NEW YORK – Paintings by Picasso are always among the star lots in evening auctions, but his works in various mediums can be found in a surprising number of categories at a range of values. The artist was extremely productive and utilised not only paint and canvas but ink, paper and clay. Across sales of Modern Art and Prints this May, Sotheby’s is offering Picassos from virtually every significant phase of his career.

Property from a Private American Collection, Le Sauvetage, 1932, Estimate $14,000,000–18,000,000. © 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. To be offered in the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening sale in New York on 7 May.

Highlights include two important paintings from the early 1930s depicting his great muse Marie-Thérèse Walter; a mask-like sculpture from the 1950s; and a range of examples from his celebrated later years such as a spectacular double-sided drawing and a psychologically complex self-portrait in ink on paper.

Property of a Noted Private Collector, Tête de Marie-Thérèse, 1932–34. Estimate $15,000,000–20,000,000. © 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. To be offered in the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening sale in New York on 7 May. 

 

Buste d’Homme, 1967. Estimate $500,000–700,000. © 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. To be offered in the Impressionist & Modern Art Day sale in New York on 8 May.

Mère et Enfant, 1921. Estimate $150,000–250,000. © 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. To be offered in the Impressionist & Modern Art Day sale in New York on 8 May. 

Le Masque, 1952. Estimate $100,000–150,000. © 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. To be offered in the Impressionist & Modern Art Day sale in New York on 8 May.

Recto. Trois personnages (recto) and Cinq personnages (verso); double-sided, 1972. Estimate $500,000–700,000. To be offered in the Impressionist & Modern Art Day sale in New York on 8 May.

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