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Picasso Blue Period Piece “La Grommeuse, 1901” Reveals Hidden Wonder

A delightful and significant surprise was discovered in 2000, when a conservator uncovered a previously unknown painting on the backside of the canvas of Picasso blue period work La Gommeuse, 1901. The painting was of Picasso’s friend and then art dealer, Pere Mañach. Mañach is depicted wearing a red and yellow turban with his body […]

Pop Artist James Rosenquist Dies at 83

James Rosenquist, known for his role in defining Pop Art during the 1960’s died at his home in New York City on Friday. Born in 1933 in North Dakota, Rosenquist studied at the University of Minnesota before moving to New York City in the 1950’s. Rosenquist’s mother was an amateur artist, and very encouraging to […]

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Pablo Picasso Linocuts Still High in Value

Pablo Picasso linocuts have consistently been some of his highest grossing works of art at auction. Three works in particular remain in the top for auctions in the past 10 years. Picasso began an intense period of linoleum cuts from 1958-1963. Part of this change in medium from lithography and etching was circumstantial. It was […]

Picasso Ceramic Collection

Lord Richard Attenborough’s Picasso Ceramic Collection on Sale at Sotheby’s

Sir Richard Attenborough and his family used to summer in the Côte d’Azur, in the South of France. It was on one of these vacations that he came across the Madoura Pottery Studio situated in the lovely town of Vallauris. Attenborough immediately fell in love with the playful and unique quality of Picasso’s ceramics that […]

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Understanding Pablo Picasso Ceramic Plaques

Understanding Pablo Picasso Ceramic Plaques Pablo Picasso ventured head first into the ceramic medium in 1946 when, while he was vacationing with then-lover Françoise Gilot, he encountered the Madoura Pottery Studio. The pottery studio was run by Georges and Suzanne Ramié, a married couple who Picasso would have a long-lasting professional career with. Pablo Picasso […]

Pablo Picasso Ceramic Oval Plates Visage dans un ovale (Face in an Oval), 1955

Collecting Pablo Picasso Ceramic Oval Plates

Collecting Pablo Picasso Ceramic Oval Plates During his time in Vallauris, Pablo Picasso created a vast oeuvre of ceramic works with the help of Georges and Suzanne Ramié at the Madoura pottery studio. Picasso ceramics, also called Picasso Madoura ceramics and Picasso pottery, were created in all varieties of forms – a favorite of which […]

Pablo Picasso Ceramic Plaque

Collecting Pablo Picasso Ceramic Plaques

Collecting Pablo Picasso Ceramic Plaques A few different narratives exist for how Pablo Picasso first became enthralled with the field of ceramic art. It is agreed that in the summer of 1946, Picasso and then lover Françoise Gilot were vacationing in the south of France in a small town called Vallauris. Picasso and Gilot attended […]

Pablo Picasso Ceramic Plates

Collecting Pablo Picasso Ceramic Plates

Collecting Pablo Picasso Ceramic Plates In the summer of 1946, Pablo Picasso met Georges and Suzanne Ramié, owners of the Madoura pottery studio in the small French town of Vallauris. Picasso was almost immediately enchanted with the medium, and quickly became prolific in the field of ceramic art, creating a wealth of Picasso ceramics (also […]

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Our Guide to Collecting Picasso Ceramics

Collecting Picasso Ceramics Our Guide to Collecting Picasso Ceramics In 1947, shortly after the war, Picasso began collaborating with the Madoura studio in making his much loved ceramic works. He painted approximately 4,000 pieces in this period, most of which are in the private collection of friends and family. During this immensely productive period, the […]

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Picasso on a Silver Platter

June 23rd, 2016: Sotheby’s Boundless: Contemporary Art Auction in Hong Kong On June 23, 2016, Sotheby’s will mark the first time a complete set of Picasso silver plates have ever appeared at an auction. The auction will take place in Hong Kong, at the bi-annual Boundless: Contemporary Art Auction. The 24 plates will be offered […]

Picasso Ceramics Market - Remaining Strong and Steady

Picasso Ceramics: A Market Going Strong

Picasso ceramics have taken ahold of the art market to become one of Picasso’s most quickly enduring market segments. Long ignored, the market for them is desirable as works are not only exclusive and limited, but also accessible to emerging collectors much like his lithographs. With beginning prices of around $1,500, some of them fall […]

