The spotlight turns to Impressionist and Modern art next week as the major auction houses kick off their autumn art sales in New York. Leading the pack at Christie’s on November 1st is one of Degas’s most famous sculptures, “Petite danseuse de quatorze ans” (est. $25m-35m), followed by a lineup that includes Picasso’s “Femme endorme” (est. $12m-18m), and “Tete de femme au chapeau mauve” (est. $12m-$18m), as well as Giacometti’s work in bronze, “Femme de Venise VII” (est. $10m-15m).
Sotheby’s offers a similarly stellar playlist, highlighted by a rare work by Gustav Klimt, “Litzlberg Am Attersee,” expected to sell for as much as $35m. Other major offerings at the November 2nd evening sale include Matisse’s “Nu de Dos” (est. $20m-30m), about which we reported earlier, and Picasso’s “L’Aubade” (est. $18m-$25m).