In light of the current circumstances and governmental recommendations we write to inform you that we are rescheduling our March 26th sale of Art Impressionniste et Moderne and our March 27th sale Œuvres sur Papier. These sales will now be held on June 5th and 6th respectively.
While we wait and look forward to welcoming you again in our Parisian galleries we will stay in touch via the Sotheby’s website and social media:
Our catalogues will remain on-line and can be accessed below as well as other information and stories regarding the exceptional works being featured in these sales.
Our upcoming Art Impressionniste et Moderne sale held at Sotheby’s presents a major work by Paul Klee. Painted in 1937, Abend in N is emblematic of the artist’s subtle associations of geometric patterns and color. Held in the same private collection for the last 60 years, extremely well-preserved, the appearance at auction of this outstanding nocturnal composition is a major event.
The sale presents another nocturnal scene, this time by René Magritte: Le Temps jadis which combines many of the key elements of the artist’s pictorial vocabulary such as the bilboquet, the raven, fire, and mountains, plunges the viewer in the painter’s magical world of arbitrary juxtapositions.
Many other works by key artists of the 20th century are also represented in the sale such as a monumental bronze, Tigre de Sibérie, by Rembrandt Bugatti, a mysterious landscape by Emil Nolde, sculptures by Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel and a stunning floral composition by Odilon Redon. Surrealism is also in attendance with works by Francis Picabia, including two oils that where in the mythical collection of Gertrude Stein, as well as works by Victor Brauner, Man Ray and Pierre Roy.