London Impressionist Art Week Begins February
Posted by Iain Brunt
on February 18, 2019 on
hosts some major sales of impressionist art. Sothebys has the least
number of works up for auction this time, but their big flagship work is
Le Palais Duval, a painting by Claude Monet. Although not very large,
this picture is expected to fetch over 20 million pounds. It's a superb
example of his work.
The second choice in the lots of this auction is the small Egon Schiele
Trieste fishing boat. It has a wonderful history and invites the viewer
into a voyage of discovery.
will also be auctioning a good selection of surrealist works, a part of
its evening auction.
Christies has perhaps a wider choice with a lot of works by Edgar Degas.
Only people with fat wallets will be able to bid on this grouping of
flagship works. Paul Signacís Saint Tropez is a stunning example of his
work. Christies also has two works by Giovanni Boldini that arenít too
expensive for such an accomplished artist.
One of the favorites is a painting by Felix Vallotton. It's small and
expensive but what a wonderful subject with the child kicking her foot
There are more works in day sales of both auction houses that are easily
The secret of visiting these auctions is for art lovers to enjoy them as
a mixed show. If they are thinking of buying, they should seek advice
and remember to make sure they decide their bid price before they enter
the auction. When the adrenalin kicks in and in the atmosphere of the
room, its quite easy to get carried away. And don't forget the buyers
premium on top of each final bid which is quite hefty these days.
Another option is to purchase art works privately, without the pressure
of an auction deadline, so they should take their time.
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