New YorkModern Masters: Chefs-d’œuvre d’une Collection Privée
Sotheby’s is honoured to announce Modern Masters: Chefs-d’œuvre d’une Collection Privée, an evening auction this December in New York that will present extraordinary art and design by top European masters. This timeless and unparalleled collection is highlighted by rare and superlative works by such artists Alberto Giacometti, Marcel Coard, Joseph Csaky, Gustav Miklos, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Jean Dunand, Jean-Michel Frank, and Pierre Legrain. Individually, these luxurious works represent some of the most significant and taste-making innovations in design of the last century, placing them indelibly within the wider context of the Cubist and Modernist Art movements. Equally important to the intrinsic artistry of this ensemble, many of these works are further distinguished by their impeccable historic provenances, having resided in the collections of some of the most illustrious collectors and artists of the 20th century, including Jacques Doucet, the Maharaja of Indore, Templeton Crocker, Jane Renouardt, Countess Mona von Bismarck, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Andy Warhol, Robin Symes, Claude and Simone Dray, Félix Marcilhac, and Tina and Michael Chow, among others. Collectively, these masterworks speak to the impeccable eye of the connoisseur who so thoughtfully assembled them in pursuit of the very best in artistry, craftsmanship and provenance. Highlights from Modern Masters will be on view in New York from 1 November – 10 November.
11 December 2019 | New York | full auction details