Henri Matisse's protege could bring $8.5m in 'surreal' Christie's auction

Here's a quick look at some more of the highlights at Christie's London's Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Auction and the sale of The Art of the Surreal on February 9.

Bateaux à Collioure by André Derain (1880-1954) was painted in 1905, and is from a pivotal, early moment of the Fauve movement.

Executed in Collioure, where the artist was painting alongside his great champion Henri Matisse, it is an exceptionally vibrant work that has been in the collection of the present owner since circa 1960.


Bateaux à Collioure by André Derain

The piece was last seen in public in 1965 and will appear in the auction estimated at £4 million to £6 million).

Also appearing in Christie's auction are four works to be sold by the Art Institute of Chicago. They are led by Nature morte à la guitare (rideaux rouge), 1938, by Georges Braque (1882-1963). It carries an estimate of £3.5m to £5.5m ($8,546,840).

This painting was formerly in the possession of the celebrated collectors Mr and Mrs Albert D Lasker, the parents of Mrs Brody who owned Pablo Picasso's Nude, Green Leaves and Bust.


Nature morte à la guitare (rideaux rouge), 1938, by Georges Braque

Picasso's Nude, Green Leaves and Bust sold at Christie's New York in May 2010 for $106.5m - a World Record price for any work of art sold at auction.

 

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