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.


Vétheuil by Claude Monet

Sotheby’s to offer major English collection this summer

19 May 2022

An important English collection of Impressionist pictures, silver and furniture will be auctioned across eight different sales at Sotheby’s this summer.

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Warhol and Degas auction records fall in US

16 May 2022

Christie’s flagship sales of Modern and Contemporary art in New York produced a running total of $1.25bn (£1.02m) including premium from four evening auctions last week.

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Pór result, healthy sum

09 May 2022

A woodland scene by Hungarian painter Bertalan Pór (1880-1964) caught the eye of a number of bidders at a Cotswolds saleroom.

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Swiss peak proves to be a bargain price 15 years on

09 May 2022

During the late summer of 1907, the Swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler visited the Engadin region and painted six landscapes of nearby mountains.

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Romanian artist Brauner does the twist

09 May 2022

The Romanian artist Victor Brauner is known above all for his disturbing Surrealist paintings, often incorporating violent scenes.

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Paradise before the horrors of war

09 May 2022

One of the last five works created by the German Expressionist August Macke is for sale at Ketterer Kunst after being family owned for almost 100 years.

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Battersea Decorative fair to showcase Ukrainian art

02 May 2022

Decorative fair exhibitor puts his post-Soviet works on hold for a different dedicated focus

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TEFAF New York back in the groove two years later

25 April 2022

With heroic bearing, patrician features and draped fabric fit for a Roman emperor, an iron bust by Kehinde Wiley exemplifies the spirit of TEFAF New York.

Yves Klein receipt

Invisible work by artist Yves Klein sells at Paris auction

12 April 2022

A receipt granting ownership to an invisible work of art by artist Yves Klein sold for a hammer price of €850,000 (£710,000) or €1.1m including buyer’s premium at Sotheby’s Paris.

Cezanne picture

UK buyers sought for £10m Cézanne and £11m Bernardo Bellotto which have been barred from export

05 April 2022

Two European pictures have been temporarily stopped from being exported from the UK in the hope buyers can be found to keep them in the country.

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Roberts in sketch and finished form

04 April 2022

An oil on panel of a Spanish water carrier with his donkey in Granada by the Australian Impressionist Tom Roberts (1856-1931) accompanied by the artist’s pen and ink sketch for the work is to be offered in the sale at Smith & Singer in Sydney on April 12.

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Modern style comes into play at Connaught Brown

04 April 2022

'Les Footballeurs', a 1916 oil on canvas by Andre Lhote (1885-1962), is among the works on offer at Mayfair dealership Connaught Brown’s exhibition 'Towards Modernity'.

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Bonnard and Vuillard friendship in focus

04 April 2022

Bonnard – Vuillard une Amitié is an exhibition of 70 drawings celebrating the friendship and close association of these two French intimiste artists.

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Miró from Hubert de Givenchy's bedroom to be offered at Christie's

28 March 2022

Highlights from Christie’s sales of works from the collection of Hubert de Givenchy, which are to be sold in Paris in June, are currently on a world tour that takes in the US: Palm Beach March 5-26; New York April 8-13 and Los Angeles April 27-29; then Hong Kong May 23-27 before returning to Paris.

Gerda Wegener portrait of Lili Elbe

Pick of the week: Record bidding for The Danish Girl

21 March 2022

“At a time when gender, sexuality, identity and roles are being negotiated like never before, the story of Gerda and Einar Wegener has only become more topical despite the almost 100 years that have passed since the artwork was created.”

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Kubin’s disturbing demonic creations to be offered in Basel

14 March 2022

Works by Alfred Kubin will be offered at a Swiss auction this month.

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Restituted Lovis Corinth comes to auction in Cologne

14 March 2022

Earlier this year the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels restituted a painting from its collection for the first time: Lovis Corinth’s (1858-1925) 'Still Life: Red and Pink Roses in a Vase on a Tablecloth (Flowers)' of 1913.

Surrealist entrance to Sotheby's

London series topped by £51.5m record for Magritte

07 March 2022

A Surrealist painting by René Magritte (1898-1967) led the latest round of Modern and Contemporary art sales in London.

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Leisurely Leger at the seaside leads the way in New York

07 March 2022

The highlight of the sale held by Clarke (25% buyer’s premium) on February 6 proved, as expected, to be Fernand Leger’s (1881-1955) gouache Les Loisirs.

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Alberto Martini out of the shadows

07 March 2022

An intricately drawn self-portrait in pen and ink in which the artist likens himself to Albrecht Dürer is at the heart of a new show on Alberto Martini.

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