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    A MONET GRAINSTACK SELLS FOR $81.4 MILLION AT CHRISTIE’S

    Thursday, November 17th, 2016
    Claude Monet - Meule (Grainstack) Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2016

    Claude Monet – Meule (Grainstack) Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2016

    A classical Monet stole the show at Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art evening sale in New York last night. One of Monet’s famous themes and part of the Haystacks series, Meule (Haystacks) sold for $81,447,500 in a sale of 49 works that brought in $246,344,500.  This was a record for a work by Monet. The previous record, for Water Lillies, was $80.4 million.

    Picasso’s Buste de Femme (Dora Maar) made $22,647,500 and Rigide et courbe (Rigid and curved) by Wassily Kandinsky sold for $23,319,500.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for November 1, 2016 and September 17, 2016)

    MONET, PICASSO AND KANDINSKY TO LEAD CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK SALE

    Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

    Monet, Picasso and Kandinsky will lead Christie’s auction of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York on November 16.   The evening sale of 49 works by the major artists of the era is expected to achieve more than $200 million.

    Brooke Lampley, Christie’s Head of Impressionist and Modern Art, New York, remarked: “This sale constitutes an exceptional line-up of masterpieces and fresh to market gems perfectly suited to collectors’ taste. From Monet to Kandinsky, Cézanne to Matisse, and a great range of works by Picasso, all of the sought after artists of the period are well represented in this sale, with offerings at every price level.”

    Chaim Soutine - Le garçon d'etage ($6-9 million. Courtesy Christie's Images Lt.d, 2016.

    Chaim Soutine – Le garçon d’etage ($6-9 million. Courtesy Christie’s Images Lt.d, 2016.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $6,519,500

    Claude Monet - Meule (Grainstack) Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2016

    Claude Monet – Meule (Grainstack) Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2016  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $81,447,500

    MONET, PICASSO, MODIGLIANI, KAHLO AT CHRISTIE’S IN MAY

    Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

    An exceptional selection of 52 works will feature at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art evening sale in New York on May 12. Led by outstanding paintings by Monet, Picasso, and Modigliani, many of which have not been on the market for decades, the sale will feature several estates and private collections including The H.O. Havemeyer Collection, The Collection of Kenneth and Susan Kaiserman, The Ducommun Family Collection, and A Distinguished American Collection offering Frida Kahlo’s dream like love scene of Dos Desnudos en el bosque.

    Brooke Lampley, Christie’s Head of Impressionist and Modern Art, New York,  remarked: “This season we tailored our sale to meet current collector demand for iconic examples from the most celebrated artists of the period. The two Monets, Modigliani portrait, Picasso mousquetaire and Braque still life are all of unmatched quality and come with distinguished provenance.”

    Claude Monet (1840-1926) Le bassin aux nymphéas ($25-35 million). Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2016

    Claude Monet (1840-1926)
    Le bassin aux nymphéas ($25-35 million). Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2016  UPDATE: SOLD FOR $27,045,000

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Homme assis ($12-18 million). Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd, 2016

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
    Homme assis ($12-18 million). Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd, 2016  UPDATE: SOLD FOR $8,005,000

    Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) Jeune femme à la rose (Margherita) Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2016. ($12-18 million)

    Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920)
    Jeune femme à la rose (Margherita) Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2016. ($12-18 million)  UPDATE: SOLD FOR $12,765,000

    Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) Dos desnudos en el bosque (La tierra misma) ($8-12 million). Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2016.

    Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)
    Dos desnudos en el bosque (La tierra misma) ($8-12 million). Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2016. UPDATE: SOLD FOR $8,005,000, A WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR ANY LATIN AMERICAN ARTIST

    SOTHEBY’S IMPRESSIONIST, MODERN AND SURREAL SALES ACHIEVE £93.7 MILLION SO FAR

    Thursday, February 4th, 2016
    Auguste Rodin - Iris

    Auguste Rodin – Iris

    Impressionist, Modern and Surreal art brought in a total of £93.7 million at Sotheby’s in London last night.  The top lot was Pablo Picasso’s Tete de Femme which sold for£18.9 million.  It was a portrait of his muse Marie Therese Walter painted in 1935. A lifetime cast of Auguste Rodin’s Iris – once in the collection of Sylvester Stallone – sold for £11.6 million.  The Surrealist section was led by Le Miroir by Paul Delvaux which sold for £7.3 million, a new auction record for the artist.  Henri Matisse’s La Lecon de Piano sold for £10.8 million and  Claude Monet’s Le Palais Ducal vu de Saint Georges Majeur  sold for £11.6 million.

    La Lecon de Piano by Henri Matisse

    La Lecon de Piano by Henri Matisse

    There were participants from 35 countries, which was on a par with last year.  Helena Newman, Global Co-Head of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Department, said: “Tonight we saw continued market activity across all price levels, with depth of bidding from a broad international spectrum. Five lots selling for more than £7/$10 million and there was particular strength for sculpture and Surrealism – with record prices achieved for both Rodin and Delvaux.”

