Christie's: Impressionist & Modern Art Sale

LEFT: Claude Monet (1840-1926), Meule, 1891 (Estimate on Request) CENTER: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Buste de femme (Dora Maar), 1938 (estimate: $18,000,000-25,000,000) RIGHT: Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Rigide et courbé, 1935 (estimate: $18,000,000-25,000,000)  

LEFT: Claude Monet (1840-1926), Meule, 1891 (Estimate on Request) CENTER: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Buste de femme (Dora Maar), 1938 (estimate: $18,000,000-25,000,000) RIGHT: Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Rigide et courbé, 1935 (estimate: $18,000,000-25,000,000)
 

In order to celebrate one of the most powerful periods in art history, Christie's have an extraordinary gathering of work to view and/or buy. Among the auctions is the evening sale of Impressionist & Modern Art, which takes place on 16th November at 7pm at Christie's New York, 20 Rockefeller Plaza.

Leading the Auction is Monet, Picasso and Kandinsky, with forty nine works by the major artists of the era in total. The evening sale is expected to achieve in excess of $200 million.

Highlights of the sale include Wassily Kandinsky’s Rigide et courbé (Rigid and Curved) (estimate: $18-25 million), undoubtedly the most important Paris period painting by Kandinsky to ever appear on the market; Claude Monet’s Meule (Grainstack) (estimate on request), one of the culminating and finest examples of Monet’s Grainstack series; and Christie’s are thrilled to announce the sale of Chaim Soutine’s Le garçon d’étage (estimate: $6-9 million), a prime example from the artist’s great series of Parisian hotel workers and two works by Paul Cézanne, demonstrating the artists mastery of both watercolor, Théière et oranges (La Nappe) (estimate: $8-12 million), and oil, Paysage avec route et clocher (Île de France près de Melun) (estimate: $10-15 million), his favored subjects of the French landscape and still life.

LEFT: Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), Théière et oranges (La Nappe), circa 1895-1900 (estimate: $8,000,000-12,000,000) CENTER: Chaim Soutine (1893-1943) Le garçon d’étage, circa 1928 (estimate: $6,000,000-9,000,000) RIGHT: Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), Paysage avec route et clocher (Île de France près de Melun), 1879-1880 (estimate: $10,000,000-15,000,000)  

LEFT: Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), Théière et oranges (La Nappe), circa 1895-1900 (estimate: $8,000,000-12,000,000) CENTER: Chaim Soutine (1893-1943) Le garçon d’étage, circa 1928 (estimate: $6,000,000-9,000,000) RIGHT: Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), Paysage avec route et clocher (Île de France près de Melun), 1879-1880 (estimate: $10,000,000-15,000,000)
 

As the most heralded artist of the 20th century, Christie's will offer 11 of Pablo Picasso works from various collections.

LEFT: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Tête de femme (Dora Maar), 1943 (estimate: $9,000,000-12,000,000) CENTER: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Le hibou (rouge et blanc), 1953 (estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000) RIGHT: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Homme à la pipe, 1969 (estimate: $15,000,000-20,000,000)  

LEFT: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Tête de femme (Dora Maar), 1943 (estimate: $9,000,000-12,000,000) CENTER: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Le hibou (rouge et blanc), 1953 (estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000) RIGHT: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Homme à la pipe, 1969 (estimate: $15,000,000-20,000,000)
 

AUCTIONS:
Wednesday, November 16: Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 17: Impressionist & Modern Works on Paper Sale at 10:00 a.m. | Impressionist & Modern Day Sale at 2:00 p.m.
November 4 –18: Picasso Ceramics Online Sale
 

If, however, you don't find yourself in New York at this time, visit christies.com/20thcentury where you can download the catalogue and participate in this and other 20th century celebrated auctions (including Post-war and Contemporary Art) online.

lifestyle, artsBy Jorges Clarke