Tuesday, May 9, 2017

"Bird's Hell" by Max Beckmann to lead June impressionist & modern art evening sale

ARTDAILY
Max Beckmann, Bird's Hell, Oil on canvas, 47 1/4 x 63 1/4 in. (1938, estimate on request) © Christie’s Images Limited 2017
LONDON.- Max Beckmann’s "Bird’s Hell" (1938) will lead 20th Century at Christie’s, a series of sales that take place from 17 to 30 June 2017, in the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 27 June 2017, when it will be offered at auction for the first time. One of the most powerful paintings that Beckmann created while in exile in Amsterdam it presents a searing and unforgettable vision of hell and is poised to set a world record price for the artist at auction. The painting will be on view in New York until 17 of May, Hong Kong from 25 to 29 May and London from 17 to 27 June 2017. [link]
Bird’s Hell stands alongside Picasso’s Guernica as one of the most politically charged paintings of its time and it is a rare opportunity to offer a work of such historical significance by Beckmann.

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