Photo: La Femme qui pleure I (Pablo Picasso)
Works by Picasso, Goya, Salvador Dali and Camille Pissarro will be featured in Sotheby’s auction next week of Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist art.
The Feb. 5-6 sale at Sotheby’s London is expected to generate up to $271 million.
The biggest-ticket item is Pissarro’s 1897 painting “Le Boulevard Montmartre, Matinee de Printemps,” which Sotheby’s projects will sell for anywhere from $11.6 million to $16.5 million.
Among the dozen Picasso pieces offered is “La femme qui pleure I,” created in 1937 and expected to fetch as much as $2.9 million.
“This is one of the best Picasso works of the 20th century, as it was painted in a key period for him, during the Spanish Civil War,” James Mackie, of Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art department, told Efe.
Sotheby’s suggests that the single Goya work to be auctioned, “Loco,” will go for up to $1.4 million, while Dali’s “Buste a tiroir” carries an estimated sale price of between $1.2 million and $1.6 million.