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20th Century at Christie’s Concludes with 20 Artist Records

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 2 luglio 2016

chrieste'sLondon – 20th Century at Christie’s concluded on 30 June with a total for the season of £212,545,850 / $291,370,503 / €258,869,958. Strong overall sell-through rates of 82% by value and 81% by lot demonstrated Christie’s expertise at anticipating the market with accurate estimates across all price points and precision selling. Twenty records were set for artists including Bernard Buffet, Lynn Chadwick, Alexandre da Cunha, Stanley Cursiter, Duncan Grant, Frederic Lord Leighton, Henry Moore, Samuel Peploe, Carol Rama, Bridget Riley, Sean Scully and Thomas Daniell. Christie’s achieved seven of the top ten auction prices of the season across all houses, underlining its leading position in the market. A highlight saw Defining British Art, a cross-category evening sale that celebrates Christie’s 250th-anniversary year, achieve a stand-out total of £99,479,500 and set a record for the most expensive British sculpture sold at auction. A further nine sales were presented over 16 days as part of 20th Century and saw registered bidders from 75 countries across six continents confirming the global position of collecting today, which is constantly evolving and expanding.


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