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Christie’s Swiss Art: Masterpieces of Swiss Art from 1800 to 2010

ZURICH.- Christie’s 2010 Swiss Art sale presents 226 lots of exquisite Swiss art dating from the early 19th century up until the present day, ranging from classics including Ferdinand Hodler, Giovanni Giacometti and Félix Vallotton to young contemporaries such as Pippilotti Rist, Christoph Büchel and Loredana Sperini. Estimates range from SFr 3,000 – for the small scale painting, Irgendeine Szene in der Welt B/Any scene in the world B (2010) by the young Swiss-born Patrick Graf – to SFr 2.5 million for the top lot by Ferdinand Hodler; Genfersee mit Jura / Lake Geneva with Jura (1911), formerly owned by the Zurich based entrepreneur and collector, Fritz Meyer-Fierz (1847-1917). The sale on 7 June 2010 will kick off with a Charity sale to benefit the internationally acclaimed exhibition space Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen. 25 of approximately 400 artists who have been exhibiting at the Kunst Halle over the past 25 year