Blog Posts tagged with Paris

Edouard Cortes, Parisian Street Scene.

Early Winter Winners: Art Selection Preview for Clarke Auction November 17.

Posted: November 14, 2013 10:12 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

The temperature may cooling down, but the art market at Clarke is not. The upcoming selection of fine and decorative art at Clarke Auction provides many lots of important and desirable works by some amazing artists.                 The feature items to be auctioned on November 17th at Clarke are two paintings by Edouard Cortes. The paintings, to be sold individually, will each boast a $12/18,000 estimate. The first one offered is a Parisian street scene of “Place de la Republique et Rue du Tample." The other is a...


Paris and Back 2013

Posted: October 29, 2013 13:42 Last Updated: | John Buxton

I feel compelled to share a little of what happened earlier this year during my trip to Paris, which certainly was a trip to be included as a chapter in the book that I will never write. We arrived and took just enough time to drop our suitcases off at the hotel before heading out to Quai Branly (or I now understand is simply MQB). MQB opened in 2006 as a result of at least partially of the efforts of President Chirac, the great art dealer Jacques Kerchache, and many others that I just don't know about. Madame Helene Joubert was given the task of moving 80,000 plus objects from the Musee d...


Cortès had the remarkable ability to portray the essence of Paris in all her moods.

The “Beautiful Age” of Painting: Works of the Belle Époque

Posted: June 15, 2012 13:19 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

The late 19th and early 20th centuries were exciting times to be in France. The end of the Franco-Prussian War provided the catalyst for a period of peace and prosperity known today as the Belle Époque, or Beautiful Age. Changes abounded in nearly every facet of society-from science, philosophy and architecture, to music, literature, and especially, fine art. French artists capitalized on this golden age, using the changes around them as the inspiration to create outstanding masterpieces. French civic planner Geoges-Eugène Haussmann's renovation of Paris (which lasted 1853 to ...


Woman in a Veil

Maurice Prendergast Paris Scene Oil Painting Unearthed at Clarke Auction

Posted: October 18, 2011 09:16 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

While sifting through a large box lot of art dropped off at the Larchmont, NY gallery by what is known in the trade as a “picker,” Nelia Moore, Art Specialist/Auctioneer at Clarke Auction spotted a beautifully executed but very dirty painting on panel of a woman in a veil. After dusting it off and studying the painting she spotted the Prendergast Paris signature on the lower right of the panel. The quality and style of the small oil lead both Mr. Clarke, auction owner, and Ms. Moore to believe they had made a very important discovery, especially relevant in a time of economic gloom.&nb...


Pastoral by Henri Matisse (1906).

INTERPOL issues global alert for Paris art heist

Posted: May 23, 2010 22:04 Last Updated: | ArtfixDaily Staff

INTERPOL, the international police agency, issued a global alert on May 22 with images of five paintings which were stolen from the Modern Art Museum in Paris last Thursday. The move inidcates that French authorities suspect the paintings may have left the country, possibly through an organized crime network. The 188 INTERPOL member countries, as well as cultural and institutional bodies, were provided with information to help aid in the investigation. A burglar entered the museum undetected, evading a security system and three armed guards on duty overnight on May 20. “These ...