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Christie's auctioned 150 millionth private collection
ARTinvestment.RU   11 марта 2010

Top lot is a painting by Picasso, which could bring more than 80 million dollars

In the battle for the right to put up for auction is an excellent collection of California philanthropist Frances Lasker Brody (Frances Lasker Brody) defeated Christie's. The meeting, which cost more than $ 150 million, will appear at the May auctions in New York.

regain collection at the main competitor - Sotheby's, - came about in a brave decision to give the seller a guarantee. As you know, with the beginning of the economic crisis, both auction houses abandoned this practice. According to rumors, the guarantee has helped to fund a third person.

gem of the collection is a masterpiece by Pablo Picasso (Pablo Picasso) «Nude, green leaves and bust" (1932). This painting depicts a young artist friend of Marie-Thérèse Walter (Marie-Thérèse Walter). Mrs. Brody and her husband, developer Sidney F. Brody (Sidney F. Brody), got a job with a New York dealer Paul Rosenberg (Paul Rosenberg), who bought it from the master himself in 1936.

It is said that Picasso could bring more than 80 million dollars. It is the "peers" famous paintings "The Dream", for which the gambling tycoon Stephen Wynn (Stephen Wynn) laid out 135 million dollars. In 2006, he wanted to sell the painting to another billionaire, Steven Cohen (Stephen Cohen), but the deal fell - Wynn accidentally poked a masterpiece with his elbow.

Other top lots - painting by Henri Matisse (Henri Matisse ) "Nude on a blue pillow" (1924) and a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti (Alberto Giacometti) «Big bust Diego" (1954). The first work was estimate of 20-30 million dollars, the second is estimated at 25-35 million. In addition, the auction will Vyuyyara creation Edouard (Edouard Vuillard), Marino Marini (Marino Marini), Henry Moore (Henry Moore), Georges Braque (Georges Braque), Edgar Degas (Edgar Degas), Amedeo Modigliani (Amedeo Modigliani) and James Ensor (James Ensor).

Frances Brody, died last November at age 93. She lived in Los Angeles, in a modernist house, built by architect A. Quincy Jones (A. Quincy Jones). Matisse made for its courtyard panels of ceramic tiles, which will be donated to the museum of Fine Arts District of Los Angeles (LACMA).

Sources: nytimes.com , artdaily.org , artinvestment.ru



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