School of Paris Leads Bi-Coastal Sale of Modern and Contemporary Arts at Bonhams

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NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams announced the November 9, 2010 bi-coastal auction of Modern and Contemporary Art. Held in New York and simulcast to Los Angeles, the sale features significant examples paintings, drawings, and sculpture from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries by artists such as Bernard Buffet, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Fernand Léger, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Tom Wesselmann, Aaron Young, and Rachel Howard. Also featured is a Property from the Estates of Molly and Leon Lyon, Daniel Melnick, Myriam Schasseur and Howard C. Warren as well as noted Scottsdale, Arizona gallerist Elaine Horwich, will also be included within the auction. Highlighting the Fall sale are works from the School of Paris. Leading the offering are four paintings by Fernand Léger: Studies for the City of Light mural for the Con Edison New York World’s Fair building, 1938 (est. $40,000 – 60,000); Fantaisie sur fond rouge (