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US Couple Forced to Give Up Their $1.75M Pissarro

Artwork had been looted from Jewish family by French Vichy regime during WWII

(Newser) - A US couple loaned a valuable Camille Pissarro painting to a Paris museum earlier this year—and now they've lost it for good. "La Cueillette des Pois," or "Picking Peas," by the impressionist master was displayed in an exhibition at Marmottan and was recognized there... More »

Odd Story of Trump's Allegedly Fake Renoir Surfaces

The Art Institute of Chicago says it is sure its version is authentic

(Newser) - First fake news, now fake art? According to Donald Trump biographer Tim O'Brien, the president has a fake version of impressionist painting "Two Sisters (On the Terrace)" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir—only Trump asserts that it's an original. On Vanity Fair's Inside the Hive podcast, O'Brien... More »

Man's Mission: Get 'Sucky' Renoir Out of Our Museums

Max Geller's voice is gaining traction on Instagram

(Newser) - Whether it's an honest complaint, a joke, an attempt to start a discussion about larger issues, or some combination, one thing is clear: Max Geller's protest of French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir's work is gaining traction. After a petition to remove Renoir's work "from our national... More »

Manet Painting Reaps Record $65M

French impressionist painting from 1881 had been valued at $25M to $30M

(Newser) - An 1881 painting by French impressionist Edouard Manet raked in $65.13 million at an auction in New York yesterday—a record for the artist. (Manet's previous auction record is $33 million for a self-portrait sold at Sotheby's in London in 2010.) AFP reports that "Le... More »

Monet's Garden Blooms Again in New York City

A reproduction of the impressionist's personal garden is on display in the Bronx

(Newser) - An exhibit in New York City has meticulously re-created the flower-filled personal garden of Claude Monet. Visitors to the installation at the Bronx Botanical Garden essentially walk through a Monet canvas as they cross a bridge curving over water lilies and pass through natural bouquets of roses, carnations, delphiniums, and... More »

Rebounding Art World Expects Huge Spring Prices

A dozen works are priced near $20 million each at auctions

(Newser) - The art market has bounced back amazingly well from the downturn, and auction houses are aiming to sell $1 billion in Impressionist and modern works at two major sales next week. A dozen works are expected to fetch close to $20 million apiece, a price the auction houses couldn't... More »

140 'Lost' Masterworks to Hit Sotheby's Auction

Paris art dealer's collection hidden since 1939

(Newser) - A stash of 20th-century artworks hidden for generations because of war and legal wrangling is finally seeing the light of day. The 140 artworks, including works by Picasso, Derain, and Renoir, had been placed in a Paris bank vault by influential art dealer Ambroise Vollard's assistant after Vollard's death in... More »

Monet Sells for Record $80.4M

Rare waterlily work attracts high bidders at Christie's

(Newser) - One of Monet’s rare waterlily paintings sold at Christie’s in London tonight for more than $80 million, a record price for the artist, the New York Times reports. At least six buyers competed for Le Bassin aux Nympheas, a 1919 work from a series of paintings considered among... More »

Monet Sells for Record $41M

Painting fetches tidy sum at Christie's

(Newser) - A Monet painting sold at Christie’s tonight for $41.4 million, a record price for the artist, the New York Times reports. Three bidders competed for the 1873 impressionist painting “The Railroad Bridge at Argenteuil,” which Christie’s estimated would go for $35 million. The high bid... More »

Art Auction Houses Predict 25% Bump

Sotheby's and Christie's prepare for booming auction season—they hope

(Newser) - The New York art auction season begins today, and Sotheby’s and Christie’s say they believe the art market’s 5-year boom will continue, forecasting $1.8 billion in sales, reports the Financial Times. The prediction of a 25% boost over last year flies in the face of financial-market... More »

Contemporary Art Scores for Auction Houses

Sales swelled 36% in 2007; some fear houses too invested in the new

(Newser) - Contemporary art has been very good to Sotheby’s, fueling a 46% boost in sales for the world’s second-largest auctioneer this year over last, Bloomberg says. A crop of new collectors from the US, Russia and Asia brought new records for artists like Francis Bacon and Jeff Koons, for... More »

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