Masters of the Modern

Highlights from the Impressionist & Modern Art sales (12–13 May) during 20th Century Week at Christie’s New York

20th Century Week at Christie’s New York concludes with three distinct sales presented by the Impressionist & Modern Art department.

Standout masterworks — including Claude Monet’s Au Petit–Gennevilliers (1874; Estimate: $12,000,000–18,000,000); Pablo Picasso’s Homme assis (1969; Estimate: $8,000,000–12,000,000); René Magritte’s Femme–bouteille (1941; Estimate: $500,000–800,000); Amedeo Modigliani’s Tête de cariatide (1910–1911; Estimate: $400,000–600,000); Salvador Dalí’s Le mausolée d’Halicarnasse (1955; Estimate: $700,000–1,000,000) — exemplify artistic shifts from Impressionism’s open composition and manipulation of light and movement to the experimentation with colour, materials, textures and media indicative of Modern art.

Showcasing works by acclaimed masters such as Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, René Magritte, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, Amedeo Modigliani, Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dalí, Marc Chagall and Barbara Hepworth, the Evening, Works on Paper and Day auctions are packed with pieces to attract established collectors and art historians.

The series of auctions offers exceptional works from movements that shaped the future of art and art collecting. Our three Impressionist & Modern Art sales take place at Christie’s New York on 12–13 May.