Impressive Modern and Contemporary Nude Sale, Presented by artnet Auctions


NEW YORK, NY.- artnet Auctions announces a special selection of Modern and Contemporary artworks that explore the classic subject of the nude. Representing Contemporary nude photography, painting, sculpture, design, and works on paper, the selection of artworks included in the Contemporary Nude sale offers a varied perspective on the theme, going beyond the merely provocative to explore the ways in which the nude is perceived as fantasy, as cultural commentary, and as form. Modern masters such as Henri Matisse (1869–1954), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), and Marc Chagall (1887-1985) are included with works on paper that feature each artist’s revolutionary approach to depicting the human figure. Matisse’s 1951 drawing Femme Nue (Est. US$18,000–24,000) is a classic example of the artist’s poetic, masterful line, while