"Femme dans un fauteuil", painted by French cubist artist Leger
in 1913, is one of a group of five figurative works featuring a
seated woman. It has an estimated price tag of 25 million pounds
Picasso's green "Homme et femme", painted by the Spanish artist
in a day in 1968, is a self-portrait of himself intertwined with
his wife Jacqueline, according to Jason Carey, head of
impressionist and modern art at Christie's. It is estimated to
sell for 10-15 million pounds, he said.
Also for sale at Christie's "Impressionist and Modern Art" sale
on June 18 is a 1937 painting by French artist Henri Matisse, of
a young female model wearing clothes he bought at markets in
Nice. It is seen fetching 5-8 million pounds.
"We have Asian collectors, we have new buyers, we have
collectors of contemporary art who are looking back to the
avant-garde as well like artists such as Leger," Carey said of
the appetite for modern art. "There's really competing forces."
(Reporting by Emily Roe and Marissa Davison; editing by Jason
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