$45,869,625 (est. $33.2/49.7 million)
- 10 works by Norman Rockwell totaled $20 million, meeting their combined pre-sale high estimate
- Led by After the Prom, which sold for $9,1,250,000 – the 4thhighest price at auction for the artist (est. $8/12 million). The work was last acquired at Sotheby’s New York in 1995 for $880,000.
- Willie Gillis in Convoy brought $2,285,000, benefiting Gardner High School in Gardner, Massachusetts – the work had been gifted from Rockwell to the school’s principal in 1951
- Sotheby’s has achieved 9 of the top 10 prices at auction for Rockwell, including the record price of $46 million set in December 2013 by Saying Grace
- Milton Avery’s March and Sally Outdoors, which has never been exhibited in public or published in scholarship on the artist, set a new auction record for Avery when it sold for $5,653,000 – well in excess of its $3 million high estimate
- Georgia O’Keeffe’s Lake George Barn fetched $2,965,000 (est. $2.5/3.5 million). The work had remained in the same private collection since 1988, and had not been exhibited publicly since 1989.
- The selection of 19th century works on offer were highlighted by Albert Bierstadt’s Yosemite Valley from 1865, which surpassed its high estimate of $1.5 million to sell for $2,517,000