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  • Press release
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  • New York
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  • For immediate release
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  • 21 November 2019

RESULTS | Christie's Latin American Art Sales Total $26 Million

LEFT: FRIDA KAHLO (1907-1954) PORTRAIT OF A LADY IN WHITE OIL ON CANVAS PAINTED CIRCA 1929. PRICE REALIZED: $5,836,500; CENTER:  FRIDA KAHLO (1907-1954) THE FLOWER BASKET OIL ON COPPER PAINTED IN 1941. PRICE REALIZED: $3,135,000; RIGHT: FERNANDO BOTERO (B. 1932) TABLAO FLAMENCO OIL ON CANVAS PAINTED IN 1984. PRICE REALIZED: $2,055,000

LATIN AMERICAN ART

GRAND TOTAL: $26,074,250

SEVEN AUCTION RECORDS ACHIEVED ACROSS EVENING AND DAY SALES

 

EVENING SALE TOTALS $22,879,250

 

DAY SALE TOTALS $3,195,000

 

CONTINUED LATIN AMERICAN ART OFFERINGS THIS SEASON:

ONLINE AUCTION THROUGH NOVEMBER 26

New York—Christie’s Latin American Art two-session live auction achieves a total of $26,074,250 on Wednesday, November 20 and Thursday, November 21. The top lots of the Wednesday evening sale were by Frida Kahlo including Portrait of a Lady in White from The Collection of Dr. Helga Prignitz-Poda, which realized $5,836,500 and The Flower Basket from The Collection of James and Marilynn Alsdorf, which realized $3,135,000.

Strong results were achieved for select works by Fernando Botero across various media, with his oil on canvas Tablao Flamenco realizing $2,055,000. Additionally, world auction records were set for Jorge Jiménez Deredia, Remedios Varo, Yoan Capote, and Roberto Fabelo while Kahlo’s Portrait of a Lady in White achieved the second highest auction price for the artist. Records were also set during the November 21 day sale for artists Ricardo Cárdenas, Federico Martínez, and Arnaldo Coen.

IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTIONS ACHIEVE EXCELLENT RESULTS

The Collection of James and Marilynn Alsdorf | Running total: $53,035,000

The Collection of Richard L. Weisman, 100% Sold by Lot | Running total: $23,160,750

 

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had auction sales in 2019 that totalled £4.5 billion / $5.8 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*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.