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    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

    Gustave Caillebotte Chemin montant

    With world records for Paul Signac and Gustav Caillebotte Christie’s  Impressionist and Modern Art the the Art of the Surreal sales achieved  £165,674,500 in London tonight.  This is the second highest total for an Impressionist season in London.  The auctions were 82% sold by lot and 72% sold by value.

    Signac’s Le Port au soleil couchant, Opus 236 (Saint-Tropez) sold for £19,501,250, Caillebotte’s  Chemin montant made £16,663,750.  There were strong results for  Cezanne, Magritte and Renoir.  The top lot of the evening was Cezanne’s Still Life with Peaches and Pears which made £21.2 million. Magritte’s Le Lieu Commune made £18.3 million and Renoir’s Sentier dans le bois sold for £12.6 million.

    Paul Signac Le Port au soleil couchant, Opus 236 (Saint-Tropez)

    Paul Cézanne Nature morte de pêches et poires


    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



    Saturday, April 9th, 2016

    Vibrant paintings by Signac, Derain and Vlaminck will lead Sotheby’s evening sale of Impressionist and Modern art in New York on May 9.  Paul Signac’s Maisons du port, Saint-Tropez ($8-12 million) is a pointillist painting from 1882.  Inscribed Op.237 it has remained in the family collection of Ambassador John Langeloth Loeb, Jr. since his parents acquired it in 1958.  It is at auction for the first time.

    Andreì Derain’s Les Voiles rouges ($15-20 million) and Maurice de Vlaminck’s Sous-bois ($12-18 million) were acquired in 1954 by art patron and philanthropist Sarah Campbell Blaffer of Houston, Texas. She was the daughter of William Thomas Campbell, the founder of the Texas Company, later known as Texaco. They have remained in her family’s collection since.  Only four major Fauve paintings have sold at auction since 2010.  These are considered the finest works to have come to auction since Derain’s Arbres a Collioure sold for £16.3 million in June 2010.

    (See post on for April 28, 2010)

    Andre Derain - Les Voiles rouges

    Andre Derain – Les Voiles rouges

    Paul Signac - Maisons du port, Saint-Tropez

    Paul Signac – Maisons du port, Saint-Tropez

    Maurice de Vlaminck - Sous-boix

    Maurice de Vlaminck – Sous-boix