S otheby’s is pleased to present its marquee fall Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art, to be held in New York on Wednesday, 28 October, immediately following the Contemporary Art Evening Auction.
The sale will be highlighted by Vincent van Gogh’s Fleurs dans un verre from 1890, a particularly exceptional example of the artist’s flower paintings, painted in a fever of activity only days before his untimely death. We are also honored to offer a selection of works from the Brooklyn Museum, including a stunning canvas by Claude Monet depicting a cluster of tidal islands just south of his beloved Giverny. Additional highlights include iconic examples by Surrealist masters Man Ray, Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte.
Take a Virtual Tour of the Exhibition
Sotheby’s is honored to present two exceptionally rare and early masterpieces by Giorgio de Chirico and Man Ray as highlights of our Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 28 October in New York. On offer from the same private collection, both works are poised to establish new auction records for their respective artists.
VINCENT VAN GOGH
FLEURS DANS UN VERRE
Painted in 1890
ESTIMATE $14,000,000 – 18,000,000
Fleurs dans un verre belongs to a very small group of floral still lifes that Vincent van Gogh completed during his seventy-day residency in Auvers-sur-Oise, where he would bring his life to an end in the height of the summer of 1890. Although traditionally assigned to his time in Arles in J.B. de la Faille’s 1928 and 1939 catalogue raisonnés of the artist’s work, the present canvas is now agreed to have been part of the artist’s final, dramatic artistic production in this hamlet north of Paris. In his seventy days in Auvers, van Gogh would paint seventy or so canvases, a huge output by any measure. Many of these canvases represent the village of Auvers itself and its immediate surroundings. There are also major portraits and, rarer still, still lifes such as Fleurs dans un verre.
Explorations of the Female Form
Visit the Exhibition
Following the guidelines for the Phase Four reopening of Manhattan, we are able to accommodate clients in our building by appointment only. The exhibition for this sale will open on 21 October and will close on 28 October at 12PM EDT. To schedule an appointment please click here or contact appointmentsNY@sothebys.com or +1 212 606 7171. You can read more about our safety requirements here.