Work: Henri Matisse – "Les Pivoines", 1907, Estimate: $ 8-12 million  Importance: From Matisse's Fauvist period, the work is a still-life with vivid colors depicting a pot of flowers. It was painted two years after Matisse and André Derain began working with bright and bold forms and colors. In 2011, a Fauvist work by Matisse's contemporary, Maurice de Vlamnick, sold for $ 22.5 million at Christie's New York.

Work: Henri Matisse – "Les Pivoines", 1907, Estimate: $ 8-12 million Importance: From Matisse's Fauvist period, the work is a still-life with vivid colors depicting a pot of flowers. It was painted two years after Matisse and André Derain began working with bright and bold forms and colors. In 2011, a Fauvist work by Matisse's contemporary, Maurice de Vlamnick, sold for $ 22.5 million at Christie's New York.

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