Modern painters http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23522/all en Art sleuth finds Matisse 25 years after Swedish heist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/art-sleuth-finds-matisse-25-years-after-swedish-heist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>STOCKHOLM, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A British art sleuth has<br /> recovered a painting by French artist Matisse that was stolen<br /> from a Stockholm museum 25 years ago.</p> <p>Matisse's "Le Jardin", valued at about 6 million crowns<br /> ($916,200), was recovered by Christopher Marinello, an art<br /> recovery specialist at the Art Loss Register in London.</p> <p>"It is fantastic that the painting has turned up again,"<br /> said Kristin Ek, spokeswoman for the Moderna Museet in<br /> Stockholm. "It was stolen so long ago that really we had almost<br /> given up hope."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/art-sleuth-finds-matisse-25-years-after-swedish-heist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art theft Christopher Marinello Entertainment Henri Matisse Modern art Modern painters Moderna Museet Person Career Quotation Visual arts Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731331 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Nighthawks' for night owls as Hopper finishes on Paris high http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nighthawks-night-owls-hopper-finishes-paris-high <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>"Nighthawks", the best known painting of Edward Hopper, will be on show for Parisian night owls this weekend as a smash-hit exhibition that has confirmed the enormous appeal of the American realist artist reaches its conclusion.</p> <p>The doors of Paris's Grand Palais were to remain open throughout the nights of Friday and Saturday in order to allow an expected 40,000 visitors to squeeze in a final viewing of a collection which has been one of the hottest tickets in town since it opened on October 10.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nighthawks-night-owls-hopper-finishes-paris-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Edward Hopper Edward Hopper Entertainment Modern art Modern painters AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:30:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743142 at http://www.globalpost.com Smash-hit Hopper show on Paris home straight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/smash-hit-hopper-show-paris-home-straight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A smash-hit Paris exhibition of works by US artist Edward Hopper was to close Sunday after being seen by three quarters of a million people in less than four months.</p> <p>The doors of the Grand Palais remained open throughout the nights of Friday and Saturday in order to allow 40,000 visitors to squeeze in a final viewing of one of the hottest exhibitions in town, museum officials said.</p> <p>The all-night opening was an honour accorded previously to blockbuster displays of the works of Pablo Picasso (in 2008-09) and Claude Monet (2010-11).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/smash-hit-hopper-show-paris-home-straight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Edward Hopper Edward Hopper Modern art Modern painters AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:30:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744632 at http://www.globalpost.com In Paris, Hopper show is smash hit with 780,000 visitors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/paris-hopper-show-smash-hit-780000-visitors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A smash-hit Paris exhibition of works by US artist Edward Hopper closed Sunday after attracting more than 780,000 visitors in less than four months.</p> <p>Demand was so feverish that the Grand Palais stayed open all night on Friday and Saturday.</p> <p>Museum officials said 40,000 art lovers flocked to the show over the weekend up to the closing bell at 11:00 pm on Sunday.</p> <p>The exceptional opening hours put Hopper on a par with Picasso and Monet, the subjects of previous Grand Palais blockbusters in 2008-09 and 2010-11.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/paris-hopper-show-smash-hit-780000-visitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Edward Hopper Edward Hopper Modern art Modern painters AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 22:46:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744848 at http://www.globalpost.com Hopper outstrips Picasso on Paris home turf http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/hopper-outstrips-picasso-paris-home-turf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A major Edward Hopper retrospective has pulled in more than three-quarters of a million visitors, outstripping even a blockbuster collection of the works of long-time Paris resident Picasso.</p> <p>In figures that underline the extraordinary popularity of the American realist artist, organisers revealed Monday that a total of 784,269 visitors had come through the doors of the French capital's Grand Palais in less than four months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/hopper-outstrips-picasso-paris-home-turf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Edward Hopper Edward Hopper Entertainment Modern art Modern painters Social Issues AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:01:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745577 at http://www.globalpost.com Modigliani lover portrait sells for £26.9 mn in London http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/modigliani-lover-portrait-sells-269-mn-london <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A portrait by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani of his lover Jeanne Hebuterne went under the hammer in London on Wednesday for £26.9 million ($42.3 million, 31.2 million euros), Christie's auction house said.</p> <p>The final price for the 1919 portrait, "Jeanne Hebuterne (Au chapeau)" (Jeanne Hebuterne wearing a hat) was well over the pre-sale estimate of between £16 million and £22 million.</p> <p>A Christie's spokeswoman declined to say who had bought the painting, which shows Modigliani's French muse wearing a black hat and with the swan-like neck typical of his style.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/modigliani-lover-portrait-sells-269-mn-london" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amedeo Modigliani Entertainment GBP Modern painters School of Paris Visual arts AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:31:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748237 at http://www.globalpost.com Modigliani portrait fetches $42 mln at auction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/modigliani-portrait-fetches-42-mln-at-auction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A portrait of Jeanne Hebuterne painted by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani a year before his death in 1920 sold on Wednesday for 26.9 million pounds ($42.3 million), above the high estimate set by Christie's auctioneers.</p> <p>"Jeanne Hebuterne (au chapeau)" was the leading lot at the impressionist, modern and surrealist sale in London which brought in a total of 136.5 million pounds, a record at Christie's for the equivalent auction in London in February.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/modigliani-portrait-fetches-42-mln-at-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Modern art Modern painters Visual arts Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:00:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748295 at http://www.globalpost.com Paintings from Andy Williams' collection could fetch over $30 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/paintings-andy-williams-collection-could-fetch-over-30-million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Paintings from the private collection of U.S. singer Andy Williams, amassed over six decades, could fetch more than $30 million when they are sold at auction in May, Christie's said on Friday.