Sotheby's 6 May 2015 Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale brought a strong total of $51,645,250, including buyer's premium, well within pre-sale expectation. Leading the sale at $2,290,000, Claude Monet's Nymphéas was one of nine works in the sale exceeding $1 million. Fernand Léger's magnificent Les Plongeurs en rouge et bleu, painted in 1943 also performed strongly, selling above estimate at $2,050,000.
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Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale on May 6th 2015 features a dazzling array of paintings, drawings and sculptures from important estates and esteemed private collections, including Fernand Léger’s superb Les Plongeurs en rouge et bleu, executed shortly after the artist arrived in the United States. We are also proud to offer an 1876 study for Le Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir from the collection of Lolo Sarnoff, an exquisite example of Claude Monet’s celebrated Nymphéas series from a distinguished North American collection, the remarkable Toreador by Pavel Tchelitchew from the collection of Frances Coles, and a variety of modern works—including two late-1920s collages by Kurt Schwitters—from the collection of the Chicago-based businessman and philanthropist Jerome H. Stone. A superb selection of three-dimensional work will be led by Pablo Picasso’s exceptional Tête d’animal à cornes, a lifetime cast of Rodin’s Le Baiser, a Cubist masterpiece by Jacques Lipchitz, rare string sculptures by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth and an impressive octagonal table with extraordinary detailing by Diego Giacometti. Other highlights include a group of major oils by Impressionist painters Alfred Sisley and Camille Pissarro as well as a captivating assortment of works from the Der Sturm and Bauhaus artists, and a spectacular paravent screen by Futurist Giacomo Balla.
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|102||Please note the additional literature reference for this work: Chadwick (exhibition catalogue), Marlborough Fine Art, London, 1984, illustration of another cast p. 20 Chadwick (exhibition catalogue), Galería Freites, Caracas, 1988, no. 9|
|114||Please note the correct medium is cast stone.|
|117||Please note that the correct medium for this work is silver-plated brass.|
|134||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|163||Please note that this work has been requested for the forthcoming exhibition Un fauve chez Bonnard, Henri Manguin - L'Exaltation de la couleur which will be held at the Musée Bonnard in Le Cannet from June 27-October 31, 2015.|
|170||This work has been requested for the upcoming exhibition of Camoin's work scheduled for summer 2016 at the Musée Granet Aix-en-Provence.|
|173||Please note that the title of this work is: Forêt|
|181||Please note the title should read: Vieux pont de Limay|
|242||Please note the title should read: Paysage|
|250||This work will be included in the new edition of the Catalogue Raisonné of Alfred Sisley by François Daulte now being prepared by Galerie Brame & Lorenceau for the Comité Alfred Sisley. Please note that the provenance should include Eugène Blot, Paris and read as follows: Henri Poidatz, Paris (and sold: Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, April 27, 1900, lot 79) Sale: Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, March 4-5, 1921, lot 113 Comte de Lanscay, Paris (and sold: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April 6, 1922, lot 16) Eugène Blot, Paris (acquired at the above sale) Dr. Arthur Charpentier, Paris Acquired circa 1950 and thence by descent|
|253||Please note that this work is number 84, not 83 in the referenced literature (with incorrect dimension) and that the provenance should read as follows: Sale: Artcurial - Briest, Poulain, F. Tajan, Paris, April 8, 2007, lot 121 Artgiverny, Oakland, California (acquired at the above sale) Private Collection Acquired from the above by the present owner|
|255||Please note the correct estimate for this work is $40,000-60,000.|
|259||Please note the correct medium is oil on board.|
|331||Please note that the full title reads as follows: L'Embouchure de l'Aven à Pont Aven|
|369||Please note the correct estimate for this work is $100,000-150,000.|
|402||Please note this work has been requested as a loan for the forthcoming Alexei Jawlensky retrospective at the Neue Galerie in New York and the Frye Art Museum in Seattle in 2017.|
|439||Please note the title should read: Village Valmondois|