• Event date 21 June – 5 July 2022
  • Event location London to Paris

20th/21st Century: London to Paris sales achieved a combined total of £252,508,225 / €292,400,126 across live and online auctions

In celebration of the cultural dialogue between London and Paris, the headline auctions led the series on 28 June, starting with Marc Chagall, Colour of Life: Works Formerly from the Artist’s Estate – where several of the fresh-to-market works soared far above their high estimate. Followed by the 20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale and 20th/21st Century: Paris Evening Sale, outstanding results were achieved by Claude Monet’s Waterloo Bridge, effet de brume and Nymphéas, temps gris, Yves Klein’s 1960 Anthropométrie de l’époque bleue (ANT 124) and Sculpture éponge rose sans titre, (SE 207), Jeff Koons’s Balloon Monkey (Magenta) and Pierre Soulages’ Peinture 143 x 202 cm, 4 décembre 1970, amongst other remarkable works. Continuing the following day with exceptional works and results, the Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper Sale was led by Paul Gauguin’s Vue de Rouen.

The excitement continued into the first week of July, where the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale achieved outstanding results in London, including for Aboudia’s Untitled — setting a world auction record for the artist. This success was replicated in Paris, where the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale was headlined by Germaine Richier’s L’Echiquier.

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Yves Klein (1928–1962), Anthropométrie de l’époque bleue, (ANT 124), 1960, Estimate on request To be offered in 20th /21st Century: London Evening Sale, 28 June 2022 © Succession Yves Klein c/o ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 20 Claude Monet (1840-1926), Waterloo Bridge, effet de brume Property from the estate of Paul Bulova Guilden Pierre Soulages, Peinture 143 x 202 cm, 4 décembre 1970 © Adagp, Paris, 2022 © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2022