Andre Derain painting valued at $17,000 per square inch: VIDEO

James Tarmy and "Les Voiles rouges" by Andre Derain
James Tarmy and “Les Voiles rouges” by Andre Derain

Sotheby’s is gearing up for quite the auction week, with roughly half a billion worth of artwork up for grabs. But the star of the show isn’t the piece that shines most brightly: it’s a small Fauvist painting of a boat.

The painting “Les Voiles rouges” by Andre Derain could potentially fetch $20 million. To find out what makes this piece so special, Bloomberg art columnist James Tarmy gives us the skinny.