Serene Impressionist Landscapes to Striking Modern Still Lifes
S otheby's Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale presents important paintings, sculpture and works on paper from the the most renowned artists of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Leading the sale are a selection of stunning Impressionist works by artists including Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro and Eugène Boudin which celebrate the atmospheric scenes that so preoccupied this group of artists towards the turn of the century.
A highlight of our selection of German pictures is a wonderful painting by Gabriele Münter, Alt-Münchner Herbergen (Hostels of Old Munich). Painted in 1936, this work is a quintessential example of her sought-after Expressionist style. Other stand-out works include pieces by Hannah Höch, Paul Klee, George Grosz and Max Ernst.
We are delighted to offer works from several distinguished private collections including from the collection of Ber van der Molen. This exceptional and well-curated group spans Impressionism, Expressionism and Dutch art with artists such as Kees van Dongen, Auguste Herbin and Jan Toorop.
The sale also includes works in the Modern idiom from artists including Diego Giacometti, Dorothea Tanning, Marc Chagall and Bernard Buffet. We look forward to hearing from you with any questions and to welcoming you to the galleries.
Works on Paper Highlights
Still-Lifes through the 20th Century
Works from the Collection of Ber van der Molen
‘I consider it a rare privilege that my wife and I, after a life of hard work, are able to greatly enjoy what the artists have left behind for us.’
Sotheby’s is honored to present the collection of Ber van der Molen. Spanning both our Impressionist and Modern Art Evening and Day Sales this wonderful collection began with purchases of antique clocks in the 1970s and evolved through acquisitions by the masters of the Bergen school and Dutch art to works of wider European Impressionism and Expressionism of the highest caliber. This exceptional collection displays a true eye for quality, history and a life wonderfully lived with art.