“Jean Miro”

Christie’s announce line-up for The Art of the Surreal evening sale

Christie’s have announced the line-up for their The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale, which is to take place on 4 February 2015 in London. Lots will include works by pre-eminent surrealists including Miro, Magritte, Chagall, Picabia, Arp, Ernst, Tanguy, and Dominguez. Amongst the most important of the works for sale is Jean Miro’s 1953 L’oiseau au plumage déployé vole vers l’arbre argenté, which is predicted to sell for between £7 million and £9 million. The lots, which come from several anonymous private collections, include several works which have never before been on sale at auction. Olivier Camu, Deputy Chairman of Impressionist and Modern Art at Christie’s, has described the collection of works on sale as “the strongest and most valuable grouping of Surrealist art to be offered at auction, worldwide, to date,” noting their “appeal to today’s broad group of discerning international collectors, who increasingly recognise and appreciate the influence that the Surrealists had on subsequent artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.” In addition to the Surrealist works, the auction will include notable Impressionist and Modern pieces. The pre-sale estimate for the auction is £92 million – £133...

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