Christie's | Fine Art Auction House

Art Contemporain

  • Sale 3520
  • Paris
  • 3 December 2012 - 4 December 2012

The Art Contemporain sale realised  €18,420,200/14,942,466/$23,995,995 with 82% by lot and 92% by value. The top lot was the Spider by Louise Bourgeois which sold for €3,425,000/2,778,360/$4,461,748 to an anonymous buyer present in the auction room, realising the highest result for a contemporary art work sold at auction this year in France. Moreover, a world record has been established for a work of art by Karel Appel sold at auction:  Two birds and a Flower was sold €841,000/£682,219/$1,095,571 to an European Private.

Auction Results

Sale Total including Buyer’s Premium: 18,420,200 (EUR)

Upcoming Sales in this Department

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Online: Post-War and Contemporary Art

6 November - 18 November
Online Only

  • Bidding Begins06 November, 2014

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

London, King Street

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

London, King Street

Thursday, 5 March 2015

March Post-War and Contemporary Online

5 March - 17 March
Online Only

  • Bidding Begins05 March, 2015

Friday, 6 March 2015

First Open

New York, Rockefeller Center

Thursday, 26 March 2015

First Open / LDN

London, South Kensington






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