A work by Henri Matisse at the Tate Modern in London. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Where art goes, fashion is sure to follow. This spring has seen two major retrospectives at London’s Tate Modern: the darkly funny work of original(...)

Camille Pissarro’s Boulevard Montmartre, Matinee de Printemps, sold for €24 million (double the estimate) creating a new record price for the artist at auction

Half-way through an art auction in London on Wednesday evening, Sotheby’s issued a newsflash that records were tumbling. And sure enough, throughout t(...)

Boléro Violet by  Henri Matisse which will be sold at Sotheby’s Impressionist, Modern and Surreal Art sale on February 5th with a top estimate of €10 million

A torrent of money was poured into the international art market last year and the spending looks set to continue in 2014. This week, Christie’s report(...)

At home: Henri Matisse in Nice in 1949. Photograph: Gjon Mili//Time Life/Getty

Henri Matisse, the son of a merchant family from cold, grey Picardy, in northern France, was pulled inexorably south by the promise of art and light. (...)

Reading Girl in White and Yellow by Henri Matisse (1919), one of seven paintings stolen last October from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam

A woman in Romania is suspected of burning several multi-million euro paintings - including a Matisse, a Picasso and a Monet - after museum officia(...)

AUCTION RESULTS Thursday, May 2nd, Christie’s, London. The Antiquities Sale. A Celtic gold bracelet,£517,875 (£40,000(...)