Christie’s had a solid sale tonight. Here’s the release from Christie’s:
The top lots of the sale were Constantin Brancusi’s (1876-1957) La muse endormie which sold for a world auction record price of $57,367,500 to client in the room after 9 minutes of bidding and Pablo Picasso’s (1881-1973), Femme assise, robe bleue which realized $45,047,500.
Exceptional collections realized strong results:
PROPERTY FROM CLEVELAND CLINIC GENEROUSLY DONATED BY MRS. SYDELL MILLER – $55.7 million and will continue in our Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, led by Picasso’s Femme assise dans un fauteuil, $30,487,500
PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF HUNT HENDERSON, NEW ORLEANS – $30.5 million and will continue in our Impressionst and Modern Works on Paper Sale as well as our American Paintings Sale