‘When a woman poses for a painter, she gives herself to him.’
— Amedeo Modigliani
The Artist’s Muse is a curated auction and exhibition that celebrates the subjects and sitters who inspired the greatest artists to produce some of their finest works. From Modigliani’s Nu Couché to Roy Lichtenstein’s Nurse, with Giacometti’s definitive late portrait of James Lord and Gustave Courbet’s radical Femme nue couchée, the inspiration that is at the heart of these works makes for art that is intimate, passionate and enticing. They are works that inspire and breathe life, that exceed mere portraiture.