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Rare Repatriated Klimt “Portrait of Gertrud Loew” to Come to Auction

The repatriation of art that was abandoned, stolen, or sold during World War II is a popular topic. One in particular that has been in the news lately is Gustav Klimt’s 1902 oil on canvas, Portrait of Gertrud Loew. Gertrud Loew, portrayed in the work, along with her late husband Elemer Baruch von Felsöványi inherited […]

Rare Picasso’s to come onto the Market Thanks to Marina Picasso

Picasso Breaks Another Art World Record

Pablo Picasso’s Women of Algiers (Version O) has beat out Francis Bacon’s triptych Three Studies of Lucian Freud to become the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction, breaking an art world record. Bacon’s triptych sold for $142.4 million at Christie’s in November 2013 and Picasso’s Women of Algiers (Version O) sold for […]

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Goldwyn Art Collection for Sale

With the passing of any serious art collector comes intrigue surrounding what will happen to their collection. In the case of the Samuel Goldwyn Jr. estate, the founder of multiple movie studios, you sell. In a collection that’s estimated to be worth between $25 and $30 million, 25 works will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s […]

Cezanne and Miró Make Waves in the Market

Cezanne and Miró Make Waves in the Market

Several of diverse artists that Masterworks Fine Art features sold well at auction this past week, creating an interesting momentum in the market for surrealist and impressionist works.  Vue sur l’Estaque et le Château d’If (1883-1885), rare among Cezanne works due to its vertical-format landscape, sold for $20.5 million at a London auction yesterday, making […]

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Art Market Happenings

Right now, the art market is in a continual global boom. Competition is fierce among sellers and buyers for quality works which means auction houses, galleries and dealers are all offering great investments for great prices which means you as the collector are benefiting. This can be seen in recent releases of art market indexes […]

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Pablo Picasso Ceramics: Rising Stars of the Art Market

Picasso Ceramics. Two words that are causing buyers and sellers in this ever evolving art market to be incredibly pleased. Rising in demand the past few years, the Picasso ceramic market is one of the strongest out there. For evidence simply look at Christie’s two-day auction of Picasso Ceramics: The Madoura Collection that occurred in […]

Old masters

Old Masters Continue to Master the Market

Old Master week this past January in New York saw record setting sells from multiple auction houses.  Fra Bartolommeo’s tondo of the Madonna and Child sold for $13 million, Thomas Gainsborough’s pastel Portrait of Caroline, 4th Duchess of Marlborough sold for $2.4 million, an artist record was set for Claude Lorrain when A wooded landscape […]

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Valentine’s Day: the Pleasure of Viewing Love in Art

With Valentine’s Day this week, the concept of love in art work is more prevalent than any other time of year. Ken Johnson, art critic for New York Times, provided an editorial musing about the themes of love he found in art around New York City including Metropolitan Museum of Art , and the Whitney Museum. From “Sleeping Eros” sculpture […]

Celebrating Magritte on his 116th Birthday

All hail the comeback kid: surrealism

MoMA is doing things first, as usual. This month, the Museum of Modern Art, New York opens the first major museum exhibition to explore the early years of René Magritte’s unique brand of Surrealism. Salvador Dalí has also been granted his own one-man show at the Pompidou Center, Paris, opening in November. The institutional bustle […]

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Old Master Madness

Master Paintings Week is entering its twelfth season in London from June 29 to July 6 and the demand for Old Masters couldn’t be higher. Sure the Old Master market isn’t as flashy as the Modern Art market, but it produces a high percentage in the global art market, one whose value has doubled in […]

“Trophy Hunters”

Spring Auctions Powered by “Trophy Hunters”

The auction season thus far has been truly exceptional. Record breaking sales and artist records are being made all over the place at Christie’s and Sotheby’s due to the rarity of the works being offered and those buyers who covet them. “Super-trophies” are what these rare works with strong provenance are known as, and the […]

Eye on the market

STOP! News Time: Art Market

B-levels are the new A-levels, if not in the realm of United Kingdom academic tests, than at least in the art world. That’s to say, gone are the days when February auctions of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art evoke nothing more than a wrinkled nose of interest.

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