Sotheby’s Announces Details of Impressionist & Modern Art Sale to Be Held in Paris

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PARIS.- Sotheby’s announces details of a highly selective sale of Impressionist & Modern Art to be held in Paris on 1 June 2011. This prestigious sale pays homage to the most notable artistic trends of the 20th century, Surrealism and Cubism, and is brimming with major works by such great modern artists as Joan Miró, André Masson and Alberto Giacometti. Coinciding with the Miró retrospective at Tate Modern in London, Sotheby’s is honoured to be offering several superb works by the 20th century master. The star lot is a superb 1942 pastel Women & Bird before the Sun, produced shortly after Miró’s legendary 1941 series Constellations (est. €2,000,000-3,000,000*). The work transcends its painful historical context (the Spanish