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Monet's Paradise: Giverny
Saturday, 25 November
James Christie Room – Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Sylvie Patin, Senior Honorary Curator of Musee d’Orsay, Paris and Adrien Meyer Christie’s Co-Chairman, Impressionist & Modern Art, will explore Giverny and its surroundings; Claude Monet’s beautiful home and universe he built, where he spent over half of his life creating his greatest achievements. A place which attracts over half a million visitors each year from all over the world, as well as painters, charmed by the unique light of the Seine Valley. The talk will touch upon the collection, titled Dear Monsieur Monet, to be sold in Hong Kong on November 26, which presents an intimate and family driven insight into one of art history’s most beloved artists. Hidden from the rest of the world, these works owned by Claude Monet had only been seen in catalogue reproductions. They reveal both Monet the collector, and Monet the painter. The collection comprises of works by Boudin, Signac, Manet, Blanche-Hoschede, Butler, Ritman but also Japanese prints, which the artist was such an avid collector of.
Welcome Remarks By:
Mr Eric Berti, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau
Ms Sylvie Patin, Senior Honorary Curator of Musee d’Orsay, Paris
Mr Adrien Meyer, Christie’s Co-Chairman, Impressionist & Modern Art, Christie’s
Conversation will be conducted in English, and translated simultaneously into Putonghua.
Saturday, 25 November 11:30am - 12:30pm