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.


Foujita record brings many happy returns for Bonhams

13 October 2018

'La fête d’anniversaire' by the Japanese-French artist Léonard Foujita (1886-1968) sold for a hammer price of £6.1m (plus buyer's premium) to one of eight phone bidders at Bonhams’ Impressionist and Modern Art sale on October 11.


Gauguin in bronze: self-portrait in relief form consigned to Berlin auction

08 October 2018

On October 27 Lehr in Berlin is selling this 14 x 14in (36 x 35cm) bronze relief, a self-portrait by Paul Gauguin.

‘Chop Suey’ by Edward Hopper

Christie’s place $70m estimate on Edward Hopper’s ‘Chop Suey’ after securing $300m Ebsworth collection

08 September 2018

Christie’s are offering what they claim is the most important work by Edward Hopper (1882-1967) remaining in private hands. ‘Chop Suey’ from 1929 will be estimated in the region of $70m when it appears at auction later this year.


Mayfair dealer holds solo show dedicated to Henri Martin

03 September 2018

Mayfair gallery Connaught Brown is staging the first solo exhibition of French Neo-Impressionist and Symbolist painter Henri Martin (1860-1943) to take place in London for a number of years.


Matisse prints on sale en masse

16 July 2018

Highlights from dealer Bernard Jacobson’s huge collection of prints by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) are currently on offer at his London gallery.

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Not one but two Lucian Freud paintings discovered underneath picture by Suffolk pub sign artist

02 July 2018

A picture by a pub sign painter and a friend of Lucian Freud (1922-2011) found in a cellar in Suffolk actually contains not one, but two early works by the renowned artist.


Society lady shines in New York show

02 July 2018

A portrait of Miss Virginia Gammell, an Edwardian society lady, is among the highlights at Mark Murray’s summer exhibition taking place in New York.


Case study: a trip to Paris with Giacometti

25 June 2018

No two jobs are the same for the art shippers offering a bespoke service at the top end.


Max Beckmann heads to new height for a German auction record

25 June 2018

It took less than five minutes for a work by Max Beckmann (1884-1950) to become the most expensive painting ever sold at a German auction.

‘La Gare Saint-Lazare’ by Claude Monet

Monet’s view of Paris station leads Christie’s Impressionist and Modern art auction

21 June 2018

Christie’s latest Impressionist & Modern auction in London drew keen bidding on certain lots as the market reacted more favourably to the works offered than at Sotheby’s sale the previous evening.

Henri Matisse, Portrait of Mrs Hutchinson

Henri Matisse drawing of Bloomsbury hostess fetches £2.6m at Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern art auction

20 June 2018

A charcoal portrait by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) of the writer and Bloomsbury hostess Mary Hutchinson was knocked down at £2.6m at Sotheby’s latest Impressionist & Modern Art evening sale in London.

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Bowled over by Singer Sargent - National Trust secures painting of Ightham Mote

11 June 2018

In 1889, the artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) visited the 14th century manor house Ightham Mote in Kent and painted a picture of its occupants playing a game of bowls.

‘Raccommodeuses de filets dans les dunes by van Gogh

American collector wins bidding at Paris auction for early van Gogh landscape

08 June 2018

A painting from the early years of Vincent van Gogh’s (1853-1890) career as an artist has sold at an auction in Paris for a hammer price of €6m (£5.26m).

‘A Game of Bowls’ by John Singer Sargent

Sotheby’s brokers sale of John Singer Sargent painting to National Trust

06 June 2018

A painting of a game of bowls by John Singer Sargent previously in the collection of the late A Alfred Taubman has sold to the National Trust’s Ightham Mote, the manor house in Kent depicted in the picture.

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Dealer Katz sells bronze sculptures to the Getty

04 June 2018

London dealer Daniel Katz has sold two bronze sculptures to the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, one by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) and the other by Rodin’s assistant, model and lover Camille Claudel (1864-1943).


Max Beckmann painting sets German auction record in Berlin

04 June 2018

Auction house Grisebach in Berlin is celebrating after it sold a Max Beckmann painting for a premium-inclusive €5.5m - the highest price ever paid for a painting at an auction in Germany.


Yiannis Tsarouchis in demand at Bonhams' Greek art sale

28 May 2018

An early work by Yiannis Tsarouchis (1910-89) topped Bonhams’ Greek Sale in New Bond Street on May 2, selling above estimate at £120,000 (plus 25/20/12% buyer’s premium).


Sculptor Baltasar Lobo exhibition celebrates female form

28 May 2018

Connaught Brown’s upcoming exhibition is its fourth to focus on the sculpture of modern Spanish artist Baltasar Lobo (1910-93).

Pablo Picasso portrait of Dora Maar

Pablo Picasso portrait of Dora Maar heads to Christie’s auction in London

26 May 2018

A Pablo Picasso portrait of Dora Maar from 1942 will be among the top lots at Christie’s upcoming Impressionist & Modern art auction in London.

‘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.