Collecting guide: 10 things to know about Yayoi Kusama
Event Date3 December - 4 December 2012 | Live auction 3520
The Art Contemporain sale realised €18,420,200/14,942,466/$23,995,995 with 82% by lot and 92% by value. The top lot was the Spider by Louise Bourgeois which sold for €3,425,000/2,778,360/$4,461,748 to an anonymous buyer present in the auction room, realising the highest result for a contemporary art work sold at auction this year in France. Moreover, a world record has been established for a work of art by Karel Appel sold at auction: Two birds and a Flower was sold €841,000/£682,219/$1,095,571 to an European Private.