Three Major 20th Century Works to be Sold at Artcurial’s Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art


PARIS.- Artcurial | Briest – Poulain – F. Tajan announces the sale of three major 20th century works at their important Summer auction of Modern & Contemporary Art, to be held on 29 May 2011 at the Hôtel Marcel Dassault under the gavel of Francis Briest. Highlights include a very rare 1915 painting by Lyonel Feininger, Hafen von Swinemünde (estimate €1.5-2m); Nicolas de Staël’s 1952 Méditerranée – La Ciotat (est. €700,000-1,000,000); and Jean Dubuffet’s 1964 Le Lit I in vinyl on canvas (est. €600,000-800,000). Lyonel Feininger’s Hafen von Swinemünde (1915) will be sold in aid of the Institut Curie, Secours Populaire Français and UNESCO World Foundation for AIDS Research & Prevention. The painting, to be auctioned in conjunction with Millon & Associés, has an estimate of €1.5-2m. Hafen von Swinemünde (Swinemünde Harbour) is a