Nicolas de Staël at Christie’s Paris

Masterpiece Parc des Princes by Nicolas de Staël will be auctioned on 17 October to coincide with FIAC in Paris. The monumental painting has remained in the family of Nicolas de Staël since his passing in 1955 and it’s resurfacing to be presented in this incredible sale.

Painted in the spring of 1952, this large-scale work features a series of football players, which Nicolas de Staël painted after attending the France-Sweden match with his wife, on the evening of 26 March 1952, in the renowned Parisian stadium. Colours are vibrant and layers of paint are thick. This painting truly reflects de Staël’s apogee as a remarkable colourist.