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Date of the auction: 21.10.2020

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JEAN DUBUFFET | SITE AVEC 6 PERSONNAGES (E7)

JEAN DUBUFFET1901 - 1985SITE AVEC 6 PERSONNAGES (E7) signed with the artist initials and dated J.D. 81 (lower left)acrylic on paper laid down on canvas51 x 35 cm; 20 1/16 x 13¾ in.Executed on 5 February 1981.__________________________________________________________________________ JEAN DUBUFFET1901

Lot #: 1

Estimate: €120,000 - €180,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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YVES TANGUY | FEU COULEUR NO. 2

YVES TANGUY1900 - 1955FEU COULEUR NO. 2 signed YVES TANGUY and dated 41 (lower right); dated 1941 and titled "FEU COULEUR" (on the stretcher)oil on canvas30,5 x 40,8 cm; 12 x 16⅛ in.Painted in 1941.__________________________________________________________________________ YVES TANGUY1900 - 1955FEU

Lot #: 2

Estimate: €1,000,000 - €1,500,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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OSSIP ZADKINE | NU DEBOUT

OSSIP ZADKINE1890 - 1967NU DEBOUT signed O ZADKINEwoodheight: 69 cm; 27⅛ in.Executed in 1926, this work is unique.__________________________________________________________________________ OSSIP ZADKINE1890 - 1967NU DEBOUT signé O ZADKINEboishauteur: 69 cm; 27⅛ in.Exécuté en 1926, cette œuvre est

Lot #: 3

Estimate: €250,000 - €350,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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JOAN MIRÓ | LES TENDRESSES DE LA LUEUR DE LA LUNE À L’AUBE CROISÉE PAR UN...

JOAN MIRÓ1893 - 1983LES TENDRESSES DE LA LUEUR DE LA LUNE À L’AUBE CROISÉE PAR UN BEL OISEAU signed Miró (right centre); signed Miró, dated 1954 and titled LES TENDRESSES DE LA LUEUR DE LA LUNE A L'AUBE CROISEE PAR UN BEL OISEAU (on the reverse)oill on canvas24,3 x 16,9 cm; 9⅝ x 6⅝ in.Painted in

Lot #: 4

Estimate: €600,000 - €800,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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FERNANDO BOTERO | OISEAU

FERNANDO BOTEROn. 1932OISEAU signed Botero (on the base)marble55 x 17 x 14 cm; 21⅝x 6 11/16 x 5½in.Executed circa 2004.__________________________________________________________________________ FERNANDO BOTEROn. 1932OISEAU signé Botero (sur la base)marbre55 x 17 x 14 cm; 21 ⅝x 6 11/16 x 5

Lot #: 5

Estimate: €200,000 - €300,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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HEINRICH CAMPENDONK | 20 MINUTEN VOR 1 UHR (20 MINUTES TO 1 O'CLOCK)

HEINRICH CAMPENDONK1889 - 195720 MINUTEN VOR 1 UHR (20 MINUTES TO 1 O'CLOCK) monogrammed C and dated 22 (lower left)oil on canvas77,9 x 67,2 cm; 30⅝ x 26½ in.Painted circa 1922.__________________________________________________________________________ HEINRICH CAMPENDONK1889 - 195720 MINUTEN VOR 1

Lot #: 6

Estimate: €650,000 - €850,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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MAX ERNST | OHNE TITEL (UNTITLED)

MAX ERNST1891 - 1976OHNE TITEL (UNTITLED) signed Max Ernst (lower right)oil on cardboard35,8 x 28,5 cm; 14 x 11¼ in.Painted circa 1919.__________________________________________________________________________ MAX ERNST1891 - 1976OHNE TITEL (SANS TITRE) signé Max Ernst (en bas à droite)huile sur

Lot #: 7

Estimate: €250,000 - €350,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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PAUL KLEE | VILLEN (VERSINKENDE) UND BARACKEN (AUFSTEIGENDE) (VILLAS...

Property from a Distinguished Private Swiss CollectionPAUL KLEE1879 - 1940VILLEN (VERSINKENDE) UND BARACKEN (AUFSTEIGENDE) (VILLAS (SINKING) AND SHACKS (RISING)) signed Klee, dated 1923 and numbered 63 (towards upper right)oil, watercolour and ink on cardboard laid down on masonite49,4 x 56,4 cm

Lot #: 8

Estimate: €800,000 - €1,200,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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PIERRE SOULAGES | GOUACHE 75 X 52,5 CM, 1958

PIERRE SOULAGESn. 1919GOUACHE 75 X 52,5 CM, 1958 signed Soulages (lower left)gouache on paper75 x 52,5 cm; 29 9/16 x 20⅝in.Painted in 1958. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist

Lot #: 9

Estimate: €150,000 - €200,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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FRANCIS PICABIA | MINOS

