The sale of the Zaira & Marcel Mis Collection on 24 October 2012 will be one of the top auction events in Paris this Autumn. The collection was formed by Zaira and Marcel Mis over nearly half a century and includes works by Egon Schiele, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Alexander Calder, Lucio Fontana, Robert Rauschenberg and Alighiero Boetti. The collection also features an extraordinary ensemble of works by René Magritte.
Zaira and Marcel both developed an independant interest in art collecting for different reasons. Zaira's family had a tradition of collecting modern art and Marcel's curiosity was stimulated by his work as a textile engineer. They both acquired works throughout their lives through a variety of encounters and opportunities.
The Mis Collection makes no claim to chart the history of 20th century art and does not concentrate on any specific period or movement. It is an ensemble with a strong and courageous visual personality comprising a sweeping variety of works that unblushingly mingle superstars of 20th century art with less famous artists who, through their painterly or sculptural research, helped construct or deconstruct the artistic panorama of the last century.
Veuillez noter que cette oeuvre a fait l'objet d'une demande de pret pour l'exposition itinerante 'Rene Magritte : 1926-1938' qui aura lieu au Museum of Modern Art de New York, a la Menil Collection de Houston et a l'Art Institute de Chicago entre septembre 2013 et octobre 2014.
Please note that this work has been the object of a loan request for the travelling exhibition 'Rene Magritte: 1926-1938' which will take place at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Menil Collection, Houston and The Art Institute of Chicago between September 2013 and October 2014.
Veuillez noter que l'authenticite de cette oeuvre a ete confirmee par Claude Picasso.
Please note that the authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Claude Picasso.
Veuillez noter que cette oeuvre a ete titre 'Deux Femmes ou La Consolation' par la Fondation Paul Delvaux.
Please note that this work has been titled 'Deux Femmes ou La Consolation' by the Paul Delvaux Foundation.
Veuillez noter que cette oeuvre est retiree de la vente.
Please note that this work is withdrawn from the sale.
Veuillez noter que le medium de l'oeuvre est : transfert de solvants et tissus colles sur papier.
Please note that the medium is : solvent transfert and fabric collaged to paper.
Veuillez noter que le medium est : tempera, encre de Chine et pastel sur papier maroufle sur toile.Please note that the medium is : tempera, China ink and pastel on paper laid down on canvas.