Sotheby’s London Evening sale totals £7.9m with 17 of 28 lots sold (61%)
Average price is £464k
- opens strong with Aivazovsky, Polenov and Kryzhitsky all selling well.
- The Kryzhitsky made £289k against a high estimate of £80k.
- Couple of lots fail, one was withdrawn before the auction began. Then a few prices within estimate.
- Long lost Brodsky painting thought to be a Manet sells for £927,250!
- Bad streak as Larionov, Korovin fail but second Korovin goes for the low end of the estimate range.
- Kustodiev goes for £2.8m, almost 2x high estimate.
- Yakovlev makes £541k against £300k high est.
- Roerich £702k above £500k high est.