2019_NYR_17154_0031A_000(amedeo_modigliani_tete)

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Lot 31A. Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), Tête, limestone, Height: 20 1/8 in. (51 cm.), Carved circa 1911-1912; unique. Estimate USD 30,000,000 - USD 40,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.

Provenance: Private collection, Paris. 
Anon. sale, Maître E. Ader, Palais Galliera, Paris, 12 December 1962, lot 18. 
Private collection, France.
Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired from the above, 1964). 
Sir Edward and Lady Hulton, London (acquired from the above, 20 October 1964). 
Marlborough Gallery, London (acquired from the above, 1981). 
Private collection, Switzerland (acquired from the above, 1981 and until 2010). 
Thomas Gibson Fine Art, Ltd., London. 
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2010.

Literature: A. Werner, Modigliani: The Sculptor, New York, 1962, pp. 54-55 (illustrated).
A. Ceroni, Amedeo Modigliani: Dessins et sculptures, Milan, 1965, p. 25, no. XVIII (illustrated, pl. 77).
C. Csorba, Modigliani, Budapest, 1969 (illustrated, pl. 5). 
A. Ceroni, I dipinti di Modigliani, Milan, 1970, p. 106, no. XVIII (illustrated, p. 108).
J. Lanthemann, Modigliani: Catalogue raisonné, sa vie, son oeuvre complet, son art, Barcelona, 1970, p. 142, no. 621 (illustrated, p. 314; titled Tête d'homme and dated 1910-1911).
N.L. Rizzatti, Modigliani, Milan, 1980, p. 101. 
J. Lassaigne, Tout Modigliani, Paris, 1982, p. 8. 
V. Durbé, Modigliani, gli anni della scultura, Milan, 1984 (illustrated, pl. 21). 
B. Schuster, Modigliani: A Study of His Sculpture, Jacksonville, 1986, pp. 45, 49-51 and 57, no. XXVII (illustrated, pp. 45, 49, 82 and 88; dated 1914-1915). 
O. Patani, Amedeo Modigliani: Catalogo General, Sculture e Disegni, 1909-1914, Milan, 1992, p. 59, no. 20 (illustrated). 
G. Belli, F. Fergonzi, A. del Puppo, eds., Modigliani: Sculptor, exh. cat., Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rovereto, 2010, pp. 35, 44, 65-66, 120, 164 and 210, no. XVIII (illustrated, p. 66, fig. 5; illustrated again, p. 121; with incorrect medium). 
C. Parisot, Modigliani: Catalogue raisonné, Rome, 2012, p. 122, no. XVIII/XXX (illustrated, p. 123; details illustrated, p. 122; titled Tête d'homme). 
F. Fergonzi, Filologia del 900: Modigliani Sironi Morandi Martini, Milan, 2013, pp. 48 and 66-67 (illustrated, p. 66, fig. 61). 

ExhibitedWuppertal, Kunst and Museumsverein; Rotterdam, Museum Boymans van Beuningen; Frankfurter Kunstverein; Munich, Stadlische Galerie im Lenbachhaus; Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall; Karlsruhe, Badischer Kunstverein; Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum; Dallas, Museum of Fine Arts; Lunds, Konsthall; Stockholm, Moderna Museet; Helsinki, Amos Anderson Konstmuseum; Goteborge, Kunstmuseum and Kunsthaus Zürich, The Collection of Sir Edward and Lady Hulton, September 1964-January 1968, p. 14, no. 31. 
Martigny, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Modigliani et l'école de Paris, en collaboration avec le centre Pompidou et les collections suisses, June-November 2013, p. 34, no. 5 (illustrated in color, pp. 34-35).

Note: Of the twenty-six unique sculptures by Modigliani, sixteen can be found in public institutions, including The Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Lille Metropole Musée d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Tate Gallery, London; The Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge; The Princeton University Art Museum; The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. and The Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Christie's. Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, New York, 13 May 2019