IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART
EVENING SALE 18 JUNE 2019
Fernand Léger, Femme dans un fauteuil (1913, Estimate on Request)
Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale will take place on 18 June 2019, part of ‘20th Century at Christie’s’, a series of auctions taking place from 17 to 26 June 2019. Fernand Léger’s Femme dans un fauteuil (1913, estimate on request, illustrated above) and Picasso’s Homme et femme (1968, estimate: £10,000,000-15,000,000) will lead the auction, both offering radical visions of the female form as the artists pushed the boundaries of representation during the 20th century. The Landscape of a Mind: A Private Collector’s Surreal Vision, a group of 13 Dada and Surrealist works, will include paintings by Yves Tanguy and René Magritte as well as a major drawing by Salvador Dalí.
Henri Matisse’s Le collier d’ambre (1937, estimate: £5,000,000-8,000,000) is a further highlight. An odalisque painting, it is amongst the most rigorously designed and strikingly orchestrated compositions Matisse painted after the First World War. Henri Laurens’s Homme à la pipe (1919, estimate: £700,000-1,000,000) and Otto Dix’s Soldat mit Tabakspfeife (1918, estimate: £500,000-800,000) are both presented to the market for the first time since the early 1960s when they were separately acquired for private collections. The sale consists of 34 works, many of which have been in revered private collections for many years and are being offered at auction for the first time. All works will be exhibited in the King Street galleries, London, from 13 to 18 June 2019.
Christie’s, 8 King Street London SW1Y 6QT United Kingdom