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Gallery Talk: Amedeo Modigliani’s Tête


Modigliani was one of just three artists in his generation to achieve distinction in three different media: painting, sculpture and drawing. The other two were Picasso and Matisse. The present sculpture, Tête, was purchased in Paris in 1927 by Gaston Levy, an artist and conservator who had known Modigliani since his Montmartre days. It has stayed in the Levy family for the past 83 years. In this video, Christie's Head of Impressionist & Modern Art in Paris, Anika Guntrum examines the history of this rare sculpture, to be offered in the Art Impressionniste et Moderne sale on 14 June 2010, and how its beauty, mystery and allure have endured. (RT: 4:35)

7 June 2010