Rodin's Thinker will fetch a new record in auction.

A Thinker by Rodin at auction at Christie's on June 30 The copy on sale in Paris, with black and brown patina, is estimated at a price of between 9 and 14 million euros. It is exhibited in New York from Friday then Hong Kong, before being presented in Paris from June 23, a week before its auction. A bronze Thinker by Auguste Rodin, a masterpiece by the famous French sculptor prized by collectors, will be auctioned at Christie's Paris on June 30, we learned from the auction house on Thursday. About forty copies of the famous thinker, a man seated in a pensive attitude with the lower part of his face resting on his right hand, were made during the sculptor's lifetime and until 1969. It was cast around 1928 by the Alexis Rudier foundry, known for creating some of Rodin's most famous bronzes. At the black and brown patina, the copy put up for sale in Paris is estimated to be priced between 9 and 14 million euros. It is part of a private collection entitled Le Grand Style from a Parisian apartment designed by the famous decorator Alberto Pinto. It will be put on sale in its entirety on the same date by Christie's. One of the most famous works in the history of art Like Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Botticelli's The Birth of Venus, or Edvard Munch's The Scream, The Thinker by Rodin is one of the most famous works in the history of art. Conceived by Rodin around 1880 as an integral part of The Gates of Hell based on Dante's work, The Thinker became a stand-alone work as early as 1904, when it was first exhibited at the Paris Salon. The Rodin Museum took over the edition after the sculptor's death (1917) to have 26 posthumous copies produced by several foundries in two successive periods: 1919-1945 and 1954-1969. The statue, which will be auctioned at Christie's Paris, will be the subject of a world tour from Friday and will be exhibited in particular in New York and Hong Kong before being presented in Paris from June 23. The latest auction record for a Rodin Thinker was $15.2 million, in 2013, at Sotheby's in New York, according to artnet. seen in Le Figaro

Rodin's Thinker will fetch a new record in auction.

A Thinker by Rodin at auction at Christie's on June 30 The copy on sale in Paris, with black and brown patina, is estimated at a price of...