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[French Painter, 1908-2001]

• Also known as:  Count Balthasar Klossowski de Rola
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Original works by Balthus available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris
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Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Art Collection of the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Colombia

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
The Living Room, 1941-43

Musée Cantini, Marseilles, France (in French)  
Nature morte la lampe

Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (in French)  
Paysage de Monte Calvello, 1994-98

Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (in French)  
Balthus: De Piero della Francesca Alberto Giacometti

Museum of Modern Art, New York City - Provenance Research Project
4 works by Balthus

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Nude with cat

Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome (in Italian)  
Portrait de Boris Kochno, 1951

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Arterotismo (contains nudity)
26 works

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Rasiel's Wallpapers
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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Balthus  
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Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 64): Balthus

Salon Magazine
"Balthus' Provocative Poses"

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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Vanished Splendors: A Memoir

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Balthus Catalogue Raisonne of the Complete Works

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Painter's House: Balthus at the Grand Chalet


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