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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Miró set to see in Mayfair

21 June 2021

Mayfair Art Weekend (MAW) is back for an eighth annual event with a busy programme of exhibitions and talks planned.

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Matisse drawing re-emerges in Aix-en-Provence auction

07 June 2021

A charcoal drawing by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) that has not been seen since the major retrospective on the artist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1948 is to be offered at auction in Aix-en-Provence.

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Barbarity brings faith for Arthur Segal

31 May 2021

Having spent seven years in Berlin, the Romanian artist Arthur Segal left Germany at the outbreak of the First World War.

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Photography via a painted focus

31 May 2021

The early 20th century German photographer August Sander has a legendary status, not least for his long-running series of documentary portraits, published under the title 'People of the 20th Century'.

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The web shop window: Giacometti's drawing of composer Stravinsky

24 May 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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The £36,000 tale of Maud Lewis and her $10 oils

24 May 2021

A group of naive oils found boxed up during a house move drew strong interest at Hanson Holloway’s Ross (25% buyer’s premium), making a combined £36,000.

Dr Ferdinand Mainzer

London and Birmingham museums benefit from tax scheme for doctor’s portrait

22 May 2021

The National Gallery in London and Birmingham’s Barber Institute of Fine Arts will both benefit from the acquisition of a portrait by German artist Lovis Corinth (1858-1925).

Sotheby's New York

Flagship Modern and Contemporary art auctions return to form in New York

17 May 2021

The latest flagship sales of Modern and Contemporary art in New York showed a return to some normality after a difficult 14 months.

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Cortes’ Parisian street scene on offer

17 May 2021

Among the fine art to be included in the May 29 sale at Fontaine’s in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, will be this Parisian street scene by the French artist Edouard Leon Cortes (1882-1969).

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Swiss and German fine art highlights

10 May 2021

Recent stand-out lots from salerooms in Basel, Zurich, Constance, Stuttgart and Dresden

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Collecting the book as art

10 May 2021

How the livre d’artiste can combine words and images beautifully – and be highly desirable

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Show with Pissarro family value

26 April 2021

This wintry landscape, Route Enneigée avec maison, environs d’Éragny, was painted in 1885 by French Impressionist Camille Pissarro (1830-1903).

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Magnelli makes explosive impact

26 April 2021

In 1918 in Florence the Italian artist Alberto Magnelli (1888-1971) produced a series of paintings, Explosions Lyriques, exploring the conflict between Abstraction and Figuration.

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Showcase of lesser-known Spanish art at Colnaghi

12 April 2021

Titled 'Tossa de Mar' (c.1908), this painting by the Spanish Impressionist Laureano Barrau (1863-1957) forms part of an exhibition at London gallery Colnaghi putting some of Spain’s lesser-known modern masters in the limelight.

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Top sum for a van Gogh drawing at Christie's

12 April 2021

An eight-lot sale in New York titled A Family Collection: Works on Paper, Van Gogh to Freud raised a premium-inclusive total of $25.3m (£18.2m).

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Make a house visit to see Walter Schulz-Matan

12 April 2021

Although in his day Walter Schulz-Matan was regarded as an important representative of Neue Sachlichkeit and Magic Realism, his market value with today’s collectors is way below the level of many of his colleagues.

Tamara Karsavina painting

‘Mother of modern British ballet’ portrait sold at Christie’s and donated to Royal Academy of Dance

31 March 2021

A portrait of the 'mother of modern British ballet’ will go on public display this autumn after dance enthusiasts rallied round to bid at auction.

Christie's changes category names for flagship art auctions

29 March 2021

Christie’s has announced that from this summer it will be renaming its Impressionist & Modern and Post-War & Contemporary sales.

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The web shop window: Pablo Picasso doodle

15 March 2021

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

White Interior picture by Carl Moll

The $4m house record for Vienna Secession picture

01 March 2021

An evocative interior scene by one of the founding members of the Vienna Secession movement set a landmark price at Freeman’s of Philadelphia.

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