RESULTS: Impressionist/Modern Day Sale






Lots Sold: 102

Lots Offered: 139

Sold by Lot: 73%

Sold by £: 84%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.496  /  €1.212




Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




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

300,000 - 400,000





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

400,000 - 600,000



European Private


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

500,000 - 800,000





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

250,000 - 350,000



European Private


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

250,000 - 350,000





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

300,000 - 500,000





Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), Portrait de femme

150,000 - 200,000



Asian Private


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

250,000 - 350,000





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

180,000 - 250,000





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

150,000 - 200,000



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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