In this video Barbara and Morton Mandel recount their journey as passionate collectors of 20th and 21st-century art. Throughout their lives, the Mandels have acquired examples by Modern and Post War masters – from Pablo Picasso to Donald Judd. The collection’s breadth attests to the couple’s dedication to selecting only great works. Raising The Bar: Masterworks from the Collection of Morton and Barbara Mandel will be held on the evening of 16 May prior to our Contemporary Art Evening Auction.
Highlights from Sotheby's New York auctions of Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern and African Art will be on view in Los Angeles, 17 & 18 April. Click ahead for a preview of highlights from the sales. The Shape of Beauty: Sculpture from the Collection of Howard and Saretta Barnet 14 May | New York Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale 14 May | New York Raising The Bar: Masterworks from the Collection of Morton and Barbara Mandel 16 May | New York Contemporary Art Evening Auction 16 May | New York Contemporary Art Day Auction 17 May | New York
Each morning during the summer and early fall of 1896 and 1897, Claude Monet would rise before dawn at his home in Giverny, don dew-resistant clothing and head to the river. There he would board his bateau-atelier, a rowboat from which he could work his canvases en plain air as the sun rose. The resulting body of work, the Matinée sur la Seine, reflects the artist’s determination to capture the effects of the lightening sky on the same view at the confluence of the river Epte and the Seine.
Highlights from Sotheby's New York Contemporary and Impressionist & Modern Art auctions will be on view in London from 7–10 April. Click ahead for a preview of highlights from the sales. Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale 14 May | New York Raising The Bar: Masterworks from the Collection of Morton and Barbara Mandel 16 May | New York Contemporary Art Evening Auction 16 May | New York Contemporary Art Day Auction 17 May | New York
Coming in May
The Impressionist & Modern Art Evening and Surrealist Art Evening sales on 28 February in London reached a combined total of £136,001,500, led by an exceptional Picasso portrait. Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter) (1937) sold for £49,827,000. making it the highest auction price for any painting ever sold in Europe in pounds. Among the other top lots were Picasso's Le matador (£16,521,500), André Derain's Bateaux à Collioure (£10,876,500) and Umberto Boccioni's Testa + luce + ambiente (£9,070,100) while Lustre avec femme, homme et oiseau, a magnificent chandelier by Alberto Giacometti, sold for £7,602,400. Meanwhile, the Surrealist Art Evening Sale was led by Salvador Dalí's magnificent Maison pour érotomane, which sold for £3,538,000. Click ahead to see highlights from the results. (Image © Succession Picasso/DACS 2018)
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