|Sold by Lot: 77%Global participation with bidders from 25 countries across 5 continentsPablo Picasso, Homme et femme nus, leads the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, realising £12,464,250DIVERSITY OF ARTISTS FROM THE 20TH CENTURY|
Yves Tanguy, L’Extinction des espèces II, £3,131,250*
Paul Signac, Venise. Le Rédempteur, £2,291,250
Pablo Picasso, Le Peintre, £2,111,250
Pablo Picasso, Femme et Minotaure, £1,931,250
Henri Laurens, Homme à la pipe, £1,691,250
Egon Schiele, Liegender Mädchenakt, £1,271,250
Marc Chagall, Fleurs au-dessus des fiancés bleus or Les amoureux bleus, £1,211,250
*Works from The Landscape of a Mind: A Private Collector’s Surreal Vision
Keith Gill, Head of Evening Sale: “Following Monday night’s strong launch to ‘20th Century at Christie’s’ with the Modern British Art Evening Sale, tonight’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale achieved £36,413,750, selling 77% by lot. Pablo Picasso’s Homme et femme nus led the evening, which realised £12,464,250.
Well priced works drew lively bidding in the room, while The Landscape of a Mind: A Private Collector’s Surreal Vision reinforced the appeal of works fresh to market. Great results were achieved for works on paper, including Liegender Mädchenakt by Egon Schiele (£1,271,250), over six times its estimate, and Hannah Höch’s Er und sein Milieu (£635,250).
Henri Lauren’s Homme à la pipe saw international competition, achieving £1,691,250, and there was continued interest in the Surrealist market, including Yves Tanguy’s L’Extinction des espèces II, which realised £3,131,250.
Tonight’s sale saw registered bidders from 25 countries across 5 continents following international touring of our highlights in Hong Kong and New York.”