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6–8 October 2020



Our 20th Century sales celebrate the emergence of the defining modern art era spanning to the cutting-edge contemporary art of today. Following in the footsteps of ONE, the series of hybrid sales with enhanced live-streaming will offer a new collecting opportunity ahead of the traditional November marquee sale week in New York. Standouts include an early example of the revolutionary drip painting technique by Jackson Pollock and a superlative watercolour by Paul Cézanne. Discover the season’s top works and collections and explore our related features in advance of the highly anticipated sales beginning in October.

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Highlights

  • Cy Twombly (1928–2011)

    Untitled [Bolsena]
    signed 'Cy Twombly' (upper right); signed again, inscribed and dated 'Cy Twombly Bolsena 1969' (on the reverse)
    oil-based house paint, wax crayon, graphite and felt-tip pen on canvas
    78 ½ x 94 ½ in. (199.4 x 240 cm.)
    Executed in 1969
    Estimate
    $35,000,000-45,000,000
    Related sale
    20th Century Evening Sale, New York, 6 October

  • Mark Rothko (1903–1970)

    Untitled
    signed and dated 'MARK ROTHKO 1967' (on the reverse); signed again 'MARK ROTHKO' (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas
    68 x 60 ¼ in. (172.7 x 153 cm.)
    Painted in 1967
    Estimate
    $30,000,000-50,000,000
    Related sale
    20th Century Evening Sale, New York, 6 October

  • Willem de Kooning (1904–1997)

    Woman (Green)
    signed 'de Kooning' (lower right)
    oil and charcoal on canvas
    30 ¼ x 23 ¼ in. (76.8 x 59.1 cm.)
    Painted in 1953-1955
    Estimate
    $20,000,000-30,000,000
    Related sale
    20th Century Evening Sale, New York, 6 October

  • Henri Matisse (1869–1954)

    Nu debout devant la porte
    signed and dated ‘Henri Matisse 36’ (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    24 ⅛ x 15 ⅛ in. (61.3 x 38.3 cm.)
    Painted in 1936
    Estimate
    $8,000,000-12,000,000
    Related sale
    20th Century Evening Sale, New York, 6 October

  • Brice Marden (b. 1938)

    The Golden Pelvic
    signed, titled and dated 'THE GOLDEN PELVIC 1993-95 B. Marden' (on the reverse)
    oil on linen
    71 x 57 in. (180.3 x 144.8 cm.)
    Painted in 1993-1995
    Estimate
    $12,000,000-18,000,000
    Related sale
    20th Century Evening Sale, New York, 6 October

  • Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    Femme au chapeau
    signed 'Picasso' (upper left); dated ' 12 Mars 41' (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas
    28 ¾ x 23 ⅝ in. (73 x 60 cm.)
    Painted on 12 March 1941
    Estimate
    $8,000,000-12,000,000
    Related sale
    20th Century Evening Sale, New York, 6 October

  • Vija Celmins (b. 1938)

    Untitled (Ocean)
    graphite on acrylic ground on paper
    14 ⅛ x 18 ⅛ in. (35.9 x 47.9 cm.)
    Drawn in 1968
    Estimate
    $3,000,000-$5,000,000
    Related sale
    20th Century Evening Sale, New York, 6 October

  • Marc Chagall (1887–1985)

    Couple au coucher de soleil
    gouache pastel and pencil on paper
    51 x 36 cm.
    Estimate
    $250,000-$350,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale, New York, 8 October

  • Afred Sisley (1839–1899)

    Le Chemin Montard
    oil on canvas
    29 ¾ x 19 ¾ in.
    Estimate
    $600,000-$800,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale, New York, 8 October

  • Raoul Dufy (1877–1953)

    Les bateaux
    oil on canvas
    17 ⅝ x 20 ⅞ in.
    Estimate
    $300,000-$500,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale, New York, 8 October

  • Salvador Dalí (1904–1989)

    Bouche mystérieuse apparaissant sur le dos de ma nurse
    signed and dated ‘Salvador Dalí 1941’ (lower right)
    gouache on magazine cover
    17 ⅝ x 11 ⅞ in. (44.7 x 30.3 cm.)
    Painted in 1941
    Estimate
    $1,200,000–1,800,000
    Related sale
    20th Century Evening Sale, New York, 6 October

  • Emil Nolde (1867–1956)

    Herbstmeer XVI
    signed ‘Emil Nolde’ (lower right); signed again and titled ‘Emil Nolde: Herbstmeer XVI’ (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas, in the artist's hand-carved frame
    Canvas: 29 x 35 in. (73.7 x 88.9 cm.)
    Frame: 36 ½ x 42 ½ in. (92.7 x 108 cm.)
    Painted in 1911
    Estimate
    $6,000,000–8,000,000
    Related sale
    20th Century Evening Sale, New York, 6 October

    Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

  • Tamara De Lempicka (1898–1980)

    Les deux amies
    signed ‘T. De Lempicka.’ (lower right)
    oil on panel
    28 ¾ x 15 in. (73 x 38 cm.)
    Painted in 1930
    Estimate
    $6,000,000–8,000,000
    Related sale
    20th Century Evening Sale, New York, 6 October

    Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

  • Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    Tête de femme sur fond jaune
    dated and inscribed ‘Boisgeloup 18 juillet XXXIV’ (along the upper edge)
    oil on canvas
    25 ⅝ x 18 ¼ in. (65 x 46.2 cm.)
    Painted on 18 July 1934
    Estimate
    $8,000,000-12,000,000
    Related sale
    20th Century Evening Sale, New York, 6 October

    Property from an Important European Collection

  • Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    Femme dans un fauteuil
    signed 'Picasso' (upper left); dated '19 juin 41.' (on the stretcher bar)
    oil on canvas
    51 ⅛ x 38 in. (130 x 97 cm.)
    Painted on 19 June 1941
    Estimate
    $20,000,000-30,000,000
    Related sale
    20th Century Evening Sale, New York, 6 October

    Property from an Important European Collection

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988)

    MP
    signed, titled and dated '"MP" Jean-Michel Basquiat 1984' (on the reverse)
    acrylic and Xerox collage on canvas
    86 x 68 in. (218.4 x 172.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1984
    Estimate
    $4,000,000–6,000,000
    Related sale
    20th Century Evening Sale, New York, 6 October

    A New York State of Mind: An Important Private Collection

  • Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)

    Study for State II "Elegy No.100"
    acrylic, chalk and graphite on paper
    14 ¼ x 22 in (36.2 x 55.9 cm)
    circa 1970/75
    Estimate
    $250,000-350,000
    Related sale
    Robert Motherwell Prints from the Dedalus Foundation, Online, 22 Sep - 8 Oct

  • Matthew Wong (1984–2019)

    Shangri-La
    signed and dated in Chinese and titled 'SHANGRI-LA Wong 2017' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    96 x 72 in. (243.8 x 182.9 cm.)
    Painted in 2017
    Estimate
    $500,000-700,000
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale, New York, 7 October

  • Paul Cézanne (1839–1906)

    Nature morte avec pot au lait, melon et sucrier
    watercolor over pencil on paper
    18 ¾ x 24 ½ in. (47.7 x 62.3 cm)
    Painted in 1900-1906
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related sale
    20th Century Evening Sale, New York, 6 October

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