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Rare Works by German Expressionists at Christie’s sale of Modern and Contemporary Prints

Rare and unique works by some of the most fascinating printmakers will be offered at Christie’s sale of Modern and Contemporary Prints, at King Street on Wednesday, 18 September 2013. Among 203 lots at auction, collectors could find prints by Erich Heckel, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Giorgio Morandi. Christie’s expected to realise in the region of £4 million ($6,2 million). The highlight of the sale sale is an outstanding group of German Expressionist prints, all belonging to private collections, including a veritable icon of the period, Erich Heckel’s Stehendes Kind, circa 1910-1911, estimated £100,000 – 150,000 ($156,000 – 235,000).

Rare Works by German Expressionists at Christie's sale of Modern and Contemporary Prints

The most remarkable single work by Picasso offered in the auction is Portrait de Jacqueline accoudée, circa 1963-64, estimated £50,000 – 70,000 ($78,000 – 110,000).

Other notable works include Karl Schmidt-Rottluff’s very rare colour woodcut of a female nude, Modell, from 1911, estimated £250,000 – 350,000 ($390,000 – 545,000); Edvard Munch’s two burnished colour aquatints Standing Nude, estimated £220,000 – 280,000 ($343,000 – 436,000) and Nude Standing in an Interior, estimated £300,000 – 500,000 ($468,000 – 780,000).

Rare Works by German Expressionists at Christie's sale of Modern and Contemporary Prints

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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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