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Impressionist & Modern Art Auction

Sotheby's

7 PM, November 4, 2009

Sale 8587

"Claude à Deux Ans" by Picasso

Lot 35, "Claude à Deux Ans," by Pablo Picasso, oil on canvas, 51 3/8 by 38 1/4 inches, 1949

By Carter B. Horsley

Sotheby's has assembled a very impressive and respectable group of Impressionist and Modern Art works for its inaugural major auction of the Fall 2009 art season. The ongoing financial crisis does not appear to have significantly diminished the quality of its offerings, although in many cases the estimates are low. More than a third of the 68 lots being offered are of exceptional quality, a remarkably high percentage.

The auction is highlighted by several Picassos, a small but impressive group of Impressionist works from the Durand-Ruel family, two superb Van Dongens, two superb de Chiricos, an excellent still life by Manet, a lovely study by Morisot, fine equestrian works by Degas and Marini, a great sculpture by Giacometti and a very impressionistic painting of Charing Cross Bridge in London by Monet.

Tobias Meyer, the auctioner, said at a post-sale news conference that "the market is very alive and there is enormous demand for great things - it's a very viable business." Mr. Meyer noted that sometimes he could not keep up with the bidding in the auction that lasted just under two hours.

Of the Picassos, Lot 35, "Claude à Deux Ans," is irresistible. A large oil on canvas from 1949, it depicts his son, Claude, frolicking with his toy horse on wheels. The horse is spotted and Claude wears a very bright shirt with a blue and white grid. The joy is impossible not to decipher. The catalogue entry notes that this painting is "one of two oil versions that Picasso painted of this subject and marks the advent of an important new stage in his artistic development."

"Beginning in 1949 and continuing throughout the early 1950s," it continued, "Picasso completed a series ofportraits of Claude and his younger sister Paloma in their nursery. These pictures are characterized by a linear simplicity that calls to mind the naiveté of childhood, and they can also be seen as direct responses to the 'playful' cut-outs that occupied Picasso's arch-rival Matisse around the same time. But the deceptively simple formalism of these pictures is counter-balanced by a powerful subjectivity that was rarely seen in 20th Century portraits of children."

The lot has an estimate of $5,000,000 to $7,000,000. It sold for $6,242,500 including the buyer's premium as do all results mentioned in this article.

"Buste d'Homme" by Picasso

Lot 31, "Buste d'Homme," by Pablo Picasso, oil on canvas, 76 3/4 by 51 1/8 inches, 1969

Lot 31 is a "monumental" bust of an "archetypical" man by Picasso that was executed in 1969.

The catalogue provides the following commentary:

"The freedom and spontaneity of his late work, toegether with the recourse of archetypical figures and symbols, reflect both a growing awareness of his mortality, as the artist sought to ward off death through a final burst of creativity, as well as a conscious decision to allow himself total liberty with both style and subject matter. Having gone through so many phases of stylistic and technical experimentation, Picasso now pared down his style in order to paint monumental works in quick, spontaneous brush-strokes. Rather than ponder the details of human anatomy and perspective, the arist isolated those elements of his subject that fascinated and preoccupied him, and depicted them with a contemporary style and a sense of wit entirely of his own."

The lot has an estimate of $8,000,000 to $12,000,000. It sold for $10,386,500.

"Le Peintre et Son Modèle" by Picasso

Lot 58, "Le Peintre et Son Modèle," by Pablo Picasso, oil on canvas, 38 5/8 by 51 3/8 inches, 1964

If Lot 31 can be excused because of the artist's supreme and wild self-indulgency, which can only be justified by true genius which Picasso had undeniably, Lot 58 is a remarkably balanced, orderly composition, a late work that exquisitely revisits and improves upon his legendary naked demoiselles with African masks.

Entitled "The Painter and His Model," the 38 5/8-by-51 3/8-inch oil on canvas was executed in 1964. The catalogue reproduces a similar painting in the collection of Galeries Beyeler in Basel that is darker and has the model directly facing the artist and which also hides the genitalia. The catalogue quotes G. Shiff from a 1983 catalogue of an exhibition at The Grey Art Gallery & Study Center at New York Univeristy that Picasso never used an easel and "hardly ever worked from live models," which reminds the viewer that Picasso is an adept trickster with an impish sense of humor. The catalogue also notes that "Picasso emphasizes the yin-yang balance of their bodies, with the protruding knot of the model's hair mirroring the form of the painter's genitalia, and harmonizes the complimentary position of their limbs."

