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    Thursday, September 30th, 2021
    Alberto Giacometti – Nature Morte (pommes) – € 1,000,000 – 1,500,000 © Christie’s images limited

    This Still Life by Alberto Giacometti comes up at Christie’s Paris Avant Garde sale on October 21. It is one of two lots from the collection of the late Yves Montand in the sale. The other is Vase de tournesols (Les trois soleils) by Georges Braque, estimated at €150,000-250,000. Paris Avant-Garde highlights the great masters of the 20th century who were far ahead of their time. Not relying on a predefined model of beauty, the work of these artists embodies the essence of modernity, still in the making, and breaks with traditional conceptions of art. Among the artists in the evening sale are Pierre Soulages, Marie Vassilieff, Edouard Manet, Berthe Morisot, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Alberto Giacometti and Theo van Doesburg.

    Christie’s will mark FIAC week – the international contemporary art fair – with a series of 20th/21st century art sales in Paris and online from October 21-26. This includes an online sale of an unpublished set of 48 works by Balthus from the collection of Stanislas Klossowski de Rola, the artist’s son.