Last night's PWC Evening sale at Christie's might not have been the biggest May Evening sale but it was something of a dramatic turn from previous years both in the absence of works offered with estimate upon request and for the volume of art that traded hands with a total just behind the peak years of 2014 and 2015.
The top-heavy sale, three works were offered with low estimates of $50m, had 70% of the value in the top ten lots, was notable for the number of works sold, 91%, and the greater value of the sale offered with a financial backing of any kind.
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