NEW YORK, NY.- Todays 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.
TODAYS TOP LOTS
Diego Giacometti, Table Aux Personnages. Estimate $300/400,000. Sold for $3,837,500
*NEW RECORD FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION*
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
*NEW AUCTION RECORD FOR AN IMPRESSIONIST WORK BY PICABIA*
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 Frieszs 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 weeks success of Henry Moores 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.