Eight pieces by Pablo Picasso will be presented at the auction. Coq, a bronze sculpture of a rooster, has the highest pre-sale estimate of the eight works by Picasso, as it is expected to sell for as much as $15 million. The pre-sale estimated value of the entire eight-piece collection by Picasso is more than $34 million, according to the venerable auction house.
Picasso’s Coq was first modeled in 1932 in plaster and then cast in bronze in the 1950s. Only four statues were bronzed. The sculpture of the proud rooster was made during the years the artist spent at his chateau in Normandy, where he produced some of his most important paintings and sculptures.