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It may be a function of how esoteric the category now seems but our poll of likely results for some of the top lots in the Impressionist and Modern sales this week and next attracted fewer respondents. Nonetheless, of 80 or so readers who clicked through to the poll, the one work on offer tonight that had strong support for bidding above the already pricey estimate (and, perhaps, irrevocable bid) was Joan Miró's Femme et Oiseau (above) from the Constellations recently on view at Acquavella galleries in New York.
Our poll takers believed the work would be bid above the £24m estimate but below £30m by a margin of 56%. That's a resounding vote of confidence. Although the buyers aren't making their bids on the basis of polls, the striking response was that another 31% of respondents think the bidding will go above £30m, an astonishing sum for a small-scale work on paper. Only 13% think there's a chance the work will sell below the £24m asking price.
As for the rest of the predictions,
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