Christie’s summer auctions of Impressionist and Modern Art in London between 20 and 26 June realised £124,774,838/ $195,894,031/ €154,425,459, demonstrating the healthy appetite of global collectors for rare works of art. The top price from the series of sales was paid for Pablo Picasso’s Femme assise, 1949, which sold for £8.5 million/ $13.4 million/ €10.5 million. In total, 29 lots sold for over £1 million (39 for over $1 million).
Please find a table of results below with the auction totals:
£ $ €
Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Auction £92,583,550 $145,541,341 €114,618,435
Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale £14,307,800 $22,420,323 €17,655,825
Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper £8,338,950 $13,067,135 €10,290,264
Impressionist and Modern Art £1,462,238 $2,281,091 €1,814,637(Christie’s South Kensington)
Picasso Ceramics: The Madoura Collection £8,082,300 $12,584,141 €10,046,298(Christie’s South Kensington)
TOTAL: £124,774,838 $195,894,031 €154,425,459
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*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.
*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.