24 June 2009
Emile Othon Friesz (1879-1949)
La croisée des chemins
signed and dated 'E. Othon Friesz 39' (lower right); signed with the initials, dated and inscribed 'La Croisée des Chemins EOF 1939' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
20 3/8 x 25½ in. (51.7 x 64.7 cm.)
Painted in 1939
Galerie Paul Vallotton, Lausanne.
Acquired from the above in June 1959, and thence by descent to the present owner.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7389 2536
Odile Aittouarès has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
In China this season, a dedicated Maotai sale plus two auctions featuring works by Warhol, Zao Wou-Ki, Yayoi Kusama and Yoshitomo Nara
The greatest privately owned collection of American Modernist art ever to come to market, featuring O’Keeffe, Hopper, Sheeler, de Kooning, Pollock and more
Specialist Imogen Kerr on why the artist wanted everyone to be able to own one of his works
Artists, patrons and critics have argued for centuries over the right way to frame a painting. Ultimately, it’s a matter of personal taste, says Andrew Graham-Dixon
International Head of Watches John Reardon on why devotees of Patek Philippe never settle for less than the best
Ahead of Christie's inaugural European Paintings auction on 31 October, Arne Everwijn discusses Courbet’s radical nudes