Paul Delvaux (1897-1994), "Le Voyage légendaire", 1974, oil on canvas laid on panel, 131.2 x 444 cm. Estimate: €1/1.5M.
tion required the assistance of Liège-born artists Art, Flaush, Huymans and Denis. In this vast composition, the painter included his usual favourite themes: desirable nude women, idyllic landscapes, trains, railway stations and so on. Here he immortalised Chaudfontaine station, refurbished during the 19th century, with its famous metal awnings, which can be seen on the right of the painting. Estimated at €1/1.5M, this huge oil on canvas is the star of a Paris sale taking place on 10 December at Drouot. The Gros & Delettrez auction house is also dispersing
works from a private collection. Alongside paintings by Félix Labisse, one of which carries the Nellens collection label, there will be two large sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle: "L'oiseau", with a base by Jean Tinguely (€120,000/180,000) and "Adam et Eve et le serpent" (€200,000/300,000). The quintessential charm of the New Realists is also associated with the name of the Nellens family, notably Roger, the son, who commissioned "Le Dragon", the famous multicoloured playhouse, by Niki de Saint-Phalle. Stéphanie Perris-Delmas
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