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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 03:50 am
A report in today's Independent:
Seen for the very first time: Faltering art market given a boost

The above online report just show's 'Les Deux Filles', by Modigliani.

In the print edition (Independent on Sunday, 25.01.09, pages 22-23), are a couple more:


http://i40.tinypic.com/xmmp7d.jpg

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A spokesman for Christie's said: "These sales are more targeted because it's a changed world. We have gone for works that are timeless. With some artists, you can wait for others of a similar quality to come on to the market. You can't with these works. The Modigliani is a very rare thing to come on to the market."

Helena Newman, Sotheby's vice-chairman of modern and Impressionist art, said the focus on very high-quality work was deliberate. "We have tried to bring museum-quality pieces to the sale," she said. "The sense is that what will happen now is that the old money which might have been sitting on the sidelines may well come back and bid more than they might have done last summer. From talking to our clients, the signs are that they want to buy rather than sell.

"Old buyers will be brought back; because of the pound they may be able to bid more. And with interest rates being so very low, it's a once-in-a-generation opportunity."

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 04:27 am
@Walter Hinteler,
‘Les Deux Filles’, 1918, by Modigliani (see online report) has been owned by the same family for almost a century. Valued at £5.5m.

‘Femme Assise sur un Balcon’, 1919, by Matisse, passed through generations of the artist’s family and has never been exhibited. Valued at £2.5m.

http://i43.tinypic.com/nxrij9.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 04:27 am
@Walter Hinteler,

Emil Nolde’s ‘Blaue Stiefmütterchen’, 1908, was purchased from the artist in 1910.

http://i41.tinypic.com/jtq5gi.jpg

Edouard Vuillard’s ‘Les Couturières’, 1890, valued at £7.5m.

http://i40.tinypic.com/2j1wm77.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 04:28 am
@Walter Hinteler,

Ernst Kirchner’s ‘Drei Pferde’, exhibited for two months in 1933 and 1954.

http://i44.tinypic.com/346rzvt.jpg

Pierre Bonnard’s ‘Bord de Mer, sous les Pins’, 1921, valued at £1.2m. It has never been auctioned.

http://i39.tinypic.com/27zww1g.jpg

(Source for all: Independent on Sunday, see above)
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 04:47 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Wonderful, Walter, thank you.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 06:14 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Barrons once did an article that surveyed the high end art market and found that it was made up of a small contingent of very welthy people. (Probably less than 1000 world wide). Thats the breadth of the market , so if BArrons was accurate, several of these folks are now unable to cough up the 50 million of "pissin away" money like in recent past.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 06:22 am
I read Maine Antiques Digest and am always amazed at how paintings had always blown past their estimates , especially for desirable pieces or those that have not been to market in several decades.
Voillard is one of those as is Matisse.

Walter. did they list what the artist board material was for the Modigliani's? Are thye some of Modiglianais that were done on wrapping paper?
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 06:34 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

Walter. did they list what the artist board material was for the Modigliani's? Are thye some of Modiglianais that were done on wrapping paper?


Not in the Independent's report.


But i's not on wrapping paper, according to Christie's eCatalogues: oil on canvas.
http://i42.tinypic.com/90n985.jpg
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 06:55 am
The last Modigliani I remember was the sale of the protrait of his last gf :Jeannette(?) Heubertene. This portrait had such a trgic story associated with it that I felt that the Buzz alone would jack the sale price just because of the interlocking markets(famous artist, trademeark work, epic paintings, milestone in artists life0.
I was surprised that it didnt bring 10 million in 2007 .
I like to sit i the sidelines and speculate when I see a catalog pre-listing on MAD.
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mysteryman
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 08:37 am
I remember reading something about an unknown Modigliani painting being found in Serbia ( I think) just recently.
I wonder if that painting is one of the ones up for auction.
Let me see if I can find that report.
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Here it is...
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/232868/Previously_unknown_Modigliani_painting_found_in_Serbia

They dont show a picture of the painting, unfortunately.
Still, I cant help but wonder what it would bring at an auction.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 09:50 am
@mysteryman,
mysteryman wrote:

I remember reading something about an unknown Modigliani painting being found in Serbia ( I think) just recently.
I wonder if that painting is one of the ones up for auction.
Let me see if I can find that report.
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Here it is...
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/232868/Previously_unknown_Modigliani_painting_found_in_Serbia

They dont show a picture of the painting, unfortunately.
Still, I cant help but wonder what it would bring at an auction.


Well, since the catalogue text (see my link above) says that the painting "is one of the five known double portraits of Modigliani" (in Ceroni's 1970 catalogue) I have my doubts that those paintings are the same.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 10:03 am
@Walter Hinteler,
The ("MM's") painting ...

http://i39.tinypic.com/2lvdxzm.jpg

.. was on an exhibition in early December 2007 in Belgrad's Progres Gallery.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 10:03 am
Well, these are a pleasure to see..
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mysteryman
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 10:15 am
I will be the first to admit that I dont know much about art, I only know what I like.
I like Matis and Pieter Bruegel, but I appreciate the works of all the great masters.

My grandmother has two pencil drawings done by a man named John Grabach.
Apparently he was an American painter.
I dont know how my grandparents knew him, but I know he drew the sketches for them because of the way they are signed.
I dont know much about him, but the sketches are fantastic.
I have been looking for more of his works, and have found quite a few on display at several museums.
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