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Christie’s Paris Art Contemporain = €27.9m
Christie’s Paris posted €17.975m in its Contemporary Art Evening sale (and an additional €7.7m in day sale works plus €2.2m for the collection of Anne Tronche) with this Nicolas de Staël from Drue Heinz’s collection making €2.89m or more than three times the high estimate of €900k.
- Peinture 65 x 50 cm, 1857 by Pierre Soulages which sold for €1,810,000
- Zao Wou-Ki’s painting 16.1.62 made €850,000 above a pre-sale estimate of €500,000-700,000.
- La Tauromachieby Germaine Richier coming from Charles Aznavour’s personal collection sold for €2,110,000
- Cuban artist Wifredo Lam’s Je suis sold for €2,290,000 against a pre-sale estimate of €700,000-1,000,000
- Konrad Klapheck’s La partenaire dangereuse realised €586,000 more than five times its estimate, establishing a new world auction record for the artist
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