London: After Christie’s sale last night, the art world gathers at rival Sotheby’s for the auction house’s highly anticipated Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale.
At US$23,448,491 to 31,264,655, carrying the highest estimate is Claude Monet’s beautiful 1908 work, Le Palais Contarini (pictured). Also starring in this multimillion sale are coveted works by Pablo Picasso, Rene Magritte, and Piet Mondrian, to name a few.
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Pictured is Pablo Picasso and daughter Paloma in 1951.
Put on your sunscreen, and make sure you wear your shades because this summer is going to be hot! Celebrate the heady days and long, perfect nights of summer with works by artists such as David Hockney, Elliot Erwitt, John Baldessari, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol.
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Pablo Picasso’s last muse,Jacqueline Roque, is considered to have been a catalyst for the burst of innovation and creativity in the artist’s later years. The two met in the South of France in 1952, when Picasso was nearly 70 and Jacqueline was only 27 years old.
Pictured is his 1959 work, Deux Femmes avec un Vase a Fleurs.
Picasso With Revolver
Andre Villers met Pablo Picasso in 1953 in Vallauris, France. After Picasso gave Villers his first camera, they began a lifelong friendship and artistic collaboration. Together they experimented with Cubism in photography, proving that the movement need not be confined to painting and drawing.
Pictured is Villiers’s photograph, Picasso with revolver and hat of Gary Cooper, Cannes (1958).
Picasso, Monet, and Miró
A 1932 Picasso painting of his lover Marie-Therese Walter, Femme Assise Pres d’une Fenetre, was the centerpiece of the auction, selling for 28.6 million pounds (US$44.8 million).
In what are expected to be some of the most expensive UK sales ever seen, £500 million worth of art by stars from Pablo Picasso to Francis Bacon will be going under the hammer at auction houses in London this month.
Highlights at Sotheby’s include a monumental portrait of Pablo Picasso’s mistress muse Marie-Thérèse Walter, which could fetch as much as £35 million, and Three Studies For A Self-Portrait by Francis Bacon, which could fetch up to £15 million.
Christie’s offers paintings including a portrait by Amedeo Modigliani of muse and lover Jeanne Hébuterne at £16 to 22 million, as well as Wassily Kandinsky’sBalancement, which is estimated at £5 to 6 million.
Warhol Tops Picasso
Andy Warhol has supplanted the Chinese ink painter Zhang Daqian as the world’s biggest seller at auction.
Works by the US Pop artist fetched US$380.3 million in sales in 2012, beating Pablo Picasso!
Read all about it on Bloomberg.
Picasso Stars at Sotheby’s
It took less than five minutes for a Picasso to sell for US$41.5 million at Sotheby’s on Thursday night!
Nature morte aux tulipes, a 1932 painting of Pablo Picasso’s mistress, Marie-Therese Walther, was sold by Las Vegas titan Steve Wynn.
Check out auction results from the Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art sale.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life
Happy Birthday Pablo Picasso! The iconic artist was born on this day in 1881 in Málaga, Spain.
One of the most prominent and innovative artists of the 20th century, Picasso is celebrated for his lengthy and prolific career working in several modernist idioms, as well as for co-founding Cubism.
Don’t miss Picasso Black and White at the Guggenheim, the first exhibition to explore the use of black and white throughout the artist’s prolific career.
Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, created Trois Femmes in 1959.
Bid on Picasso’s Trois Femmes and browse more Modern Art on artnet Auctions.
The Stolen Work
Seven priceless artworks by artists including Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, and Lucian Freud were stolen from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam last night.
Flip through the album to get a visual of what was ruthlessly stolen from the Dutch museum.
Priceless Artworks Stolen
“An initial investigation suggests that the robbery was well prepared,” reads a statement from the Dutch police.
Among the stolen works were Picasso’s 1971 Harlequin Head, Monet’s 1901 Waterloo Bridge, London, Henri Matisse’s 1919 Reading Girl in White and Yellow, and Lucian Freud’s 2002 Woman with Eyes Closed.
Picasso Sold at Frieze
Pablo Picasso’s Homme et Femme au bouquet (1970) was among the first works to be sold at the inaugural Frieze Masters. The painting was sold at the stand of New York dealer Christophe Van de Weghe, and was purchased for US$8.5 million by a mystery US collector. According to Bloomberg, London fairs, galleries, and auction houses are testing demand with more than US$1.5 billion worth of art.
Check out our graph to see how we used artnet Analytics to compare the growth of Picasso’s late paintings with the S&P500.