Sotheby's Impressionist Evening sale -- November 7, 2007 Sotheby’s fall sales of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York will be held on November 7 & 8, 2007. Among the highlights are masterworks by many of the key artists of the period.
News-Antique.com - Oct 16,2007 - SOTHEBY’S SALES OF IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 7 & 8, 2007
Franz Marc, Der Wasserfall (Frauen Unter Einem Wasserfall), 1912, est. $20/30 million
EVENING SALE WILL INCLUDE IMPORTANT WORKS BY PAUL GAUGUIN, VINCENT VAN GOGH, PABLO PICASSO, LYONEL FEININGER, CLAUDE MONET, KEES VAN DONGEN, GEORGES BRAQUE AND JOAN MIRÓ
New York, NY – Sotheby’s fall sales of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York will be held on November 7 & 8, 2007. Among the highlights are masterworks by many of the key artists of the period including a stunning Tahitian scene by Paul Gauguin, one of the greatest landscapes by Vincent van Gogh remaining in private hands, a masterpiece by Franz Marc, and the finest sculpture by Pablo Picasso ever to appear at auction. Prior to the auction, the works will be on view in New York from November 2-7, 2007.
David Norman, Executive Vice President and a Chairman of Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Department Worldwide, and Emmanuel Di Donna, Senior Vice President and Director of the Evening Sale said, “We feel very fortunate to be entrusted with so many outstanding works of art. What is noteworthy about this particular sale is the consistency of quality over such a diverse number of movements: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, German Expressionism, Modernism, and more.” Paul Gauguin’s Te Poipoi (The Morning) is one of the greatest Tahitian scenes by the artist remaining in private hands (est. $40/60 million)*. For the past 62 years, the painting was part of one of the most illustrious collections ever formed in America, that of Joan Whitney Payson. Acquired by Mrs. Payson and her husband, Charles, in 1945, this stunning scene of an exotic paradise hung alongside masterpieces by artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and others, and has been consigned for sale by her family. In Te Poipoi, Gauguin presents a highly idealized version of paradise, untouched by western influence. This stunning canvas was painted on the island’s southern coastal region of Mataiea in September or October 1892, about a year into the artist’s first extended stay in French Polynesia. (Separate release available) The Fields (Wheat Fields) by Vincent van Gogh is possibly the last landscape the artist ever painted (est. $28/35 million). This stunning and poignant work belongs to a celebrated series of spectacular canvases painted in early July 1890. The sprawling, golden wheat field in Auvers-sur-Oise was the subject that captured the artist’s imagination during these final weeks of his life. Looking out over the rolling hills of this fragrant countryside, he set up his easel and painted the expanse of wild flowers and long sheaves rustling in the breeze. None of the turmoil that the artist was wrestling with in his inner life is evident in this glorious picture, which reads as a vibrant celebration of the richness of the land and the beauty of France. Van Gogh’s final months were spent at the Ravoux Inn in Auvers, and the present canvas was among the