Henri Matisse

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Last month the English singer Josienne Clarke retweeted an Henri Matisse quote: “Creativity takes courage.” Marry that thought to the questioning of S(...)

What was it about Samuel Beckett? In addition to writing fiction and plays that continue to absorb audiences and tease the imagination, the Nobel Laur(...)

In November, Sothebys will auction art, furniture and antiques owned by the French interior designer Jacques Grange. All photographs: Alex Cretey-Systermans/The New York Times

At 73, Jacques Grange is cleaning house. For half a century, the French interior designer has not only created homes for Yves Saint Laurent, Sofia Cop(...)

 Three Women (1908), by  Pablo Picasso, comes from the Hermitage museum in Saint-Petersburg.

Few experiences can rival the chromatic jolt, the wave of beauty that engulfs one on entering the Matisse room at the Icons of Modern Art exhibition a(...)

Exterior of the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Photograph: Henrik Kam/courtesy SFMOMA

The US is home to some of the world’s greatest modern art galleries. In New York there is the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Guggenheim. In Chic(...)

One of the most expensive paintings sold at the Ganz auction was Picasso’s Women of Algiers, version O. It’s one of a celebrated series of 15 paintings Picasso made in the mid-1950s. In addition to “O,” the Ganz auction featured versions “M,” “H,” and “K.”

After a chance discovery, the grandson of a Jewish art dealer learned that a valuable painting he believed the Nazis had looted from his grandfather m(...)

‘Nafea Faa Ipoipo’ (When Will You Marry?) is said to have been sold to a museum in Qatar for €265 million. Photograph: EPA

A painting by French artist Paul Gauguin has become the most expensive art work ever sold after it was bought for close to US$300 million (€265 milli(...)

Christoph Schäublin, director of foundation of the Swiss Kunstmuseum in Bern: “Works that proven or very likely to be looted art don’t as a rule come over the threshold of the Kunstmuseum Berne.” Photograph: Britta Pedersen/EPA

The Swiss Kunstmuseum in Berne has agreed to accept works from the Gurlitt family collection not suspected of being Nazi looted art. The beques(...)

Le Modèle by André Derain sold for €120,000

An Irish businessman living in Paris has come in for a financial windfall of €120,000 after discovering a painting by an important French artist.The m(...)

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(...)

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