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Impressionist & Modern Art Auction
Sotheby's New York
10 AM, November 6, 2015
Sale 9416

Matisse

Lot 367, "Jazz (Portfolio of 20)," by Henri Matisse, each about 16 1/2 by 25 1/2 inches, number 34 from an edition of 250, 1947


By Carter B. Horsley

This day sale of Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby's New York November 6, 2015 is highlighted by 20 prints for "Jazz (Portfolio of 20)" by Henry Matisse (1869-1954), a very pleasant small pastel landscape by Claude Monet, an oil figure of a naked man by Paul Cezanne, two nice works by Pierre Bonnard, an impressive and large painting by Georges D'Espagnat,
impressive sculptures by Julio Gonzalez and Joan Miro.

Lot 367 is "Jazz (Portfolio of 20)" by Henry Matisse.  It is numbered 34 in an 1947 edition of 250.  "The combination of bright colors and spontaneous subject matter evoke a joie de vivre which further elevates Jazz as one of the most beautiful, groundbreaking and personal artist's books of the twentieth century," according to the catalogue.  The lot has an estimate of $450,000 to $650,000.  It sold for $1,090,000 including the buyer's premium as do all results mentioned in this article.



The sale total was $53.339,500 with about 78 percent of the 281 offered lots selling.


Monet

Lot 332, "Chemin creux, effet de lumiere," by Claude Monet, pastel on paper, 10 3/8 by 14 inches, 1881

Lot 332 is a small but excellent pastel on paper by Claude Monet (1840-1926).  It measures 10 3/8 by 14 inches and it was painted in 1881.  It is entitled "Chemin creux, effet de lumiere."  It has an estimate of $250,000 to $350,000.  It sold for $574,000.

Cezanne

Lot 169, "Baigneur debout," by Paul CÚzanne, oil on canvas, 11 7/8 by 6 3/4 inches, circa 1876

Lot 160 is a small oil on canvas of a standing bather by Paul CÚzanne (1839-1906).  It measures 11 7/8 by 6 3/4 inches and was painted circa 1876.  It once belonged to Paul Signac and Ernst Beyeler.  It has an estimate of $700,000 to $1.200,000.  It failed to sell.


Boudin

Lot 165, "Fecamp, Le Bassin au coucher du soleil," by Eugene Boudin, oil on canvas, 18 1/4 by 25 3/4 inches, 1894

Lot 165 is a very nice coastal scene by Eugene Boudin (1824-1898) that is entitled "Fecamp, Le Bassin au coucher du soleil."  It measures 18 1/4 by 25 3/4 inches and was painted in 1894.  It has anestimate of $120,000 to $180,000.  It sold for $150,000.


Bonnard

Lot 200, "Nature morte aux cerises," by Pierre Bonnard, oil on canvas, 20 1/4 by 27 inches, circa 1914

Lot 200 is a very nice still life oil on canvas by Pierre Bonnard that measures 20 1/4 by 27 iunches.  It has painted circa 1914.  It has an estimate of $300,000 to $400,000.  It sold for $394.000.


Bonnard


Lot 153, "Bord de mer aux toits rouges (etude)," by Pierre Bonnard, oil on canvas, 14 1/2 by 17 3/4 inches, circa 1933

Lot 153 is a very fine small abstract oil on canvas by Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947).  It is entitled "Bord de mer aux toits rouges (etude)."  It measures 14 1/2 by 17 3/4 inches and was painted circa 1933.  It has an estimate of $80,000 to $120,000.  It sold for $125,000.

Despagnat

Lot 234, "Femmes et enfants dans la terrasse du moulin de Beaulieu a Villennes-sur-Seine," by Georges D'Espagnat, oil on canvas, 55 1/4 by 128 1/2 inches, 1898

Lot 234 is a very large and pleasant oil on canvas by Georges D'Espagnat (1870-1950) entitled "Femmes et enfants dans la terrasse du moulin de Beaulieu a Veilllennes-sur-Seine."  It measures 55 1/4 by 128 1/2 inches and was painted in 1898.  It has an estimate of $100,000 to $150,000.  It sold for $162,500.

Ferat

Lot 412, "La Parade," by Serge Ferat. oil on canvas, 53 1/8 by 73 5/8 inches, circa 1925


Lot 412, "La Parade," by Serge Ferat (1881-1958), is a good and very attractive oil on canvas, 53 2/8 by 73 5/8 inches, circa 1925.  The lot has an estimate of $80,000 to $120,000.  It sold for $162,500.


Archipendko

Lot 124, "Geometric Figure with Space and Concave," by Alexander Archipenko," bronze, 25 1/2 inches high, 1920, numbered 2/8

Lot 124 is a good "Geometric Figure with Space and Concave" by Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964) that was created in 1920 and is numbered 2/8.  It is bronze and is 25 1/2 inches high.  It has an estimate of $250,000 to $350,000.  It sold for $250,000.



