Christie's Paris Contemporary = €27.9m; Sotheby's Russian Paintings = £10.5m; Art Basel extends its app to drive foot traffic; African American art's vibrant market.This commentary by Marion Maneker is available to AMMpro subscribers. (The first month of AMMpro is free and subscribers are welcome to sign up for the first month and cancel before they are billed.)
Christie’s Paris Art Contemporain = €27.9mChristie’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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