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marc Restellini > CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ (?):

 

  • TOP SECRET: "BATMAN" IS GOING TO SEND HIM TO THE UNEMPLOYED LINE ??? (We shall see in the next episode...)

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  • Originally scheduled for 2001, has delayed the publication many times.

    Recently someone from an auction house told me that he is in the present groove of giving "oral opinions"
    (means nothing, unless you record the conversation, he can change his word, as in the date of publication for his catalogue).

    To any question on the CR, the answer is: "will be published this year"
    (no idea what that means, it has changed year at least 11 times since it was first scheduled.)

    The art world accepts quite well this uncertainty, in any other aspects of life/work it would be taken as a total lost of trust.

    (Imagine a broker saying "don't worry, next year you will have benefits" during 11 years, would you still trust him?)

    In a recent interview in the art newspaper he said "WE ARE STILL YEARS AWAY" (Nice, now he is covered for at least a few years).

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  • IN RESUME: a total lack of seriousness & Connoisseur's methods and behaviour.

    In a recent popular publication, Maryle Secrests "Modigliani," he reported it will be published in 2011, but the year ended and there is no
    publication (they usually work together as in the exhibition in Japan, 2008).

    Restellini has been giving opinions in publications, exhibits or auction house expert opinions, until we see the catalogue here I include a list of some of the works he plans to include ( I presume he would not publish/exhibit/give an expert's opinion on fakes).

    He said in an interview that he will include 400 paintings.but recently changed his word and now there are going to be 70 y 80 new works to add to the 337 in Ceroni ( Not sure, but this means he accepts as valid all the ones in Ceroni???) . so 407 or 417 paintings, WOOOOOW.

    He says it will be an "ATOM BOMB" (I´m anxiously waiting to see it blow up...):



    Here are 63 NEW or not so new ones he has presented, so only 7 or 17 new ones remain to be seen???
    Accepting that everything in Ceroni is good

    Works he has published:
    Included in Ceroni............................166 works
    Not included in Ceroni.......................63 works

    Total works presented as original at the moment: 229

    (Which ones of the Ceroni are out??? remember the Mr. Nahmad affaireand Including Count Weilhorski, Marc? - “We’ve seen five fakes painted in the same cramped style,” he explains-).

    One less?:
    In 1997, Christie’s asked him to evaluate Beatrice Hastings assise (Ceroni-Nº80). Restellini declared the work a genuine Modigliani that had been badly compromised by extensive overpainting.

    “It had been transformed by someone else to make it more marketable,” he recalls. “I showed Christie’s the original work’s photograph from the Paul Guillaume archives and said I could never include the painting as it stands today, because to me that is a fake."

    They auctioned it anyway, for $2.6 million.
    M. Doyle, Christie’s public-relations manager, says:
    “While somewhat restored, the painting’s condition was not atypical of works by Modigliani, and therefore the house stands behind Ceroni’s attribution.”

    LINK >>
    NOOOOO, this claim he made to the newspapers gives him another "change of mind". in his last interview he decided to include all Ceroni...
    It is another "WHO SAID WHAT???" related to Marc's contradictions.

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    By the way Marc if you read this and want to change any possible mistake or add something, just contact me(you know how).

    Now to the works:


to see works INCLUDED IN CERONI he uses/accepts click here >>

Note: I do not say that any of these works are originals or fakes, I just present them as a result of the investigation made by Marc Restellini using as source his publications on Modigliani, the exhibits he has curated or the works he has given an expert opinion on for auctions or galleries.

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Works he adds (not included in Ceroni) presented in books, auctions or exhibitions:
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1906- 1910
 
Tete de clown
circa 1907
Oil on canvas
23.5 x 15 cm
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Deux tetes
circa 1907
Oil on canvas
23.5 x 15 cm
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Nu assis
(verso of Jean Alexandre)
1909
Oil on canvas
81 x 60 cm

F. Pierre Gianadda, Martigny
Included in book/exhibit
 
   
1911- 1913
The great Red Bust
21st march, 1913
Oil on cardboard
81.5 x 51 cm
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Study of Cariatide
1913
Oil on cardboard
81.5 x 51 cm
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Cariatide
1913
M/M on paper
65 x 48 cm
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Cariatide
1913-14
M/M on paper
45 x 37.5 cm
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
       
1914
Cariatide
1914
M/M on paper
48 x 32 cm
Honigberg Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Cariatide
1914
M/M on paper
65 x 50 cm
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Cariatide
1914
M/M on newspaper
62 x 43 cm
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Cariatide
1914
M/M on newspaper
73.5 x 49.5 cm
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Portrait of PIcasso
Ca. 1914-15
Oil on cardboard
43.1 x 26.7 cm.
Private Collection

Lot 11 - Sotheby's, Paris
(July 02, 2008)
Estimated:
700,000 - 1,000,000 €
Results: UNSOLD

This work will be included in the forthcoming Modigliani
Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint being prepared by Marc Restellini under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute.

