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In his 2014 work Julien, artist Urs Fischer created a larger than life-sized wax replica of his friend, painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel.

The work features a wick at the top of the figure's head, transforming it into a figurative candle. When the wick is lit, the sculpture becomes a durational performance, where over the course of weeks, the candle melts into long streaking drips of wax, ultimately liquefying into a pool. Upon doing so, a new cast of the figure is made, to be lit again.

Urs Fischer (B. 1973) Julian, 2014. 100 1/8 x 42 3/8 x 53 3/4 in. (254.3 x 107.6 x 136.5 cm.) Estimate $2,800,000-3,500,000.

Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale – 17 May at Christie's New York.

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World-class Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works — including paintings by Monet, Daumier, Degas, Dufy and Renoir — formerly owned by the pioneering New Orleans collector Hunt Henderson will appear across Christie’s auctions in May.

Depicting a frosty road beneath a snow-laden sky, this Monet is quintessentially Impressionist in its focus on the fleeting sensations of nature.

Claude Monet (1840-1926), La route de Vétheuil, effet de neige, 1879. 24⅛ x 32⅛ in (61.1 x 81.1 cm). Estimate: $10,000,000-15,000,000.

Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale – 15 May at Christie’s New York.

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Roy Lichtenstein’s Red and White Brushstroke, 1965 will come to auction for the first time in May.
This canvas is from the artist’s pivotal Brushstroke series, which was heavily influenced by Abstract Expressionism, Old Master paintings and a comic strip called 'The Painting'.
Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997), Red and White Brushstrokes, 1965. 48 × 68 in (121.9 × 172.7 cm). Estimate: $25-35 million.
Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction – 17 May at Christie's New York.
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2017.
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Andy Warhol’s Big Campbell’s Soup Can with Can Opener (Vegetable), 1962, is an early hand-painted work from a series that changed the face of 20th-century art.

It is the only example of the artist’s iconic Campbell’s Soup Can paintings to feature a can opener, and is the first of 11 works that represent his largest single depictions of the motif. Seven of these are held in museum collections.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Big Campbell’s Soup Can with Can Opener (Vegetable), 1962. 72 x 52 in (183 x 132 cm). Estimate on request.

Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale – 17 May at Christie’s New York.

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Greta Garbo’s art collection was as modern as the actress herself.

Gray Horan, the actress' great niece, reflects on a painting by Robert Delaunay and what it meant to the former film star.

Robert Delaunay (1885-1941), Femme à l’ombrelle ou La Parisienne, 1913. 48⅜ x 35½ in (122.8 x 90.2 cm). Estimate: $3,500,000-6,000,000.

Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale – 15 May at Christie’s New York.

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Announcing Sculpture in the Square, an outdoor sculpture garden set within St James’s Square, London, on view to the public from 23 May to 29 June 2017. The exhibition will display a dozen works that will be offered in the Modern British Art and Impressionist & Modern Art sales as part of 20th Century week, a series of sales that take place from 26 to 29 June 2017.

Presented in the garden square adjacent to Christie's King Street, the one-off exhibition will showcase the works as they were intended to be seen, in a landscape setting. Artists include Anthony Caro, Lynn Chadwick, Barry Flanagan, Elisabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.

Work by Dame Elisabeth Frink, Horse, bronze with a grey/ brown patina, conceived in 1980, estimate £700,000-1,000,000.
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Arp arrived at the forms in his sculptures in a gradual manner, taking his inspiration from the shapes suggested to him by the natural world, as well as from his own body of existing work.

Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966), Echo de torse, 1961; this bronze cast in 1964. Height: 13 in (33.1 cm). Estimate: $100,000-150,000.

Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale – 16 May at Christie’s New York.

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Announcing Death in America: Selections from the Zadig & Voltaire Collection. The grouping of over 40 works from the collection assembled by Thierry Gillier will be sold across the Post-War and Contemporary Sales this May in New York with part of the proceeds from this sale donated to the @leonardodicaprio Foundation and @oceana US Shark Conservation Program. "Gillier’s understanding of history, and his sharp eye for quality is distinct in these works. The collection comprises a powerful sense of rebellion, from the artists who are known for defying traditional notions of fine art, to the collector who has built an empire pushing the boundaries of high fashion." @loicgouzer
Maurizio Cattelan (B. 1960), Untitled, resin, paint, human hair, clothing, packing, tissue, wood and screws. Executed in 2007. Estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000.

Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, 17 May, Christie's New York

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This May eight important works from the collection of Cleveland Clinic, including this painting by Marc Chagall, will go under the hammer in New York.

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Les trois cierges, 1939. 51 ¼ x 38 ¼ in (130.2 x 97.1 cm). Estimate: $8,000,000-12,000,000.

Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale – 15 May at Christie’s New York.

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On 15 May in New York, we will offer this searing portrait of Picasso's muse, Dora Maar - a painting that was confiscated soon after its creation, and subsequently recovered by the Free French Forces during the Second World War.
The painting originally belonged to Picasso's dealer, Paul Rosenberg, but was confiscated in 1940 soon after its creation. It was meant to be transported to Germany but was intercepted and captured by the Free French Forces - an event immortalised, albeit in fictional form, in the 1964 movie The Train, starring Burt Lancaster and Jeanne Moreau.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Femme assise, robe bleue, 1939. 28 3/4 x 23 5/8 in. (73 x 60 cm.). Estimate: $35-50 million.
Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale - 15 May at Christie's New York. © 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
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Join us in Chicago for a special preview of works from our upcoming sales. The viewing is open until April 29 and entry is free!

Wednesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
Saturday, 10am – 4pm

875 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3810
Chicago, IL 60611

The viewing includes works from:
Impressionist and Modern Art, May 15–16
Post-War and Contemporary Art, May 17–18
American Art, May 23
Latin American Art, May 24–25

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Before Carlo Scarpa began designing some of Italy’s most celebrated modernist buildings, he spent more than 20 years experimenting with Venetian glass.

His glassware is now highly collectible and regarded as a milestone in modernist decorative art. Seventy-eight pieces are offered in our upcoming sale on 4 May at Christie’s in New York.

Detail from Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978), An important ‘Murrine’ dish, circa 1940. Estimate: $100,000-150,000.

Carlo Scarpa: Visions in Glass 1926-1962 A European Private Collection – 4 May at Christie’s New York, Rockefeller Center.

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