Henri Matisse

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Can new tech recreate the hand of an Old Master?

Plus, Sophie Matisse on her great-grandfather Henri. Produced in association with Christie's

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Diary

Coronavirus celebrity appeal: Elizabeth Hurley sports a Picasso facemask in aid of the NHS

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Henri Matisse

Sophie Matisse retraces her great-grandfather's footsteps for emotional BBC film

In an interview for The Week in Art Podcast, Sophie reveals how the support of Henri Matisse's wife Amélie became a central theme of Becoming Matisse

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Can the art market weather the coronavirus storm?

Plus, Sean Scully talks about his favourite "lonely work", The Moroccans by Matisse in New York's Museum of Modern Art. Produced in association with Christie's

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Preview

Matisse birth anniversary marked by blockbuster show at the Centre Pompidou

Rarely seen works show how the modern master combined text and image

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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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Nazi loot

Seattle Art Museum sues New York dealers Knoedler

The heirs of Parisian dealer Paul Rosenberg demand the return of a Matisse stolen during World War II

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The French Modern master’s oil painting Femme assise sur un balcon was withdrawn from a Canadian sale after bidding stalled below the reserve price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

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Exhibitions

Objects from Matisse’s studio travel for first time

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will be the first place outside of France to have this honour

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Tate

Longer shows pay off for Tate as Matisse brings in the numbers

The Cut-Outs retrospective was seen by 563,000 visitors

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Tate Modern’s Matisse show is a cut above

London, and then New York, will see the largest number of Matisse’s paper constructions ever assembled

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Restitution

Ongoing Nazi loot restitution claims

A look at some of the artworks subject to ongoing international restitution claims

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Museums

Rivera’s MoMA murals revisited

After 80 years, works by the Mexican artist known for his volatile relationship with Frida Kahlo are again on view

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Tate

The story behind Matisse's Backs: Tate's bargain buy

The gallery paid £11,000 for the four bronze sculptures in 1957 - Christie's just sold one for $48.8m

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Art market

Lesser-known artists exhibited alongside the big names of Matisse, Picasso, and Miró at Basel

Blue-chip dealers have been using Basel as an opportunity to build the potential stars of the future

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Kazimir Malevich

Matisse to Malevich: Pioneers of Modern Art from the Hermitage

The exhibition underlines art history’s—and the Hermitage’s—debt to Ivan Morozov and Sergej Shchukin who commissioned and collected many of the works

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Henri Matisse

Fondation Beyeler unveils plans to allow observation of Matisse restoration

A conservation studio will be opened to educate the public about the costly process of reconstructing Matisse's Acanthes

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Forgeries

New York- and Miami-based dealer Giuseppe Concepcion accused over multiple forgeries

Concepcion is alleged to have sold fake Matisses and Calders among others, complete with forged certificates of authenticity

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Museums

MoMA acquires $25 million Matisse

The plum blossoms painting is one of the artist's last works

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Auctions

London Impressionist and Modern art sales report: Modigliani and Matisse overtake soft-focus Impressionists

Renoir, Sisley, Pissarro and Degas are yesterday’s stars

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Colonial art

Roger Benjamin's study into the colonial relationship between Modernism and Orientalism

This study investigates how North African artists were influenced by French artists—and vice versa

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What's on

What's on: Matisse Picasso: two giants of 20th-century bookmaking

Ursus Books Ltd Matisse Villon C.G. Boerner The sculptures of Picasso Gagosian Gallery

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Exhibitions

Sean Scully at LA Louver, Los Angeles

In the tradition of numerous art-historical masters, Scully takes inspiration from his time in Morocco

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Exhibitions

Two upcoming exhibitions: Images of Women and Devil’s Pageant

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles

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Looted art

Hector Feliciano seeks $6.8 million from Rosenberg heirs for finding Nazi loot

The complaint demands a 17.5% finders fee for aiding the recovery of stolen artworks

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Restitution

Knoedler and Seattle Art Museum settle over Matisse lawsuit

In 1954 Knoedler sold picture stolen from Paul Rosenberg by Nazis

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Exhibitions

Putting Matisse and Picasso back in the ring at Tate Modern

Matisse wanted his art to be like a comfortable easy chair, while Picasso preferred to think of art as a weapon. But did these statements correspond with reality?

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Looting

Restitution battles rage from Seattle to Paris to Budapest to New Zealand

Matisse Odalisque restored to the Rosenberg family

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Art market

Test your market savvy at the Courtauld's "The value of art"

The exhibition challenges you to decide which work of art is more valuable

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Restitution

French relent over Rosenberg war loot claims

A Monet returned; a Bonnard, Léger and Matisse still claimed

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Books

Books: The market muscles its way back onto the agenda, with Bacon and the body keeping pace

Mammon’s shrine in the groves of academe

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Exhibitions

The Kimbell explores Picasso and Matisse's (not so) gentle friendship

As the Tate and MoMA prepare their mammoth exhibition of works by the two artists in 2002 the Kimbell steps into the ring first with a similar, but smaller, show of its own

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Exhibitions

Behind the scenes at MoMA with John Elderfield and Kirk Varnedoe

Exhibitions, projects, budgets, and attendance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York

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Art Basel

A teeny bit middle-aged: Art Basel 1997

Our correspondent warns against doing what the auction houses do just as well

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Exhibitions

What's on in NYC: Best current exhibitions, October 1996

Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures in high-society benefit at PaceWildenstein

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Exhibitions

Two concurrent exhibitions to open at the Museum Fredericianum

Works from the Renaissance to the Baroque can be seen alongside Andy Warhol

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Acquavella Galleries

Giacometti retrospective to be held at New York's Acquavella Galleries Inc.

Acquavella's good name has guaranteed the participation of several distinguished lenders

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Exhibitions

Matisse exhibition moves from MoMA to Pompidou Centre

Initial plans to tour the exhibition to Russia have now been shelved

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Exhibitions

TransFormed: Ernst Beyeler holds exhibition that disintegrates boundary between painting and sculpture

Beyeler, doyen of Basel dealers, has taken over the Kunstmuseum and the Kunsthalle to accommodate this event

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Forgeries

Matisse forgeries in the market is nothing new

Dealers fear more forged prints may emerge