RESULTS: An American Place: The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection Achieves $323 Million
New York – Christie’s day sale of An American Place: The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection realized $5,302,250, bringing the total for the dedicated sale of the travel entrepreneur’s exceptional collection of 20th Century American art to $323,103,500. New world auction records were established for 11 artists in the day sale, bringing the total records in the collection to 24.
Will Haydock, Christie’s Head of American Art, remarks: “While we were incredibly proud to have handled the historic sale of Edward Hopper’s masterpiece Chop Suey for a record $91 million, we were equally thrilled to witness surging demand and buyer participation during the day sale component of An American Place, The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection. Totaling $5.3 million and selling 98% by lot and 97% by value, the day sale was a resounding success. Participation from traditional collectors of the category, both private and trade, as well as collectors drawn from cross-over categories, resulted in a dynamic saleroom with numerous lots selling above estimate. In total 24 world records were established during the Ebsworth day and evening sales.
We look forward to continuing this momentum with the various owner American Art sale on November 20, led by Georgia O’Keeffe’s Red Maple from 1929 and the online sale, which opens for bidding today.”
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