The Impressionist & Modern Art evening sale achieved a final total of £78,853,000. The auction was led by Pablo Picasso's Tête de femme, a 1935 portrait of his greatest muse Marie-Thérèse Walter that sold for £18.9 million. A lifetime cast of Auguste Rodin's daring Iris, Messagère des Dieux, once in the collection of Sylvester Stallone, led the selection of sculpture achieving £11.6 million and marking a new auction record for the artist in pounds sterling. Further highlights of the auction included Claude Monet’s 1908 work Le Palais Ducal vu de Saint-Georges Majeur and Henri Matisse’s La Leçon de piano from 1923 which sold for £11.6 million and £10.8 million respectively.
This February Impressionist & Modern Art Evening presents an outstanding selection of works by the greatest artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. From French Impressionism to German Expressionism, the auctions will offer an exceptional variety of paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the major artistic movements of the period.