RESULTS | Modern British Art Day Sale Achieves £4,787,750 / $6,243,226 / €5,630,394
Ben Nicholson, aug 58 (2 circles & green) Price realised: £231,250
Christie's Modern British Art Day Sale achieved a total of £4,787,750, selling 90% by lot and 92% by value.
Continuing the successes of the Evening Sale, held on 21 January, works with exceptional provenance achieved strong prices, including from:
The Collection of Jimmy Benson / The Collection of Mary Carswell / The Collection of the Late Lord and Lady John Cholmondeley / The Collection of Sir Ronald Grierson / The Collection of Dr Leonard D. Hamilton / The Collection of Robert Harling / The Late Felicity Hellaby / The Jeremy Lancaster Collection / The Collection of E. J. Power / The Collection of Billy Skelly / The Collection of Mary H.D. Swift.
Artist records were achieved for Keith Coventry / Claude Flight / Frances Hodgkins / Jeremy Moon / Peter Sedgley .
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