Following on from last week’s record-breaking sales of the Rockefeller collection, another marathon week of auctions kicks off today in New York with the first highlight expected to be the $150 million nude by Amedeo Modigliani on the block tonight at Sotheby’s. The cover work for the Tate’s recent exhibition on the artist, it boasts the biggest pre-sale estimate ever attached to a work of art and is already guaranteed to sell. The auction also includes a beautiful Claude Monet, Matinée sur La Seine, which was painted in 1896 and is estimated at $18 million to $25 million.
Contemporary Art Advisor
Shea is a contemporary art specialist at Gurr Johns. She advises private and trade clients on acquisitions, sales, valuations and collection management. Shea also brings specific expertise on navigating the growing online marketplace for art. Formerly a Senior Specialist in Post War & Contemporary art and Head of London Contemporary sales at Paddle8, she has experience with both the auction and gallery sectors. She completed her BA in Art History at New York University and her MA in Design Studies at Parsons School of Design.