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.


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Artist supervised by Matisse met a tragic end in wartime

29 November 2021

The German painter Rudolf Levy was born in north Germany, but was at home in many parts of Europe.

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New direction in von Bechtejeff’s career

29 November 2021

Although he was born and died in Moscow, the decisive phase of Wladimir von Bechtejeff’s artistic development can be dated to his time in Germany.

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German Expressionist Arnold Topp headlines Munich auction

29 November 2021

For many decades, the name Arnold Topp meant little to art collectors.

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Gabain dishes out ennui at Abbott and Holder exhibition

29 November 2021

Female subjects dominate the work of Ethel Gabain (1883-1950), as in this 1908 lithograph 'Laveuse de Vaiselle'.

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Private collections prominent in flagship New York sales

22 November 2021

Two big-name sources – the Cox collection and the Macklowe collection – lead the way as Modern and Contemporary art market shows recovery from pandemic impact

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Talent-spotter Feigen in focus

22 November 2021

Group of works from the late US dealer’s collection demonstrates his wide range of interests.

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Rise of Indonesian modern art as Raden Saleh work appears at Daguerre

08 November 2021

On December 2 at Drouot, auction house Daguerre is selling a painting by Raden Saleh (1811-80), the first modern Indonesian painter of the 19th century.

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Man of many talents Cocteau shines in Paris sale

08 November 2021

One of the first sales held by Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) in its new Paris rooms was devoted to works by Jean Cocteau (1889- 1963).

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Unpublished Manet works emerge at Paris sale

08 November 2021

Pescheteau Badin will be offering two unpublished watercolours by the Impressionist Edouard Manet (1832-83) on December 15.

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Magritte’s conversation skills lead a modern way of thinking

08 November 2021

Three works by the Belgian Surrealist feature in the Paris Art Week series of auctions

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Bonnard docks at Aguttes

08 November 2021

One of the highlights of the sale of Impressionist and Modern Art at Aguttes on November 16 in Neuilly is this work from 1901 by Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), 'La Charmille'.

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High-profile lots stack up to a bumper offering

27 October 2021

The top two UK auction houses have announced a string of high-profile consignments coming to auction in the autumn/winter season.

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Schwitters in the mix

18 October 2021

A number of French auction houses will be holding sales of Modern and Contemporary art to coincide with FIAC, the annual Paris fair devoted to Contemporary art, which takes place this year from October 21-24.

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Rustic slice of life in the Croatian countryside

11 October 2021

Works by the Croatian painter Nikola Mašić (1852-1902) have appeared at UK auctions on only a handful of occasions in the last 20 years.

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Hungarian reality and fantasy

11 October 2021

Striking composition of artist who fused themes and styles is sold to Budapest gallery.

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Look east for a duo of top performers

11 October 2021

A couple of eastern European pictures were among the top-performing works at the Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) 19th and 20th Century art sale.

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Dancing peasants entrance bidders

11 October 2021

Sourced from a private property south of Bristol, this street scene with peasant women engaged in a trance-like dance sold at a local auction house.

‘Diego y yo’ by Frida Kahlo

Sotheby’s adjusts sale categories in time for upcoming New York auction series

08 October 2021

Sotheby’s has tweaked its sale categories for its flagship 20th and 21st century art auctions and will apply the changes at its upcoming New York series in November.

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Jean Dufy double act at Cannes auction

04 October 2021

Two mid-20th century paintings by the French artist Jean Dufy (1888-1964) were among the highlights of the sale of Impressionist and Modern art, Old Masters, sculpture, ceramics and decorative arts at Besch Cannes Auction (21.25% buyer’s premium).

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The web shop window: Henri Hayden landscape painting

27 September 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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