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Art & Art Market

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A Princess of Royal Blood Glorified by Jean-Marc Nattier

There are painters who evince little liking for feminine charms—as roundly demonstrated by the fine Rigaud retrospective at the Château de Versailles—and those who beautify their models. And princesses de sang royal (princesses of royal blood) were placed in the top rank of Olympian goddesses by...

The Art of Ceramics from Manises, in All Its Splendor

True jewels of "Hispano-Moresque" art, ceramics, with a distinct metallic luster, produced in Manises, a small town near Valencia, have been inspiring collectors since the 15th century. At the instigation of the Louvre and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais, 18 exhibitions are being...

Art Fairs: A Race for the Good Slots

Given the resurgence of the pandemic and new variants of Covid-19, the art market is reorganizing its agenda for the first half of the year with intensified frequency. Clashes in store. Before Art Basel's arrival at the Grand Palais Ephémère in October, replacing the FIAC—the earthquake announced...

Art Market Overview: German Artists in 2021

The most successful German artists in the market in 2021, according to an Artprice report, are none other than Wassily Kandinsky, Sigmar Polke, Lucian Freud and Gerhard Richter. Richter not only dominated the German artist market but was also one of the top five in the world ranking for all...

Travel Posters

France pioneered this highly desirable specialty, which is increasingly popular with collectors. Travel poster prices have gone up considerably in recent years. These advertisements, especially those bearing the signatures of the medium’s greatest names, are in high demand. Popping up in train...

The Collection of Marie Bell: A Woman of the French Art Scene

From the theater to illustrated plates, Marie Bell's life reflects a time when artists of all kinds performed together. Marie Bell, whose real name was Marie-Jeanne Bellon-Downey, was a child of the 20th century born on Christmas Eve, 1900. She finally left the stage in 1985. She blazed through...

Rediscovering Claude de Soria, Sculptor of Cement

The Paris studio of the artist, who died seven years ago, has just opened to the public. Her splendid work, which fell into oblivion in the 2000s, raised cement to the rank of a noble material. For nearly 40 years, Claude de Soria (1926–2015) spent most of her time in a bright studio at 221...

A New Look Frieze Los Angeles

A new director and a new location for one of the most eagerly-awaited fairs in the western US. Frieze Los Angeles 2022 is back, starting on Thursday, February 17 and ending on Sunday, February 20, at 9900 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. At the helm is Christine Messineo, now director of Frieze...

The Directory of Art Market Players Under the Occupation is a New Digital Tool for Researchers

The Franco-German research program that focuses on the art market networks in Vichy France was established under the direction of Inès Rotermund-Reynard and Elisabeth Futwängler. It is now available online at the INHA website. On December 3, the Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA) , a...

Master Drawings New York: The Survivor

You'd almost have to see it to believe it. Despite a welter of postponements and cancellations, Master Drawings New York is indeed taking place until Saturday, January 29, in galleries lying mostly between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue. The event thus escapes the overcrowded calendar of the second...
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