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Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale Achieves £36,413,750 / $45,626,429 / €40,564,918


Sold by Lot: 77%

Global participation with bidders from 25 countries across 5 continents

Pablo PicassoHomme et femme nusleads the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, realising £12,464,250

Yves TanguyL’Extinction des espèces II, £3,131,250*
Paul SignacVenise. Le Rédempteur, £2,291,250
Pablo PicassoLe Peintre, £2,111,250
Pablo PicassoFemme et Minotaure, £1,931,250
Henri LaurensHomme à la pipe, £1,691,250
Egon SchieleLiegender Mädchenakt, £1,271,250
Marc ChagallFleurs au-dessus des fiancés bleus or Les amoureux bleus, £1,211,250
*Works from The Landscape of a Mind: A Private Collector’s Surreal Vision

Keith Gill, Head of Evening Sale: “Following Monday night’s strong launch to ‘20th Century at Christie’s’ with the Modern British Art Evening Sale, tonight’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale achieved £36,413,750, selling 77% by lot. Pablo Picasso’s Homme et femme nus led the evening, which realised £12,464,250. Well priced works drew lively bidding in the room, while The Landscape of a Mind: A Private Collector’s Surreal Vision reinforced the appeal of works fresh to market. Great results were achieved for works on paper, including Liegender Mädchenakt by Egon Schiele (£1,271,250), over six times its estimate, and Hannah Höch’s Er und sein Milieu(£635,250). Henri Lauren’s Homme à la pipe saw international competition, achieving £1,691,250, and there was continued interest in the Surrealist market, including Yves Tanguy’s L’Extinction des espèces II, which realised £3,131,250. Tonight’s sale saw registered bidders from 25 countries across 5 continents following international touring of our highlights in Hong Kong and New York.”

For further commentary on the sale please view the post-sale Press Conference here.

View our online report here.

Sales continue on 19 June 2019, with the Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper and the Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale.

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in 2018 that totalled £5.3 billion / $7 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.

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