Event Date29 May - 30 May 2012 | Live auction 1500

Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

Milan, Palazzo Clerici
Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

Sale Overview

Christie's sales of Modern and Contemporary Art in Milan totaled €9,643,000 / £7,724,043 / $12,044,107, the highest result achieved by the category in Italy since November 2008.

Alberto Burri's Plastica, 1962, Leads Sale At €1,482,800 / £1,187,722 / $1,852,017, establishing a record auction price for the artist in Italy.

Renato Pennisi and Cristiano Giulio Sangiuliano, Co-Heads of Post-War & Contemporary Art, Christie's Italy, commented:As a result of the meticulous selection of the works offered at Christie’s Milan auction of Modern and Contemporary Art, national and international buyers competed fiercely, generating high selling rates both by value and by lot. Alberto Burri led the sale, resulting in the highest price achieved by the artist at auction in Italy, while numerous works by Fontana, de Chirico and Capogrossi exceeded expectations, demonstrating a growing demand for the most exceptional paintings by Italian 20th century art”.

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