Sotheby’s sale of Impressionist & Modern Art brought a strong total of $3,261,378, well within pre-sale expectations. Bernard Buffet’s Clown au Chapeau Haute Forme soared to $425,000, nearly three times its high estimate. Other highlights include Sir Jacob Epstein's Einstein, which sold for more than triple its high estimate at $161,000 and Jean-Pierre Cassigneul's Francine, which sold for $112,500.
On 15 December 2014 Sotheby’s will offer a selection of Impressionist & Modern Art, including works from the collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Highlights of the auction include paintings by Maurice de Vlaminck, Bernard Buffet and Jean Pierre Cassigneul, works on paper by Jean Dufy and Francoise Gilot, and sculptures by Aristide Maillol, Jacob Epstein and Henry Moore.
Please note that according to Olivier Lorquin, this is one example from a planned edition of six. The work relates to several other similar terracottas and small bronzes conceived circa 1912-1925 which concluded with the final bronze Monument To Paul Cezanne.
Please note that the correct title of this work is "Main droite no 7, petit modèle."
Please note that there is additional exhibition history available for this piece. Please contact the department for further information.
Please note that this work is titled "Les Faucheaux" and dated "Villette 1910 par Henry Valensi"
Robert Stoppenbach of the Comité Derain has seen the work in person on December 8, 2014 and confirmed a full attribution to Andre Derain. He further said that the Comité will provide a certificate if asked. There is a fee.
Please note that the present lot is illustrated as a frontispiece of the catalogue as Lot 105.