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.

‘Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)’ by Amedeo Modigliani

Modigliani’s ‘Nu couché’ sold for $139m at Sotheby’s auction in New York

15 May 2018

The largest painting by ever made by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) became the fourth most expensive work of art ever sold at auction in New York last night, but it still sold below estimate.


White-glove Rockefeller auction enters the record books

14 May 2018

The epic white-glove sale of the David and Peggy Rockefeller collection at Christie’s New York has established a new high for a single-owner auction.


Hamilton collection proves near sell-out in Philadelphia saleroom

14 May 2018

Unusual in the post-internet age, Freeman’s first-floor gallery in downtown Philadelphia was standing room-only for the April 29 auction of the collection of Dorrance ‘Dodo’ Hill Hamilton (1928-2017).

‘Nymphéas en fleur’ by Claude Monet

10 European paintings that lit up the Rockefeller sale at Christie’s New York

09 May 2018

The evening sale of 19th and 20th century art from the collection of the David and Peggy Rockefeller collection posted a record for any single-owner auction.

Odalisque couchée aux magnolias by Henri Matisse

Rockefeller sale smashes record for single-owner auction at Christie’s New York

09 May 2018

The first part of Christie’s much-anticipated sale of the David and Peggy Rockefeller collection smashed the record for a single-owner auction in New York last night, setting records for Monet, Matisse and Delacroix in the process.


Work of celebrated local sculptor Lynn Chadwick to star in Gloucestershire auction

02 May 2018

A Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) bronze from a local collection is among the lots expected to lead Gloucestershire auction.

Nu couché by Amedeo Modigliani

Sotheby’s unveil Modigliani’s largest painting ahead of New York auction – video

24 April 2018

The largest painting ever made by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) has been unveiled by Sotheby’s ahead of its auction in New York next month. It is estimated in excess of $150m and will be the star lot at its Impressionist and Modern sale on May 14.

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Fresh to market Gauguin paintings and a van Gogh landscape come to auction in Paris

10 April 2018

Five early works by Gauguin that have never before been on the market and a landscape by van Gogh that has spent eight years hanging in the Van Gogh Museum are to be offered at auction in Paris in June as part of Artcurial’s auction of Impressionist and Modern art.

NYC Court

Test case for Nazi-looted artworks rules in favour of Holocaust victim's heirs on Egon Schiele pictures

06 April 2018

A judge in a test case in international restitution law relating to Nazi-looted artworks has ruled in favour of a Holocaust victim's heirs rather than an art dealer who owned the pictures.


Dalí’s iconic lobster telephone is export barred

23 March 2018

Arts minister Michael Ellis has placed a temporary export bar on Salvador Dalí’s Lobster Telephone (White Aphrodisiac).


Pupil keeps Giverny going

12 March 2018

This 23in x 2ft 7in (59 x 80cm) oil on canvas is attributed to Blanche Hoschedé-Monet (1865-1947), the step-daughter and daughter-in-law of Claude Monet.

‘La Dormeuse’ by Pablo Picasso

Picasso portrait from key year of 1932 helps Phillips to house-record total

10 March 2018

Phillips posted the highest total for an auction in the company’s history when its 20th Century & Contemporary Art evening sale this week generated £97.8m including premium.


Gurr Johns bulk-buys Picasso by the dozen

05 March 2018

Works by Pablo Picasso (1881- 1973) dominated the latest series of Impressionist and Modern art auctions in London, with Gurr Johns securing nearly all of them.

Picasso portrait at Sotheby's

Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern evening auction lifted by Picasso portraits

28 February 2018

Works by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) dominated the latest series of Impressionist and Modern art auctions in London with the evening sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s both led by works by the Spanish artist.

‘Mousquetaire et nu assis’ by Pablo Picasso

Picasso in demand – Gurr Johns wins multiple bidding battles for Spanish painter’s works at Christie’s

28 February 2018

Works by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) led the latest sales of Impressionist & Modern and Surrealist art at Christie’s.


Stolen Degas painting found on a bus near Paris eight years after art theft

26 February 2018

Edgar Degas’ impressionist picture ‘Les Choristes’ (The Chorus Singers) was stolen while it was on loan to The Musée Cantini in Marseille in 2009 from Musee d'Orsay in Paris.


The importance of TEFAF Maastricht and my star item this year – images and video

26 February 2018

Here we ask the dealers who participated in ATG's Round Table discussion the reasons why they choose to stand at the fair and ask them to pick out a star item they are taking this year.


Surrealist exhibition in London brings together giants of the movement

26 February 2018

Olivier Malingue launched his eponymous New Bond Street gallery in 2016 and has devoted its business to bringing older pieces into contemporary frameworks.

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From Picasso portraits to porcelain dinner services: take a tour around the Rockefeller collection ahead of Christie’s auction – video

22 February 2018

As the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller goes on view in London, ATG takes a tour around Christie’s exhibition of key lots ahead of what could be the most valuable single-owner sale ever held.

Peggy and David Rockefeller

Collection of billionaire American philanthropists Peggy and David Rockefeller goes on show in London as part of world tour ahead of ‘sale of the century’ auction

19 February 2018

What could become the most valuable collection ever auctioned is going on show in London this week.