The Artist’s Muse:
A Curated Evening Sale

‘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.


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From Impressionism to the art of today, this November, our sales week will feature works that have shaped the course of art history

  • Post-War and Contemporary Art
  • From blue-chip artists and post-war masters to contemporary stars and more, the auction series feature the most sought-after art from the 20th and 21st centuries
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