Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale

Live Auction: 28 October 2020 • Approximately 7:00 PM EDT • New York
Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale 28 October 2020 • 7:00 PM EDT • New York
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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.


Alberto Giacometti
Estimate: 20,000,000 – 30,000,000 USD
Femme Leoni is a masterpiece of Giacometti’s post-war artistic production and one of the first tall, static female sculptures that, along with L’Homme qui marche, would come to symbolize Giacometti’s work for the remainder of his life.
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Works from the Brooklyn MuseumLEARN MORE

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.


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.

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True Connoisseurship: The Collection of Ezra and Cecile ZilkhaEXPLORE THE COLLECTION

Explorations of the Female Form


Property from the Collection of Sandra MossLEARN MORE

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 or +1 212 606 7171. You can read more about our safety requirements here.

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