Gleizes

Lot 370, "Vierge Noir," by Albert Gleizes, oil on canvas, 55 3/8 by 36 7/8 inches, circa 1935

Lot 370 is a very fine work by Albert Gleizes (1881-1953) entitled "Vierge Noir."  An oil on canvas, it measures 55 3/8 by 36 7/8 inches and was painted circa 1935.  It was shown in the retrospective on the artist in 1964 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.  It has a modest estimate of $60,000 to $80,000.  It sold for $52,500.


Masson

Lot 123, "Walpurgis," by Andre Masson, oil and tempera on canvas, 25 5/8 by 31 7/8 inches, 1968

Lot 123 is a strong abstract oil and tempera on canvas by Andre Masson (1896-1987).  It is entitled "Walpurgis" and measures 25 5/8 by 31 7/8 inches.  It was painted in 1968.  It has an estimate of 50,000 to $70,000.  It sold for $87,500.



Gonzalez

Lot 307, "La Reve ou Le Baiser," by Julio Gonzalez, bronze, 25 3/4 inches high, circa 1934, numbered 6/6, center; Lot 356, "L'Acrobate," by Kees Van Dongen, oil on board laid down on cradled paper, 30 7/8 by 20 1/4 inches, 1905, right

Lot 3007 is a wonderful bronze sculpture by Julio Gonzalez (1876-1942) that is entitled "Le Reve ou Le Baiser."  It is 25 3/4 inches high and is numbered 6/6.  It was created circa 1934.  It has been very widely published.  It has an estimate of $600,000 to $800,000.  It sold for $754,000.

Lot 356, "L'Acrobate," is a fine oil on board laid down on cradled paper by Kees Van Dongen (1877-1968).  It measures 30 7/8 by 20 1/4 inches and was creaed in 1905.  It has and estimate of $400.000 to $600,000.  It sold for $430,000.



Ernst

Lot 324, "Le Grand Genie (Le Grand assistant)," by Max Ernst, bronze, 71 1/2 inches high, numbered 7/8, conceived in 1960, this version conceived in 1967 and cast between 1999 and 2003

Lot 324 is a fine bronze sculpture by Max Ernst (1891-1976) entitled "Le Grand Genie (Le Grand assistant)."  It is 71 1/2 inches high and is number 7/8.  It was conceived in 1960 and this version conceived in 1967 and cast between 1999 and 2003.  It has an estimate of $600,000 to $800,000.  It sold for $970,000.


Segal

Lot 141, "Ein Tag," by Arthur Segal, oil on canvas on the artist's painted frame, 33 7/8 by 41 3/4 inches, 1924

Lot 141 is a very handsome work by Arthur Segal (1985-1944) entitled "Ein Tag."  An oil on canvas on painted frame, it measures 33 7/8 by 41 3/4 inches and was painted in 1924.  It has an estimate of $150,000 to $250,000.  It sold for $286,000.



Moore

Lot 110, "Small Maquette no. 1 for Reclining Figure," by Henry Moore, bronze, numbered 9/9, conceived 1950 and cast in 1965

Lot 110 is a "small maquette no. 1 for Reclining Figure" by Henry Moore (1898-1986).  It was conceived in 1950 and cast in 1965.  It is number 9/9.  The large sculpture for which this is a study was commissioned by the Arts Council of Great Britain for the 1951 Festival of Britain and the entry notes that it "is arguably the single most iconic image of Moore's oeuvre, and one which helped define this artistic output for many years to come.  It has an estimate of $300,000 to $400,000.  It sold for $610,000.


Gilioli


Lot 129, "Babet," by Emile Gilioli, marble, 22 inches high, 1957

Lot 129 is a very strong marble sculpture by Emile Gilioli (1911-1977) entitled "Babet."  It is 22 inches high and was made in 1957.  It has an estimate of $12,000 to $18,000.  It sold for $18,750.


Picasso

Lot 138, "Combat de faune et de centaure," by Pablo Picasso, pen and ink, watercolor, ink wash and sand on paper, 19 3/4 by 26 inches, 1946

Lot 138 is a very good pen and ink, watercolor, ink wash and sand on paper by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) that is entitled "Combat de faune and de centaure."  It measures 19 3/4 by 26 inches and was painted in 1946.  It has an estimate of $400,000 to $600,000.  It failed to sell.


Valtat232

Lot 232, "Les Renoncules," by Louis Valtat, oil on paper laid down on board, 18 by 23 inches, circa 1900

Lot 232 is a beautiful floral oil on paper laid down on board by Louis Valtat (1869-1952).  It measures 18 by 23 inches and it was painted circa 1900. It has an estimate of $60,000 to $80,000.  It sold for $81,250.


Van Gogh 168

Lot 168, "Landscape with Windswept Trees," by Vincent Van Gogh, oil on paper laid down on panel, 13 by 20 1/8 inches, 1884

Lot 168 is a small oil on paper laid down on panel of a "Landscape with Windswept Trees" by Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890).  It measures 13 by 20 1/8 inches and was painted in 1884.  It has a modest estimate of $200,000 to $300,000.  It sold for $670,000.


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