Tastemakers of the Modern

Highlights from the Impressionist & Modern Art sales (16–17 November) during 20th Century Week at Christie’s New York

20th Century Week at Christie’s New York concludes with three distinct sales presented by the Impressionist & Modern Art department, all poised to ignite the November art market. 

Standout masterworks — including Wassily Kandinsky’s Rigide et courbé, 1935 (Estimate: $18,000,000–25,000,000); Claude Monet’s Meule, 1891 (Estimate upon request); Paul Cézanne’s Théière et oranges (La Nappe), 1895–1900 (Estimate: $8,000,000–12,000,000); Joan Miró’s Femme, monument, 1970 (Estimate: $3,000,000–5,000,000); Camille Pissarro’s La Gare d’Orléans, Saint-Sever, Rouen, 1896 (Estimate: $4,000,000–6,000,000); Henri Matisse’s L’Italienne (Lorette), 1917 (Estimate: $2,500,000–3,500,000) — exemplify the artistic shift from Impressionism’s open composition and manipulation of light and movement to experimentation with colour, dynamism, materials and texture indicative of Modern art.

Showcasing works by acclaimed masters such as Fernand Léger, August Strindberg, Pablo Picasso, Chaim Soutine, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti and Paul Signac, the Evening, Works on Paper and Day sales are packed with fresh-to-market pieces to excite collectors and art historians alike.

The series of auctions will offer exceptional works from movements that shaped the future of art and art collecting and will take place at Christie’s New York on 16–17 November.