7 November 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 97,000
Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Buste de femme
signed and dated 'H Matisse 8/42' (upper left)
pen and India ink on paper
20 5/8 x 16 in. (52.4 x 40.6 cm.)
Drawn in Nice, August 1942
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Wanda de Guébriant has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Family of the artist.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Offered across Christie’s sales this spring, highlights include pieces by Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent and Edgar Degas
Carol S. Eliel, curator of Moholy-Nagy: Future Present at LACMA, illuminates the life and career of the influential Hungar..
A closer look at the life, loves and landscapes of the ‘mother of American modernism’
Specialist Imogen Kerr on why the artist wanted everyone to be able to own one of his works