By Fernand Léger (1881-1955), is Sujet mécanique, from 1920 -a work which depicts the streamline shape and smooth precision of an undetermined mechanical object. Property of a Private European collector, the oil on canvas is estimated to fetch £800,000-1,200,000.
From the NY Times:
From the NY Times:
A Fernand Léger painting owned by pop star Madonna sold for $7.2 million at a New York auction Tuesday. Madonna had put the painting up for sale to benefit her charitable group, the Ray of Light Foundation.
Madonna sells Fernand Leger painting for $7.2 million
The sale, which was part of a larger Sotheby's auction of Impressionist and Modern art, exceeded expectations. The auction house had originally estimated that the work would go for between $5 million and $7 million.
"Trois Femmes à la Table Rouge" was created around 1921 and is a quasi-cubist depiction of three women sitting around a red table...
Sotheby's said Madonna acquired the painting in 1990 from the Helen and William Mazer Foundation. The New York Times reported last month that the pop star had paid $3.4 million for the painting at a Sotheby's sale.
The pop star said in a statement earlier this year that she will "donate all the proceeds [from the Léger sale] to support girls' educational projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries where female education is rare or nonexistent."
FERNAND LÉGER (1881-1955)
UN ARBRE SUR UN FOND ROUGE
Painted in 1954, oil on canvas
Est: £350,000-450,000 / €490,000-630,000
The visual and psychological interplay of opposing forms and aesthetics underpinned Léger's most dynamic works during the 1950s, powerfully exemplified in Un Arbre sur un fond rouge. Treating the patches of colour independently of the linear elements, Léger subverted the conventions of pictorial representation. Reflecting his social tendencies and desire for artto be accessible to the masses, Léger's undermining of standard conventions rejected the traditional methods of appreciating a work of art demanding instead a revised set of rules, governed by instinct and visualisation in place of education and class.
Fernand LégerLOT SOLD. 905,000 GBP
Fernand LégerLOT SOLD. 6,325,000 USD
Fernand LégerLOT SOLD. 3,973,000 USD
Fernand LégerLOT SOLD. 941,000 USD
Fernand LégerLOT SOLD. 81,250 USD
Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 USD
Fernand LégerLOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
Gaz de France
Fernand Leger (1881-1955)
Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
Un disque dans la ville
Projet de décoration pour Rockefeller Center