The sale of Impressionist/Modern Art and Picasso Ceramics realised £2,610,425/$4,262,824/€3,135,120, selling 87% by lot and 91% by value.
The top lot was L'Enragé, circa 1969, by Joan Miró (1893-1983), which sold for £84,100/ $137,335/ €101,004.
Keith Gill, Head of Department, Christie’s South Kensington: “It is notable that this sale drew competitive bidding from private and trade clients who bid at every price level of the market for Impressionist and Modern Art. This highlights that Christie’s South Kensington auctions in this field continue to offer opportunities to buy rare works by leading names of the 20th century alongside examples by lesser known, art historically important artists. The top ten lots reflect the international nature of bidding throughout the sale, which saw 44% of works sold to or directly underbid by clients using Christie’s Live, with the 5th most valuable lot of the sale being bought online. This auction concluded with 83 Picasso ceramics which were, once again, 100% sold, with many lots exceeding their pre-sale estimates.”
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