     
     
 
1915
Le couple
Circa 1915
Oil on cardboard
45 x 37 cm
Private Collection

Drouot Richelieu
Paris -28 june 2010
Salle 5 - Lot 58
Estim: 400,000/500,000€
Result: bought in

A note of the inclussion in the catalogue raisonné by Marc Restellini and Wildenstein Institute dated 12th of February 2001 will be given to the buyer.

Teresa
1915
Oil and Ink on paper
43.5 x 26.5 cm
Denver art museum

Included in book/exhibit

Raimondo
1915
Oil on cardboard
51.5 x 33 cm
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Portrait of a Woman
1915
Oil on cardboard
48.5 x 29 cm
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
pierre reverdy by amedeo modigliani
Pierre Reverdy
1915
Oil on canvas
40.7 x 33.7 cm
Baltimore Museum of Art

Included in book/exhibit

Also in Pfannstiel

Profil d'homme
Undated
Oil on paper
42 x 25 cm
Private Collection
Included in book/exhibit
Nu Féminin en buste
1915
Oil and ink on cardboard
35.6 x 26.2 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Included in book/exhibit
Tete
1915
Oil on cardboard
43.2 x 26.3 cm
Thyssen Museum, Madrid
Included in book/exhibit
The Thyssen hangs it as Kiki?
Included in book
 
Clara
1915
Oil on canvas
55 x 38 cm
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Jeune Fille à La Collerette
1915
Oil on canvas
55 x 38 cm.
Private Collection

lot 119 - Sotheby's, new york (may 2004)
estimated:
1,500,000 - 2,500,000 usd
RESULT: BOUGHT IN/ UNSOLD

This work will be included in the forthcoming Modigliani
Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint being prepared
by Monsieur Marc Restellini under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute.


The estate of Ruth G. Hardman
failed to sell and was passed at $1,200,000.

Head
1915
Oil on paper
41,5 x 26,5 cm.
Musee Calvet

Included in book/exhibit
 
 
1916
the chocolatier, the chocolate maker by amedeo modigliani
Beatrice Hastings
February 1916
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 cm.
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Jeune homme/ C. Moricand?
Circa 1916
oil and pencil on cardboard
55.9 x 39.3cm
Private Collection

Christies
London 30-June-1999
Sale 6146-lot 517
Sold for $770,708

Marc Restellini has confirmed that this work will be included in the Modigliani catalogue raisonne in conjunction with the Wildenstein Institute.
La belle chocolatière
1916
Oil on canvas
99 x 65 cm
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit

Published previously by other connosieurs as Giovanni Scheiwiller in 1935.
Pfannstiel,1956 as Nº 194
As in M. Macdonald Coll. London
Christina
Ca. 1916
Oil on canvas
80 x 69 cm
Private Collection

Bonhams
London 21-Jun-2004
Sale 11174-Lot 53
Sold for £1,546,650

This work will be sold with a certificate of authenticity from Marc Restellini, dated 7 May, 2001, Paris, and will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné to be published by the Wildenstein Institute.

femme a la perruqye, woman with wig or femme a la coiffure by amedeo modigliani
Femme a la perruque
1916
Oil on canvas
81 x 54 cm.
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
La Femme en noir
1916
Oil on canvas
79,7 x 52,7 cm.
Hobby Collection, H. Texas

Included in book/exhibit
Count Weilhorski
1916
Oil on canvas
114 x 72 cm.
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Portrait de Femme
1916 or 1917 ?
Oil on canvas
55 x 33 cm.
Private Collection

Certificate dated 30-Oct-2000
Netter Collection in 1958?
Pfannstiel Nº 316 with different size: 100 x 65 cm.
Exhibited in Brussels 1933 /nº 52
Exhibited in Basel 1934 /nº 44
This work belonged to Frank Crowninshield, owner of the Condé Nast publications in 1934 and was lended or acquired to Jacques Seligman for exhibitions int he period from 1932-1947

Also in Pfannstiel
  This work was also in the d'Altri Files actually at the Smithsonian, as "Portait of Kiki" in the Max Jonket Collection in Brussels

Also certified by Parisot as Portrait of Elisabeth Fuss-Amore
1917
leopold zborowski by amedeo modigliani
Portrait of Zborowski
1917
Oil on canvas
46 x 29 cm.
Private Collection
Sotheby's, New York
(nov 2003)
Estimated:
1,200,000-1,600,000 USD
result: 1,464,000 USD

This work will be included in the forthcoming Modigliani
Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint being prepared
by Monsieur Marc Restellini under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute.

