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Art auction of Henri Matisse , Picasso, Renoir

Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York on 4 November 2009 presents an amazing range of work from a group of classic Impressionist pictures by Henri Matisse,  Renoir, Pissarro and Sisley from the family of famous dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, to key works by modern masters such as Picasso, Giacometti, Derain and Joan Miró.
Many are fresh to the market as they come from private collections and estates and . Prior to the auction, the works will be on view in Sotheby’s 10th floor galleries from 30 October to 4 November 2009.

Vintage Henri Matisse Retro Posters And Prints

Henri Matisse

Many are fresh to the market as they come from private collections and estates and . Prior to the auction, the works will be on view in Sotheby’s 10th floor galleries from 30 October to 4 November 2009.

Abstract Landscape Wall Art Canvas Painting Henri Matisse

Another classic Impressionist work from a private Belgian collection is Claude Monet’s Clématites (est. $2.5/3.5 million). Painted in Monet’s garden at Giverny in the summer of 1887, the present work belongs to a series of paintings in which flowers dominate the picture space to the exclusion of any sort of landscape or contextualizing background. In its scale and focus, the present painting prefigures the artist’s later fascination with waterlilies. The single-minded concentration on leaf and petal spread out across the picture plane provides a precedent for the waterlily compositions, leading ultimately to the dissolution of form by light and color which led Monet to the limits of abstraction.

Pictures For Living Room Home Decor Henri Matisse

Seven paintings from the Durand-Ruel Family encompass works by a number of the Impressionist masters that legendary art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel represented — Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro , Henri Matisse  and Alfred Sisley. All but one work were acquired by Durand-Ruel directly from the artists and all have remained in the family ever since. This direct line from the great champion of Impressionism is a truly impeccable provenance. Three works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir will be offered including Femme au Chapeau Blanc which belongs to a series of oils that Renoir completed in the early 1890s of young women wearing elaborate chapeaux (est. $2.5/3.5 million).

Still life with pomegranates , Matisse 1947

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Pincer Movement painting for sale at auction

Jack Vettriano’s Pincer Movement painting is to go on sale by auction at Sotheby’s on 30th September. Other paintings in the sale include Seated Nude (Study) , Study for Lady Stripper , After the Thrill is Gone (Study) , a letter of consequence II , Study for Lady Stripper , Twilight Zone and Self Portrait after Swannell.

Limited edition prints by Jack Vettriano include the Blue Gown and Lunchtime Lovers.

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Dance me to the End of Love sold for £121,250

The original painting of Dance me to the End of Love has sold at auction for £121,250 . It was part of a collection of Scottish artwork including sought-after pieces by Peploe, Hunter which sold for a credit-crunch busting £3 million at auction yesterday.
The 150 lots in the Scottish Picture Sale went under the hammer at Sothebys in London.
The highest price paid at the sale was for the rare chance to own George Leslie Hunters Still Life with Tulips and Oranges which sold for £433,250.
Work by past masters such as Sir Henry Raeburn and Joseph Farquarson sold steadily for around the £20,000 mark, but, Arum Lillies, a painting by Samuel Peploe sold to an anonymous buyer for an astonishing £409,000.
And Peploes 1920s painting Still Life With Roses, which is considered to be the most important work of his to go under the hammer, also fetched £265,250 to a US buyer.
The Edinburgh-born impressionist is best known for his meticulous style of painting, and was obsessed with creating the perfect still life.
Seven paintings by the Fife-born artist Jack Vettriano also sold for an amazing £358,000. Many of the paintings had never been seen in public before, adding to the excitement of the occasion.
The paintings were originally due to be auctioned at a Scottish location but the sale was moved to London to cope with the anticipated demand from abroad.
Many of the lots come from the stunning collection of art collector Anthony Rampton who loved Scotland and spent a lot of time on the island of Arran.
Vettrianos Dance Me To The End Of Love attracted the most interest of his work selling for £121,250.
The painting is among a handful of Vettrianos best-known images depicting two ball-room dancers dancing the night away on a misty beach.