Orientalist Art Makes a Surprising Comeback

April 17, 2015 9:13 PM

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Orientalist Art Makes a Surprising Comeback

Critics called the movement patronizing and repressive, but it is having something of a resurgence

Sotheby’s established its annual Orientalist auction in London in 2012. The following year saw a sensational sale, when Ludwig Deutsch’s ‘The Offering,’ shown, sold for $3.2 million--still a record for the artist. The 1897 work, which had a presale estimate of only around $744,000-$1.04 million, is ...

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