Lanthemann Nº 227
Femme aux cheveux rouges
1917
Oil on cardboard
35 x 27 cm.
Private Collection
Sotheby's, New York
(Nov-2008)

Sold for $ 1,874,500

This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Amedeo Modigliani being prepared by Marc Restellini under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute.
Portrait de Femme
1917
Oil on canvas
73 x 49.5 cm.
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit


Published by Jean Cocteau
in the 50's.
La Jeune Lolotte
1917
Oil on canvas
92 x 60 cm.
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
   

This work was published in:
Modigliani, P. Descargues, 1951.
Size: 55 x 38 cm.
Photo Bernheim-Jeune
Actually in Unknown location
Sotheby's or Restellini don't even mention the similitude
.
LINK>>

Hanka Zborowska
1917
Oil on canvas
46.5 x 38.5 cm.
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Portrait de femme
1917
Oil on canvas
81 x 54 cm.
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Portrait de femme
Circa 1917-1918
Oil on canvas
61 x 38 cm.
Private Collection
Lanthemann Nº 221

Bonhams,
London 21-June-2011
Sale 18861- Lot 23
Sold for £1,812,000

This work will be included in the forthcoming Amedeo Modigliani catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint being prepared by Monsieur Marc Restellini under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute.

Portrait du peintre Baranovski
1917-1918
Oil on paper on canvas
65 x 46 cm.
At Auction

L’inclusion de cette œuvre dans le Catalogue critique de l'œuvre peint d'Amedeo Modigliani actuellement en préparation au Wildenstein Institute a été certifiée par Marc Restellini, le 6 novembre 2008.

The inclusion of this work in the critical catalog of the work of Amedeo Modigliani currently in preparation Wildenstein Institute has been certified by Marc Restellini, November 6, 2008.

Provenance:
Private Coll. Paris
Paris, Hotel Drouot sale, Bellier study, June 8, 1949, No. 123

Collection Count G. of Bragelongne, Paris

Paris, Hotel Drouot sale, Tajan study, June 24, 1980, No. 31, repr.

Private collection, Paris

Exhibition:
- Paris, Galerie Charpentier, hundred paintings by Modigliani, 1958, No. 68

- Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, Modigliani, 1968, No. 53, repr.
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NO MENTION TO ANY OTHER BARANOVSKI PORTRAITS KNOWN IN THE SALE DATA

      AT AUCTION HERE: LINK
1918
mademoiselle Huguette or seated girl by amedeo modigliani the servant gurl by amedeo modigliani La Bourguignonne by amedeo modigliani
Young Woman
1918
Oil on canvas
61 x 45.8 cm.
New Orleans Museum of Art

Included in book/exhibit
Lanthemann Nº 263
Mademoiselle Huguette
1918
Oil on canvas
91.4 x 60.3 cm.
Asahi breweries, Japan

Included in book/exhibit
Lanthemann Nº 293

Published previously by other connosieurs as Scheiwiller in 1935, Pfannstiel in 1929
Exhibited in de hauke, NY, 1929 as Nº 25
As Portrait of Jeanne, 1918
Alex, Reid & Lefevre, London.
as Nº 21
Nº 3294 as Mme. Jean in
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records (Smithsonian archives of american art)
(works unsold and returned to Alex. Reid & Lefevre, London.)
Servant Girl
1918
Oil on canvas
92 x 53.9 cm.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Museum dates in 1916

Included in book/exhibit

Pfannstiel Nº 321
Brussels, 1933 as Nº 85
Basel, 1934 as nº 70
La Bourguignonne
1918
Oil on canvas
55 x 38 cm.
Roger Dutilleul Heritage

Private Coll., Switzerland
Included in book/exhibit
Lanthemann Nº 228
Pfannstiel Nº 308
Printed by Unesco Paris,1949.
In postcards, etc
the student by amedeo modigliani
Femme à la robe bleue
1918
Oil on canvas
92 x 60 cm.
Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Included in book/exhibit
Femme aux yeux noirs
1918
Oil on canvas
61 x 50 cm.
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Lanthemann Nº 270
Young woman
1918
Oil on canvas
41.3 x 24.8 cm.
for sale here

PROVENANCE :
Zborowski, Paris
Roger Dutilleul,
Paris, 1920-1950.
Knoedler Gallery, New York,
July 1950, stock number A4392
Schoneman gallery, New York, October 1952
Private collection, New York, 1952-1989
Perls Galleries, New York, 1990
Kouros Galleries, New York, 1990

CERTIFICATE:
Wildenstein Institute, Paris: Letter (#000313-7161-402, date March 13, 2000), affirming that the painting will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue raisonne l'oeuvre peint et dessin d'Amedeo Modigliani.

