Balthus

French, 1908–2001

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Bio

Balthazar Klossowski, better known as Balthus, bucked the trends of mid-20th century avant-gardism, concentrating on traditional landscapes, still lifes, and portraits in the tradition of the Old Masters. Despite Balthus’s formal conservatism, he …

Blue chip status
Blue-chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$19.0m, Christie's, 2019

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Career highlights
User
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou
Group
Group show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum, and 4 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition
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