RESULTS: Impressionist & Modern Art Day and Works on Paper Sales


New York

Impressionist & Modern Art Day and Works on Paper Sales

New York – Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sale no: 2555 & 2556 – Combined Top Ten

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]






Lots Sold: 247

Lots Offered: 299

Sold by Lot: 83%

Sold by $: 88%

Exchange Rate: £0.62= $1 /  €0.76= $1





Estimate ($)


Purchase Price



Ernst Barlach, Weinende Frau, carved and stained wood; unique, Executed in 1923


200,000 - 300,000




UK Private


Marc Chagall,  Les Anémones,  oil, gouache and pen and India ink on canvas,  Executed in 1956

400,000 - 600,000




European Trade


Marc Chagall,  Danse vers le bonheur, oil on canvas,  Painted in 1966

400,000 - 600,000




Asian Private


Wassily Kandinsky,  Vibrierend,  watercolor and pen and India ink on paper laid down on card,  Executed in July 1928

500,000 - 700,000




US Private


Pablo Picasso, Paysage de Vallauris, oil on canvas, Painted on 1 July 1953

600,000 - 800,000




US Private


Vincent Van Gogh,  Head of a Peasant Woman: Left Profile,  charcoal on paper,  Drawn in Nuenen, February-March 1885

250,000 - 350,000




UK Private


Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Portrait de Coco, oil on canvas, Painted circa 1903-1904

500,000 - 700,000




Asian Private


Henri Martin, Le vert et les premières maisons de Labastide, oil on canvas, Painted circa 1925

250,000 - 350,000




North American Private


Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Tête de Madeleine, oil on canvas, Painted in 1912-1914

500,000 - 700,000




US Trade


Camille Pissarro, Crique avec voilier, oil on canvas, Painted in 1856

200,000 - 300,000




South American Private

Stefany Sekara Morris and David Kleiweg de Zwaan, Heads of the Day and Works on Paper Sales commented: “We are delighted with the results from today’s sales, which demonstrated the global appetite for carefully selected works offered fresh to the market.  There was spirited bidding for works from private collections and institutions from a diverse group of clients seated in the busy saleroom, as well as strong participation from bidders using Christie’s LIVE™, our online bidding platform. In addition to the strong sell-through rates, we are particularly pleased with the exceptional results of Kandinsky’s Vibrierend, which sold for $782,500, and Barlach’s Weinende Frau, which soared to $938,500, against a presale estimate of $200,000-300,000, setting a new world auction record for the artist.”


Press Contact

Erin McAndrew, 212 636 2680


Date and Location of Next Sale

Amsterdam, Tuesday, 5 June 2012




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