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Exceptional Works from Jacques Dupin’s Collection at Christie’s Paris

Exceptional works from the collection of French poet Jacques Dupin will go on sale from May 28 (Impressionist and Modern Art sale) to June 4 (Post-War and Contemporary Art sale), at Christie’s Paris.

Mr. Dupin, who died last October aged 85, as both a poet and an art dealer had a wide circle of friends, such as Miró, Bacon, Giacometti, American poet John Ashbery… Now, six of his friend’s works as a group will be offered on sale where expected to achieve between €7.1 million ($9 million) and €10.4 million ($13.3 million).

Exceptional Works from Jacques Dupin's Collection at Christie's Paris
Alberto Giacometti – Tête noire

Among the works on offer during the Impressionist and modern art session held on 28 May 2013:

  • Tête noire, oil on canvas, 1958 by Giacometti, certainly representing the brother of Alberto, estimated: €1,8 – €2,5 million ($2,3 – $3,2 million)
  • Femme debout, bronze with green-brown patina circa 1947 by Giacometti with a dark tonality, estimated: €400,000 – €600,000 ($510,000 – $766,000)
  • Femmes et oiseaux dans la nuit, by Miró, dated from 1970, oil and gouache on plastic, estimated: €500,000 – €700,000 ($639,000 – $894,000)
  • Personnages, oiseaux, chien, by Miró, dated from 1975, pencil, China ink, wash tint and watercolour drawing, estimated: €200,000 – €300,000 ($255,000 – $383,000)
  • Femme, oiseaux, by Miró, 1975, pencil, China ink and wash tint drawing, estimated: €200,000 – €300,000 ($255,000 – $383,000)

The works on offer for the contemporary art sale held on 4 June 2013 include:

  • Painting March 1985, oil on canvas by Bacon, estimated: €4 million and €6 million ($5,1 million – $7,7 million)
Exceptional Works from Jacques Dupin's Collection at Christie's Paris
Alberto Giacometti – Femme Debout
Exceptional Works from Jacques Dupin's Collection at Christie's Paris
Joan Miró – Femmes et Oiseaux dans la Nuit

 

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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