Here’s a private viewing of the May 8 Impressionist & Modern art auction in New York with David Norman of Sotheby’s. Norman talks about a “resplendent” watercolor still-life by Paul Cezanne, a Rose period portrait of harlequin by Pablo Picasso, and a highly abstracted oil by Joan Miro, painted at the height of the Surrealist movement.
You can view the rest of the catalogue online too (for free, but I think they make you register now).
I spend hours on these online art auction catalogues from Sotheby’s and Christies. You would think that I’m a serious art collector or gallery owner, but I’m neither. I just like to fantasize way too much. Here’s my wish list for May at Sotheby’s..
- NATURE MORTE AU MELON VERT by Paul Cezanne, with an estimate of 14,000,000 – 18,000,000 USD.
- Tete de Diego by Alberto Giacometti, with an estimate of 3,000,000 – 4,000,000 USD.
- Femme nue assise by Pablo Picasso (I love Pablo’s late period paintings), with an estimate of 8,000,000 – 10,000,000 USD.
- PORTRAIT DE JEANNE HÉBUTERNE by Amedeo Modigliani, with an estimate of 8,000,000 – 10,000,000 USD.
I think it’s called having champagne tastes with a beer budget.