Balthus

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Art market

Collection of Balthus drawings and paintings to be sold for €1.2m—so why no mention of his infatuation with pubescent girls?

The works are from the estate of the artist’s teenage “muse and model” Frédérique Tison, who was also his step-niece

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The Met decides not to pull 'sexually suggestive' Balthus painting after petition signed by thousands

Controversy provides "opportunity for conversation", museum says

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Artist interview

Hollywood actor Richard Gere in conversation with Balthus: Art, acting, life, and Captain Haddock

French-born painter Balthus, who died in February, rarely gave interviews and maintained that he delighted in being anonymous. His friend of 20 years, the actor Richard Gere, spent a few days at his Swiss home in December last year, where they enjoyed a long discussion, full of twists and turns

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Artist interview

French-born painter Balthus, who died in February, rarely gave interviews and maintained that he delighted in being anonymous. His friend of 20 years, the actor Richard Gere, spent a few days at his Swiss home in December last year, where they enjoyed a long discussion, full of twists and turns

Art, acting, life, and Captain Haddock

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Exhibitions

Construction-mania: Our choice of New York contemporary galleries

And a group of exhibitions, about Duchamp, Balthus and Basquiat, coincides with new art book releases this autumn