Auction Preview: impressionist and modern art works on sale at Christie’s, New York on November 14.

Georges Braque (1882-1963). Estimate: US$ 900,000 – US$ 1,200,000

The Impressionist and Modern Art department offers paintings, sculptures and works on paper by the most important names in late-19th and early-20th-century art. Encompassing movements such as Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism and Surrealism, the sale is led by works by Picasso, Modigliani, Cézanne, Matisse, Monet and more. Christie’s is a market leader in the Impressionist and Modern Art field, achieving landmark prices and strong sell-through rates on behalf of all the clients.

Guitar and diary: STAL (recto); Woman with mandolin (verso) by Georges Braque (1882-1963). Signed with initials ‘.GB.’ (lower left; recto); signed ‘G. Braque’ (upper center; verso), gouache, charcoal, colored wax crayons and pencil on board (recto); charcoal and pencil on board (verso). Measurement: 11 3/8 x 16 7/8 in. (29 x 42.8 cm.). Executed in 1913. Estimate: US$ 900,000 – US$ 1,200,000

Paul Klee (1879-1940). Executed in 1930. Estimate: US$ 600,000 – US$ 900,000

Unfulfilled by Paul Klee (1879-1940). Signed ‘Klee’ (lower right); dated, titled and numbered ‘1930 unerfülltes X.3 VIII’ (on the artist’s mount). Watercolor and pen and black ink on linen laid down on painted card. Measurement: 16 x 18 ¾ in. (40.6 x 47.6 cm.), mount size: 19 5/8 x 25 5/8 in. (50 x 65.1 cm.). Executed in 1930. Estimate: US$ 600,000 – US$ 900,000

Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Estimate: US$ 600,000 – US$ 800,000

Woman at her toilet by Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Signed ‘Degas’ (upper right), pastel and charcoal on paper laid down on card. Measurement: 43 ½ x 30 ¾ in. (110.5 x 78.1 cm.). Drawn circa 1900. Estimate: US$ 600,000 – US$ 800,000

Head of a fisherman, three quarters facing the right by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). Pencil and black lithographic crayon on paper. Measurement: 17 3/8 x 11 in. (44 x 27.5 cm.). Drawn in The Hague in January-February 1883. Estimate: US$ 500,000 – US$ 700,000

Certainly by Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944). Signed with monogram and dated ’29’ (lower left), dated again, numbered and titled ‘1929 No 357 -“Bestimmt”‘ (on the reverse). Watercolor and brush and pen and India ink on paper laid down by the artist on card. Measurement: 20 1/8 x 17 ¼ in. (51.2 x 43.8 cm.). Executed in October 1929. Estimate: US$ 500,000 – US$ 800,000

The Vaticinatori by Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978). Signed and dated ‘G. de Chirico marzo. 1916.’ (lower left). Pencil on paper, measurement: 11 3/8 x 8 ¾ in. (29 x 22.4 cm.). Drawn in March 1916. Estimate: US$ 500,000 – US$ 700,000

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944). Estimate: US$ 500,000 – US$ 800,000

Floating line by Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944). Signed with monogram and dated ’24’ (lower left); dated again, numbered and titled ‘1924 No 180 “Schwebende Linie”‘ (on the reverse). Gouache, watercolor and brush and pen and India ink on paper laid down by the artist on board, measurement: 19 1/8 x 13 ¼ in. (49 x 33.9 cm.). Executed in December 1924. Estimate: US$ 500,000 – US$ 800,000

Joan Miró (1893-1983). Estimate: US$ 400,000 – US$ 600,000

Wife by Joan Miró (1893-1983). Signed ‘Miró’ (center right), gouache, watercolor and brush and pen and India ink over pencil on paper, measurement: 12 x 14 ½ in. (30.5 x 36.2 cm.). Executed on 1 October 1935. Estimate: US$ 400,000 – US$ 600,000

Women with parrot by Fernand Léger (1881-1955). Signed with initials and dated ‘F.L. 51′ (lower right), gouache, watercolor and brush and India ink on paper, measurement: 17 ¾ x 25 ¾ in. (45.1 x 65.3 cm.). Painted in 1951. Estimate: US$ 400,000 – US$ 600,000

Heavy tips by Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944). Signed with monogram and dated ’28’ (lower left), dated again, numbered and titled ‘1928 No 292 -“Schwere Spitzen”‘ (on the reverse of the original backboard). Watercolor on paper, measurement: 14 5/8 x 14 1/8 in. (37.2 x 36 cm.). Painted in July 1928. Estimate: US$ 400,000 – US$ 600,000

Seated dancer in profile by Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Stamped with signature ‘Degas’ (Lugt 658; lower left), charcoal and pastel on joined paper laid down on board. Image size: 18 1/8 x 16 5/8 in. (46.1 x 42.2 cm.), sheet size: 20 ¾ x 20 ¼ in. (52.7 x 51.5 cm.). Drawn circa 1896. Estimate: US$ 400,000 – US$ 600,000

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). US$ 300,000 – US$ 500,000

Red moon at Cap d’Antibes by Marc Chagall (1887-1985). Stamped with signature ‘Marc Chagall’ (lower right), oil, pastel, and watercolor on paper, measurement: 24 ¼ x 19 in. (61.4 x 49.3 cm.). Executed in 1969. Estimate: US$ 350,000 – US$ 450,000

Pierrot and Harlequin at the café terrace by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). Signed and dated ‘Picasso 20’ (lower left), gouache over pencil on paper, measurement: 8 ¼ x 10 ½ in. (21 x 26.5 cm.). Painted in Juan-les-Pins in summer 1920. Estimate: US$ 300,000 – US$ 500,000

 

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