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Picasso, Miro as well as Banksy for sale at auction

March 17, 2021 / 7:24 AM
Sharjah24 – Reuters: Paintings by Pablo Picasso, Rene Magritte and Joan Miro as well as Banksy's tribute to Britain's National Health Service are among a selection of artworks going under the hammer this month at auction house Christie's 20th Century Art sale.
Held in London on March 23, the auction counts 55 lots, including Picasso's "Femme nue couchée au collier", which has a price estimate of 9 million pounds - 15 million pounds ($12.50 million - $21 million).

Another portrait by the Spanish artist, "Femme assise dans un fauteuil noir", is seen selling for 6 million - 9 million pounds.

Other lots include a self-portrait by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Amedeo Modigliani's "Portrait du photographe Dilewski" and Andy Warhol's "Three Self-Portraits".

"It's all about 20th century art with some 21st century art thrown in as well ... The works in the sale are predominantly fresh to market which is what our clients want," Keith Gill, co-head of the 20th Century Evening Sale, said .

When asked about the impact of Brexit on art sales in London, he added: "As far as we can tell our sales are going from strength to strength".
March 17, 2021 / 7:24 AM

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