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    MUNCH STARS AT SOTHEBY’S IN NEW YORK

    Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
    Edvard Munch - Girls on the Bridge.

    Edvard Munch – Girls on the Bridge.

    Led by Munch’s Girls on the Bridge which sold for $54.5 million the Sotheby’s sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York last night brought in $157.7 million.

    Pablo Picasso’s large-scale late work Le Peintre et son modèle brought $12.9 million; Auguste Rodin’s Penseur, petit modèle sold to an Asian private collector for $1.8; Picasso’s Tête de femme sold for $8.5 million; Maurice de Vlaminck’s Fauve landscape Le Verger  made $7.6 million; László Moholy-Nagy’s EM 1 Telephonbilda masterwork of early conceptual art, achieved $6.1 million and František Kupka’s La Forme du bleu from 1924 sold above the high estimate for $2.2 million.

    Tonight’s solid results, coupled with those in London this June, demonstrate there is strong demand for top-quality works at every price level,” said Simon Shaw, Co-Head of Sotheby’s Worldwide Impressionist & Modern Art Department. “We were pleased to offer for the third time Edvard Munch’s Girls on the Bridge, which achieved $54.5 million – a price that is second only to his iconic The Scream, sold at Sotheby’s for $120 million. Munch has only recently been recognized for his tremendous impact on both 20th and 21st century art, and our team has worked to build his appreciation in the market as well.”

    MASTERWORK BY MUNCH AT SOTHEBY’S, NEW YORK

    Friday, October 21st, 2016
    Edvard Munch - Girls on the Bridge.

    Edvard Munch – Girls on the Bridge.  UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR $54.5 MILLION.

    A masterwork by Edvard Munch will lead Sotheby’s evening sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in New York on November 14.  Pikene på broen (Girls on the Bridge) from 1902 is estimated to make more than $50 million. The lyrical work ranks as one of the most powerful paintings of his career, and has twice set a new world auction record for the artist at Sotheby’s.

    Simon Shaw, Co-Head of Sotheby’s Worldwide Impressionist & Modern Art Department said: “Edvard Munch’s importance to the full breadth of 20th century art cannot be overstated. From the Expressionists to Fauvism and Pop Art, his oeuvre is increasingly prized for its lasting influence on the art of recent times. Munch pioneered the art of the self: recent museum shows pairing his work with that of artists ranging from Vincent van Gogh to Robert Mapplethorpe, Louise Bourgeois, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol – among many others – have illustrated that his genius burns brighter today than ever.”

    In 1996 Sotheby’s sold the painting for a then record of $7.7 million. It was sold in 2008 for $30.8 million.

    GRAPHICS BY MUNCH AT SOTHEBY’S PRINTS SALE

    Monday, September 19th, 2016

    Graphic works by Edvard Munch Two Human Beings. The Lonely Ones and Self-Portrait, both acquired directly from the artist, come up at Sotheby’s sale of Prints and Multiples in London on September 27.  Self-Portrait is from a private Norwegian collection and was originally owned by Olaf Schou, the Norwegian industrialist and art patron; Two Human Beings. The Lonely Ones was purchased directly from Munch in 1942 by Harald Holst Halvorsen. They are never been at auction before and are estimated respectively at £50,000-70,000 and £400,000-600,000.

    Lucy Rosenburgh, Sotheby’s Prints Specialist, said: Schou and Halvorsen were two of Munch’s most important patrons, with whom he enjoyed an equally strong friendship. The notable provenance of these prints makes their appearance on the market all the more appealing to collectors.”

    Edvard Munch - The Lonely Ones (£400,000-600,000)

    Edvard Munch – The Lonely Ones (£400,000-600,000)

    Edvard Munch - Self-Portrait (£50,000-70,000)

    Edvard Munch – Self-Portrait (£50,000-70,000)

    A GRAPHIC VERSION OF THE SCREAM BY MUNCH AT SOTHEBY’S

    Monday, June 13th, 2016

    Two momentous graphic works by Edvard Munch: The Scream and Self-Portrait will come up at Sotheby’s this month and in September.  They are both dated 1895 and from a private Norwegian collection. They were originally owned by Olaf Schou, the Norwegian industrialist, art collector and patron who was a friend and great supporter of Munch’s.  He acquired them directly from the artist. The Scream comes up at the evening sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in London on June 21 with an estimate of £800,000-1,200,000. Self-Portrait will be part of a Prints & Multiples sale in London on September 27.  It is estimated at £50,000-70,000.

    James Mackie, Head of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Department, London, said: “Munch’s The Scream has transcended art history to reach a global consciousness and his lithograph of 1895 helped initiate the process of its mass proliferation. This exceptional impression has an impact no less powerful than Munch’s 1893 tempera and crayon version.”

    EDVARD MUNCH 1863-1944 THE SCREAM Lithograph, 1895

    EDVARD MUNCH
    1863-1944
    THE SCREAM
    Lithograph, 1895  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £1.8 MILLION

    EDVARD MUNCH 1863 - 1944 SELF-PORTRAIT Lithograph, 1895

    EDVARD MUNCH
    1863 – 1944
    SELF-PORTRAIT
    Lithograph, 1895