Mary Manion

Jean Cocteau, “Jeune Fille de Milly,” 1951, $75,276, Sept. 23, 2010.

How Jean Cocteau influenced the bohemian art movement in Paris

During the golden years of Paris, Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) was the man who knew everyone and could do almost anything. Nowadays, he's probably best remembered by cinema buffs for such artful films as "The Blood of a Poet" (1930), "Beauty and the Beast" (1946) and "Orpheus" (1950), but Cocteau began his creative life as...

Lucian Freud’s anti-abstract realism fascinate high-end collectors

>Show reports, auction results and research >>Get it all delivered for just a $1 an issue! Lucian Freud’s etching, Woman With an Arm Tattoo, (1996), sold at Sotheby’s Australia Aug. 23, 2011, one month after the artist’s death. Numbered 12/40 and initialed ìL.F.î, the hammer price recorded was $72,940. Abstraction was the prevailing trend...