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Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale brings $38.8 million in New York
A rare octagonal table by Diego Giacometti sets new artist record at $3.8 million. Photo: Sotheby's.

NEW YORK, NY.- “Today’s sale was led by the phenomenal results for a selection of bronze sculptures by Diego Giacometti, which together sold for $6.8 million.” said Scott Niichel Co-Head, of Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale in New York. “The group was led by a rare octagonal table, which set a new world auction record for the artist when it sold for $3.8 million. This result also ranks among the highest prices ever achieved in our Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sales.”

Julian Dawes Co-Head of Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale in New York, commented: “Our results reaffirm market strength across the great breadth of material represented in our sales: from an iconic bronze cast of a dancer by Edgar Degas, to an early large-scale Impressionist canvas by Francis Picabia, to a 1955 painting by Pablo Picasso. We are pleased to see continued demand for top-quality works that are fresh to the market, and strong participation today by American private collectors in particular.”


• Diego Giacometti, Table Aux Personnages. Estimate $300/400,000. Sold for $3,837,500
9 works by the artist were sold in the Day Sale, achieving a combined total of $6.8 million

• Francis Picabia, Port De Mer Dans Le Midi, Effet De Soleil. Estimate $800/1.2million. Sold for $1,932,500

• Chaim Soutine, Paysage Aux Toits Rouges. Estimate $600/800,000. Sold for $1,812,500

• Pablo Picasso, Téte, Estimate $800/1.2 million. Sold for $1,392,500

• Henri Le Sidaner, La Table De Pierre Au Crépuscule, Estimate $600/800,000. Sold for $1,332,500

• Émile Othon Friesz, Arbres, Automne. Estimate $700/1 million Sold for $1,092,500

• Émile Othon Friesz’s Fauve landscape Arbres, Automne from 1906 was last sold in 2005 for $654,400.

• Henry Moore, Family Group. Estimate $500/700,000. Sold for $852,500

Following last week’s success of Henry Moore’s Family Group from the collection of David Bowie, we saw numerous bidders compete for this iconic sculpture formerly in the collection of Richard Rogers, an American composer of more than 900 songs and 43 Broadway musicals.

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