Christie’s Online Magazine No.139

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Claude Monet at his Impressionist best
One of a seminal series of 12 canvases depicting the Gare Saint-Lazare, Monet’s last artistic confrontation with modernity 
A key moment for the African art market
Collected over 30-plus years, a stunning variety of objects, forms and masterpieces from Africa’s historic artistic centres ▸
Dora Maar: Picasso’s wartime inspiration
A 1942 portrait of the muse who dominated the artist’s life for 10 years, and which he kept until his death 
A new chapter in furniture design
Eileen Gray’s iconic ‘Transat’ chair from 1927-30, created for her groundbreaking house on the Côte d’Azur 
One of Rembrandt’s greatest achievements
How Christ Presented to the People, a rare print from 1655, reveals the artist’s intentions, thoughts and work process ▸
The right snuff: A guide to gold boxes
Why and when gold boxes became a must-have accessory, and the makers most prized by collectors 
Editor’s picks
Why the time could be right to invest in these post-war and contemporary artists
On the road to Suprematism — a closer look at Malevich’s monumental Landscape from 1911
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Trending on Christies.com
Thomas Chippendale
A George III mahogany and Indian ebony commode
Estimate: £3,000,000-5,000,000
5 July, London
Franz Marc
Drei Pferde
Estimate: £2,500,000-3,500,000
20 June, London
A Kongo-Yombe power figure
Estimate: €600,000-1,000,000
27 June, Paris
Geta Brătescu
Jocul Formelor – 5 (The Play of Forms – 5)
Estimate: £4,000-6,000
28 June, London
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