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GROS & DELETTREZ – Modern art and School of Paris
Friday 15 June 2018
Gros & Delettrez

Marking the 100 anniversary of Gustav KLIMT (1862-1918) and Egon SCHIELE (1890-1918)’s deaths, three drawings from the collection of their Viennese dealer, Gustav Nebehay, will be offered at auction for the first time. These works of art particularly held the public’s attention during the exhibition Œuvres Choisies, at Drouot, from the last 13 to 25 March.
Egon SCHIELE (1890-1918),
Portrait of Mrs Grunwald and her daugther.
Charcoal on paper.
Estimate: €150,000–250,000
Gustav KLIMT (1862-1918),
Seated old lady with a hand on her forehead, circa 1909.
Estimate: €20,000–30,000
Gustav KLIMT (1862-1918),
Pregnant woman lying, circa 1904.
Estimate: €60,000–100,000

An ensemble of works of art on paper by Francis PICABIA (1879-1953) will be part of the key highlights of the sale.

Transparence, a watercolor, ink and pencil on paper executed circa 1930, was sold to Colette Allendy -the artist‘s gallerist in Paris- by a friend of hers who, from then, kept it in her collection.  The four other works, executed in charcoal, pencil, watercolor or red chalk, part of the archeologist and friend of the Picabia couple Roger Grosjean’s collection, have been kept by descent.
Francis PICABIA (1879-1953)
Transparence, circa 1930
Watercolor, ink and pencil on paper.
Estimate: €40,000–60,000
Francis PICABIA (1879-1953)
Transparence (owl, cockatoo, face)
Charcoal, ink and red chalk.
Estimate: €40,000–60,000 €
Francis PICABIA (1879-1953)
The cat
Pencil and ink.
Estimate: €8,000–12,000

Then, the signatures of Henri MARTIN (1860-1943), Jean HELION (1904-1987), André MASSON (1896-1987), Victor BRAUNER (1903-1966), Karel APPEL (1866-1937), Alexander CALDER (1898-1976) and Henri MICHAUX (1899-1904) will be gathered in a collection of modern art.

Karel APPEL (1866-1937)
Two heads, white and blue
Oil on canvas.
Estimate: €60,000–80,000
Victor BRAUNER (1903-1966)
Battle of the mediums, 1960
Oil and encaustic on panel.
Estimate: €80,000–100,000
Jean HELION (1904-1987)
Self-portrait of the artist drawing
Oil on canvas.
Estimate: €60,000-90,000

Public auction - Drouot - Room 7
Friday 15 June -  2pm

Public exhibition - Drouot - Room 7
Thursday 14 June - 11am to 9pm
Friday 15 June – 11am to 12pm


tableaux modernes et contemporains, livres anciens et modernes, photographies

Lots exhibition: jeudi 14 juin - 11:00/21:00 - vendredi 15 juin - 11:00/12:00
Sale: Friday 15 June 2018 - 14:00
Salle 7 - Drouot-Richelieu - 9, rue Drouot 75009 Paris
Auction house
Gros & Delettrez
Tel. 01 47 70 83 04


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