After Thanksgiving feasts and Black Friday madness, art collectors and aficionados can collect some of the best modern and contemporary art and design at Palm Beach Modern Auctions. On Saturday, November 24, almost 550 lots are up for sale, including esteemed works by masters like Picasso, Chagall, Miro, Koons, Hirst, Haring, Calder and Bertoia, as well as innovative furniture and home décor.

For those in Palm Beach for the holiday, co-owners Rico Baca and Wade Terwilliger will host a fall-themed buffet lunch with complimentary valet parking, snacks and drinks throughout the day, and chair massages starting at 4 pm on the 24th.

Here are some of the highlights of the sale:

The top lot in the auction is this painted and glazed ceramic by the Spanish Surrealist master Joan Miro. Known for his sculptures, paintings and ceramics that incorporate elements of abstraction and whimsy, Miro combined painting and bas-relief ceramic in Personnage Au Nez Rouge (Red-Nosed Person). In addition to this work, multiple other Miro lithographs and etchings are available for bids.
Estimated $300,000-$500,000

Contemporary artist Jeff Koons' most recognizable pieces are his Limoges porcelain balloon sculptures. In fact, the second most expensive piece of art by a living artist (and most expensive sculpture) is Koons' Balloon Dog, which sold for $58.4 million at auction in 2013. This mini menagerie by Jeff Koons from the Celebration series is a whimsical trio of Balloon Swan (Yellow), Balloon Rabbit (Red) and Balloon Monkey (Blue).
Estimated $40,000-$60,000

Harry Bertoia distinguished himself in a variety of artistic fields, but he showed early proficiency with steel, having taught jewelry design and metal work when he was young. This six-foot stainless steel sculpture was inspired by the willow tree on his Pennsylvania property, and Bertoia achieves a lightness and delicacy in the material that was characteristic of his work.
Estimated $50,000-$80,000

Although Pablo Picasso is best known for his paintings, he was also a very talented ceramicist. He was introduced to the art in the south of France, and he later moved to the Provençal town of Madoura, where he worked at the Madoura ceramics factory and later became their in-house artist. 20 of these unique pieces created in  the two decades following World War II will be up for auction, including this beautifully framed glazed ceramic plate, a color variant of Picasso’s Tete de Taureau (Bull’s Head).
Estimated $40,000-$60,000

This incredible sunset orange and red seven-piece set is part of Dale Chihuly's Persian series and was executed in 1988. The undulating form incorporates Chihuly's use of rich colors, distinct curvature and detailed pattern and is signed by the famed artist.
Estimated: $30,000-$50,000

This exceptional "Grinning Beast" table by Judy Kensley McKie is made of bleached maple with a smooth tabletop and intricately carved legs, including the "grinning beast" alligator face. Estimated $15,000-$20,000

This gorgeous and exclusive recamier chaise is by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. The elegant, tufted Mid-Century Modern design and cream palette makes this a sophisticated addition to any residence.
Estimated $3,000-$5,000

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