was only 35 when he died in 1920 of tubercular meningitis, having made little money from his art.
A current market darling is Amedeo Modigliani
, who has only relatively recently begun to make eye-watering prices at auction.
Small oblong portraits capture 36 influential figures, from Amedeo Modigliani
, John Cage and Antonin Artaud to Sheikh Imam, Ghassan Kanafani and Umm Kalthoum.
The Barnes holds one of the finest collections of post-impressionist and early modern paintings, with extensive works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, Amedeo Modigliani
, Chaim Soutine, and Giorgio de Chirico; American masters Charles Demuth, William Glackens, Horace Pippin and Maurice Prendergast; old master paintings; important examples of African sculpture; Native American ceramics, jewelry and textiles; American paintings and decorative arts; and antiquities from the Mediterranean region and Asia.
La maison d'encheres proposera aussi le 4 novembre une autre sculpture, "Tete" de l'Italien Amedeo Modigliani
, taillee en 1911-1912, estimee a plus de 45 millions de dollars, et un Van Gogh, "Vase avec marguerites et coquelicots", peint par l'artiste neerlandais quelques semaines seulement avant sa mort en 1890 a 37 ans, estime a 50 millions de dollars.
PORTRAIT 3: To embolden the students, we studied art work by Andy Warhol and Amedeo Modigliani
Dear Editor, Languishing in a room in Birmingham City Art Gallery is a modernist masterpiece by Amedeo Modigliani
, Madame Z, ignored, except for a life-size jig-saw in front of the painting, which gets more attention than the original.
The paintings, which include works by Amedeo Modigliani
, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Pablo Picasso, are going under the hammer in two sales which are receiving global interest.
The selection of illustrations is curious: why, for example, are there four images by the 19th-century genre painter Moritz Oppenheim, and two images each for Jacques Lipchitz and Amedeo Modigliani
, when it surely would have been more illuminating to represent a wider range of artists?
Sleeping Girl' is one of the great masterpieces of the 20th century, counting iconic depictions of women by Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi and Amedeo Modigliani
among its peers," commented Tobias Meyer, Sotheby's Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art.
is surely one of the most popular--and least understood--modern painters.
Last week both auction houses saw strong sales of impressionist and modern art, with an Amedeo Modigliani
painting going for a record $69 million and a Matisse selling for a record nearly 49 million dollars.