All posts in Pablo Picasso

US judge rules in favour of the Met concerning a Picasso and allegations of Nazi-era looting

Recently, chief US circuit judge Robert Katzmann upheld a 2018 ruling concerning Pablo Picasso’s The Actor (1904-1905) meaning it will stay in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Actor, now valued at around $100 million, became the subject of a nearly decade-long legal dispute when claims were made that it was sold […]

Christie’s Impressionist and modern art sale in London disappoints

The preview night of Christie’s 31-lot Impressionist and Modern art sale was buzzing with jokes poking fun at Basel and positioning the sale to be the ultimate antidote to the Swiss fairs, the Venice Biennale and the start of a strong “London summer season”. Despite all this, the sale on Tuesday night proved to be […]

Matisse’s Odalisque Painting leads at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Sale in London

The female muse has been one of the oldest and most commonly depicted motifs in paintings. While some of these female figures may very well be the artists’ lovers, others simply play an important role in their lives. The upcoming and highly anticipated Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale at Christie’s will be led by […]

David Zwirner will represent Paul Klee’s Estate, who has never before worked with a gallery

David Zwirner Gallery will now represent the family of visionary Swiss-German artist Paul Klee (1879-1940), who up until now have never officially joined forces with any commercial gallery. A solo show of works taken directly from the family’s collection was subsequently scheduled to open in the gallery’s Chelsea space in September. The gallery also announced […]

Larry Gagosian launches an art advisory firm

The 73-year-old mega-dealer Larry Gagosian is starting an art advisory firm in New York, appointing former Christie’s executive Laura Paulson to head up the new initiative. The announcement was made yesterday along with two other initiatives: the appointment of Andrew Fabricant to the recently created position of Chief Operating Officer of the gallery; and the […]

Musée d’Orsay renames masterpieces after black subjects

A new exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay shifts the spotlight on its exhibited modern art works from their original names, typically of a white subject, to the black models who have long remained anonymous in most canvases.  Titled “Black Models: From Géricault to Matisse,” the show includes Édouard Manet’s “Laure,” a nude formerly named “Olympia,” […]

Jean-Jacques Lequeu’s imagination finally finds favour with Paris show

Jean-Jacques Lequeu’s story (1757-1826) is a story of absolute failure. Born in Rouen, he was sent to pursue architecture studies in Rome in his early 20’s. As he made his way back to Paris however, he failed to make a name for himself in both the practice of architecture as well as architecture theory. None […]