The Latin American sale at Christie’s is dominated at by estates and collections this season. The entire 250-lot sale has an aggregate estimate of $18m with the top lot coming from Rufino Tamayo, Hombre feliz (1947) estimated at between $2m and $3m. The cover lot for the sale is Franscisco Toledo‘s Tortuga poniendo huevos (1973) carrying a $900k low estimate.
What may be a sleeper in the sale is Bennington College’s deaccessioning of a Diego Rivera work. The sale includes six other examples of Rivera’s work, some acquired acquired directly from the artist, from multiple estates.
Here’s Christie’s release with more details:Continue Reading