SOTHEBY'S EVENING SALE OF IMPRESSIONIST/MODERN ART IN LONDON

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FAUVE ART  AND IMPORTANT PAINTINGS

 

ANDRE DERAIN, LOT 11

 

ANY EARLY PAINTING OF MOVEMENT IN ART OF THE DAYS OF IMPRESSIONISM, FAUVISM, CUBISM ETC MERITS A LOT MORE RESPECT THAN OTHERS AND THEREFORE MORE MONEY IS PAID FOR IT.

THE CASE OF FAUVE PAINTINGS IS ONE THAT MAKES OUR ARGUMENT HERE. THE DERAIN PAINTING AT SOTHEBYS IS ONE OF SPECIAL INTEREST AND THUS THE HEFTY ESTIMATE OF 7.5-10.000,000 MILLION POUNDS. A REALLY ATTRACTIVE PAINTING OF THE PERIOD, 1905, WHICH I AM SURE WILL ATTRACT COLLECTORS. THE FACT THAT IT WAS SOLD AT CHRISTIES SOME SIX YEARS AGO MIGHT MAKE IT VULNERABLE.

 

PETER CONSTANT