What:
A rediscovered self-portrait, 1967, by Andy Warhol.

Why:
“I’m incredibly excited at the prospect of offering this rediscovered masterpiece by Andy Warhol. At the time of its execution Warhol was at the peak of his creative powers and this very rare series of works were the largest self-portraits he had made. This work shows a classic image of the artist in an imposing, larger than life scale, with an extraordinary presence of thick, red paint. That 5 of the works from this series are in museums is a testament to their importance.”
- Francis Outred, Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s Europe

Where:
Christie’s, London.

When:
Wednesday February 16.

How Much:
£3million - £5million.

Bid online:
http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=5408902


What:
“Nature morte à L’Espérance”, a historically important still life painted by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) in 1901.

Why:
This is one of four paintings of sunflowers painted by Gaugin in 1901 as a tribute to his friend and fellow artistic pioneer Vincent van Gogh. The work was shown at the artist’s first landmark Retrospective at the Grand Palais, Paris, in 1906, and has subsequently featured in over 20 major Museum exhibitions at, among other places, MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, Tate London and the National Gallery of Art in Washington. It has been unseen in public since 1989.

Where:
Christie’s, London.

When:
Wednesday February 9.

How Much:
£7million - £10million.

Bid online:
http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=5407015&sid=8259874f-41f3-4222-a1c5-085c6ecbd5b1


What:
Pablo Picasso’s La Lecture.

Why:
Picasso's iconic paintings of his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter reign supreme as the emblems of love, sex and desire in twentieth-century art. The sensual La Lecture, which is one of the most recognizable images among this landmark series from the beginning of 1932, essentially introduced the young woman as an extraordinary new presence in Picasso's life and his art. This exceptional work is one in a series of defining paintings in the artist's œuvre in which he depicts his lover asleep in an armchair, the curves of her body transformed into a sumptuous confection with colorful swirls and sweeping arabesques.

Where:
Sotheby’s London.

When:
Tuesday February 8.

How Much:
£12million - £18million.

Bid online:
http://www.sothebys.com/app/ecatalogue/fhtml/index.jsp?event_id=30322#/r=index-fhtml.jsp?event_id=30322|r.main=lot.jsp?event_id=30322&id=8/


What:
Alberto Giacometti’s Diego.

Why:
Diego is a dramatic and haunting portrait of Giacometti's younger brother, influenced by the post-war Existentialist movement and Giacometti's own reworking of themes from his Surrealist past. Like an apparition in the foggy space of the composition, the bust of a man emerges through a haze of grey paint. The juxtaposition of the slender head and the broad, voluminous bust is reminiscent of Giacometti's bronzes executed around this time.

Where:
Sotheby’s London.

When:
Tuesday February 8.

How Much:
£3million - £5million.

Bid online:
http://www.sothebys.com/app/ecatalogue/fhtml/index.jsp?event_id=30322#/r=index-fhtml.jsp?event_id=30322|r.main=lot.jsp?event_id=30322&id=11/


What:
Alberto Giacometti’s “Grand Buste de Diego Avec Bras”.

Why:
Grand buste de Diego Avec Bras belongs to a celebrated series of Alberto Giacometti's sculptural portraits of his younger brother Diego, who was the primary model for the artist's numerous variations on the theme of head and bust sculptures throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Throughout their professional lives, the Giacometti brothers had an intensely close relationship. Diego devoted the major part of his own artistic career to assisting Alberto with his sculpture and supervising the casting of his bronzes.

Where:
Sotheby’s London.

When:
Tuesday February 8.

How Much:
£3.5million - £5million.

Bid online:
http://www.sothebys.com/app/ecatalogue/fhtml/index.jsp?event_id=30322#/r=index-fhtml.jsp?event_id=30322|r.main=lot.jsp?event_id=30322&id=31/