Impressionist & Modern Art | New York
Online Auction: 1–11 March 2021 • 2:00 PM EST • New York

Impressionist & Modern Art | New York 1–11 March 2021 • 2:00 PM EST • New York

S otheby’s is pleased to present our first sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in 2021, open for bidding online from Monday, 1 March, until Thursday, 11 March. We are delighted to offer works from several distinguished private domestic and international collections, including pieces from the esteemed collection of Ezra & Cecile Zilkha and two works formerly in the collection of Charmion von Wiegand. The sale also includes a series of accessible works on paper offered without reserve by dynamic artists of the twentieth and twenty first centuries. Excellent examples of the School of Paris by Jean Dufy, Jean-Pierre Cassigneul, and Louis Valtat are complimented by an exciting bronze by modernist sculptor Alexander Archipenko, as well as a rare edition by Man Ray and many other Surrealist gems.

Alexander Archipenko | Seated Woman Combing Her Hair
“I obtained an entirely new and original type of sculpture with new aesthetic, optical and spiritual expressions. The combining of positive and negative forms evolved into a new modern style.”
– Alexander Archipenko, Fifty Creative Years, 1908-1958, New York, 1960, pp. 52.

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The Collection of Charmion von Wiegand
Sotheby’s is privileged to present two works formerly in the Collection of Charmion von Wiegand, an American journalist and painter who developed a deep and spiritually intimate friendship with Piet Mondrian in the waning years of the Dutch master’s life. Von Wiegand was also a dear friend of the present owner and she bequeathed both works to him upon her death in 1983. This auction marks their first appearance on the market since they entered von Wiegand’s collection more than a half century ago. See lots 40 and 41 .

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