Portrait by Gustav Klimt and artworks by iconic modernists offered for forthcoming Sotheby's auction
Wearing an opulent, vermillion feathered hat and matching rich velvet dress, the unknown lady seated in an armchair seemingly comes from the Viennese haute bourgeoisie. Although the woman remains unidentified, she bears a striking resemblance to Melanie Cambras, whom Klimt painted the same year.
A little lower is estimate of the Buste De Diego by Alberto Giacometti, it’s $10−15 million. It is followed by the portrait Tête D’homme (Head of a Man) by Pablo Picasso ($ 8−12 million). Two other canvases by the same artist — Palette, Pinceaux, Livre De Victor Hugo (1911) and Le Peintre Et Son Modèle Dans Un Passage (1963) — were estimated from 4 to 7 million dollars by specialists.