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    Friday, September 15th, 2023
    Joan Miró (1893-1983) – Peinture (Femmes, lune, étoiles). UPDATE: THIS MADE €20,750,000

    Peinture (Femmes, lune, etoiles), a museum quality Miro, will headline Christie’s Avant Garde sale in Paris on October 20. Painted in 1949 it has been displayed in the La Colombe d’Or at St. Paul de Vence since its acquisition from the nearby Galerie Maeght in 1950.  Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Braque and Calder were among the artists invited to leave work in lieu of payment at this inn where the food is as legendary as the art. Peinture (Femmes, lune, etoiles) has been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, the Fondation Maeght, The Fundacio Miro, the Grand Palais in Paris and the Fondation Pierre Gianadda.  Founded in 1920 La Colombe d’Or is now run by the third generation of the Roux family. Paul Roux’s passion for painting was the starting point for what is one of the most prestigious 20th century art collections in the world.  The sale of this work will help the family expand the collection further. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR €20,750,000


    Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

    Oiseau Lunaire by Miro from 1945.

    A sculpture by the Spanish artist Joan Miró sold within hours of the opening of TEFAF Maastricht for $5 million. Oiseau lunaire, a 30cm high olive wood work dating from 1945, was sold to a private collector.  It was part of an entire room devoted to Miró by Landau Fine Art of Montreal. One of the earliest known sculptures by Miro it has not been seen in public since 1973.

    Dealers reported good sales across all sections of The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) with modern and contemporary art, antiquities and Asian art performing particularly well. Over 30,000 people visited for the opening weekend.  No less than 125 private jets landed at Maastricht-Aachen airport. Visitors included the World Chinese Collectors Conference from Shanghai with a group of 21 people, a party from the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, USA, and Wolfgang Heubisch, Minister of Culture in the Bavarian state government in Germany. TEFAF runs until Sunday, March 27.