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Impressive Line-up of Contemporary Art at Villa Grisebach’s Spring Auctions in Berlin

BERLIN.- The June 4th evening sale is divided into two sections—in part because of the remarkably successful acquisition within the contemporary segment—with two corresponding catalogs: “Selected Works” and “Contemporary Art.” Works presented in the section of modern art span from important examples of German Impressionism and Expressionism to art made during the postwar era. Paula Modersohn-Becker is represented with two spectacular paintings: a rare Self-Portrait with Yellow Wreath circa 1901 (estimate of € 200,000/300,000) and an atmospheric still life entitled White Roses in Front of the Studio Window estimated at € 100,000/150,000. One hundred years ago, Max Liebermann moved into his summer residence at Wannsee in Berlin. A depiction of the artist’s renowned garden (The Kitchen Garden at Wannsee Toward Northeast) is up for auction with an estimate of € 100,000/150,000. A jewel coming