Two important events related to one of the leading figures of the Impressionist movement, Edgar Degas, are expected in the next two weeks. The Petaluma Arts Center (California, USA) will open the exhibition “Edgar Degas: the Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle”, and at the same time Edgar Degas ballerina will take centre stage at Sotheby’s impressionist auction.
Exhibition at the Petaluma Arts Center will be open for visitors from June 20 until July 26, 2015. Featuring more than 100 fine art works on paper, it includes 40 drawings, pastels, prints, and photographs by Edgar Degas from his early days at the Louvre to late in his career. Works on paper by Paul Cézanne, Mary Cassatt, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres are also included in this fantastic fine art show. Meanwhile, one of the most celebrated sculptures of the modern age, “Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans” depicting a defiant 14-year-old dancer, will be among the highlights of Sotheby’s next big impressionist and modern art sale. It comes with a £10 – £15 million ($15 – $23 million) estimate. This bronze version of a young ballet dancer was created in 1922. Bidding will take place in London on June 24, 2015. If you are willing to try your luck, Fine Art Shippers are always ready to provide all necessary shipping services including international transportation and art storage.