Christie’s Announces More Top Lots for Impressionist and Modern Sale in New York

Fernand Léger, "Les constructeurs avec arbre"COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Fernand Léger, Les constructeurs avec arbre.


Christie’s has announced further highlights for its Impressionist and Modern sale on November 5 in New York in addition to Edouard Manet’s Le Printemps, the lead lot, which is expected fetch $25-35 million. Fernand Léger’s Les constructeurs avec arbre is the auction’s other centerpiece, with an estimate of $16-22 million.

Other works in the sale include Claude Monet’s Port-Coton: Le Lion (estimated at $3-5 million), Pierre Auguste-Renoir’s La jeune fille au cygne ($5-7 million), a batch of three Magrittes, a number of cubist works by Picasso, Joan Miró’s Tuilerie à Mont-roig ($5-7 million), and Henri Matisse’s Nu assis, fond bleu ($4-6 million).

About 80 percent of the 40 works in the sale have been exhibited in museums, Christie’s notes in a release. In a statement, Brooke Lampley, Christie’s head of Impressionist and Modern art, said, “Matisse’s Nu assis, fond bleu and a suite of cubist works by Picasso, Braque, Gris and Severini, are particularly thrilling to offer alongside the openings of the ‘Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs’ and ‘Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection’ exhibitions at MoMA and The Met.”

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