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Sotheby’s New York sales of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art

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Two exceptional works by the “Fauves” or “Wild Beasts” (so-called for their radical use of colour) offered at auction for the very first time. The Wild Beasts of 20th Century Art

Sotheby’s New York sales of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art Including Francis Bacon’s Finest Self-Portrait.

Including:

 

Two exceptional works by the “Fauves” or “Wild Beasts” (so-called for their radical use of colour) offered at auction for the very first time

Including a startlingly vibrant view of the Thames in 1906 by the French master, André Derain

 

Francis Bacon’s finest self-portrait, set for sale for the first time having remained with owners since its creation

 

“Éternel Printemps”, one of Auguste Rodin's most celebrated sculptures of embracing lovers, appearing at auction for the first time

The highest estimated marble sculpture by the artist ever to appear at auction

 

Spectacularly rare unseen Cy Twombly canvas, estimated at $40 million

Paul Signac’s view of Saint-Tropez in 1892, the first work from his “Opus” series to come to auction in a decade

 

Louise Bourgeois’s spectacular ʺSpider IIIʺ sculpture

Andy Warhol’s signature “Self-Portrait (Fright-wig)” from 1968

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