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Impressionism

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Hammer Time: consistency and caution are key at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern evening sale

The newly private auction house led the night's lots with its known money-maker Claude Monet, and set a world record for the Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka

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Hammer Time: Christie's Impressionist and Modern evening sale November 2019

In our new video series, deputy art market editor Margaret Carrigan recaps the highlights of New York's billion-dollar auction week

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Exhibitions

After the National Gallery, the Courtauld is the latest London institution to send masterpieces to Japan

Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère is among the 58 works going on a Japanese tour this autumn

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Russia

Putin grants Russian citizenship to collector Sergei Shchukin’s grandson ahead of blockbuster Pushkin show

André-Marc Delocque-Fourcaud urges Russia to reunite collection in Moscow

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Exhibitions

How Renoir’s nudes helped the Clark get its groove back

An exhibition sheds refreshing new light on the artist’s development

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Art market

Monet's glowing haystacks set alight Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern art sale with a new £97m record

Market is alive and kicking at the top for prime Impressionist works, though Bouguereau's uncomfortably placed, 19th century Bacchanalian scene failed to sell

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The good, the pricey and the Surreal: Monet flops while Signac glows at Christie's sale

Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist art auction makes second highest total for Christie's London at £165.4m, but much of overpriced collection goes unsold

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Keep the Monet flowing: trim but efficient Sotheby's sale starts London's pre-Brexit Impressionist and Modern art week

£63m auction total is half that of last year, but bidding from Asia and Russia helps make new record for Oskar Schlemmer and a Venetian view by Monet

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Art market

What to watch on the block during New York's fall sales

Lesser known lots still hold plenty of hammer potential

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Exhibitions

Show turns a spotlight on the black female figure in Modern art

Exhibition at the Wallach Art Gallery includes works by Manet, Matisse and Mickalene Thomas

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Podcast

Van Gogh’s postman didn't deliver: how Samuel Courtauld swapped portrait for famous Sunflowers

In this week’s podcast, hear how the British collector changed his mind and acquired the National Gallery's star attraction

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Abstract art

What debt does mid-century American abstract painting owe to Monet?

Exhibition in Paris attempts to draw connections between the Impressionist and Pollock, Rothko and friends—with mixed results

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Art market

Supply wrung out? End of term feel to London Impressionist and Modern art auctions

Sotheby's sale fell below estimate while Christie’s provided some cheer, showing there is still money in Monet – but only the right one

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Masterpieces from London's Courtauld Gallery head to Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris

Works by Manet, Van Gogh and Cézanne will return to France for the first time in more than 60 years

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Christie’s $416m Impressionist and Modern art sale reaffirms bullish market for top material

Even without a $150m-plus headliner, the auction topped rival Sotheby’s by $100m thanks to deeper, more even bidding

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Modigliani nude leads Sotheby's $318.3m Impressionist and Modern auction

Sex sells—but only if it is guaranteed

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Auctions

Christie’s to sell second Monet from the Gare Saint-Lazare series after Rockefeller auction

Painting is “one of the most important” by the Impressionist artist to be sold in London in the past 20 years

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Exhibitions

Monet's urban obsession explored in major new London show

National Gallery exhibition, which includes Rouen cathedral paintings, reveals another side of French Impressionist

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Art market

Mystery Picasso collector on spending spree buys £49.8m portrait of Marie-Thérèse

Buyer bidding through advisors Gurr Johns, combined with strong Asian interest, buoys London Impressionist and Modern art sales at Christie's and Sotheby's

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Art market

Beyond Leonardo: the artists who led the auctions in 2017

We survey the top five results in key markets, from Old Masters to Post-war and contemporary

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Solid $269.7m at Sotheby's maintains momentum in Impressionist and Modern market

New York sale results boosted by strong Asian and Russian buying, and shored up by guarantees

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Christie’s $479.3m Impressionist and Modern sale hits highest total since 2007

Pent-up demand for top material kicks off New York's key auction week, with a $81.3m Van Gogh and records for Léger, Magritte, Man Ray and Vuillard

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Optimism abounds heading into November auctions in New York

Discretionary sellers gain confidence in the market and Christie's leads its contemporary sale with Da Vinci—but recent overreaches sound a cautionary note

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Kandinsky record falls twice in patchy Sotheby’s sale

With three lots making over £20m with fees, Sotheby’s long-winded Impressionist & Modern Art auction improves on 2016 but falls just short of a stiff estimate

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Pierre Bonnard: easily misrepresented

Few books adequately explain Bonnard’s intentions and achievements. A new one is no exception

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Exhibitions

Musée d'Orsay sends Manet’s Olympia to Russia

French masterpiece, which goes on show at Moscow’s State Pushkin Museum this month, has only ever left Paris once before

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A national obsession with prostitution: Hannah Stamler on 19th-century French depictions of prostitution

A book looking at Modern images of prostitutes is lacking in necessary context

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A world away from the rest: David D'Arcy on Paula-Modersohn Becker at Galerie St. Etienne

A show of the artist's work reveals her proximity to and distance from both modernism and academicism

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Exhibitions

Van Gogh's Garden at Auvers, once labelled a fake, gets its day in the sun at Royal Academy

The big ticket show holds few surprises but plenty of public appeal

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Auctions

Van Gogh and Malevich works are star lots in Sotheby’s November sales in New York

The auction house looks to hold on to its lead in Impressionist and Modern art against rival Christie’s

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Exhibitions

A healthy dose of nature: David D’Arcy on van Gogh’s landscapes

An exhibition at the Clark Art Institute is a road map for the artist’s psychological journey

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Auctions

Restituted works help Sotheby’s lead the way in London sales

Impressionist and Modern art auctions were in line with expectations

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Sotheby’s stands alone and sweeps up $368.3m at Impressionist sales

The auction house took a chance sticking to a schedule that clashed with the Venice Biennale’s opening—and it paid off