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.


Escher’s deep fascination with the Amalfi Coast

27 November 2023

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) arrived on the Amalfi Coast in 1923 and ultimately created more than 100 works there based on the landscape.


Picabia: top pick in a regional sale

27 November 2023

A group of Modern and Impressionist pictures provided a significant boost to the latest Art & Design post 1880 sale held at Duke’s (25% buyer’s premium).


Ramses and Renoir go toe to toe

27 November 2023

An ancient Egyptian sculptural fragment was the most eagerly contested lot in Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ (20% buyer’s premium) Autumn Majestic sale on November 10-12.

Edouard-Leon Cortés picture

Painting stolen in US recovered in UK after missing for 60 years

22 November 2023

A painting by post-impressionist artist Edouard-Leon Cortés (1882-1969) has been recovered after being stolen in the US sometime in the 1950s-60s.

Picasso's Femme a la montre

Picasso powers ahead to crown New York evening sales

13 November 2023

A good crop of top-end Impressionist and Modern pictures lifted the latest flagship series of auctions in New York.


Traded for a tie tack, now worth over £26,000

13 November 2023

Maud Lewis (1901-70) is hailed today as one of Canada’s greatest folk artists, with her works regularly bringing tremendous results at auction.

Portrait of Marie-Therese Walter by Pablo Picasso

Picasso portrait leads sale of the Landau collection at Sotheby’s

09 November 2023

A Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) portrait from the early 1930s set the second highest price for the artist at auction as Sotheby’s kicked off its latest fortnight of Modern and Contemporary art auctions in New York.


Magritte painting makes its first appearance at auction

06 November 2023

Sotheby’s (26/20/13.9% buyer’s premium plus 1% overhead premium) staged three Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary auctions in Paris during the second half of October.


Ethel Walker works stand out in the saleroom

06 November 2023

Two of the highest prices at auction in the last 20 years for Dame Ethel Walker (1861-1951) came at Roseberys’ (26% buyer’s premium) latest Modern British & 20th Century Art sale.


Paris puts on an auction show at fair time

06 November 2023

A raft of Modern and Contemporary art auctions were held in Paris in the second half of October coinciding with the Paris + par Art Basel fair held at the Grand Palais Ephemère.


Lismann definitely not forgotten by collectors

06 November 2023

The most contested lot in Bonhams’ October 19 Expressionism: Germany, Austria and Beyond sale was a self-portrait by the German painter Hermann Lismann (1878-1943).


Klapheck gets on his bike

06 November 2023

Konrad Klapheck, who died at the end of July aged 88, was a pioneer of German pop art and is credited with the invention of so-called Machine Paintings.


Pierre Soulages in a dark mood (again): two previews

06 November 2023

The career of the French artist Pierre Soulages spanned over 80 years. He died in 2022 at the age of 102.

Maud Lewis

Maud Lewis' 'Lobsterman' painting traded for a tie tack catches $45,000 in Canadian auction

04 November 2023

Maud Lewis (1901-1970) is hailed today as one of Canada's greatest folk artists, with her works regularly bringing tremendous results at auction.


Moret on a rare visit outside France

30 October 2023

A textbook 1900 oil by the French Impressionist Henry Moret (1856-1913) led the field at Clars (26% buyer’s premium) in Oakland, California, on September 14.


Not such a warm response to Frieze week auctions compared to last year

23 October 2023

The latest Frieze week auctions in London generated a markedly lower total than the equivalent series last year.


India depicted by the ‘Slavic Gauguin’

16 October 2023

Grosvenor Gallery, dedicated to European art when it was founded in 1960, made a serious commitment to Indian art in 2006 when it opened an outpost in New Delhi.


New chapter begins with Picasso show

16 October 2023

A strong dealer-client relationship forms the backbone of the major Picasso exhibition at Ward Moretti this autumn.


Souza inspired at the age of 16

16 October 2023

This painting by Goan artist Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002) is part of dealer Rob Dean’s exhibition of views of India from the 18th century to the present day.


Frieze forms a high point for female art at fairs

09 October 2023

This year’s Frieze Masters could be the high-water mark for the representation of women at historic art fairs