The prominence of important works by Picasso, Matisse and other modern masters in the impressionist and modern art sales at Christie's on Tuesday and Sotheby's on Wednesday reflects the healthy appetite this year for big-ticket works, auctioneers said.
A strong market is also expected the following week when the two houses hold their contemporary art auctions.
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A low estimate of $185 million is expected for the Wednesday sale, led by Picasso's playful and erotic "L'Aubade," estimated at US$18-25 million (S$22-31 million), and Henri Matissse's monumental bronze sculpture of a woman seen from the back, "Nu de dos," estimated at US$20-30 million."
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