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    SCHIELE MASTERPIECE AT SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK

    Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

    Egon Schiele’s – Danaë

    Egon Schiele’s first masterpiece Danaë will lead Sotheby’s evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York on May 16.  Painted in 1909, the work marks Schiele’s first major oil painting of a female nude, and is estimated to sell for $30–40 million.  The artist was just 19 years when he produced this extraordinary example of his daring technique. Danaë introduces the artist’s iconic aesthetic, and epitomizes the Jugendstil movement’s influence at the time. The composition also pays homage to Schiele’s informal mentor, Gustav Klimt, who championed the young artist throughout his career.

    Painted in 1969, a little more than a week before his 88th birthday, Pablo Picasso’s self-portrait Tête d’homme  is estimated at  $8/12 million.  It was painted in 1969, a little more than a week before his 88th birthday and was first exhibited in a one-man show that the artist curated himself in the hallowed halls of the Palace of the Popes in Avignon. Works emerging from a distinguished private collection include Impressionist pictures by Paul Signac, Alfred Sisley and Pierre Bonnard, as well as an important early sculpture by Alexander Archipenko. The group is led by Signac’s Le Pin de Bertaud ($3.5/5 million), a spectacular view of Saint-Tropez painted in 1899-1900

    Paul Signac – Le Pin de Bertaud

    Pablo Picasso’s self-portrait Tête d’homme

     

    SELF-PORTRAIT BY EGON SCHIELE AT CHRISTIE’S

    Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

    A self-portrait by Egon Schiele painted when the artist reached creative maturity in 1909 leads Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in London on February 2.  It is estimated at £6-8 million.  The auction includes 50 lots which trace the rich variety and breadth of revolutionary movements from the late 19th and early 20th century from Impressionism, to early Modernism, Cubism, Colourist works and Expressionism.

    Among the museum quality works on offer are Les mariés de la Tour Eiffel, one of Marc Chagall’s most romantic paintings of the 1920’s (£4.8-6.8 million); the largest of a series of four works Paul Cézanne created at the home of legendary Impressionist collector Victor Chocquet (£4.5-6.5 million); Fernand Léger’s Le moteur, 1918, (£4-6 million); a still life by Pablo Picasso from 1937, painted on the eve of Guernica (£4-6 million);  Chrysanthemum by Piet Mondrian (£1.6-2.4 million) and Bahnhof Königstein, by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1916. The evening sales of Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Art on February 2 have a total pre-sale estimate of £87.3 million to £129.1 million.

    The auction will open a week of five Impressionist, Modern and Surreal art sales at Christie’s King Street and South Kensington with estimates from £300 to £10 million.

    EGON SCHIELE (1890-1918) Selbstbildnis mit gespreizten Fingern (£6-8 million) © Christie’s Images Limited 2015

    EGON SCHIELE (1890-1918) Selbstbildnis mit gespreizten Fingern (£6-8 million)
    © Christie’s Images Limited 2015  UPDATE: THIS MADE £7.2 MILLION

    PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Nature morte signed and dated ‘Picasso 25 Av 37’ (£4-6 million) © Christie’s Images Limited 2015

    PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
    Nature morte
    signed and dated ‘Picasso 25 Av 37’ (£4-6 million) © Christie’s Images Limited 2015  UDATE: THIS MADE £4 MILLION.

    TAUBMAN MASTERWORKS BRING IN $377 MILLION AT SOTHEBY’S

    Thursday, November 5th, 2015
    Modigliani, Portrait de Paulette Jourdain

    Modigliani, Portrait de Paulette Jourdain

    Masterworks from the Taubman collection brought in $377 million at Sotheby’s in New York last night. In its first appearance at auction Modigliani’s portrait of Paulette Jourdain made $42.8 million after five bidders from around the globe competed. It went to an Asian buyer. A total of twelve works achieved more than $10 million and Frank Stella’s Delaware Crossing more than doubled the previous auction record for the artist when it made $13.7 million.

    Willem de Koonings Untitled XXI sold for $24.9 million. A private European collector paid $20.4 million for Mark Rothko’s Untitled (Lavender and Green) and Femme assize sur une chaise by Pablo Picasso (a portrait of Dora Maar) made $20 million.  A selection of six works on paper by Egon Schiele sold for $13.5 million and all 14 sculptures were sold, with a combined total of $37.9 million.

    More than 400 works from the collection of the late A Alfred Taubman are to be sold across various auctions at Sotheby’s throughout 2016. (All images courtesy Sotheby’s).

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for October 4 and September 7, 2014).

    Schiele, Freundin, Rosa-Blau

    Schiele, Freundin, Rosa-Blau

    Stella, Delaware Crossing

    Stella, Delaware Crossing

    de Kooning, Untitled XXI

    de Kooning, Untitled XXI

     Rothko, Untitled (Lavender and Green).

    Rothko, Untitled (Lavender and Green).