Laurencin's 'arabesque' art could sell for €200,000 in Paris

Artcurial's modern art sale on June 1 will offer hundreds of works by important artists of the late 19th and early-20th centuries.

Highlights among them include The Circus, circa 1920, by Marie Laurencin, a work that is particularly interesting for its arabesque and soft tones, unique to the artist.

Formerly owned by the Paul Rosenberg Gallery, the painting will auction with an estimate of €150,000-200,000.

Elsewhere in the sale, a drawing by Georges Pierre Seurat of a man in evening clothes, entitled Encore and dated to circa 1881-1891, will also appear.

Georges Pierre Seurat's Encore (left) and The Circus, circa 1920, by Marie
Laurencin (Click to enlarge both)


Marked out by its overwhelming contrasts of shadows and light, the work - previously held, and stamped, by the Moline gallery - carries an estimate of €200,000-250,000.

The auction will also present a remarkable collection of 19 works by the artist Francisco Bores consigned from a private collection.

A highlight among Bores' oils, watercolours, and drawings in ink or charcoal is his depiction of a reclining nude from 1948. It is priced €30,000-40,000.

Artcurial's sale takes place at the Hôtel Marcel Dassault, on the prestigious Champs-Elysées avenue of Paris.


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