RESULTS: Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

London

Sold:

£12,787,500

$19,130,100

€15,498,450

Lots Sold: 102

Lots Offered: 139

Sold by Lot: 73%

Sold by £: 84%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.496  /  €1.212

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

341  

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Tête de femme, 1953

300,000 - 400,000

£959,650

$1,435,636
€1,163,096

Anonymous

338  

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Buste d'homme, 1969

400,000 - 600,000

£914,850

$1,368,616
€1,108,798

European Private

361  

Fernand Léger (1881-1955), Le vase rouge, 1938

500,000 - 800,000

£713,250

$1,067,022
€864,459

Trade

337  

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Buste d'homme, 1969

250,000 - 350,000

£577,250

$863,566
€699,627

European Private

379  

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Bouquet de fleurs avec amoureux, 1927

250,000 - 350,000

£457,250

$684,046
€554,187

Anonymous

325  

Lovis Corinth (1858-1926), Gelbe und rote Astern (Herbstblumen), 1921

300,000 - 500,000

£433,250

$648,142
€525,099

Trade

336  

Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), Portrait de femme

150,000 - 200,000

£409,250

$612,238
€496,011

Asian Private

353  

Georges Braque (1882-1963), Nature morte à la pipe, 1942

250,000 - 350,000

£349,250

$522,478
€423,291

Anonymous

309  

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Bords de mer

180,000 - 250,000

£325,250

$486,574
€394,203

Anonymous

331  

Constantin Emile Meunier (1831-1905), Le semeur, circa 1896

150,000 - 200,000

£313,250

$468,622
€379,659

European Private

Comment:  Jay Vincze and Teresa Krasny, co-heads of sale: “These results show that the Impressionist and Modern art market continues to attract significant competition and spending at every level. In an excited saleroom we saw committed bidding throughout with particularly strong competition for works that were rare and fresh to the market and for modern Picasso and Léger in particular. 7 of the top 10 lots sold above their high estimates.

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