RESULTS | Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale Achieves £36,413,750 / $45,626,429 / €40,564,918
Sold by Lot: 77%
Global participation with bidders from 25 countries across 5 continents
Pablo Picasso, Homme et femme nus, leads the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, realising £12,464,250
DIVERSITY OF ARTISTS FROM THE 20TH CENTURY
Yves Tanguy, L’Extinction des espèces II, £3,131,250*
Paul Signac, Venise. Le Rédempteur, £2,291,250
Pablo Picasso, Le Peintre, £2,111,250
Pablo Picasso, Femme et Minotaure, £1,931,250
Henri Laurens, Homme à la pipe, £1,691,250
Egon Schiele, Liegender Mädchenakt, £1,271,250
Marc Chagall, Fleurs au-dessus des fiancés bleus or Les amoureux bleus, £1,211,250
*Works from The Landscape of a Mind: A Private Collector’s Surreal Vision
Keith Gill, Head of Evening Sale: “Following Monday night’s strong launch to ‘20th Century at Christie’s’ with the Modern British Art Evening Sale, tonight’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale achieved £36,413,750, selling 77% by lot. Pablo Picasso’s Homme et femme nus led the evening, which realised £12,464,250. Well priced works drew lively bidding in the room, while The Landscape of a Mind: A Private Collector’s Surreal Vision reinforced the appeal of works fresh to market. Great results were achieved for works on paper, including Liegender Mädchenakt by Egon Schiele (£1,271,250), over six times its estimate, and Hannah Höch’s Er und sein Milieu (£635,250). Henri Lauren’s Homme à la pipe saw international competition, achieving £1,691,250, and there was continued interest in the Surrealist market, including Yves Tanguy’s L’Extinction des espèces II, which realised £3,131,250. Tonight’s sale saw registered bidders from 25 countries across 5 continents following international touring of our highlights in Hong Kong and New York.”
For further commentary on the sale please view the post-sale Press Conference here.
View our online report here.
Sales continue on 19 June 2019, with the Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper and the Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale.
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