    Sales of Impressionist and Modern Art continue today.

    THE BIG ART SALE SEASON IN LONDON IS ABOUT TO BEGIN

    Sunday, January 31st, 2016

    London’s big art sale season is upon us.  Christie’s kicks off on February 2 with a 50 lot sale of Impressionist and Modern evening sale led by a self-portrait by Egon Schiele.  It will be followed by a sale of Surrealist Art. The top pre-sale estimate for both sales is £129.1 million.  These sales open a week of five Impressionist, Modern and Surreal art sales at Christie’s King Street and South Kensington. With estimates starting from £300 up to £10 million, the auctions present new and established collectors with a wealth of opportunities to acquire rare and seminal examples by masters of the period.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for January 13, 2016)

    Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) Ferme en Normandie, été (Hattenville) (£4.5-6.5 million) © Christie’s Images Limited 2015

    Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)
    Ferme en Normandie, été (Hattenville) (£4.5-6.5 million) © Christie’s Images Limited 2015  UPDATE: THIS MADE £5.1 MILLION.

    Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Les mariés de la Tour Eiffel (£4.8-6.8 million). © Christie’s Images Limited 2015

    Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
    Les mariés de la Tour Eiffel (£4.8-6.8 million). © Christie’s Images Limited 2015  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £7 MILLION.

    Fernand Léger (1881-1955) Le moteur (£4-6 million).

    Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
    Le moteur (£4-6 million). Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd.  UPDATE: THIS MADE £5.2MILLION

    MONET, PICASSO, MATISSE, WARHOL, FREUD AND RICHTER

    Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

    sothebys artArt by Monet, Picasso, Matisse, Warhol, Freud and Richter have been unveiled together for the first time by Sotheby’s ahead of London’s upcoming auctions of  Impressionist, Modern, Surreal and Contemporary art.  Highlights include Picasso’s ‘golden muse’, Marie Thérèse Walter (£16-20m): Lucian Freud’s deeply intimate portrait of 17-year-old lover while pregnant with daughter Bella (£7-10m); a monumental abstract canvas by the world’s most valuable living painter, Gerhard Richter (£14-20m); Matisse’s exceptional La Leçon de piano, emerging after 89 years in a private British collection  (£12-18m); Andy Warhol’s iconic Large Campbell’s Soup Can (£4.5-6.5m) and Monet’s spectacular view of the Palazzo Ducale on the Grand Canal, Venice (£12-18m).

    BLUE PERIOD PICASSO AND MONET’S LILIES AT SOTHEBY’S

    Friday, October 9th, 2015

    The finest Blue Period work by Pablo Picasso to come to auction in a generation and a seminal Waterlilies by Claude Monet come up at Sotheby’s evening sale of Impressionist and Modern  art in New York on November 5.   Picacco’s La Gommeuse of 1901 and Monets Nympheas (1908) are from the collection of American entrepreneur and America’s Cup winner William I. Koch.

    Simon Shaw, Co-Head of Sotheby’s Worldwide Impressionist & Modern Art Department, said: “Above all others, Picasso’s Blue Period is prized as his breakthrough – this is the moment Picasso becomes Picasso. With her dreamy gaze and frank sensuality, the cabaret dancer in La Gommeuse ushers in a new visual idiom for the 20th century. Exploring themes which would underpin Picasso’s work for the next seven decades, the painting stands squarely between the bohemian nightlife of Toulouse-Lautrec and the raw expressionism of Munch and Schiele. La Gommeuse and Nymphéas hung together in the salon of Bill Koch’s beautiful home. These are two icons of art history from one of the greatest American collections ever assembled – a testament to Mr. Koch’s unique connoisseurship, which we are honored to celebrate this fall at Sotheby’s.”

    Picasso’s Blue Period works are exceptionally rare, with most residing in prestigious institutional collections including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Musée Picasso, Paris; and the Art Institute of Chicago.

    The paintings will be on view at Sotheby’s in London during Frieze week from October 10-15.

