Chaim Soutine’s Nature Morte aux Poissons is one of the highlighted lots in the upcoming Impressionist and Modern Art auction, presented by Christie’s. The 1921 oil painting depicts dried fish with open mouths piled in a dish. A French-Russian painter, Soutine was known for his still lifes of dead fish and bloody animal carcasses. An Expressionist, Soutine sourced meat and fish from the local butcher shop and fishmonger and then painted them as they rotted. Willem de Kooning, looking at Soutine’s meat pictures, once said, “Flesh is the reason oil paint was invented.”
This event offers 40 Impressionist and Modern fine art pieces. Among them is Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Coco dans Les Roses, a portrait of Claude, the artist’s youngest son. Nicknamed Coco, Claude was born when Renoir was sixty years old and became Renoir’s favorite model. The piece shows Claude with long blonde curls before his first haircut. Those interested in Modern art can consider Joan Miró’s Sans Titre. Executed in 1934, the work shows the calligraphic emphasis that Miró developed the same year. Register to bid for these lots by visiting Christie’s.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (40)
# of Lots:40
Price Range:$2,000 - $400,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943) Nature morte aux poissons||
|Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) Coco dans les roses||
|Giacomo Manzù (1908-1991) Grande Cardinale in piedi||
|André Brasilier (b. 1929) Sur la neige||
- Drawings & Watercolors
- Fine Art
- Posters, Prints & Multiples
- Camille Pissarro Francis Picabia
- Chaïm Soutine
- Joan Miró
- Pablo Picasso
- Paul Cézanne
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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