A bronze cast of one of Edgar Degas’ signature ballerina figures will be available in the upcoming Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale offered by Christie’s.Degas was a leader in Impressionist art around the turn of the century. The sculpture available in this auction is a 1952 bronze cast of his original wax model, first formed between 1895 and 1905. Other featured Impressionist artists include Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, and Camille Pissarro.
Following the Impressionists were waves of Modernist painters and sculptors. Giorgio de Chirico’s Il Trovatore was painted in the early 1950s, following the Metaphysical art movement that de Chirico helped launch. A geometrical human form is shown taking a step in front of a Spanish-style building, complete with de Chirico’s signature long shadows and vaguely menacing light. A nearly monochromatic oil painting of a horse, rider, and village by Marc Chagall will be highlighted as well. To view these lots and register for online bidding, visit Christie’s.
Lot Categories:Paintings, Prints, Drawings & Watercolors (148), Books & Manuscripts (1), Drawings & Watercolors (6), Paintings (123), Prints & Multiples (19), Sculptures, Statues & Figures (85)
# of Lots:234
Price Range:$1,500 to $1,200,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Départ du village||
|Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973) Homme à la guitare||
|Edgar Degas (1834-1917) Danseuse habillée au repos, les mains sur les reins, la jambe droite en avant||
|Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) Femme assise||
|Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) Il Trovatore||
|Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) Buste de Victor Hugo dit à lillustre maître, réduction avec piédouche intégré||
- Books, Manuscripts & Archives
- Drawings & Watercolors
- Fine Art
- Pens & Writing Instruments
- Posters, Prints & Multiples
- Sculptures & Carvings
- auguste rodin
- Camille Pissarro
- Edgar Degas
- Giogio de Chirico
- Marc Chagall
- Modern Art
- Pablo Picasso
- Paul Gauguin
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
- Salvador Dali
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