Property from a Distinguished GentlemanFRANCIS PICABIA1879 - 1953MINOS signed Francis Picabia (lower right) and titled MINOS (upper left)oil, watercolour and pencil on panel151,1 x 96,6 cm; 59½ x 38 in.Painted in 1929

Lot #: 10

Estimate: €2,800,000 - €3,500,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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ZAO WOU-KI | 12.12.68

ZAO WOU-KI1921 - 201312.12.68 signed and signed in Chinese (lower right); signed, dated 12.12.68, titled and inscribed (on the reverse)oil on canvas95 x 105 cm; 37 7/16 x 41 5/16 in.Painted in 1968.__________________________________________________________________________ ZAO WOU-KI1921

Lot #: 11

Estimate: €1,000,000 - €1,500,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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PABLO PICASSO | TÊTE D'HOMME

PABLO PICASSO1881 - 1973TÊTE D'HOMME dated 7.1.40. (towards lower right), situated Royan and dated 7.1.40. (on the reverse)gouache and ink on paper46,1 x 38,1 cm; 18⅛ x 15 in.Executed in Royan on January 7, 1940.__________________________________________________________________________ PABLO

Lot #: 12

Estimate: €4,000,000 - €6,000,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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KAZUO SHIRAGA | CHIKAISEI SHINSANSHI

Property from an Important European Private CollectionKAZUO SHIRAGA1924 - 2008CHIKAISEI SHINSANSHI signed in Japanese and dated 1961; signed, titled, inscribed in Japanese and dated 1961 on the reverseoil on canvas193,5 x 130,5 cm; 76 3/16 x 51⅜in.Executed in

Lot #: 14

Estimate: €1,800,000 - €2,500,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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PABLO PICASSO | BUSTE DE FEMME

PABLO PICASSO1881 - 1973BUSTE DE FEMME inscribed VALLAURIS, dated 31.12.1952., numbered 2/2 and stamped with the foundry mark E. GODARD CIRE PERDUEbronzeheight: 14,4 cm; 5¾ in.Conceived in Vallauris on December 31, 1952 and cast in bronze in an edition of 2. Claude Picasso has confirmed the

Lot #: 15

Estimate: €300,000 - €400,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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PABLO PICASSO | TÊTE D’HOMME

Property from a Distinguished European collectionPABLO PICASSO1881 - 1973TÊTE D’HOMME signed Picasso and dated 1909 (on the reverse)gouache on paper62,5 x 47,5 cm; 24⅝ x 18¾ in.Executed in Paris in Spring 1909.__________________________________________________________________________ Provenant d'une

Lot #: 16

Estimate: €1,500,000 - €2,000,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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PABLO PICASSO | VIOLON ET COMPOTIER SUR UN GUÉRIDON

Property from a Private European CollectionPABLO PICASSO1881 - 1973VIOLON ET COMPOTIER SUR UN GUÉRIDON signed Picasso and dated 8-12-20- (upper left)pastel, gouache, pencil and ink on paper27 x 21,2 cm; 10⅝ x 8⅜ in.Executed on December 8, 1920. Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this

Lot #: 17

Estimate: €180,000 - €250,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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WASSILY KANDINSKY | FIDEL (JOLLY)

Property from a Private European CollectionWASSILY KANDINSKY1866 - 1944FIDEL (JOLLY) monogramed K and dated 30 (lower left); monogramed K, titled "Fidel", dated 1930, numbered No.491 and inscribed 23 x 35 (on the reverse)oil, gouache, pen and ink on cardboard34,9 x 23 cm; 13¾ x 9 in.Executed in

Lot #: 18

Estimate: €300,000 - €400,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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JOAN MIRÓ | ETUDE POUR "EL VOL DE L'ALOSA"

Property from a Private European CollectionJOAN MIRÓ1893 - 1983ETUDE POUR "EL VOL DE L'ALOSA" signed Miró (lower right)gouache and India ink on paper44,5 x 64,3 cm; 17⅝ x 25¼ in.Executed circa 1973. The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by

Lot #: 19

Estimate: €150,000 - €200,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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PIERRE SOULAGES | PEINTURE 73 X 60 CM, 15 SEPTEMBRE 1975

Property from a prestigious private collectionPIERRE SOULAGESn. 1919PEINTURE 73 X 60 CM, 15 SEPTEMBRE 1975 signed Soulages (lower right); signed Soulages, titled and dated 15-9-75, 73 x 60 cm (on the reverse)brou de noix and acrylic-vinyl binder on canvas73 x 60 cm; 28¾x 23⅝in.Executed on 15

Lot #: 20

Estimate: €500,000 - €700,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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JOSEPH CSAKY | FIGURE DITE FIGURE ABSTRAITE

JOSEPH CSAKY1888 - 1971FIGURE DITE FIGURE ABSTRAITE faintly signed CSAKpolychromed stoneheight: 83 cm; 32⅝ in.Executed in 1921, this work is unique.__________________________________________________________________________ JOSEPH CSAKY1888 - 1971FIGURE DITE FIGURE ABSTRAITE faiblement signé

