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Painted at the peak of his Impressionist style, Claude Monet’s Les Peupliers à Giverny depicts the poplar trees in Giverny in a spontaneous, poetic manner. In this video, Sotheby’s Philip Hook and Ann Dumas, curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, introduce this masterwork, which will be offered in the London Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on Feb. 3 and which comes directly from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Sotheby’s London Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale presents an outstanding selection of the finest and rarest works of art by the greatest artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Leading the sale is a group of paintings by the undoubted master of Impressionism, Claude Monet. Le Grand Canal, painted in 1908, belongs to Monet’s celebrated series of views of Venice. Other highlights include the extraordinary Au lit: le baiser by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Henri Matisse’s wonderful Odalisque au fauteuil noir, alongside many other masterworks by Edgar Degas, Auguste Rodin and Wassily Kandinsky.
In November 2014, Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York totaled a record $422.1 million, marking the fourth consecutive year as the leading auction house in this field. This February, the group of works presented for sale comprises a selection of paintings and sculpture from prestigious private collections and works with exceptional provenance that have been internationally admired and exhibited at the most celebrated museums and galleries.
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