Today, May 2, fromm Sotheby's, the Impressionist and Modern Evening sale will be led by Edvard Munch’s The Scream.
A seminal image of the pulsating anguish of modernity, The Scream is among the most recognizable images in the history of art. Executed in 1895, this work is one of four versions of The Scream and the only one still in private hands.
Also on offer is a series of Modern masterpieces from the collection of Theodore J. Forstmann. Noted businessman and generous philanthropist, Mr. Forstmann was a passionate collector. Works from his Estate include a brilliant wartime portrait by Picasso inspired by his muse, Dora Maar. Also included are a monument to anti-painting by Joan Miro from 1931 and one of Chaim Soutine's most magnificent portraits, Le Chasseur de Chez Maxim's.