The painting, one of the largest works Modigliani ever made and one of only five of his nudes ever to come up for auction, was hoped to be able to reassure the market that in an industry increasingly concerned with contemporary painters early 20th -entury masterpieces are again finding favor. That was emphatically true for Modigliani, whose prices have for years lagged behind peers like Picasso and Monet. When a crowd formed outside the gallery to gawp at the works, the police demanded the immediate closure of the show.
This article first appeared on the Riding the Elephant blog. Souza, one of the country's most famous artists, who died in India's old modern masters have been taking it in turns to hit record India prices at auctions.
Description: An erotic gouache of a female nude, signed to mount Andre Masson, a pencil study of a nude, initialled LF, a lithograph of a clergyman's hand initialled GS, and a watercolour of a moorland landscape in a rainstorm, largest 15" x 22". Shipping: Buyer pays shipping cost. Shipping cost can be paid by credit card. Import and export regulations are the responsibility of the buyer and the inability to import or export an item is not a basis for cancellation of the sale.
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The British-Ghanaian painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and the more established South African painter Marlene Dumas both had paintings sell to telephone bidders for about twice their estimates. Four bidders pushed Ms. Institutional validation always gives confidence to bidders, and Ms.
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It was a place where people would go to sell items from their homes—pictures, or any kind of furniture or jewelry. I grew up in a small town called Lake Charles in Louisiana, but for high school I went to Taft, a boarding school. You literally study in front of paintings. It was sometime around that trip that I read an article about women who work in the auction world, and that was the first time [I heard about that].