RESULTS: NOVEMBER IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART SERIES AT CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK TOTALS $244.5 MILLION (£154.0 MILLION/€190.7 MILLION)

New York

MONET’S NYMPHÉAS LEADS THE WEEK AT $43.8 MILLION

CHRISTIE’S DAY SALES FETCH A COMBINED $39.7 MILLION

KANDINSKY EMERGES AS THE HEADLINING ARTIST OF THE EVENING AND DAY SALES

New York – Christie’s two-day sales series devoted to the finest in Impressionist and Modern Art realized a combined total of $244,488,775 (£154,027,928 /€190,701,245). Throughout both sales, strong results were achieved for works by Monet, Miró, Picasso, Brancusi, and Renoir, and a new world auction record of $23.0 million was set for any work by Kandinsky.  At $43.8 million, Monet’s Nymphéas fetched the 2nd highest auction price on record for the artist.

Following our $204.8 million Evening Sale on Wednesday, Christie’s achieved a combined $39,688,775 (£25,003,928/€30,957,245) on Thursday through its popular Works on Paper and Day sales. ‪

David Kleiweg de Zwaan, Head of the Works on Paper Sale, and Stefany Sekara Morris, Head of the Day Sale, noted: “In an echo of the record-setting result achieved Wednesday evening for Kandinsky, our top lot of the Day sale of Impressionist & Modern Art was “Rapallo, Boote” (pictured above right), a rare early seascape by the artist. The richly-textured work was chased by multiple bidders, and ultimately sold to an American bidder for $1 million, well over its pre-sale estimate. Our morning session of Works on Paper continues to draw in a strong contingent of devoted collectors, who gathered to compete for works by Klee, Picasso, Magritte and Chagall, driving strong results for each.”

Please find a combined Top Ten for the Day sales attached. Complete results available at the links below:

Evening Sale: http://bit.ly/UeQO9Z

Day Sale: http://bit.ly/Vmi4iy

Works on Paper Sale: http://bit.ly/TYgesY

Christie’s Evening Sale series in New York continues next week with Post-War & Contemporary Art on the 14th, followed by a 2-session Day sale on the 15th.

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Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvador Mundi, 2017), for a single collection sale (the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, 2018), and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019).

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

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