“impressionist art”

Christie’s Impressionist and Modern art auction to make $250m at least

New York, 30 October 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). Christie’s New York just announced its forthcoming Impressionist and Modern art auction, to be held on 7 November 2012, will certainly make an over $250m turnover. The 71 works put on sale will reflect the current trends of the art market. Among others, there will be masterpieces by great masters such as Monet, Kandinsky and Brancusi, as well as paintings from the Surrealist movement by Delvaux, Magritte and Miró. Impressionist works by Caillebotte, Degas and Pissaro will be presented as well, along with modern sculptures by Giacometti, Lipchitz, Picasso and Moore. It is notable this auction will present as well a selection of works by German Impressionist painters, such as Feininger, Jawlensky and Nolde. The star pieces of this auction sale are already known as: The Water Lilies, by Claude Monet, painted in Giverny, France, in 1905, donated to the Hackley School of New York and estimated between $30m and $50m; Studie für Improvisation 8 by Wassily Kandinsky, from the 1909 pioneer series, probably to break another record (it is estimated between €20m and €30m); and A Muse by Constantin Brancusi, estimated between $10m and $15m. Some of the works presented will by no doubt break new...

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Impressionist and modern art at Christie’s this fall

New York, 24 October 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). This season, Christie’s New York is to put on sale a selection of masterpieces by impressionist and modern artists. The collection includes works from the Impressionist and Surrealist movements, paintings as well as sculptures. The auction will take place on 7 November 2012 in the auction house’s headquarters at the Rockefeller Center. Among the pieces on auction, works by Picasso, Monet, Alberto Giacometti, Constanti Brancusi will be found. The auction will also include Kandinsky’s major works put on sale over the last ten years. The painting Studie fur Improvisation 8 (1909) was part of the Volkart Foundation collections, where it remained for sixty years, and is now estimated between $20m and $30m. The following day an auction of works on paper by modern masters will take place, offering the famous Dancer by Edgar Degas (between 1873 and 1874) as well as watercolours by Matisse (1923). Works by Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee will also be put on sale, as well as a major work by Joan Miró titled Drawing-Collage (1930), and works on paper by Magritte and Yves...

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Impressionist and Modern art on sale at Artcurial

Paris, 16 October 2012. Art Media Agency (AMA). Parisian auction house Artcurial organises on 24 October a sale of Impressionist and Modern art. The first session titled “Oeuvres sur papier XXe siècle” (“20th century works on paper”) will take place at 11h offering watercolours and gouache paintings, from Vuillard to Helion. Then the public interested will have a chance to purchase works by André Breton, Paul and Nusch Elluard (a rare drawing from 1931) or Max Ernst as well as the graphic pieces, model and sculptures by Jean Chauvin. Second session, at 14h30 will be consacrated to numerous canvases and sculptures, starting from 19th century with Boudin to the figuration of 1960s with Bernard Buffet. Albert Gleizes will be represented with over sixty works belonging to the Foundation Albert...

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Brancusi masterpiece on sale

New York, 10 October 2012. Art Media Agency (AMA). Christie’s New York announced the sale of a Brancusi masterpiece on 7 November 2012: a modernist piece estimated between $10m and $15m. To answer the evergrowing demand from collectors, Christie’s wished to present exceptional examples of Impressionist art and modernist sculpture. The Muse (1912) by Brancusi will be highlighted this time, one of the first sculptures by the artist presented to the American public. The Impressionist and modern art evening auction will include other works. Major sculptures by Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore and Jacques Lipschitz, and paintings by Lyonel Feininger, Emil Nolde and Marc Chagall, among others, will be presented. With 16 works altogether, this auction should reach over...

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€35m for Impressionist, modern and contemporary art auctions at Sotheby’s Paris

Paris, 31 May 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). The Impressionist, modern and contemporary art auctions at Sotheby’s Paris took more than €35m in two days and established four new market records. According to Thomas Bompard, Head of the Department of Specialist Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby’s France, Paris is gaining ground: “We were very honoured by the trust placed in us by the European collector who entrusted us with the two Picassos, by the American collector who owned the Man Ray and by the London-based owner of the Dali: these three people put faith in the Paris auction house to promote very important paintings at an international level. The evening’s extraordinary results are evidence that they were right to do so and constitute a tribute to them.” The Impressionist and Modern art auction took more than €20m, with 75% of lots sold, 93% by value, which is the most significant amount for an auction of this kind at Sotheby’s in France. For contemporary art, the daytime and evening auctions exceeded €14m with a percentage of sold lots of 79%. The four new records are: Man Ray, Two-faced image, 1959, oil painting, €2,416,750; a world record for a work by Man Ray; Salvador Dali, Paysage de Port Lligat, avant la tempête, 1956, €1,800,750; a record for a work by this artist in France; Auguste Herbin, Quai du Port de Bastia, 1907, oil painting, €600,750; a world record for the artist; Christ. Beekman, Paysan et Chèvre, around 1917, oil painting, €54,750; a world record for a work by the...

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