A big Modigliani retrospective is being help at the Lille Musem of Modern art (LaM) in France. The exhibition “Amadeo Modigliani: Inner Eye” will consist of over 120 works in total and also display works from some of his contemporaries in order to give viewers a historical context. But what will be particularly appealing with this exhibition is the fact that it will include Modigliani’s only marble sculpture.
Inner eye will highlight the artist role within the avant-garde movement, and will be display three main themes: “Sculptural sources, “Portraitist of the avant-garde," and “The last years". Modigliani caught the eyes of the public when his Nu Couché sold at Christies last year in November for $170 millions, making it the second most expensive work of art ever sold at auction.
The LaM is actually the home of one of the greatest collections of Modiglianis, much thanks the personal collection of Roger Dutilleul and Jean Masurel, the museum's founders. Dutilleul, who discovered Modigliani just before he died in 1918, bough over 30 paintings and even more works on paper.