Is the Impressionist and Modern market making a comeback? London will tell us more when the sales take place in June. And Christie’s has announced their estimated between £96,350,000 and £141,450,000 sale:
A group of four masterworks by Alberto Giacometti from an important private collection presents the market with one of the most significant collections of works by the artist to come to the market in many decades. The star lot is Giacometti’s iconic sculpture La Main,conceived and cast in 1947, which was in the New York exhibition that launched Giacometti’s Post-war international career (estimate: £10-15 million). The wealth of highlights from other private collections also include Composition A, with Double Line and Yellow, 1935, by Piet Mondrian which is among the property being offered from the Rudolf and Leonore Blum Collection (estimate: £5-8 million); L’artiste et le modèle nu, 1921, by Henri Matisse (estimate: £7-10 million); and arguably the most important work by Kurt Schwitters ever to come to the market, Ja – Was? – Bild (‘Yes-What?-Picture’), 1920, which is one of only three early large reliefs from this first revolutionary Merzbilder series to remain in private hands (estimate: £4-6 million). It is offered from the Viktor and Marianne Langen Collection.