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Impressive Prices at Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art Sale
A watercolor and gouache study, titled Nu, Etude pour Les Demoiselles dAvignon (1907), by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. The study is one of a number of works that Picasso created in preparation for his finished masterpiece. It went under the hammer at Bonhams Impressionist and Modern Art sale in London. EPA/BONHAMS.
LONDON.- Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art sale on Tuesday 21st June saw an exciting selection of works by artists including Modigliani, Chagall, Picasso, Renoir and Miro make a total of £3,571,440, with 94% sold by lot and 99% sold by value.

The top selling lot was Portrait de Femme by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani which fetched £1,812,000. Modigliani is renowned for his portraits of women – they have been described as ‘the works by which the artist has earned his place in the history of art’, and this fine example was fought over by several bidders both in the room and on the telephone.

Two works in the sale by Pablo Picasso also achieved good prices - Tête de matador made £216,000 while Femme nue assise fetched £204,000. And Joan Miró’s works proved popular with bidders too – Tête sold for £120,000 and Femme made £90,000.

Other results include Candido Portinari Flores (£108,000), Marc Chagall L’Ècuyère bleu au coq rouge (£84,000) and Maurice Utrillo Rue de village (£66,000).





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