Famed Modigliani Nude For The First Time At Auction In New York
Famed Modigliani Nude which caused a scandal century ago, will now be offered for the first time at auction in New York. This painting by Amedeo Modigliani, created 1917-1918 will be the “star” at Christie’s auction on November 9 where is expected to fetch $100 million. If achieve this amount, this artwork will beat Modigliani record of 71 million dollars, which is given for one’s work.
Nu Couché (Reclining Nude)
“Nu Couché” (Reclining Nude) which depicts a woman lying naked on a red coverlet is one of the most famous Modigliani’s paintings and is part of a series of acts painted for his friend and art dealer Leopold Zborowski.
When exposed at Modigliani’s first and only solo exhibition in a Paris gallery, the painting shocked the public.
The act has been exhibited in museums around the world and is part of a private Swiss collection.
Christie’s Nov. 9 sale, which will feature the Modigliani, will also include 25-30 works of art by artists such as Picasso, Giacometti, and Warhol.