Sotheby’s London Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in February

Highlights include a major 1933 painting by Joan Miró, a rediscovered masterpiece by Gustav Klimt and a previously unseen Claude Monet snowscape.

On 8th February 2012, Sotheby’s London Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale will offer a selection of works of exceptional quality and importance. Highlights include Joan Miró’s monumental Peinture of 1933 (pictured right), estimated at £7-10 million, Gustav Klimt’s recently rediscovered landscape Seeufer mit Birken (est. £6 - 8 million), which has not been seen in public in over a century, and a rare and atmospheric winter scene by Claude Monet, L’entrée de Giverny en hiver (est. £4.5 - 6.5 million). The auction features a particularly strong Surrealist group, with works by Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Yves Tanguy and René Magritte, as well as an outstanding group of paintings by German artists including Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, Lyonel Feininger and Otto Dix. The sale is estimated to realise in excess of £78 million.

Helena Newman, Chairman, Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art, Europe, said: “We are delighted to present a wonderfully rich and varied sale to collectors, with many works of museum quality from every key period in the Impressionist to Modern canon. Many of the works are appearing at auction for the first time or returning to the market after many decades in private collections.”