Picasso, Matisse, Monet to lead Sotheby’s Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist  Art Evening Sales

Picasso, Matisse, Monet to lead Sotheby’s Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Art Evening Sales

Sotheby’s London Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art Evening Sales on 3rd February are characterised by their breadth of range within these collecting categories , combined with an outstanding level of quality across the board.

Encompassing works by the most sought – after artists including Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Paul Delvaux and René Magritte, to name but a few, the 54 lots in the evening sales are estimated to fetch a combined total of £97,630,000 – 138,370,000

Helena Newman, Global Co – Head of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Department , said: “ We are delighted to launch the first London sale season of 2016 with auctions of Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Art. Included in the auctions are works by some of the most important and desirable blue – chip artists of the 20th Century that will appeal to the broad – ranging and discerning tastes of today’s collectors around the globe .”

1956. A Chicago - based collector who was one of the a rtist's earliest patrons in the United States, Hodes owned over 50 gouaches by the artist - creating a veritable museum of Magritte’s work in miniature in his home. The Property of a Nobleman René Magritte L’U sage de la parole (1961) Estimate: £500,000 - 700,000
The Property of a Nobleman René Magritte Shéhérazade (1956) Estimate: £500,000 - 700,000
Property from the collection of Royan Middleton Henri Matisse La Leçon de piano (1923) Estimate: £12,000,000 - 18,000,000
Property from a European Collection Fra ncis Picabia Ventilateur ( circa 1918 ) Estimate: £1,800,000 - 2,500,000

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