Gris, Van Gogh, Signac & Miro lead Christie’s auction of Impressionist and Modern Art

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LONDON.- The Impressionist and Modern Art and The Art of the Surreal Evening Auctions will take place on 7 February 2012 at 7pm with a pre-sale estimate of £86,205,000 -127,090,000 (corresponding estimate in 2011: £73.8-109 million). Combined with the Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist works which will be offered in Living with Art – A Private European Collection, the total value of art offered in the Evening Sales between 7 and 9 February is £97,761,000-145,090,000. Heralding the final portion of The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor landmark series of sales, a formidable group of 38 pictures from the iconic actress’ collection will be offered between 7 and 8 February led by Vue de l’asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-Rémy, 1889, by Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890). This historic painting encapsulates the artist’s original and unique vision and is estimated to realise between £5-7 million.