Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale realised £71,461,000 /$112,908,380 /€100,116,861, with strong sell-through rates of 84% by lot and 92% by value. Bidders from 32 countries across 5 continents competed in the room and on the telephone for works by the trailblazers of the category, including Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. In total, 24 works of art sold for over £1 million / 29 for over $1 million.
Jay Vincze, International Director and Head of The Impressionist & Modern Art Department, Christie’s London: “This evening’s sale of Impressionist & Modern Art saw notable demand for highly covetable works by the masters of late 19th and 20th century art, led by Claude Monet’s remarkable ‘Iris mauves’. Once again, this auction attracted global participation from bidders around the world, further evidencing the deep international demand for the category witnessed in our New York Sales in May. This resulted in strong prices across the full breadth of the category, from the birth of Impressionism - illustrated by the rare 1872 work by Alfred Sisley - to the energy of the late 1969 portrait by Pablo Picasso. For the second year, this Evening Sale marks the start of a week of ‘Impressionist & Modern Art’ and ‘Modern British & Irish Art’ auctions at Christie’s London, collectively presenting new and established buyers with opportunities across price levels.”