Results: Marc Chagall’s Les Amoureux, captured hearts at the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening sale on 14 November. The top lot of the $269.6 million New York sale was Chagall’s lyrical masterpiece which brought a record $28.5 million. The painting, which depicts the artist’s childhood sweetheart and muse Bella Rosenfeld, had been in the same collection since the year it was painted in 1928. Later in the evening, collectors battled for Chagall’s large-scale Le Grand Cirque, which hammered down at $16 million. Ten works by Picasso sold for a total of $46.8 million, and a trio of landscapes by Claude Monet was led by Les Glaçons, Bennecourt, selling for $23.4 million.
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Spanning movements from Impressionism to Cubism and Surrealism, remarkable paintings, works on paper and sculpture by the leading artists of the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries will be offered in Sotheby’s upcoming evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art to be held on November 14, 2017. Leading the auction is an exceptional group of works from the Collection of Martin and Barbara Zweig which includes a strikingly modern still-life by Paul Cézanne and a brilliantly colored pastel of a bather by Edgar Degas alongside works by Pierre Bonnard, Gustave Caillebotte and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, while a stunning collection of works on paper from the Diamontein-Spielvogel collection presents a strikingly modern aesthetic. Other important and exceedingly rare highlights include works by René Magritte, a selection of sculptures by Henry Moore, a stunning 1928 work by Marc Chagall, Monet’s Les Arceaux de roses, Giverny from 1913 which is one of only five canvases painted by the artist between the summer of 1912 and 1914 featuring his beloved garden at Giverny and his 1893 oil Les Glaçons, Bennecourt, which, with its highly-textured surfaced, provides one of Monet’s most tactile depictions of ice floes on the Seine.