The lot has modest estimate of $3,250,000 to $4,250,000. It failed to sell and was passed at $2,700,000.

"Deux Femmes Nues" by Picasso

Lot 12, "Deux Femmes Nues," by Pablo Picasso, colored pencil and pastel on paper, 19 1/2 by 24 inches, 1966

Lest we forget that Picasso was a remarkable and very facile draftsman, Lot 12 is a stunning colored pencil and pastel he executed in 1966 of two naked women. The awkward if not impossible poses and surreal coloration and flurry of soft squiggles disappear in the presence of the green bouffant of one of the ladies and light blue tresses of the other. The lot has an estimate of $900,000 to $1,200,000. It sold for $2,098,500.

"Femme au Chapeau Vert" by Picasso

Lot 45, "Femme au Chapeau Vert," by Pablo Picasso, oil on canvas, 28 3/4 by 25 5/8 inches, 1947

If Lot 12 demonstrates Picasso's infatuation with feminine beauty and the virtuosity of technique, Lot 45, "Femme au Chapeau Vert," shows that he was also capable aesthetic experimentation, sometimes producing unattractive works with unpleasing palettes. An oil on canvas, it measures 28 3/4 by 25 5/8 inches and was painted in 1947, the year after he settled with Francoise Gilot in the Cap d'Antibes. It has an ambitious estimate of $4,000,000 to $6,000,000. It sold for $8,146,500. The catalogue notes that "having left behind the innocent, dream-like portraits of Marie-Thérèse Walter, as well as the dramatic, distorted depictions of Dora Maar, Picasso found a new style for his portraits of Francoise, characterized by a certain calm elegance and poise."

"Jeune Arabe" by van Dongen

Emmanuel Di Donna and Lot 7, "Jeune Arabe," by Kees van Dongen, oil on canvas, 40 1/8 by 25 3/4 inches, 1910

This auction has two superb works by Kees van Dongen (1877-1968). Lot 7, "Jeune Arabe," is the cover illustration of this auction's catalogue. An oil on canvas, it measures 40 1/8 by 25 3/4 inches and was executed in 1910. At a press preview, Emmanuel Di Donna, vice chairman, worldwide, Impressionist director of evening sales, New York, for Sotheby's, said the work is one of the "purest Fauve works" that demonstrates "the power of color with great subtleness," adding that the artist sanded down the figures garment to make it more like the weave of the canvas. The lot has an ambitious estimate of $7,000,000 to $10,000,000. It sold for $13,802,500, a world auction record for the artist. It had been one of several works consigned to the auction by the collection of Louis Reijtenbagh, a Dutch financier, according to an article in New York Times by Carol Vogel.

Lot 5, "Nu au Chapeau Noir," by Kees van Dongen, oil on canvas 26 by 20 inches, circa 1906

A perfect companion piece for "Jeune Arabe," is Lot 5, "Nu au Chapeau Noir," a smaller oil on canvas that van Dongen painted circa 1906. Van Dongen is best known for his later stylized society portraits that were strong and very popular but he was one of the seminal Fauve painters earlier whose audacious palette set the art world on fire and of the Fauvists he was the leading figurative painter. Here the model's full front nudity belies her demure adjustment of her large black hat especially in the blinding brightness of the blank background. The figure is more "worked" than the seeming spontaneous and near perfect lines of "Jeune Arabe," but the shadow tracing and asymmetrical composition add an allure and humanity to this stark but very beautiful work. It has a modest estimate of $1,200,000 to $1,800,000. It sold for $3,554,500.

"Seated Females Nudes" by Munch

Lot 32, "Seated Female Nudes," by Edvard Munch, oil on canvas, 23 5/8 by 29 1/8 inches, 1917

Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is an artist best known for a few works of great intensity and deep saturated color yet his oeuvre is considerably more varied. Lot 32, "Seated Female Nudes," is a fine oil on canvas that measures 23 5/8 by 29 1/8 inches. Executed in 1917, it has a very light and bright and simple palette and the figures are posed casually. The catalogue notes that "With its splashly, colorful brushwork, the present oil is a vivid example of the undercurrents of eroticism influencing Munch's work of this period. What is more interesting than eroticism here, however, is the rather formal and abstract nature of the composition. The lot has an estimate of $1,250,000 to $1,750,000. It sold for $2,770,500.

