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Subjects : Portrait
Keywords : caryatid, face, full-face, woman
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To fully enjoy «Head» by Amedeo Modigliani, we recommend the medium size (108.9x60 cm) printed on fine art paper, with the black wood deep shadow box frame.
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Tête is a limestone sculpture by Amedeo Modigliani and is amongst the most expensive works of art ever sold. In 2010 an anonymous telephone bidder purchased Tête for €43.2 million at Christie's in Paris. The sale was a record at a French auction and placed the sculpture amongst the most expensive ever sold. An anonymous telephone bidder won the auction. Since 1927 the piece had been in the collection of Gaston Lévy, an artist and acquaintance of Modigliani. Tête is one of 27 known sculptures by Modigliani and was made between 1910 and 1912. The limestone head stands over 2 feet tall and depicts the head of a woman wearing a tribal mask with her hair swept back. It was first exhibited at the 1912 Salon d'Automne (Autumn Salon). In the creation of Tête, Modigliani was clearly inspired by the geometric designs of African sculpture and the simplification of form evident in the work of his mentor Constantin Brâncu?i. Auction house Christie's described the piece in an announcement press release as: Pared-down to a series of simple geometric forms, rigidly frontal and rigorously symmetrical, Tête emanates a feeling of haunting mystery. After the decision was made to sell Tête the piece was exhibited in New York, gaining many admirers and increasing interest in the auction. This was seen as a contributing factor in the unexpectedly high sale price. The Impressionist and Modern Art auction was held on 14 June 2010 and led by François de Ricqlès, the president of Christie's [...]


This artwork is a drawing from the modern period. It belongs to the post-impressionism style.


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