Lot #: 21

Estimate: €180,000 - €250,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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DANIEL BUREN | PEINTURE AUX FORMES VARIABLES

DANIEL BURENn. 1938PEINTURE AUX FORMES VARIABLES white acrylic paint on fabric with black and white stripes154,9 x 134,8 cm; 61 x53⅛ in.Executed in June 1966. A certificate will be issued by Daniel Buren in the name of the new

Lot #: 22

Estimate: €400,000 - €600,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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MAX ERNST | OISEAU EN CAGE

MAX ERNST1891 - 1976OISEAU EN CAGE signed max ernst (lower right)mixed media on panel, in the artist's original framepainting: 21,9 x 18,6 cm; 8⅝ x 7¼ in.; frame: 33 x 29,6 cm; 13 x 11⅝ in.Painted circa 1925. Dr. Jürgen Pech has confirmed the authenticity of this work, which will be included in the

Lot #: 24

Estimate: €150,000 - €200,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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MAX ERNST | FORÊT

MAX ERNST1891 - 1976FORÊT signed max ernst (lower right)gouache on paper50,1 x 64,5 cm; 19¾ x 25⅜ in.Executed in 1927.__________________________________________________________________________ MAX ERNST1891 - 1976FORÊT signé max ernst (en bas à droite)gouache sur papier50,1 x 64,5 cm; 19¾ x 25⅜

Lot #: 25

Estimate: €1,000,000 - €1,500,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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JEAN TINGUELY | CASOAR (A DEUX TÊTES)

Property from the Collection of Ulrich Otto Sauer, GermanyJEAN TINGUELY1925 - 1991CASOAR (A DEUX TÊTES) electric motor (110V), metal rod, feathers and paint188 x 50 x 44 cm; 74 x 19 11/16 x 17 5/16 in.Executed in 1963

Lot #: 26

Estimate: €80,000 - €120,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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JEAN-PAUL RIOPELLE | COMPOSITION

JEAN-PAUL RIOPELLE1923 - 2002COMPOSITION signed Riopelle and dated 62 (lower right)oil on canvas200 x 200 cm; 78¾ by 78¾ in.Painted in 1962. The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Yseult Riopelle. The work is included in the addendum of the Catalogue Raisonné de l'oeuvre de Jean-Paul

Lot #: 27

Estimate: €300,000 - €500,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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ALBERTO GIACOMETTI | BUSTE D'HOMME

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI1901 - 1966BUSTE D'HOMME signed Alberto Giacometti (lower right)ink on paper46,4 x 32,4 cm; 18¼ x 12¾ in.Executed circa 1958. The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Comité Giacometti and it is recorded in the Alberto Giacometti database (AGD) under the number

Lot #: 28

Estimate: €300,000 - €500,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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BALTHASAR LOBO | TÊTE DE TAUREAU

BALTHASAR LOBO1910 - 1993TÊTE DE TAUREAU signed Lobo, numbered 3/8 and bears the foundry mark Susse Fondeur Parisbronzeheight: 25,5 cm; 10 in.Conceived in 1952 and cast in bronze in 1980 in an edition of 8 plus 4 artist's proofs by the foundry Susse Frères, Paris. This work is recorded under the

Lot #: 29

Estimate: €30,000 - €40,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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PAUL KLEE | FIGURINE: KLEINER FÜRTÜFEL (FIGURINE: SMALL FIRE DEVIL)

PAUL KLEE1879 - 1940FIGURINE: KLEINER FÜRTÜFEL (FIGURINE: SMALL FIRE DEVIL) signed Klee (lower right); dated 1927, inscribed H 5 and titled Figurine: Kleiner Fürtüfel (on a fragment of the artist's mount)tempera on paper laid down on cardboard32,8 x 24,5 cm; 13 x 9⅝ in.Executed in

Lot #: 30

Estimate: €700,000 - €1,000,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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PABLO PICASSO | TÊTE D'HOMME AU NEZ BLEU

PABLO PICASSO1881 - 1973TÊTE D'HOMME AU NEZ BLEU dated 15.6.63 and inscribed 25x25 (on the reverse)painted and glazed ceramic; square tile25,7 x 25,7 x 2,3 cm; 10⅛ x 10⅛ x 1 in.Executed on June 15, 1963, this work is unique. Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this

Lot #: 31

Estimate: €50,000 - €70,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020

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ROBERTO MATTA | MORPHOLOGIE PSYCHOLOGIQUE DE L'ANGOISSE (LA VEILLE DE LA MORT)

Property from a Private European CollectionROBERTO MATTA1911 - 2002MORPHOLOGIE PSYCHOLOGIQUE DE L'ANGOISSE (LA VEILLE DE LA MORT) oil on canvas72,3 x 91,8 cm; 28½ x 36¼ in.Painted in 1938. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Madame Germana Matta

Lot #: 32

Estimate: €600,000 - €800,000

Date: 21 Oct 2020