"Pierrot" by Roualt

Lot 38, "Pierrot," by Georges Roualt, oil on canvas, 41 3/8 by 29 3/8 inches,1937-8

Lot 38 is a rich and impressive work by Georges Roualt (1871-1958) entitled "Pierrot." An oil on canvas that measures 41 3/8by 29 3/8 inches, it was painted in 1937-8. Roualt's "stained-glass" style of Cloisonnism is particularly effective here in this quite large work. "Roualt was particularly drawn to the clowns and their expressive potential as subjects for portraiture. These nomadic entertainers represented freedom and naiveté, and were for Roualt a release from his focus on the darker images of life. His series of clown portraits is marked by an emotional immediacy that is unique both within his oeuvre and the spectrum of modern art. Lionello Venturi writes 'When he paints clowns...the grotesque becomes amiable, even lovable...colors grow rich and resplendent, almost as if the artist, laying aside his crusader's arms a for a moment, were relaxing in the light of the sun and letting it flood into his work." The work has an estimate of $600,000 to $800,000. It sold for $1,370,500.

"Les Trois Musiens," by Léger

Lot 9, "Les Trois Musiciens," by Fernand Léger, oil on canvas, 28 3/4 inches squre, 1932

Lot 9 is a study of three musicians by Fernand Léger (1881-1955)(see The City Review article). An oil on canvas, it measures 28 3/4 inchessquare and was painted in 1932. It has an estimate of $2,000,000 to $3,000,000 and has been consignedby the estate of Grace E. Hokin of Chicago.The work is one of four thaqt Léger devoted to musicians and it is the "premiere etat" or first version of the celebrated painting in the Museum of Modern Art that was piainted in 1945."The zesty palette of this composition worked so well at evoking the zip and zing of the music and the electric lights of the dancehall that Léger painting another colorful version...during his time in America in the 1940s," the catalogue noted. It has an estimate of $2,000,000 to $3,000,000. It sold for $5,682,500.

This auction has several paintings consigned by the Durand-Ruel family of Paris. Durand-Ruel was a leading art dealer for the Impressionists, and these works therefore have an impressive provenance.

"Femme au Chapeau Blanc" by Renoir

Lot 20, "Femme au Chapeau Blanc," by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, oil on canvas, 21 5/8 by 18 1/8 inches, 1892

Lot 20, "Femme au Chapeau Blanc," is a lovely oil on canvas by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) of a girl with long brown hair wearing an enormous white hat. It measures 18 5/8 by 18 1/8 inches and was painted in 1892. It has an ambitious estimateof $2,500,00 to $3,500,000. It sold for $2,882,500. The wide-brimmed, flounce-covered hat is known as a Charlotte after the 18th Century Queen of England. T he catalogue notes that Suzanne Valadon, the artist, maintained that Renoir had these hats specially made for his models and they were often seen laying about his studio.

"Baigneuse" by Renoir

Lot 18, "Baigneuse," by Renoir, oil on canvas, 16 by 12 1/2 inches, 1895

Another Durand-Ruel Renoir is Lot 18, "Baigneuse," an oil on canvas of a bare-backed female painted in 1895. It is a lovely composition and very beautifully painted. It has a modest estimate of $700,000 to $1,000,000. It sold for $2,434,500.

"Le Jardin des Tuileries" by Pissarro

Lot 19, "Le Jardin des Tuileries et le Pavilion de Flore, Effet de Neige," by Camille Pissarro, oil on canvas 21 1/4 by 25 1/2 inchesm, 1899

The Durand-Ruel group includes two fine works by Camille Pissarro (1831-1903). Lot 19 is entitled "Le Jardin des Tuileries et le Pavilion de Flore, Effet de Neige" and is oil on canvas that meaures 21 1/4 by 25 1/2 inches. Executed in 1899 it has an estimate of $1,250,000 to S1,850,000. It sold for $2,770,500.

"Le Boieldieu et la Gare d'Orleans" by Pissarro

Lot 16, "Le Boieldieu et la Gare d'Orleans, Rouen, Soleil," by Camille Pissarro, oil on canvas, 25 1/2 by 31 7/8 inches, 1898

A larger urban view of Rouen by Pissarro is the subject of Lot 16, which is entitled "Le Boieldieu et la Gare d'Orleans, Rouen, Soleil." An oil on canvas, it measures 25 1/2 by 31 7/8 inches and was painted in 1898. It and Lot 19 are both from the Durand-Ruel family. This lot has an estimate of $2,000,000 to $3,000,000. It sold for $7,026,500.

