Raoul Dufy's "Ascot," watercolor
Have you ever wandered through an art gallery hoping that someday, one of the amazing paintings and pieces on display could be yours? Have you ever wanted to grasp the delicate drawings of Claude Monet or the magnificent creations of Pierre Auguste Renoir?
This November may be your chance, because Guernsey’s is set to host an auction that boasts some very recognizable pieces.
The artworks sourced from three personal collections range from Warhol to Monet. The collectors spent their lives gathering some of the most important artists of all time, and now you can get your hands on cubism classics, pop art pieces, impressionist wonders and more.
Pablo Picasso's "Notre Dame," Gemmail
Picasso’s “Le Berger” is one highlight on the bidding block; a watercolor representative of his early works. Two more Picasso pieces in his rare technique known as “Les Gemmaux” are made from colored glass, one of which depicts his Cubist take on Paris’ Notre Dame.
“Ascot,” from the mind of Raoul Dufy, and “Kermesse,” from Kees Van Dongen, are also on the table.
Willem de Kooning's Oil on newspaper
Jazz Musician Gerry Mulligan housed some of the pieces up for grabs. His collection held an iconic painting by Williem De Kooning, painted on New York Times newsprint dated just a couple of days after former President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
Of course, we have to mention the one and only Claude Monet who is also featured in the auction. Fans of the icon’s work can place their bids on a series of charcoal sketches.
Renoir's "Danseuse au tamourin," bronze
Works by Chagall, Degas, Renoir, Utrillo, Calder and Miro are also up for grabs.
The day is quickly approaching, so check out guernseys.com to view the full array of artworks from all three collections, and prepare yourself for a real battle over beauty.
Pablo Picasso's "Arlequin et sa Compagne," Gemmail
Photography by: Courtesy of Guernsey’s