Sotheby’s to Offer Modigliani Stone Sculpture Estimated at $45 Million

October 6th, 2014

Amedeo Modigliani’s seminal sculpture Tête will be offered at Sotheby’s New York this November, a rare work in stone from the Italian Modernist, that is expected to achieve up to $45 million during the sale.  ‘‘Modigliani’s Têtes rank among the most revered sculptures of the 20th century,” says Simon Shaw, Co-Head of Sotheby’s Worldwide Impressionist & Modern Art Department. “Working alongside Constantin Brancusi, he believed that direct carving and staying true to materials were critical if sculpture was to be reborn for the Modern age. The present Tête has a truly mesmerizing aura, and is recognized to be the greatest Modigliani sculpture in private hands.’’ 

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