NEW YORK, NY.- The top lots of the sale were Cézannes Bouilloire et fruits, which sold for $59,295,000 to client on the phone and Van Goghs Arbres dans le jardin de l'asile, which realized $40,000,000.
Strong results achieved for collections:
Masterpieces from The Collection of S.I. Newhouse was launched in the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale with an outstanding result for the five lots offered, with a total to date of $100,955,000. This first grouping was led by Paul Cézannes Bouilloire et fruits, which realized $59,295,000 and Vincent van Goghs Arbres dans le jardin de l'asile, which sold for $40,000,000. The collection will continue with six lots presented in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 15 May.
The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection achieved a running total of $13,527,000, led by Pissarros Le Jardin dOctave Mirbeau, la terrasse, Les Damps, which sold for $6,177,000. Further works will be offered throughout 20th Century Week, including a dedicated selection that will commence the Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art.
The Collection of Drue Heinz launched this evening with a running total of $77,529,500, highlighted by Amedeo Modiglianis Lunia Czechowska (à la robe noire), which achieved $25,245,000 and Pierre Bonnards La Terrasse ou Une terrasse à Grasse which sold for a world auction record for the artist at auction: $19,570,000.
A Family Vision: The Collection of H.S.H. Princess Titi von Fürstenberg sold for a total to date of $47,400,500, with strong results across period and style including the collections top lot, Pablo Picassos La Lettre (La Réponse), which sold for $25,245,000, and Marc Rothkos No. 16/No. 12 (Mauve Intersection), which sold for $5,382,500. Additional lots will be offered in the Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sales on 14 May.
The Sherwood Collection sold for a running total of $20,455,000, led by a world auction record for Balthus, which achieved $19,002,500. Further works from the collection will be offered in the Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sales on 14 May 2019.