Online Only Auction
As a painter, Matisse is identified with one thing above all – color. Glowing with reds, blues and greens his paintings are amongst the most iconic works of the 20th century. But there is a less well-known side to the artist. This Matisse is a master of black and white and the drawn line, someone who, using a range of printmaking techniques, created a galaxy of stunning, sensuous, intimate images. Christie's is privileged to be offering nearly one hundred of these minor masterpieces in an online sale running from 19 November – 4 December, 2012, with subjects ranging from portraits to figure studies, exotic odalisques to elegant ballerinas. Consigned directly from the personal collections of the Matisse family, the sale represents a unique opportunity to view, and acquire, these hidden gems.
Bidding starts 19-Nov at 9:00am EST
Bidding closes 4-Dec starting at 9:00am EST
Viewings at Rockefeller Center are available by appointment only, with 48 hours advance notice.