Thursday, 5 April 2012

Sotheby’s to auction Soutine’s major works, May 2

Two of the most famous works by Russian-born impressionist artist Chaim Soutine are up for sale at Sotheby’s and are expected to make around $13 million.
The auction house will sell the paintings from the collection of Theodore J. Forstmann, a legendary American financier and philanthropist within the Impressionist and Modern Art Sale scheduled for May 2.

Fragment of Chaim Soutine's "Le Chasseur de chez Maxim's" painting

"Le Chasseur De Chez Maxim's" depicting an anonymous man dressed in a bright red suit and cap is expected to sell for $6.7 million and is considered the artist’s most striking painting. The second work, Soutine’s "Le Chasseur" portraying a young boy in a black suit is expected to fetch between $4 million and $6 million.
Both were painted in Paris in the 1920s, the most productive period in the creative career of the Jewish artist.
Sotheby’s upcoming sale will see another headliner – Pablo Picasso’s "Femme Assise Dans Un Fauteuil," a portrait of his lover and muse. The painting is expected to sell for $20 million – $30 million.

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