Henri Matisse

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Museums

Baltimore Museum of Art to create a Matisse study centre

Museum will draw on its 1,200 works by the artist to help further scholarship

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Auction

Multi-million-dollar Matisse fails to find a buyer at Toronto auction

The French Modern master’s oil painting Femme assise sur un balcon was withdrawn from a Canadian sale after bidding stalled below the reserve price

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Law

US Supreme Court declines to review a challenge to the National Gallery's ownership of a Matisse

Grandchildren of muse depicted in 1908 painting exhaust their US appeals

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Obituaries

Matisse expert and archivist Wanda de Guebriant has died, aged 69

The only authorised authenticator of the artist’s work started her 40-year career as an assistant to Matisse’s daughter, Marguerite Duthuit

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Law

Court rejects claim to Matisse owned by National Gallery

Rebuffing heirs, an appeals panel in New York says the court lacks jurisdiction

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Art market

Rockefeller heavy-hitters pull in $646m for charity at Christie's

Evening auction featuring the family's most valuable works set new records for Monet and Matisse

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US university museum announces controversial sell-off

Christie’s sale of 46 works from La Salle collection, by artists such as Matisse and Degas, has angered arts professionals

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Acquisitions

Rockefeller's Matisse and Léger fireplaces reunited in Houston

Museum of Fine Arts confirms acquisition to bring together Modern masterpieces originally commissioned for billionaire's Manhattan penthouse

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Henri Matisse

Victory for Matisse family in $4.5m cut-out battle with dealer

Paris art dealer Jérôme Le Blay ordered to hand over works to artist’s descendants

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Henri Matisse

Matisse’s heirs claim two cut-outs worth $4.5m

French appeal court to decide case brought by company based in Hong Kong against artist’s family