"La Seiine à Argenteuil" by Sisley

Lot 17, "La Seine à Argenteuil," by Alfred Sisley, oil on canvas, 18 by 25 1/2 inches, circa 1870

Another Durand-Ruel picture is Lot 17, "La Seine à Argenteuil," by Alfred Sisley (1839-1899). It is a classic Impressionist landscape and measures 18 by 25 1/2 inches. Executed circa 1870, it has an estimate of $1,500,000 to $2,000,000. It sold for $1,538,500.

"Nu de Profil" by Bonnard

Lot 26, "Nu de Profil," by Pierre Bonnard, oil on canvas, 40 1/2 by 20 5/8 inches, circa 1917

The best of several works consigned to this auction from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections is Lot 26, "Nu de Profil," by Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947). An oil on canvas that measures 40 1/2 by 20 5/8 inches, it was painted circa 1917. It is a classic Bonnard work, full of light and very painterly. It has an estimate of $1,250,000 to $1,750,000. It failed to sell and was passed at $950,000.

"Paule Gobillard Dessinant" by Morisot

Lot 59, "Paule Gobillard Dessinant," by Berthe Morisot, pastel on canvas, 28 3/4 by 23 5/8 inches, 1886

One of the loveliest works in the auction is Lot 59, a fine pastel study of a young lady drawing by Berthe Morisot. A pastel on canvas, it measures 28 3/4 by 23 5/8 inches and was executed in 1886. The lot has a conservative estimate of $400,000 to $600,000. It sold for $842,500.

"Ettore e Andromaca" by de Chirico

Lot 56, "Ettore e Andromaca," by Giorgio de Chirico, oil on canvas, 35 3/4 by 23 3/4 inches, second half of the 1920s

Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) is famous for his metaphysical studies that would be influential for the Surrealist movement. The term "metaphysical," the catalogue notes, "had been given to De Chirico's paintings in 1914 by the French poet Guillaume Apollinaire and referred to the enigmatic quality of his urban landscapes. His paintings from 1914-15 took their inspiration from the spatial distortions of the Cubists and emphasized the deep recesses and angularity of Renaissance or Neo-Classical buildings and the ominously dark shadows that they case across desolate piazzas. The figures are assembled from different mannequins. The lot has an estimate of $1,800,000 to $2,500,000. It sold for $2,882,500.

"La Meditazione del Mattino" by de Chirico

Lot 8, "La Meditazione del Mattino," by Giorgio de Chirico, oil on canvas, 20 1/2 by 27 1/2 inches, 1912

Another painting by de Chirico, Lot 8, "La Meditazione del Matino," was executed several years earlier in 1912 and is a classic but less colorful and less comples de Chirico composition. It has an ambitious estimate of $1,500,000 to $2,000,000. It sold for $2,322,500.

"L'Homme Qui Chavire" by Giacometti

Simon Shaw provided background information at the press preview on Lot 10, ""L'Homme Qui Chavire," by Alberto Giacometti, painted bronze, 23 3/8 inches high, 1951, numbered 5/6

At the press preview, Simon Shaw, senior vice president and head of the Impressionist and Modern Art department of Sotheby's in New York, said that "absolute delicacy" of the "moment of imbalance" of the falling man in the painted bronze sculpture, known as "L'Homme Qui Chavire," by Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) is marvelous. The sculpture is 23 3/8 inches high and was conceived in 1950 and cast in 1951. It is numbered 5 of an edition of 6 and is the most graceful of all of Giacometti's sculptures. The catalogue notes that "the image of the man stumbling on the unsteady terrain of the modern world is perhaps Giacometti's most literal attempt to personify his own existential preoccupations in the years following the war. And to the Existentialist philosophers themselves, this very image became the clear and undisputed signifier of the maddening uncertainty that defined an entire genearation." The lot has an estimate of $8,000,000 to $12,000,000. It sold for $19,346,500. In her article in The New York Times November 5, 2009, Carol Vogel reported that the statue had been consigned by S. I. Newhouse and that "before the auction dealers said Mr. Newhouse had paid about $20 million" for it.

"Luxuriant Garden" by Nolde

Lot 34, "Uppiger Garten (Luxuriant Garden)," by Emil Nolde, oil on canvas, 29 by 39 3/4 inches, 1945

Lot 34 is a large floral painting by Emil Nolde (1867-1956) that is an oil on canvas that was executed in 1945. It measures 29 by 39 3/4 inches. Nolde is best known for his luscious floral watercolors but his works are relatively rare. This lot has an estimate of $2,000,000 to $3,000,000. It sold for $2,658,500.

