Results: Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale - London, June 2012

The Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale realised £14,307,800 / $22,420,323 / €17,655,825.


Impressionist and Modern Day Sale
London –Thursday, 21 June 2012
Sale no: 5472 – Top Ten
[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

               Sold:                      £14,307,800                            $22,420,323                                   €17,655,825

        Lots Sold:94              Lots Offered:153                     Sold by Lot: 61%                            Sold by £: 80%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.567 / €1.234







Estimate (£)






Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Retrato de Modesto Castillo, 1895

100,000 - 150,000







Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), La plage de Varengeville, 1880

350,000 - 550,000





European Private



René Magritte (1898-1967), La femme du maçon

500,000 - 700,000




European Private


Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Femme nue dans un paysage, 1915

400,000 - 600,000






Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Paysage avec pont, 1903

150,000 - 250,000




European Trade


Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Fleurs et fruits devant la mer

300,000 - 500,000






Max Liebermann (1847-1935), Blumentöpfe vor dem Haus, 1926

300,000 - 500,000






 Marino Marini (1901-1980), Grande toro, 1953

150,000 - 250,000




European Trade


Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Le baiser, 1912

150,000 - 250,000




European Trade


Henry Moore (1898-1986), Small Maquette No. 2 for Reclining Figure, 1950

300,000 - 500,000




European Trade

Comment: Jason Carey, Head of Day Sale, Impressionist and Modern Art, Christie’s London:
“The demand for the cross section of movements and periods offered within this sale - spanning Impressionism, Modernism, Surrealism and German Expressionism – was demonstrated by the top six lots, reconfirming the breadth and depth of the current market at this price level. Buyers remain willing to pay strong prices for top quality works with good private provenance. The top lot by Picasso (lot 434) is the first London Day Sale work in this category to fetch in excess of £2 million.”

Press Contact:

Hannah Schweiger                    +44 207 389 2964

Next Sale Date:

The next sale of Impressionist and Modern Art will be held at Christie’s South Kensington on Friday 22 June 2012.

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