</p> <p>Works by Willem de Kooning and Richard Diebenkorn are expected to be the top sellers of the portion of the collection that will be auctioned at Christie's Post-War &amp; Contemporary Art sale on May 15-16.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/paintings-andy-williams-collection-could-fetch-over-30-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Williams Christie's Entertainment Modern art Modern painters Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:00:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750597 at http://www.globalpost.com From lawyer to femme fatale in Australian exhibition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/lawyer-femme-fatale-australian-exhibition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Pauline Askin</p> <p>SYDNEY, Feb 15 (Reuters) - A buxom woman in a low-cut red dress brandishes a pistol, her finger poised to pull the trigger, but a closer look at the painting reveals the woman is model-turned-novelist Tara Moss.</p> <p>In another painting a woman in a red beret and tight yellow, slit skirt with one hand on her hip and the other holding a cigarette is in fact one of Australia's senior crown prosecutors, Margaret Cunneen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/lawyer-femme-fatale-australian-exhibition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Modern painters Suzanne Valadon Valadon Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:46:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756978 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-From lawyer to femme fatale in Australian exhibition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/rpt-lawyer-femme-fatale-australian-exhibition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats story published Saturday; no change to text)</p> <p>By Pauline Askin</p> <p>SYDNEY, Feb 15 (Reuters) - A buxom woman in a low-cut red dress brandishes a pistol, her finger poised to pull the trigger, but a closer look at the painting reveals the woman is model-turned-novelist Tara Moss.</p> <p>In another painting a woman in a red beret and tight yellow, slit skirt with one hand on her hip and the other holding a cigarette is in fact one of Australia's senior crown prosecutors, Margaret Cunneen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/rpt-lawyer-femme-fatale-australian-exhibition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Gender Modern painters Suzanne Valadon Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758491 at http://www.globalpost.com What's on in Europe in March: the AFP arts diary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/whats-europe-march-the-afp-arts-diary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March sees a host of treats for music lovers: a David Bowie retrospective in London, Daniel Barenboim conducting Wagner in Berlin and Renaissance music in Stockholm.</p> <p>Art goers, meanwhile, can choose from an equally diverse set of offerings: US artist Phoebe Washburn's apartment art installation, exhibitions dedicated to Picasso and Klint, and an exploration of the dark side of Romanticism..</p> <p>Following is a selection of what's on in Europe in March.</p> <p>AUSTRIA</p> <p>-------</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/whats-europe-march-the-afp-arts-diary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest Modern art Modern painters Technology Visual arts War AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 03:16:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769239 at http://www.globalpost.com Pollock, portrait of Matisse's wife highlights of N.Y. auctions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130323/pollock-portrait-matisses-wife-highlights-ny-auctions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - A rare portrait of the wife of Henri Matisse by artist Andre Derain and a monumental work by Jackson Pollock could each sell for $20 million (13.1 million pounds) or more in spring auctions in New York, auction houses said on Friday.</p> <p>Christie's will offer "Madame Matisse," a vibrant 1905 oil canvas with a pre-sale estimate of as much as $20 million, at its sale of Impressionist and modern art on May 8.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130323/pollock-portrait-matisses-wife-highlights-ny-auctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fauvism Modern art Modern painters Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Mar 2013 20:00:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5792087 at http://www.globalpost.com Franco-Chinese painter Zao Wou-Ki dies aged 93 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/franco-chinese-painter-zao-wou-ki-dies-aged-93-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese-French abstract painter Zao Wou-Ki, a significant figure in 20th-century Chinese art, died Tuesday at his home in Switzerland aged 93, Marc Bonnant, a lawyer for his wife, told AFP.</p> <p>A lawyer for Zao's son, who was in a legal battle with his step-mother to obtain power-of-attorney over the artist, confirmed the death and said Zao, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, had been hospitalised twice since the end of March.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/franco-chinese-painter-zao-wou-ki-dies-aged-93-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Modern art Modern painters School of Paris Zao Wou-Ki AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:46:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5808114 at http://www.globalpost.com Soutine, Cezanne to star at New York auctions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/soutine-cezanne-star-at-new-york-auctions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Works by Soutine, Cezanne, Picasso and Modigliani were expected to shine this week at red-hot spring auctions of Impressionist and Modern art in New York.</p> <p>Rivals Christie's and Sotheby's say the market, long recovered from the post-2008 financial crisis slump, is in better than buoyant mood.</p> <p>Last year, Sotheby's Modern and Impressionist auction notched up a record-setting $119.9 million sale of a version of Edvard Munch's "The Scream."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/soutine-cezanne-star-at-new-york-auctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Modern art Modern painters School of Paris AFP Sun, 05 May 2013 14:45:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5831334 at http://www.globalpost.com On eve of New York auctions, newer works seen driving the boom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/eve-new-york-auctions-newer-works-seen-driving-the-boom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Chris Michaud</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - With a billion dollars worth of art on offer at their spring auctions in New York, Christie's and Sotheby's are looking to the post-war and contemporary works to drive the market this month.</p> <p>The sales of the newer works are expected to exceed those of the once-dominant Impressionist and modern field by anywhere from 50 to 100 percent, according to estimates.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/eve-new-york-auctions-newer-works-seen-driving-the-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Modern art Modern painters School of Paris USD Thomson Reuters Tue, 07 May 2013 15:40:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5832733 at http://www.globalpost.com