No artist looms larger over the Impressionist and Modern Evening sales than Pablo Picasso
, and the buying spree on his paintings has intensified in 2018
. Now, Christie’s has another blockbuster consignment for the fall sales in New York: La Lampe
(1931), estimated to sell for $25 million to $35 million.
The work was made four and a half years into the artist’s affair with his much-younger mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter, and shows her in the defiant pose of a goddess, with the vegetation of his studio in Normandy draped over her.
Max Carter, head of Impressionist and Modern Art department at Christie’s New York, said in a press release: