Artcurial put up for auction two sculptures of Constantin Brancusi
ARTinvestment.RU   17 ноября 2010

Collectors will have a rare opportunity to purchase works of the great modernist

on November 30 at the Paris auction Artcurial will see two works by the great modernist sculptor Constantin Brancusi (Constantin Brancusi). This is a real event, as the artist's works are very rare. When life Brancusi sold their creations, including prominent American museums and collectors, but after his death in 1957, the entire contents of his studio was transferred to the French state. In 1977, a workshop was reproduced in a Pompidou Center.

From 2000 on auction of 16 sculptures of Brancusi, the two of them were withdrawn from the bidding. In February 2009 work titled "Madame LR" was bought for a record 29.2 million euros.

Theodor Nicol (Theodor Nicol), heir to the students and artist friends Natalia Dumitrescu (Natalia Dumitresco) and Alexander Ishtrati (Alexander Istrati), plans to sell the whole collection, including sculptures, and various memorabilia. Top lots - the product of "Kiss Kiss (Column) (estimate 0,8-1,2 million euros) and" kissing gates "(60-80 thousand).

Romanian artists Dumitrescu and Ishtrati were "lyrical abstractionist" and they were married in 1939 and moved to Paris in 1947. The artists have lived and worked in Brancusi his assistants, in particular, they made a base for the sculpture "Big Fish", acquired the New York Museum of Modern Art. Nicol, who has named his nephew, is managing estates Brancusi.

Experts of the auction house gave the meeting an assessment 1,5-2,1 million euros. All lots are included in the catalog-Raisonné, which Dumitrescu and Ishtrati made jointly with the famous Swedish museum director Pontus Hyultenom (Pontus Hultén).


The same day, the hammer will go thirty paintings by Maurice Utrillo (Maurice Utrillo), previously owned by his dealer Paul Petridesu (Paul Pétridès). Work is expected to yield from 3,5 to 5,2 million euros.

December 13 Artcurial to Auction an outstanding genre paintings by Gabriel Metsu (Gabriel Metsu) - Dutch master, whose works also rarely appear on the art market. Painting "Dinner Dog", located in the collection of the same family since 1924, is estimated at 600-800 thousand.

addition, Artcurial reports that its "eastern" auction on December 1 will be album of 124 watercolors and gouaches Turkish artist Fernedzhi Mehmed (Ferneci Mehmed). The works were executed at the end of the XVIII century. Known only four copies of the album, one of which is included in the collection of the Topkapi Palace. The album is estimated at 600-800 thousand euros.

material was prepared by Julia Maksimova, AI

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