Léger’s Les Trois Musiciens, ler Etat, 1932, a vivid depiction of the spirit of its era, personifying the Jazz Age and "joie de vivre" of Paris in the years leading up to the war (est. $2.5/3.5 million). Léger took his inspiration here from the performers at the bals musettes, where working-class Parisians would come on any given Saturday and Sunday afternoon to dance to the melody of an accordionist, the harmony of a horn player and the rhythmic thump of a bass player. The painting is the first version of the celebrated work in the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The media preview for Sotheby’s November 2009 sales of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art Will be held on Friday 30 October at 9 am. To RSVP, please call 212 606 7176.