On 7 December, the De Magritte à Indiana : une collection italienne sale concluded with an outstanding total of €7.3M and 86.6% of the lots sold by value.
A work that attracted one of the highest bids was La Femme au miroir painted by René Magritte in 1941. This painting with its enigmatic and decidedly poetic feel reflected its high estimate at €2,520,000 (lot 6).
This collection also contained one of the last major works by Georges Braque from his Cubist period. Verre, pipe et poire, 1917, certainly appealed to collectors looking for extremely rare works, and soared all the way up to €1.5 million (lot 8).
Lastly, Natura morta, a beautiful, silent composition by Giorgio Morandi, a genuine metonymy of his work, exceeded its high estimate at €895,500 (lot 4).
Over the last few decades, this exceptional ensemble has been patiently assembled by a family of Italian connoisseurs. Alongside classic masters of the 20th century such as Georges Braque, René Magritte, and Marc Chagall, the collection also highlights great Italian artists of the 20th Century, such as Gino Severini, Giorgio Morandi and Giorgio de Chirico. This carefully curated and tasteful group then leads us to more contemporary pieces with iconic works by Robert Indiana as well as cutting edge works from contemporary Italian artists.