Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur De Merpres’s painting titled “Temple Festival in Bali” was sold for HK$7,700,000 ($993,666) by Christie’s at the Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art auction in Hong Kong on May 30, 2011
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A René Magritte painting title “La recherche de l’absolu” was sold for £657,250 ($1,055,544) by Christie’s at the “The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale” auction on February, 9 2011. Among the great surrealist works that were auctioned, René Magritte’s other painting “L’aimant” sold for the most, an amazing £4,745,250 including buyer’s premium.
Roy Lichtenstein’s work “Ohhh…Alright…” sells for a record $42,642,500 at Christie’s Post-war and Contemporary Evening Sale on Nov 10, 2010.
Plenty of Warhol, Duchamp, Koons, Richter, Pollock and others were also sold, many in the million dollar range so we’ll have a dedicated post for those soon.
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Yes, that’s right. Over $106 million. By an anonymous bidder. It’s over 100 times more than what we should write about here on this blog, but it is such a stunning auction event that we had to share it. So here it goes:
Pablo Picasso’s painting: “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” sold for $106,482,500 by Christie’s at the “Property from the Collection of Mrs. Sidney F. Brody” auction on May 4. There were other stunning sales but this one clearly stands out.
The oil painting by Neo Rauch titled “Die Helfer” sold during Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction on February 12 for £623,650 ($980,378), over 2 times the pre-auction estimate.