Osvaldo Patani, Milan: photo-certificate of authenticity, issued January 29, 1991.

Perls Galleries, New York: Authenticity and genuineness by photo-certificate Number 13862, issued June 11, 1990

Portrait of a Student
Circa 1918-1919
Oil on canvas
61 x 46 cm.
Guggenheim Collection

Included in book/exhibit

Correct size: 60,9 x 46 cm.

boy with striped sweater by amedeo modigliani jeune fille or the girl with red head
Jeune fille aux cheveux noirs
circa 1918-1919
Oil on canvas
65 x 49.4 cm.
Private Collection
Bonhams / London 7-Feb-2012
Sale 19954 -Lot 10 - Estimate:
US$ 1,100,000 - 1,600,000

RESULT: $ 1,112,000

This work will be included in the forthcoming Modigliani Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint being prepared by Monsieur Marc Restellini under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute.

- PARISOT CLAIMS IT'S FAKE-

Boy with striped sweater
circa 1918
Oil on canvas
45 x 30 cm.
Private Collection, France


Pfannstiel Nº 322 ?
Basel 1934, Nº 72?
Young woman
1916- 1919
Oil on canvas
64,8 x 50,2 cm.
Dallas Museum of art
Portrait de Femme
circa 1918-1919
Oil on canvas
56 x 47.5 cm.
Private Collection
Auction at:
Vente Cornette de Saint Cyr
18 December 2003, lot 9
Estimate:
2,500,000 - 3.000,000

RESULT: unsold

This work will be included in the forthcoming Modigliani Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint being prepared by Monsieur Marc Restellini under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute.

Also parisot approval/ included in "la vita le opere"

Parisot/Archives Legales say that last auctioned Modigliani in Bonhams "Jeune fille aux cheveux noirs" it´s a fake..... Il Giornale dell'Arte, n° 318, March 2012.
Madame Zborowska by amedeo modigliani    
Mme. Zborowska
1918
Oil on canvas
64,5 x 46 cm.
Tate Gallery London

Also in Pfannstiel
Young woman with white collar
1918 ?
Oil on canvas
70.4 x 49.5 cm.
Private collection US

Also in Pfannstiel presume /
Pfannstiel raisonne.
with Wildenstein in 1962
   
 
 
1919
boy with cap or garcon ala casquette by amedeo modigliani
Garçon à la casquette
1919
Oil on canvas
61 x 37.8 cm.
Detroit Institute of the Arts

Included in book/exhibit
Woman with Blue Eyes
1919
Oil on canvas
81 x 54 cm.
Musee d'art Moderne
de la Ville de Paris

Included in book/exhibit
Lanthemann Nº 218
Parisot Nº 38-1918
Lunia Czechowska
1919
Oil on canvas
80 x 52 cm.
Museu de Arte Assis Chateaubriand, Brazil

Included in book/exhibit
Thora Klinckowstrom
1919
Oil on canvas
99.7 x 64.8 cm.
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
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J. Hebuterne aux epaules Nues
1919
Oil on canvas
66 x 47 cm.
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Woman with white collar
1919
Oil on canvas
81 x 54 cm.
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Young Woman
1919
Oil on cardboard
66 x 51 cm.
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Young Woman
1919
Oil on canvas
65 x 50 cm.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland

Included in book/exhibit
annie bjarne or young wgirl seated with blue blouse by amedeo modigliani polish woman by amedeo modigliani    
Annie Bjarne
1919
Oil on canvas
100 x 65 cm.
Private Collection

Included in book/exhibit
Also in Pfannstiel
The Polish Woman
1919
Oil on canvas
100,3 x 64,8 cm.
Philadelphia Museum of art

Included in book/exhibit
Pfannstiel Nº 318 ?
   
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More to come...
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- His catalogue raisonné
- Works included also in Ceroni
- more information
- his methods of working
- Expertised works
- Drawings
-Oils
- Bibliography
- News on Restellini

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