Must-See Masterpieces exhibited at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sale 2023

Prepare to be captivated by the art world’s finest at the Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sale 2023. This prestigious event promises a glimpse into the minds of legendary artists, from the timeless brilliance of Picasso to the emotive strokes of Rembrandt. Those masterpieces will be auctioned at Sotheby’s London, New York or Paris. In this article, we’ll take you on a journey through the highlights of this remarkable auction, showcasing masterpieces that have left the world in awe.

1. <<Femme à la Montre>>  (1932) by Pablo Picasso (1881- 1973):

Picasso’s enigmatic <<Femme à la Montre>> (Woman with a Watch) is the portrait of his young lover, Marie-Therese Walter, which invites you into the realm of mystery and elegance. The estimated value is kept confidential, some experts may estimate the hammer price could be as high as US$120 millions, adding an air of anticipation to the live auction on 8 – 9 November 2023 at Sotheby’s New York. Picasso uniquely combined elements of surrealism and cubism in this large painting with striking, bold colours and a balanced composition. This artwork promises to enchant art enthusiasts with its timeless allure and artistic depth.

2. <<Compotier et Guitare>> (1932) by Pablo Picasso:

Prepare to be mesmerized by another Picasso gem, <<Compotier et Guitare>>. With its value kept a secret, this artwork adds an element of intrigue to the November Modern Evening Sale at Sotheby’s New York, scheduled for 13 November 2023, 7:00PM EST. Crafted during what could be considered the height of the artist’s productivity, Picasso chose this piece to feature in his first significant retrospective at the Galeries Georges Petit that later traveled to the Kunsthaus Zürich. Picasso’s genius shines through, making this piece a true collector’s dream.

3. <<The Adoration of the Kings>> (1628) by Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn (1606 – 1669):

Journey back in time to the 17th century with Rembrandt’s masterpiece, <<The Adoration of the Kings>>. With an estimated value of GBP10,000,000 – 15,000,000, this artwork is a testament to the artist’s unparalleled skill. Experience the grandeur of this piece at the Old Master & 19th Century Paintings Evening Auction on 6 December 2023, 6:00PM GMT at Sotheby’s London.

4. <<The Petite Creuse River>> (1889) by Claude Monet (1840 – 1926):

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Impressionism with Monet’s <<The Petite Creuse River>>. This artwork is a testament to Monet’s mastery, painting the landscape around the confluence of two rivers, the Petite Creuse and the Grande Creuse, capturing the beauty of nature in every brushstroke. Let its serene beauty inspire your love for art.

5. <<Jeune Fille A la Robe Rose, la Fenetre Ouverte et les Volets Fermes>> (1943) by Henri Matisse (1886 – 1954):

Matisse’s <<Jeune Fille A la Robe Rose, la Fenetre Ouverte et les Volets Fermes>> (Girl With Pink Dress, Open Window And Shutters) invites you into a world of vibrant colors and bold expression. This artwork showcases Matisse’s avant-garde spirit, reminding us of the endless possibilities within the realm of art.

The Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sale 2023 exhibition promises an extraordinary experience for art enthusiasts and collectors alike. From contemporary marvels to timeless classics, these masterpieces are a testament to the enduring power of artistic expression. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness history in the making at Sotheby’s auctions, where creativity knows no bounds and art comes to life in its most exquisite forms.