degas found on the motorway On 16 February during a random check at a motorway service station in Seine-et-Marne, France, customs officers found what appeared to be a wrapped painting in the luggage hold of a coach. As nobody aboard the coach claimed it, customs officers kept the work to conduct their own research […]

Flash News! Records at Christie’s – Kirkeby – Gurlitt [17 Nov 2017]

A night of records at Christie’s In New York on 13 November 2017, the Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art sale made an extraordinary impact, with sales totalling $491 million, the second-best result in Christie’s long history in this sales category. Monet, Vuillard, Van Gogh, Léger, Picasso and Magritte have, among other great artists, caused a […]

Top 10 works of sculpture by famous painters [04 Dec 2015]

Another Friday Top. Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, the ten most expensive sculptures of 2015, created by famous painters, come under close scrutiny.

The Top modern prints of 2015 [20 Nov 2015]

Fridays are the Best! Every other Friday, Artprice offers you a themed auction ranking. The ranking this week reveals the 10 most valuable modern prints during this year’s auctions.

Mixed results for the first part of the Taubman sales [10 Nov 2015]

The room was packed for this historic sale and the atmosphere was electric…at least, at the start of the bidding, which often lost its momentum somewhat prematurely, leading to a certain amount of anxiety.

The Top 10 Still Lifes [18 Jun 2015]

Fridays are the Best! Every other Friday, Artprice offers you a themed auction ranking. This week the ranking reveals the world’s 10 most popular Still Lifes and recognizes Western modern art as the most valued period.

Good prices for Pierre Bonnard at Fontainebleau sale [07 Apr 2015]

Pierre Bonnard’s intimate and shimmering world is currently being honored in France. A retrospective recently opened at the Musée d’Orsay (Pierre Bonnard. Peindre l’Arcadie, until July 15, 2015) and a sale entirely dedicated to the artist has just generated good results in Fontainebleau.

Aristide Maillol and Dina Vierny: the work, the museum, the market [24 Feb 2015]

After twenty years of activity, the Maillol Museum in Paris is closing for an “indefinite period”. Over the years, the museum, which houses 179 works by Aristide Maillol, has

The best prints [02 Feb 2015]

Fridays are the best! Every other Friday, Artprice offers you a themed auction ranking. This week, the leader of information on the art market discusses the 10 most expensive prints in the Western market.

Sculpture: Top 10! [02 Jan 2015]

Friday is Top day!Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week, Artprice takes a look at the world’s 10 most expensive sculptures,

The Top Ten in Europe. Chapter 6: France [21 Nov 2014]

Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week, we reveal the top ten bids ever made in France – a true celebration of modernity.

The Top Ten Nudes [29 Aug 2014]

Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten bids for nudes.

Henri Matisse [27 May 2014]

Matisse went through Impressionism, Fauvism and Cubism with an overriding leitmotiv that underpinned the limpidity and power of one of the most important oeuvres of the 20th century: “see life through the eyes of a child”.

The Top Ten of the 1910s [12 May 2014]

Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten sales of works from the 1910s.

Flash News : Matisse at the Tate Modern – Lucio Fontana in Paris – Contemporary Art in New York [02 May 2014]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Matisse at the Tate Modern – Lucio Fontana in Paris – Contemporary Art in New York

The Top Ten of the 1920s [25 Apr 2014]

Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten sales of works from the 1920s.

The Top Ten of the 1930s [11 Apr 2014]

Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten sales of works from the 1930s.

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