"Clematites" by Monet

Lot 44, "Clematites," by Claude Monet, oil on canvas, 26 by 39 3/4 inches, 1887

Lot 44 is a large floral painting by Claude Monet that is a vertical composition despite the fact that its stamped signature is placed as if it were a horizontal composition. An oil on canvas, it measures 26 by 39 3/4 inches and it was painted in 1887. It has an estimate of $2,500,000 to $3,500,000. It failed to sell.

"Charing Cross Bridge'" by Monet

Lot 60, "Charing Cross Bridge," by Claude Monet, oil on canvas, 25 1/2 by 31 7/8 inches, 1899-1901

Claude Monet (1840-1926) is famous for several very important series of paintings: Rouen Cathedral, poplar trees, Vetheuil and the Thames River in London. This oil depicts the Charing Cross Bridge in London and is extremely impressionistic, misty and painterly. It has a very low estimate of $900,000 to $1,200,000. It sold for $1,874,500.

 

"Quatre Pommes" by Manet

Lot 6, "Quatre Pommes," by Edouard Manet, oil on canvas, 7 1/2 by 9 3/4 inches, 1882

Lot 6 is a very fine still life of four apples by Edouard Manet (1832-1883). An oil on canvas, it measures 7 1/2 by 9 3/4 inches and it was painted in 1882. It has an modest estimate of $650,000 to $850,000. It sold for $1,986,500.

"Barrques au Port de Collioure" by Derain

Lot 14, "Barques au Port de Collioure," by André Detain, oil on canvas, 23 5/8 by 28 3/4 inches, circa 1905

Lot 14 is a sparkling Fauve painting by André Derain (1880-1954) that is entitled "Barques au Port de Collioure." An oil on canvas that measures 23 5/8 by 28 3/4 inches, it was painted circa 1905. It has an estimate of $6,000,000 to $8,000,000. It sold for $14,082,500, a world auction record for the artist. It was sold to Guy Bennett, who left Christie's earlier this year to become a dealer.

"Krass und Mild" by Kandinsky

Lot 24, "Krass und Mild (Dramatic and Mild)," byt Wassily Kandinsky, oil on canvas, 39 5/8 by 47 3/8 inches, 1932

Another work from the Sackler Collections is Lot 24, "Krass und Mild (Dramatic and Mild)," an abstract oil from 1932 by Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944). It was at one time in the possession of the Museum of Non-Objective Painting (that later became the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, which is currently holding a major Kandinsky retrospective exhibition.). It has an estimate of $6,000,000 to $8,000,000. It sold for $10,610,500.

"Femme, Oiseau" by Miro

Lot 48, "Femme, Oiseau," by Joan Miro, oil on canvas, 35 by 51 7/8 inches, 1972

Lot 48 is a simple, large and attractive abstraction by Joan Miro (1893-1983). An oil on canvas, it measures 35 by 51 7/8 inches and was executed in 1972. It has an estimate of $3,000,000 to $4,000,000. It sold for $4,786,500.

"Femmes et Oiseau Dans La Nuit" by Miro

Lot 51, "Femmes et Oiseau Dans La Nuit," by Joan Miro, oil on canvas, 13 by 9 1/2 inches, 1946

A smaller but more amusing Miro is Lot 51, which is entitled "Femmes et Oiseau Dans La Nuit." An oil on canvas, it measures 13 by 9 1/2 inches and was executed in 1946. It has an estimate of $1,800,000 to $2,500,000. It was passed at $1,700,000.

 

"Avant La Course" by Degas

Lot 41, "Avant La Course," by Edgar Degas, oil on paper laid down on cradled panel, 11 7/8 by 19 inches, circa 1882-88

Lot 41 is an excellent equestrian oil by Edgar Degas (1834-1917) that was once in the collection of John Hay Whitney. It was sold in May 2004 at Sotheby's for $4,376,000 when it had an estimate of $5,000,000 to $7,000,000. This time it has an estimate of $4,000,000 to $6,000,000. It sold for $4,674,500. There are other versions in the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts and the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore.

"Grand Teatro" by Marini

Lot 46, "Grand Teatro," by Marino Marini, oil on canvas, 70 inches square, 1958-60

Lot 46 is a very impressive and striking painting by Marino Marini (1901-1980) entitled "Grand Teatro." A 70-inch square oil on canvas, it was painted in 1958-1960. It is more complex and colorful than most of his works depicting horse and rider. It has an estimate of $700,000 to $900,000. It sold for $1,482,000.

 

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