19th & 20th Century Art: Featuring Dada & Surrealism — March 23, 2023 Auction Highlights

Lot 252: Man Ray, Do Not Destroy (Object Indestructible, 1923-1975), wood & metal metronome with printed eye, conceived circa 1922-33, executed 1974. Estimate $50,000 to $80,000.

Dada & Surrealism

We are especially excited for the current iteration of our annual Nineteenth & Twentieth Century Art auction offering a selection of 150 lots devoted to modern artists who embraced the enduring movements of Dada and Surrealism. Signature examples by leaders of these avant-garde trends include works by Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Jean Arp, Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, Hannah Höch, Yves Tanguy, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Giorgio de Chirico and more.

Lot 239: Salvador Dalí, Le Cabinet Anthropomorphique, sterling silver, 1973. Estimate $7,000 to $10,000.
Lot 125: Marcel Duchamp (after), The Chess Players, color offset lithograph, 1967.  Estimate $7,000 to $10,000. 
From left to right: Lot 204: René Magritte (after), Le Fils de l’Homme, color lithograph, 1973. Estimate $7,000 to $10,000; Lot 137: Joan Miró, Femme et Chien devant la Lune, color pochoir, 1935-36.  Estimate $25,000 to $35,000.

Twentieth Century Art

Our selection of twentieth century art includes more than 200 lots of museum-quality works — featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture and editions that span the century with modern artists from Europe, South America, Asia and the United States. Bidders will have the opportunity to explore exceptional works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Wassily Kandinsky, George Grosz, Sonia Delaunay, Marc Chagall, Miguel Covarrubias, Milton Avery, Martin Lewis and many others

Lot 421: Marc Chagall, Le Cirque, color lithograph, 1967. Estimate $30,000 to $50,000.

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Nineteenth Century Art

Nineteenth century art selections consist of 100 lots dedicated to key tendencies of the era, including Academic Realism, the Barbizon School of landscape painters and Impressionism with its precursors, as well as Symbolism and the Belle Epoque. Among the array of artists represented are Honoré Daumier, James A. M. Whistler, Édouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Paul Cézanne, Auguste Rodin and Paul Signac.

Lot 102: Winslow Homer, Perils of the Sea, etching, 1888. Estimate $35,000 to $50,000.
Lot 15: James A. M. Whistler, Nocturne, lithograph, 1878. Estimate $12,000 to $18,000.

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