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This lot consists of an unframed oil painting on canvas, rendered in the modern style of artist Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920). "Modigliani" is hand-written at top left. Image depicts a brunette woman with expressive, pale blue eyes. Her neck and bared decolletage are elongated to near abstraction. The space around the woman's portrait is largely empty and placid. The viewer is immediately drawn into the woman's beauty and elegance. This painting has been executed in the modern, streamlined style for which Amedeo Modigliani is so well known. A highlight to any collector's gallery. This unframed piece measures approximately 23.5" x 15.5".

Paper label affixed en verso reads "James Graham & Sons" along with a New York address. Two additional stamps bear the name of the Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France, and the Galerie Mathias Fels, also of Paris.

Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) was an artist active during the early 20th century, best known for the elegant portraits he created. He led a fascinating bohemian life, a far cry from his bourgeois upbringing. Modigliani's art career took him all over Europe, where he also wrestled with the hardships of poverty, addiction, and illness. The figures in his paintings are otherworldly, often long-necked and haunting. Frida Kahlo, Juan Gris, and Pablo Picasso were among the familiar faces (even the painted subjects) in Modigliani's world. In the end, his self-destructive tendencies were his undoing. Modigliani never lived to enjoy artistic success, and, with utmost irony, is now among the most celebrated painters of his era.
PROVENANCE:
Private Collection

DIMENSIONS:
Unframed approx. 23.5" x 15.5".


Finger Lakes Auction has been commissioned to liquidate various collections of Fine Art. The pieces in this auction come from established modern art collectors in the United States and Europe.

PLEASE NOTE: Lots that do not carry established documented provenance nor any past auction record are described in this catalog as "in the style of". Authentication has not been established nor is it implied. Definition of "in the style of" is as follows:

"In the style of" [Artist Name] : The work may be ascribed to the artist on the basis of style, but there may be some question as to actual authorship.

Condition

Overall good condition. Minimal age-related toning has occurred to canvas with time. Some warping evident upon inspection. The artwork itself remains bright and clear. Please see photos for further detail.

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Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) - Oil on Canvas

Estimate $6,000 - $12,000Nov 09