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Post-War and Contemporary Evening Auction and Italian Sale in Frieze Week

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 7 ottobre 2016

christiesLondon – On October 6, Christie’s Frieze week evening auctions in London continued with the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction and Italian Sale, which realised a combined total of £52,946,250 / $67,241,738 / €599,988,101, bringing a running total for the week to £81,231,775 / $103,334,068 / €92,261,885. The top price of the evening was the masterpiece, Adrian Ghenie’s record-breaking Nickelodeon (2008) (£7,109,000 / $9,028,430 / €8,054,497). Following the stand out performance of the Collection of Leslie Waddington on Tuesday night, which saw sell-through rates of 100% by lot and value, there was extraordinarily high energy in the room where five artist records were realized in the first seven lots with a fantastic depth of bidding that demonstrated the global demand for quality works of contemporary art. The Post-War and Contemporary Evening Auction achieved exceptional sell through rates of 96% by value and 90% by lot, with almost 70% of works selling over estimate. In total, 13 artist records were set on the night across both the Post-War and Contemporary Evening Auction and the Italian sale. The Italian Sale saw world records set for work fresh to the market, with an emphasis on Arte Povera artists including the top lot Pino Pascali (£2,629,000/ $3,338,830 / €2,978,657) and Gilberto Zorio and (£281,000 / $356,870 / €318,737). Registered bidders from 44 countries across 6 continents demonstrated the continued strength of the global contemporary art market.

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The Italian Sale – London King Street, 6 October 2016

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 21 settembre 2016

boettiLondon On 6 October 8 King Street, St. James’, the 16th edition of the Italian Sale at Christie’s London, will offer top quality works of 20th century Italian art, from key Post-War artists such as Lucio Fontana, Enrico Castellani, Alighiero Boetti and Pino Pascali alongside an excellent selection of emerging names, from Ettore Spalletti to Carol Rama, whose works are fresh to the market and carry carefully measured estimates – an opportunity not to miss for international collectors. This season, the Italian Sale will feature 39 artists and will be led by Pino Pascali’s Coda di Delfino (estimate: £1,500,000 – 2,000,000). This is a unique chance to view such a significant Arte Povera sculpture in exceptional condition. In fact, not only is it one of the only two dolphin tail sculptures produced by the artist but it is also being offered at auction for the very first time.
Mariolina Bassetti, Chairman Christie’s Italy and International Director, Post-War & Contemporary Art: “Christie’s London Italian Sale this October features a particularly strong catalogue, with a rich group of museum-quality works, many of which are fresh to the market. I am particularly proud of the section dedicated to Arte Povera, a category which is constantly growing and attracting an international audience. It is an honour to present Coda di Delfino by Pino Pascali, a masterpiece of Arte Povera, which comes with excellent provenance as it was formerly part of the Franchetti collection in Rome and the Durant-Dessert collection in Paris”. (photo: boetti)

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