The Parisian auction house is proving to be a leader in the French art market. In the first half 2015, Tajan was one of this year's leading auction houses, with a growth of 4.3% in comparison to the first half of 2014.

On December 8 and 9, Tajan's president Rodica Seward and his team are proud to present a special sale dedicated to a collection of 20th century art.

The star lot is a canvas by Fernand Leger which is estimated at €600 000 and €1 million.

FERNAND LÉGER Une fleur et une figure FERNAND LÉGER Une fleur et une figure

"I hate the discrete painting" Léger once said. In A Flower and a Face, Fernand Léger works with the same attention towards each object, background and figure. Here, it is the flower that is the center of the canvas, not the face shown in the book.

Fernand Léger said about the composition of his paintings: "The object, in the present modern painting should become the main character and overthrow the subject. If then in turn, the character, the figure, the human body becomes. Objects, considerable freedom is offered to the modern artist (...) At this point in the minds of the modern artist, a cloud, a machine, a tree are elements of same interest that the characters or figures."
As well as Leger, the sale will present other works by masters Andy Warhol, Henri Rousseau, Man Ray, Joan Miró, Félix Vallotton and Christo.

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