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Impressionist & Modern Art

New York, 6-7 May 2014


TWO-DAY SERIES OF IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART SALES AT CHRISTIE’S TOTAL
$325,845,625 (£192,248,919/ €234,608,850)


Christie’s Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on Tuesday, May 6, realized $285,879,000 (£168,668,610/€205,832,880), selling 89% by lot and 96% by value. This marks the highest total for Christie’s New York in this category since May 2010. Of the 53 works offered, 9 lots sold for over $10 million, 18 for over $5 million, and 43 for over $1 million. The sale was led by works from distinguished private collections, including Monet’s Nymphéas from The Clark Family Treasures and Picasso’s Portrait de femme (Dora Maar) from the Viktor and Marianne Langen Collection.

Impressionist & Modern Art Day and Works on Paper Sales achieved $39,966,625/ £23,580,309/ €28,775,970. David Kleiweg de Zwaan, Head of the Works on Paper Sale, noted, “We are delighted with the results of the Day and Works on Paper sales. Bidders flocked to works from the season’s leading collections: among the top lots in the Works on Paper sale were an outstanding example of Paul Cézanne’s late style, Rochers à Bibémus, from the collection of the former director of the National Gallery of Art, J. Carter Brown, which realized $725,000, and a beautiful Marc Chagall watercolor depicting an Aesop fable from the Estate of Edgar M. Bronfman.

Maxwell Carter, Head of the Day Sale, commented, "International interest drove strong results in the auction, the highest-grossing Day Sale at Christie’s, New York since 2007. Four works sold in excess of $1 million, including Picasso’s wartime painting Buste de Femme, which more than doubled its estimate, netting $2,741,000, and Kees van Dongen’s Fillette au bois, from the Estate of Edgar M. Bronfman, which went for $1,925,000, matching the result for an early Van Gogh landscape, Oude Toren bij Zonsondergang." We look forward to the upcoming Impressionist and Modern Art sales in London in June and New York in November for which exciting property has already been secured.”

Evening Sale Highlights

Specialists Brooke Lampley, Conor Jordan, Sharon Kim and Jessica Fertig discuss highlights from the upcoming Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale

Sale Information

Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale Including Property from the Estate of Edgar M. Bronfman

New York, Rockefeller Plaza
20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York

AUCTION TIMES May 6 7:00pm Lots 1 - 54

VIEWING TIMES May 2 10am - 5pm
May 3 10am - 5pm
May 4 1pm - 5pm
May 5 10am - 5pm
May 6 10am - 12pm

Impressionist & Modern Works On Paper Sale

New York, Rockefeller Plaza
20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York

AUCTION TIMES May 7 10:00am Lots 101 - 180

VIEWING TIMES May 2 10am - 5pm
May 3 10am - 5pm
May 4 1pm - 5pm
May 5 10am - 5pm
May 6 10am - 12pm

Impressionist & Modern Day Sale

New York, Rockefeller Plaza
20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York

AUCTION TIMES May 7 2:00pm Lots 201 - 382

VIEWING TIMES May 2 10am - 5pm
May 3 10am - 5pm
May 4 1am - 5pm
May 5 10am - 5pm
May 6 10am - 12pm