04 mai 2011

Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale Brings $170.5 Million in New York

 NEW YORK, NY.- Tonight’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s New York achieved $170,478,000, within the overall pre-sale estimate ($158.9/229.7 million). The auction was 74.6% sold by lot, and saw a total of 37 works sell for over $1 million. Pablo Picasso’s Femmes lisant (Deux personnages) was the top lot of the night, achieving $21,362,500, and auction records were established for the Surrealist artist Paul Delvaux and for a sculpture by Paul Gauguin. “This evening’s sale saw solid bidding activity from... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2009

Christie's Auction of Impressionist and Modern Art in London Realises $60.4 Million

A Christie´s employee looks at Picasso´s "Homme a l'epee". This painting sold today for £5,753,250 / $9,372,044 / €6,737,056. Photo: EFE/Andy Rain LONDON.- A "musketeer" painted by Pablo Picasso was one of the big attractions at an auction of impressionist and modern art at Christie's held in London, where it sold for 5.7 million pounds ($9.3 million). The 1969 work, "Homme a l'Epee," was the second most expensive lot of the session, after Monet's "Au Parc Monceau," that went for 6.3... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2009

Works by Picasso and Giacometti Lead Christie's Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art

Max Ernst (1891-1976), Malédiction à vous les mamans, oil on canvas, 51¼ x 63¾ in. (139 x 162 cm.) Painted in 1928 estimate: $7-9 million). Unsold. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale achieved a total of $102,767,000/£68,511,333 /€77,268,421 for paintings and sculpture with top lots from Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, and Tamara de Lempicka commanding the highest prices. A new world auction record was set for Tamara de Lempicka’s Portrait de Madame M. from... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2009

Picasso Portraits and Rare Works by Ernst, Giacometti, and Jawlensky Highlight Christie's Sale

Max Ernst (1891-1976), Malédiction à vous les mamans, oil on canvas, 51¼ x 63¾ in. (139 x 162 cm.) Painted in 1928 estimate: $7-9 million). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced details of its Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on May 6, 2009. Comprised of 50 works from the great masters of the era, the sale presents a unique opportunity to collect rare and important works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miró, Max Ernst, Tamara de Lempicka, Henry Moore, Alexej... [Lire la suite]