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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n°159

The Post-War and Contemporary Art team sold 400 lots across six different sales at Christie’s Paris

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 13 giugno 2016

Christie's ParisParis The highlight of the season was the sale of the Collection Zeineb et Jean-Pierre Marcie-Rivière: Grands collectionneurs et mécènes which totaled €32,498,488 / £25,449,566 / $36,976,780 with 100% sold by lot and 100% sold by value. Francis Bacon’s Man in Blue VII was the top lot of the sale and sold for €6,033,500 / £4,724,834 / $6,864,916 to a buyer on the phone; as a whole, the Post-War and Contemporary art section totaled €15M.Laetitia Bauduin, Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Paris: “The whole Contemporary Art team is particularly proud of these remarkable results, which demonstrate once again that Paris is an important international platform and has a reputation for prestigious provenance, for high quality, and freshness to the market. We are also pleased to see that Christie’s France, is not only the first choice for classical collections, but also excels in the presentation of the passionate vision of diverse personalities such as those we have been happy to present this season: Jean-Paul Jungo, Arthur and Anita Kahn, Enrico Pedrini or Jean-Pierre and Zeineb Marcie-Rivière”. After the success of the Jungo Collection, sold at the end of May (€1.6M), the department organised its annual contemporary art sales in June. The Evening sale on June 8, realised €10.4M, and established a new world auction record for Josef Sima with Epave which sold for €721,500, ten times its pre-sale estimate.The Day sale, which took place on Friday 10 June, realised a total of €5.3M. The top lot of the sale was Diabolo by Germaine Richier which sold for €265,500/£208,736/$302,856. During the sale, 4 world auction records were established for Bernard Requichot, Jonathan Bermudes, Luigi Boïllé and Piaccione.Throughout the season, 3449 visitors came to view and explore the pre-sale exhibitions. (photo: Christie’s Paris)

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