School of Paris http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30859/all en 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 5748237 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 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 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 5832733 at http://www.globalpost.com Grande dame of Russian museums still fighting at 91 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130607/grande-dame-russian-museums-still-fighting-at-91 <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>She has led Moscow's renowned Pushkin Museum for over half a century, helped Russians discover the art of her friend Marc Chagall and battled to bring late impressionist art out of the vaults and into public view.</p> <p>And at the age of 91, the doyenne of Russia's museum directors Irina Antonova shows no sign of letting up.</p> <p>Her extraordinary career has seen her work under Kremlin chiefs from Joseph Stalin to Vladimir Putin and cross paths with some of the greatest names in 20th-century art.</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/130607/grande-dame-russian-museums-still-fighting-at-91" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Irina Antonova Modern art Modern painters School of Paris Technology AFP Fri, 07 Jun 2013 07:21:07 +0000 5852215 at http://www.globalpost.com Impressionist, modern art falls short in New York sale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131106/impressionist-modern-art-falls-short-new-york-sale <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>Some of the finest Impressionist and Modern art offered for auction by Christie's in New York fell short of expectations Tuesday despite strong interest from buyers in the middle market.</p> <p>The auction house estimated that 46 lots at its flagship November evening sale would fetch $188.8 to $277.7 million, but instead sales peaked at $144.3 million late Tuesday.</p> <p>The most expensive lot, a portrait by Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti of his brother Diego, estimated at $30-$50 million, went for $32.65 million to an anonymous buyer.</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/131106/impressionist-modern-art-falls-short-new-york-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Modern art Modern painters School of Paris USD AFP Wed, 06 Nov 2013 07:47:53 +0000 5981390 at http://www.globalpost.com Sotheby's offers pieces by Picasso, Goya, Dali, Pissarro http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140130/sothebys-offers-pieces-picasso-goya-dali-pissarro <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>London, Jan 30 (EFE).- Works by Picasso, Goya, Salvador Dali and Camille Pissarro will be featured in Sotheby's auction next week of Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist art.</p> <p>The Feb. 5-6 sale at Sotheby's London is expected to generate up to $271 million.</p> <p>The biggest-ticket item is Pissarro's 1897 painting "Le Boulevard Montmartre, Matinee de Printemps," which Sotheby's projects will sell for anywhere from $11.6 million to $16.5 million.</p> <p>Among the dozen Picasso pieces offered is "La femme qui pleure I," created in 1937 and expected to fetch as much as $2.9 million.</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.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140130/sothebys-offers-pieces-picasso-goya-dali-pissarro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Modern art School of Paris Sotheby's Visual arts Agencia EFE Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:01:40 +0000 6057305 at http://www.globalpost.com London opens 'most beautiful' show of Matisse cut-outs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/london-opens-most-beautiful-show-matisse-cut-outs <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>London's Tate Modern will on Thursday open a blockbuster exhibition celebrating the cut-out works of French artist Henri Matisse, which made even Picasso jealous.</p> <p>Tate director Nicholas Serota boasts that the much-anticipated show, which brings together more than 100 works from around the world, "will be the most evocative and beautiful show that London has ever seen".</p> <p>Of the vibrant cut-outs, Serota said: "People sometimes say these could be done by a child, but it's only an old man that has this incredible freedom of mind."</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/london-opens-most-beautiful-show-matisse-cut-outs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Henri Matisse Modern art Modern painters School of Paris AFP Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:50:57 +0000 6122456 at http://www.globalpost.com