MODIGLIANI AND BASQUIAT: A DIALOGUE

Christie's
Nov 4, 2013 8:36PM

We’ve decided to give our Artsy followers a taste of two stunning pieces up for auction tonight and tomorrow in New York. A Dialogue Through Art: Works From the Jan Krugier Collection Evening Sale debuts this evening. On view are 63 notable works of art, all acquired from dealer and collector extraordinaire, Jan Krugier.

Krugier (1928-2008) possessed a deep and profound love for art. Through collecting, he could “escape the nightmares” that haunted him as a Holocaust survivor, and uncover the most inspiring aspects of the human condition. His collection is astonishing, encompassing drawings, paintings and sculpture by old and modern masters, as well as Pre-Columbian and African art. Although there is much to adore, we’ve picked Jean-Paul Basquiat’s expressive and enigmatic Untitled (Peso Neto) as one of the pieces to remember this evening. 

Tomorrow night ushers in our Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale, which includes some of the most sought after artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. From Picasso’s paintings to Giacometti’s innovative sculptures, this sale will excite and delight audiences. The piece we’ve chosen to highlight is Amedeo Modigliani’s Monsieur Baranowski, with a high end estimate of $35,000,000. (Earlier this year, Modigliani’s masterpiece Jeanne Hebuterne (au chapeau) sold for $42,104,835.)


A Dialogue Through Art: Works From the Jan Krugier Collection Evening Sale begins at 7:00 tonight at 20 Rockefeller in New York and Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale will start tomorrow at the same time.

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