Art Impressionniste et Moderne
10 December 2015 Paris
Sotheby’s Paris sale of Impressionist & Modern Art brought a total of €12,9M led by strong prices for works by modern masters of the 20th century and paintings and sculptures from prestigious private collections.
Works by Marc Chagall continued to captivate collectors, led by Paysage à l’Isba, a late work embodying all the joyfulness of his art, which achieved €1,659,000.
An exceptional work on paper by Joan Miró realised €1,263,000. Never previously offered at auction, this monumental painting was one of the finest works on paper by the artist seen on the market for some time.
A group of 11 bronze statuettes celebrating the female nude by Aristide Maillol, from the collection of Pierre Jourdan-Barry, brought a combined total of €1,386,750, double the pre-sale low estimate.
The surrealist section of the sale achieved excellent results as shown with the strong result of Oscar Dominguez’s El Soplo, which sold for €459,000.