    La Gommeuse - Pablo Picasso

    La Gommeuse – Pablo Picasso UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $67.45 MILLION

     

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    Nymphéas - Claude Monet ($30-50 million)

    Nymphéas – Claude Monet ($30-50 million)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $33,850,000

    MONET, PICASSO, MARC AT CHRISTIE’S LONDON SALE

    Thursday, June 4th, 2015

    A total of 52 covetable works to inspire collectors worldwide come up at  Christie’s Impressionist and Modern  Art evening sale in London on June 23.  Estimates range from £250,000 to £9 million for works by Monet, Picasso, Sisley, Rodin,  van Dongen, Marc, Signac, Magritte and Miro.  Franz Marc’s Gemsen from 1911 is at auction for the very first time with an estimate of £1.8-2.5 million. The artist sought to create an image of the world in harmony which led to increasingly abstracted elements in his art from 1911, the year he founded Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) with Kandinsky.  The top lot in the sale is Iris Mauves by Claude Monet which dates from 1914-1917. It is estimated at £6-9 million.  Here is a small selection:

    Franz Marc (1880-1916) Gemsen (£1.8-2.5 MILLION) © Christie’s Images Limited 2015

    Franz Marc (1880-1916)
    Gemsen (£1.8-2.5 MILLION) © Christie’s Images Limited 2015

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)  Tête  (£4.8-6.5 MILLION) © Christie’s Images Limited 2015

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
    Tête (£4.8-6.5 MILLION) © Christie’s Images Limited 2015

    Claude Monet (1840-1926) Iris mauves (£6-9 MILLION) © Christie’s Images Limited 2015

    Claude Monet (1840-1926) Iris mauves (£6-9 MILLION) © Christie’s Images Limited 2015

    THE PROPERTY OF THE MUSÉE RODIN, PARIS Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) Aphrodite, grand modèle (£600,000-800,000). © Christie’s Images Limited 2015

    THE PROPERTY OF THE MUSÉE RODIN, PARIS
    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) Aphrodite, grand modèle (£600,000-800,000). © Christie’s Images Limited 2015

    VAN GOGH, MONET LEAD SOTHEBY’S $368 MILLION SALE

    Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
    Vincent van Gogh, L'Allee des Alyscamps

    Vincent van Gogh, L’Allee des Alyscamps

    Vincent van Gogh’s vibrant L’Allee des Alyscamps  made $66.3 million at Sotheby’s in New York last year. It was the top lot in an Impressionist and Modern evening art auction that brought in $368.3 million over a pre-sale high estimate of $351 million.  Five bidders competed for the work, which had been estimated at in excess of $40 million.  It was sold to an Asian private collector.  Three of the top five lots of the night went to Asia.

    Monet’s Nympheas (Water Lillies) from 1905 was the second highest lot of the evening. It was sold to an American private collector for $54 million.  Five works by Monet totalled $115.4 million.

    All eleven pieces from the estate of Chicago businessman and philanthropist Jerome H. Stone found buyers, amounting to a total of $57.8 million. Alberto Giacometti’s Femme de Venise VI – the tallest from his standing female nude series – was held in the Stone collection for more than 20 years and sold for $16.2 million.

    Pablo Picasso’s Femme au chignon dans un fauteuil, which had remained in the Goldwyn Collection since 1956, made $29.9 million.  It set a record for a portrait by Picasso of his lover Francoise Gilot.  It was purchased by a major figure in the Chinese film industry: Wang Zhongjun, Chairman and co-founder of entertainment giant Huayi Brothers Media Group. Wang Zhongjun said: “I first fell in love with the painting and then I fell in love with its story. The Goldwyn family is legendary in our industry and in this one work, I can see not only Pablo Picasso’s genius, but also Samuel Goldwyn Sr.’s creative vision.”

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for March 19, April 13 and April 29, 2015).

    MONET, LEGER, PICASSO, GIACOMETTI AT SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK

    Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

    The 69 works at Sotheby’s evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York on May 5 are estimated to achieve more than $270 million.  The eleven works from the collection of Chicago philanthropist Jerome H. Stone – largely unseen for the last 45 years – are led by Fernand Leger’s La Roue Bleue,  Etat Definitif ($8-12 million).

    The auction features six paintings by Monet spanning the period from the 1870’s to the 1910’s and including his most celebrated subjects like water lilies, Venice, a snowscape, the Seine and the Normandy coast. Nympheas (Water Lilies) is estimated at $30-45 million.  Nu couchee et femme se lavant les pieds by Picasso is from a private collection.  There is a strong selection of 15 Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist sculpture including Femme de Venise VI by Giacometti ($8-12 million) and Le Chat by Picasso ($2-3 million).

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for April 13, 2015)

    Pablo PIcasso -  Le Chat

    Pablo PIcasso – Le Chat  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $1,810,000 

    Fernand Leger - La Roue Bleue, état definitif

    Fernand Leger – La Roue Bleue, état définitif  UPDATE: THIS MADE $10,554,000

    Alberto Giacometti - Femme de Venise VI

    Alberto Giacometti – Femme de Venise VI  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $16,154,000

    Pablo Picasso - Nu couche et femme se lavant les pieds.

    Pablo Picasso – Nu couche et femme se lavant les pieds.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $10,330,000

    Nympheas (Water Lilies) by Claude Monet.

    Nympheas (Water Lilies) by Claude Monet. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $54,010,000