Arlequin Couché by Ossip Zadkine – $13,000 (£11,610) at Shapiro.

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Arlequin Couché measures 6in high x 11½in wide (15 x 29cm) including the base. It has a provenance to Wildenstein Gallery, New York; Betty Parsons, New York; a private collection, New York, acquired in the 1950s-60s, thence by descent in the family.

The work is recorded in the Zadkine Research Center’s catalogue and is accompanied by a digital certificate of authenticity from the Center dated October 20, 2020 (available on request). Estimated at $8000-12,000 in the saleroom at Mamoroneck, New York, it sold for $13,000 (£11,610).


Cat by Constant Permeke – $8000 (£7140) at Shapiro.

Also on offer was the Belgian artist Constant Permeke’s (1886-1952) 16in (41cm) high carved wood seated cat which is signed on the side. It made $8000 (£7140) against an estimate of $2000-3000.