PARIS, FRANCE.- Yesterday's and todays sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art totaled 24,560,760 /£16,701,168 /$32,985,100 the highest total for a sale in France in this field. The highlight of the evening part was Francis Bacon's Untitled (figure on a Dai) 1958-59, which realized 6,864,000 the most expensive contemporary art lot ever sold in France.
Further highlights which set new world auction records included Joan Mitchells Sans titre, 1971 (5,184,000), Kazuo Shiraga's Chizosei Shomenko (300,000) and Pablo Atchugarry's Sans titre, 2004 (144,000).
The sale was 81.5% sold by lot and 95.5% by value. Buyers were 83% European, 12% American, and 5% Asian.