Christie’s Announces Sale of Art from Legendary Art Connoisseur Ernst Beyeler

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LONDON.- Christie’s announced the sale of the Estate of Ernst Beyeler, the late Swiss art connoisseur who was one of the greatest art dealers, collectors and curators of our time. The sale, which will include art works Ernst and his wife Hildy lived with at their private home as well as significant paintings and sculptures from the Galerie Beyeler, will take place in London on 21 and 22 June 2011 as part of Christie’s major Evening and Day sales of Impressionist & Modern Art. Ernst Beyeler opened his celebrated gallery at Bäumleingasse 9 in Basel in 1945. Over the next 65 years the gallery would hold over 300 major exhibitions which were attended by collectors and museum curators from all over the globe, to whom Beyeler would sell over 16,000 works of art during his lifetime. No other dealer handled more extraordinary works of modern art. The gallery’s name quickly became synonymous with the greatest artists o