On February 9th Bateaux à Collioure by André Derain sold at Christie’s of London for £5,865,250 ($9.4 million). Derain painted the scene of boats in the harbor during the summer of 1905 that he spent painting with Henri Matisse at Collioure on the coast of France, a pivotal moment in the development of Fauvism. Click on this link to see the painting http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=5407014
Don’t miss the video if you haven’t seen an art auction http://www.christies.com/features/saleroom-derain-bateaux-collioure-1273-3.aspx
In case you would like to purchase some of my exciting Fauvist landscape paintings while the prices are not yet in the millions, you’re invited to the Trenholm Artists Guild annual exhibit where this painting of the Congaree River will be included in the show.
Also, SAVE THE DATE May 7-8 when Columbia Open Studios event will return after a two year hiatus. I’ll be sending more details in future newsletters.