Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art sale boasts some of the finest paintings in history. See our preview here...
29 January 2014
The fine art world is gearing up for one of the most exciting auctions in recent years, featuring 5 masterpieces that any reputable gallery would love to have hanging in their collection.
London auction house, Christie’s, is offering art aficionados the chance to buy some of the rarest iconic works from the last 100 years when the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale gets underway on 4 February.
Pablo Picasso’s 1955 oil on canvas Femme Au Costume Turc Dans Un Fauteuil leads the auction. Available to buy for the first time in more than half a century, experts are predicting a bidding frenzy that could far exceed its current £15m estimate.
With works by Henri Matisse and Claude Monet in the mix too, this really is a very special sale. Click through now for our pre-auction preview…
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
signed ‘Picasso’ (upper right); dated and numbered ‘20.11.55. II’ (on the reverse)
oil on canvas 36¼ x 28¾ in. (92 x 73 cm.)
Painted in 1955
Estimate: £15,000,000 – 20,000,000
Claude Monet (1840-1926)
signed and dated 'Claude Monet 82' (lower right)
oil on canvas 25½ x 31.7/8 in. (64.8 x 81 cm.)
Painted in 1882
Estimate: £4,000,000 - 7,000,000
Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
signed 'F.LÉGER' (lower right); signed and dated 'F.LÉGER 1-1918' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas 21¼ x 19¾ in. (54.3 x 50.3 cm.)
Painted in 1918
Estimate: £5,000,000 - 7,000,000
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
signed 'Henri.Matisse' (upper left)
oil on canvas 18¼ x 22 in. (46.2 x 56 cm.)
Painted in 1905
Estimate: £2,000,000 - 3,000,000
Henry Moore (1898-1986)
Bronze with brown and green patina Height: 28¼ in. (71.8 cm.)
Base: 19¾ x 17¾ in. (50.2 x 45 cm.)
Conceived in 1956 and cast in an edition of ten
Estimate: £2,500,000 - 3,500,000