24 October 2022


Girl With Pearl Earring Vandalised – Peter Schjeldahl New Yorker Art Critic Dies  – The Art Of Sanction Busting British Businessman Arrested 

They’ve smashed up petrol pumps and glued themselves to museum masterpieces; now, the latest audacious stunt saw mashed potatoes thrown at a Monet by climate activists.

13 May 2021


Picasso Monet Basquiat and Kusama Brighten Up New York Spring Auctions

Results from the major Modern and Contemporary art sales at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonhams’ NY has conveyed a message of optimism to the COVID hit art market.

10 August 2019


High-Value Paintings Queue For Export As Sterling Drops In Brexit Uncertainties

An outstanding painting by Claude Monet ‘Le Palais Ducal’ 1908 is at risk of going abroad unless a UK buyer can be found
. The picture valued at more than £28 million is one of a number of the artist’s works depicting Venice.

9 May 2018

Rockefeller Sale Misses Billion Dollar Mark Despite Monet And Matisse Records 

It wasn’t the billion dollar sale that Christie’s optimistically predicted but it was an evening of fierce bidding and record prices for both Matisse and the stalwart of Impressionism Monet. 

22 November 2017


Peggy and David Rockefeller Auction Revealed In Hong Kong Exhibition

Highlights from what many have dubbed the sale to watch in 2018, the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller has been revealed by Christie’s.

18 July 2017

Impressionist Refugees Monet, Tissot And Pissarro In Britain New Tate Exhibition

Tate Britain brings together over 100 important works by Impressionist masters such as Monet, Tissot, Pissarro, and others for a blockbuster exhibition this Autumn.

21 November 2016


Monet To de Kooning Art Market Shows No Sign Of Trump Factor Slowdown

Despite a week of political unease as America comes to terms with the reality of Donald Trump as President-elect, the market showed some strong sales. Christie’s New York held two major sales this week Post-war and contemporary and Impressionist and Modern Art.

26 October 2016

Thirty Hours Of Art In Amsterdam By Paul Carey Kent

Paul Carey-Kent travels to Amsterdam to report ‘DAUBIGNY, MONET, VAN GOGH AND MORE: 30 HOURS IN AMSTERDAM’

3 June 2015


Picasso Monet And Van Dongen Offered At Christie’s Impressionist Modern Sale

Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in London on 23 June will present a further selection of 52 highly covetable works to inspire collectors worldwide. Building on the deep international bidding also witnessed in the strong February London sales, this auction meets current tastes and demand with a curated group of captivating works full of passion and vitality by the trailblazers of […]

3 February 2015


Sotheby’s Sets New Record For Highest Total At A London Auction

Sotheby’s Auctioneers has set a new record for the highest total for a London auction. Helena Newman, Sotheby’s Co-Head, Impressionist & Modern Art Worldwide, said: “Building on the momentum of Sotheby’s record Impressionist & Modern art sales last year, we’re delighted to launch the first sale season of 2015 with a new high for art […]

14 January 2015


MoMA New York Set To Sell A Monet At Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s London Impressionist and Modern Art Sale will feature “Les Peupliers à Giverny,’’ one of Monet’s depictions of poplar trees in the fields at the edge of his property in Giverny. Painted in 1887, it captures the sunset of early autumn. Sotheby’s is auctioning the painting on Feb. 3; it is estimated to sell for […]

12 December 2014


Paul Durand-Ruel The Man Who Invented Impressionism Explored In New Exhibition

The National Gallery London presents the UK’s first major exhibition devoted to ‘the man who invented Impressionism’, Paul Durand-Ruel (1831-1922). An entrepreneurial art dealer, Durand-Ruel discovered and unwaveringly supported the Impressionist painters and is now considered a founding father of the international art market as we know it today. Inventing Impressionism includes around 85 works, […]

8 December 2014


Vandal Jailed For Punching Hole In Monet Worth £8 Million

While visiting the National Gallery of Ireland in 2012, 49-year-old Andrew Shannon attacked and punched a hole through a painting worth nearly £8 million. The unfortunate work was Monet’s ‘Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat’ – the painting suffered Shannon ramming his fist through the canvas and leaving a hole in the lower left corner […]

24 June 2014


Claude Monet Water Lilies Achieves £31m At Sotheby’s Evening Sale

Sotheby’s evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in London has achieved a total of £121,957,000 / $207,875,707 / €152,555,889 (est. £86.2-123.9m / $146.3-210.3m) this evening after fierce bidding from Asia and Russia. Helena Newman, Sotheby’s Co-Head of Impressionist & Modern Art Worldwide, said: “The tonight’s success was due to being entrusted with supreme property […]

6 May 2014


Cornelius Gurlitt Nazi Treasure Trove Hoarder Dies In Munich

Cornelius Gurlitt the son of a notorious Nazi art dealer whose secret collection included many Third Reich looted pieces, has died in Germany age 81.

8 April 2014


Art Collector Cornelius Gurlitt To Return Claimed Stolen Degenerate Masterpieces

Cornelius Gurlitt, the elderly son of a Nazi era art dealer has come to a co-operative agreement with German authorities to resolve

21 November 2012


Imelda Marcos And The Missing 100 Million Dollars In Art

The former secretary of Imelda Marcos’s was indicted in a New York City court room yesterday accused of ‘conspiring to possess and sell valuable works of art’. These were items Ms Marcos had acquired while her husband was in power as president of the Philippines.The authorities are particularly interested in a painting of ‘water lilies’ […]

20 March 2012


French Aristocrats Could Be Hoarding Nazi Looted Monet

One of France’s wealthiest families accuses another of withholding info on Monet painting stolen by Nazi’s