Ahead of our Impressionist and Modern Art Evening auction on 14 November, Sotheby’s specialists Jeremiah Evarts and Molly Ott Ambler highlight colourful works from two of the most prominent Modern artists: Vincent van Gogh and Maurice de Vlaminck. In van Gogh’sNature morte: vase aux glaïeuls and Vlaminck’sLe Verger, the artists create sculptural canvases using their signature impasto technique. Watch the video to view the paintings up close and discover why these works helped define the artists' personal styles.
Interested in avant-garde methods of production, László Moholy-Nagy pioneered the use of industrial technology in art making. His 1922-23 work, EM 1 Telephonbild, to be offered in Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York, exemplifies the artist’s pure and geometric abstraction created during his years at the Bauhaus. Ahead of the auction on 14 November, watch this animated video to discover Moholy-Nagy's unique process, and why this work is a masterwork of 20th-century conceptual art.
NEW YORK – It's officially auction season, and that means the Sotheby’s Preferred Lounge on the fourth floor of our New York headquarters has opened its doors once more. To complement a viewing of our presale exhibitions of Impressionist & Modern and Contemporary art – which feature works by Picasso, van Gogh and Warhol, among others stars – we invite you to this season’s Cocktails & Conversations, a dynamic series of informal talks with industry insiders held in the Lounge. Our programme includes: Joan Quinn, a journalist, producer and arts patron, celebrated artistic directors and curators Roya Sachs and Mafalda Millies and famed collector and restaurateur Michael Chow in conversation with Sotheby’s Eric Shiner. Read on for more about our three events. The Preferred Lounge is open 4–18 November and has been appointed by design firm Jordan Mozer & Associates, with paints by Farrow & Ball, furnishings by Pagoda Red and Mozer Studios, rugs by Cinar and a baby-grand piano courtesy of Steinway & Sons.
Two unique artworks by Pablo Picasso show the voracious artist's unending search for inspiration. Le Peintre et son modèle, 1963, renders the iconic subject of the model in the studio much like the masters of Rembrandt, Velásquez and Rubens before him, while a bust of Françoise Gilot, Tête de femme, 1951, shows Picasso in control of his medium, incorporating found objects to create the vivacious likeness of his famous lover and muse. Sotheby's specialists Simon Stock and Jeremiah Evarts illuminate these remarkable works of art ahead of our Impressionist & Modern Art Evening sale on 14 November in New York.
Edvard Munch once said, “My pictures are not art, but life itself.” Known as a deeply psychological painter, Munch captured emotion like no other artist. A testament to this unparalleled quality is his colourfully saturated work, Pikene på broen (The Girls on the Bridge), to be offered in Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening sale on 14 November. Ahead of the sale, discover how Munch, singular in his technique and spirit, inspired artists across many generations.
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