UNDER THE HAMMER
SOTHEBY’S Featuring late-Impressionist, Fauve and Surrealist works, the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York realised US$318 million Amedeo Modigliani, Nu couché (sur le côté gauche), 1917
Featuring the Italian master’s signature nudes with elongated features and silhouettes, this oil-on-canvas topped the sale with US$157 million.
Pablo Picasso, Le Repos, 1932
Another noteworthy oil-on-canvas was Picasso’s portrait of his muse and lover Marie-Thérèse Walter, which exceeded its estimated price to fetch US$36.9 million.
Claude Monet, Matinée sur la Seine, 1896
This lovely painting of a morning at the Seine by one of the most important figures of French Impressionism sold within estimates at US$20.5 million.