London, 2 January 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
On 7 February, Amedeo Modigliani is expected to lead the Impressionist and Modern Art auction organised by Bonhams in London. His painting Jeune fille aux cheveux noirs, from the collections of the Laurence S. Rockefeller Fund, is estimated between £700,000 and £1 million. This enigmatic portrait of a women in sleek silhouette and with a deep gaze marked the artist’s career and is now particularly sought after in the market. Bonhams hopes to receive the same success brought by Portrait de femme in June 2011, that was awarded £1.8 million.
Picasso’s works should also draw the attention of buyers, particularly with the oil painting Notre-Dame de Paris, estimated between £700,000 and £1 million. Other highlights include Raoul Dufy’s painting, Atelier de la rue Jeanne-d’Arc, nu couché au passant (estimated £250,000-350,000); Futebol by Candido Portinari (estimated £120,000-180,000) and Rene Magritte’s bronze Le puits de vérité (estimated £150,000-200,000). Emphasis will also be put on the colourful and sunny landscapes by Carlos Nadal as five of his paintings will be displayed at the auction, all estimated between £3,000-30,000.
Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Paul Signac, Marc Chagall, Lyonel Feininger, Bernard Buffet, Marino Marini, and Man Ray will also be honoured at the sale.