Impressionist and Modern Art

One of the flagship sectors of the art market comprising works by artists from the late 19th century through to first half of the 20th century. This area includes works by Impressionist, Surrealist, Expressionist and Cubist painters.


Max Beckmann self-portrait

Beckmann the German art auction record-breaker

05 December 2022

A Max Beckmann (1884-1950) self-portrait set a record for any artwork sold at a German auction when it was knocked down at €20m (£17.1m).

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Frances Hodgkins highlights in New Zealand exhibition

05 December 2022

The latest catalogue from Jonathan Grant Gallery in New Zealand includes 'Pergola', a c.1936 gouache on paper by Frances Hodgkins (1869-1947).

Max Beckmann self portrait

Beckmann self portrait at Grisebach could set German auction record

17 November 2022

A Max Beckmann (1884-1950) self portrait is being offered at Grisebach in Berlin.

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First Giacometti man strides out

14 November 2022

Two closely related bronze sculptures by Alberto Giacometti are among the highlights of the Modern and Contemporary sales on December 2 at Lempertz in Cologne.

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Paul Allen collection makes history as Christie’s hosts world’s first billion dollar auction

10 November 2022

Setting an all-time high for a single-owner collection, the auction of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s collection at Christie’s New York raised an extraordinary $1.62bn (£1.42bn) including premium.

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Vietnamese artists make their mark at French auction houses

24 October 2022

The growing interest in inter- and post-war works by Vietnamese artists - particularly those alumni of the Ecole des Beaux Arts d’Indo-Chine - means that France, as a former colonial power in the region, is well supplied with examples.

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Keep an eye out for Sanyu paintings

24 October 2022

Auction firm Art Research Paris will be offering two paintings by the Paris school Chinese-French artist Sanyu (1895-1966).

Emma Ward

Art specialist Emma Ward to create new dealership with Fabrizio Moretti

26 September 2022

Dickinson Gallery’s managing director Emma Ward and James Roundell have left to set up a firm with Old Master specialist Fabrizio Moretti.

Simon Hucker

Modern and Contemporary specialist to head Lyon & Turnbull sale

26 September 2022

Auction house Lyon & Turnbull is to add a new sale to its London calendar led by newly appointed Modern & Contemporary art specialist Simon Hucker.

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Female students linked by tutor Lhote

26 September 2022

Flora Wood (1908-98) was a Scottish painter, draughtman and sculptor who studied in Edinburgh.

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Klee's Destruction and Hope

19 September 2022

This lithograph and watercolour from 1916 by Paul Klee (1879-1940) is offered in the sale of prints and multiples at Hindman in Chicago on September 29.

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Former factory worker and miner became Pro artist

12 September 2022

Scenes of rural life in the Outback are the most common subject of the prolific and highly inventive Australian painter Kevin ‘Pro’ Hart (1928-2006).

Surrealist bed

Ready for a night of surreal dreams

05 September 2022

This striking unique bed was designed in 1935 by poet and patron Edward James together with interior decorator Norris Wakefield.

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Russian Futurist’s US view offered at Doyle

05 September 2022

Doyle in New York is holding a Fine Art auction on September 14 offering a selection of affordable paintings, prints and sculpture that spans the late 19th through the 20th centuries.

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Rediscovered painting by German Symbolist von Stuck emerges in Missouri

05 September 2022

A rediscovered painting by the German Symbolist and Munich Secessionist artist Franz von Stuck (1863-1928) is to be offered by Soulis Auctions in Lone Jack, (suburban Kansas City) Missouri, on September 23.

Cezanne, La Montagne Sainte Victoire 1

Christie’s auction of $1bn Paul Allen collection could be the largest in history

27 August 2022

An unprecedented collection of art belonging to the late Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, could break records as it goes under the hammer at Christie’s.

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Fake or Fortune team investigate whether Sitwell sketch is a Modigliani

24 August 2022

In the second episode of the new Fake or Fortune? series, Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould investigate whether an artwork inherited from writer, critic and art collector Sacheverell Sitwell is a real Amedeo Modigliani sketch.

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Boudin goes with the flow in Cannes

25 July 2022

Besch Cannes Auctions holds its summer sale series in Cannes from August 13-16.

Sotheby’s auctioneer Oliver Barker

British art boosts latest Modern and Contemporary art series

04 July 2022

A string of top-end consignments of British works boosted the latest London sales of Modern and Contemporary art.

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Paintings by the likes of Francis Picabia top the Swaythling collection

04 July 2022

The top-selling lots in the Swaythling collection sold at Christie's were paintings from a diverse range of genres and periods.

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