November 14, 2018
Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: School of Paris
In the late 19th century Paris became the center of the Western art world. As a result, the turn of the century brought an influx of artists from all over the world to the city. Within the cafes, salons, and shared workspaces of Montmartre, these artists traded the influences of their diverse backgrounds and blended the techniques of their respective traditions. Read more about this in today’s Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day.
April 16, 2015
Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to present two lush oil on canvas paintings by Emile Grau-Sala. Much of the artist’s significant professional period was spent in Paris: he was involved with the Paris Salons, and was associated with the School of Paris “Young Painting” artists. Grau-Sala was influenced by both his contemporaries in France, and painters of older generations, such as Raoul Dufy, and great impressionists, particularly Manet and Renoir. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York holds two Grau-Sala paintings in its collection; one from the 1960s is similarly-themed to Lot 148, Le Paddock (1969), on offer in the May 17 Modern Art & Design Auction.
November 7, 2014
In 1904, a 23-year old Pablo Picasso moved to Paris, leading the influx of foreign artists immigrating to the cosmopolitan and avant-garde City of Lights, including Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani, Russian artist Marc Chagall, and Tokyo-born Léonard-Tsuguharu Foujita. Between the years of 1900 to 1940, artists were drawn to Paris from all over the world, and the diversity of identities and ideas encouraged a period of unrivaled expression and experimentation, now known as the School of Paris. Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to offer a group of works from the last wave of artists affiliated with the School of Paris in the March 1, 2015 Modern Art & Design Auction, including two remarkable works from Antoni Clavé and Massimo Campigli.