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Picasso Tableau to Highlight Modern Art Sale

Sotheby’s London forthcoming Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on Tuesday 5th February 2013 will be led by a monumental 1932 portrait of Picasso’s ‘golden muse’ Marie-Therese Walter (est. 25-35£ million).

Featuring an exceptional group of works from eminent collections, the sale will also offer Claude Monet’s monumental Nympheas avec reflets de HautesHerbes of 1914-17 (est. £12-18 million) from the artist’s most celebrated series of works, and an outstanding example of Miro’s important post-war paintings, Femme revant de l’evasion of 1945 (est. £8-12 million) that comes to auction for the first time in 50 years from the Wallach Collection, ArtDaily said.

One of the most important group of works on paper by EgonSchiele to come to auction will be offered from the Leopold Museum in Vienna (combined est. £9-12 million), and further highlights include a selection of works from a rare English collection of Impressionist art, the Collection of the Late Earl of Jersey, two remarkable pastels by Edgar Degas and a strong offering of German Expressionist Art.

The sale is estimated to fetch in excess of £103 million. Helena Newman, Chairman of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Department Europe, said, “We are delighted to present a sale this February that includes such important and hugely appealing works that span right across the Impressionist & Modern Art field, spearheaded by Picasso’s 1932 work Femme assisepresd’unefenetre. In recent years in particular we have witnessed the remarkable allure of Picasso’s portraits of Marie-Therese to collectors, with La Lecture selling for £25 million - double its pre-sale estimate - in Sotheby’s February 2011 sale, and Nature morte aux tulipes selling in Sotheby’s November 2012 sale for $41.5 million. This particular portrait is a striking and notably modern-looking work from one of the artist’s most celebrated periods."

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Source : Iran Daily

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