New York – Christie’s sale of Latin American Art realized a total of $24,297,125, selling 74% by lot and 84% by value across two sessions. The sale was led by Alfredo Ramos Martínez’s, Mujeres con flores selling for $2,741,000 with 12 world auction records highlighted by Mexican, Cuban, and Venezuelan artists.
Virgilio Garza, Head of Latin American Art department, commented: “We were pleased with this season’s sale of Latin American Art, which set twelve world auction records and was highlighted by Fernando Botero’s monumental sculpture, Adam and Eve. Property from The Barbara Walker Gordon Collection and The Collection of Silvio E. and Jean W. Hernández both realized strong results. This sale demonstrates the ever growing appetite and appreciation for the category and we look forward to the spring auction season.