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The Landscape Of A Mind: A Private Collector’s Surreal Vision

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 7 giugno 2019

London – Christie’s will offer The Landscape of a Mind: A Private Collector’s Surreal Vision as a highlight of ‘20th Century at Christie’s’. Over a series of sales, including the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 18 June, and a dedicated sale of Design, Photography, Indian Miniatures, Post-War and Contemporary Art and further Impressionist and Modern Art on 20 June, more than 100 works will be presented. Together, they map the surreal vision of an eclectic collector who cleverly created a dialogue between objects and artworks in the domestic settings they inhabited. The collection is estimated in the region of £15,000,000. A dedicated interior will be created for the collection in the St James’s galleries at King Street from 13 to 20 June 2019 as part of ‘20th Century at Christie’s’, a series of auctions that will take place from 17 to 26 June 2019.
An important group of 13 Surrealist and Dada works will highlight the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 18 June 2019. Yves Tanguy’s L’Extinction des especes II (1938, estimate: £2,500,000-4,000,000) will be offered at auction for the first time and was passed down through the family of Tanguy’s primary dealer (Pierre Matisse) until 2013, when it was acquired by the present owner from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation. Le parc du vautour (1926, estimate: £2,500,000-4,000,000) is an unusually large surrealist landscape, which explores a dream-like scene. Featured in Magritte’s first solo exhibition in 1927, a seminal show which launched his career as a Surrealist, Le parc du vautour will be offered at auction for the first time.Olivier Camu, Deputy Chairman, Impressionist and Modern Art, Christie’s: “This superb and unique collection exudes a strong erotic surrealism, visible in the paintings, drawings, photographs, collages and iconic design. The formidable Mark Tansey was the first purchase, which then led to an appetite for Dada and Surrealism across many different categories and value levels, without any bias but always with great research, wit and an eye for quality. This most eclectic of collections draws us into the fascinating landscape of the mind of this very passionate collector. We are particularly excited to introduce at auction for the first time ever Magritte’s unusually large ‘Le parc du vautour’ of 1926 as well as Yves Tanguy’s ‘L’extinction des especes, II’ of 1938, the best painting by the artist I have seen at auction since the world record setting ‘Les derniers jours’ sold in these rooms in 2005.’”

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The Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale and Art of the Surreal

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 2 marzo 2017

art-of-the-surrealLondon The Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale and Art of the Surreal launched 20th Century at Christie’s, achieving a combined total of £136,874,598 / $169,998,251 / €160,143,280. The evening saw an electric start with lively bidding for Portrait de Lluis Alemany, a work dating from the very beginning of Picasso’s career (£773,000 / $960,066 / €904,410), and continued with Berthe Morisot’s Femme en noir or Avant le théâtre, which achieved £2,045,000 / $2,539,890 / €2,392,650 against a pre-sale estimate of £600,000-800,000 / $760,000-1,000,000 / €710,000-940,000 and Femme et enfant au balcon also by Morisot, which more than doubled its high estimate to realise £4,085,000 / $5,073,570 / €4,779,450. The nine further works from the Personal Collection of Barbara Lambrecht, including paintings by Kees van Dongen, Raoul Dufy, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Félix Vallotton, each sold above estimate with the group totalling £15,945,000 / £19,803,690 / £18,655,650, to date, with all proceeds benefitting the Rubens Prize Collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art Siegen. The top work of the evening was Paul Gauguin’s highly sought after Te Fare (La maison), which sold for £20,325,000 / $25,243,650 / €23,780,250, while René Magritte’s La corde sensible set a new world record at auction for the artist of £14,441,348 / $17,936,155 / €16,896,378, with Le domaine d’Arnheim becoming the third highest price for Magritte at auction (£10,245,000 / $12,724,290 / €11,986,650), confirming that works by Surreal artists continue to inspire collectors globally. Determined bidding was seen for three oil paintings that trace Le Corbusier’s artistic career from the 1920s to the 1940s from the Heidi Weber Museum Collection. With outstanding sell through rates of 92% by lot and 96% by value there was high energy felt in the first auctions of 20th Century at Christie’s. Registered bidders from 39 countries across five continents demonstrate continued global interest from buyers with notable bidding from Asia. (photo: Art of the Surreal)

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The Art of The Surreal Overview

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 9 febbraio 2017

impressionistLondon – The sixteenth edition of The Art of the Surreal sale will take place at Christie’s on 28 February, following the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale and will include 35 lots that chart the history of Dada and Surrealism. Together the two auctions launch 20th Century at Christie’s, a series of sales that take place from 28 February to 10 March 2017. Highlights include René Magritte’s La corde sensible (1960, estimate: £14,000,000-18,000,000), one of the largest oils he created, alongside his painting Le domaine d’Arnheim (1938, estimate: £6,500,000-8,500,000). A group of seven works by Max Ernst include Portrait érotique voilé (1933 and circa 1950, estimate: £1,500,000-2,500-000), offered by the artist’s family, and Les deux oiseaux (1925, estimate: £100,000-150,000) from the Personal Collection of Barbara Lambrecht, sold to benefit the Rubens Prize Collection in the Museum of Contemporary Art Siegen (please see seperate release here). The works will be exhibited in London from 23 to 28 February 2017. René Magritte’s La corde sensible, a composition unique in his oeuvre, exemplifies the artist’s lifelong quest to reveal and revel in the mystery that he perceived to exist within the real world. Magritte originally presented it as a gift to his wife, Georgette. Later owned by Ronald Winston, the son of the world-renowned jeweller, Harry Winston, the painting has remained in the same private collection since 1990. Situated under a blue sky, amidst a verdant green landscape with a mountain range in the distance, an enormous crystal glass stands incongruously in the middle of the valley. Hovering just above it is a cloud, the weightless form meeting the solid glass creating a compelling contrast between lightness and weight, transparency and opacity, atmosphere and earth.

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