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ARTE IMPRESSIONISTA E MODERNA. Christie’s

Londra, 20 maggio 2012

La Evening Sale di Christie’s ha totalizzato 92,366,300 di sterline. 27 opere vendute sopra 1 milione di sterline / 36 sopra 1 milione di dollari. Nuovi record mondiali per Giorgio Morandi e Kurt Schwitters. 16 lotti invenduti su 71 presentati in asta.


Lot 13
Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964)
Natura morta
Signed and dated ‘Morandi 920’ (lower right)
Oil on canvas
13½ x 16½ in. (34.3 x 42 cm.)
Painted in 1920
Estimate: £1,200,000 – 1,800,000
Sold for £1,385,250/ $2,177,613 / €1,714,940

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION

Previous Record
Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964)
Natura morta
oil on canvas
Year of Work 1920
Christie’s London: Monday, June 18, 2007 [Lot 00027] Impressionist and Modern Art (Evening Sale)
Estimate 900,000 – 1,200,000 GBP (1,778,656 – 2,371,541 USD)
Sold For 1,364,000 GBP PREMIUM

 

 


Lot 42
Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
Merzbild 9A Bild mit Damestein (L Merzbild L5)
Signed, dated and inscribed ‘K.Schwitters 1919 250 M.10 Merzbild 9A Bild mit Damestein’ (on the reverse)
Oil, paper, card, canvas, metal and wool assemblage on cardboard in the artist’s frame
7¼ x 8½ in. (18.4 x 21.5 in.), including the artist’s frame
Executed in 1919
Estimate: £500,000 – 700,000
Sold for £1,273,250/ $2,001,549/ €1,576,284
WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION

 

Previous Record
Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
Relief mit gelbem Viereck 2 (Merz-Relief mit schrägem Gelb)
Medium oil, clay, wood and metal on wood
Year of Work 1928
Lempertz: Saturday, December 04, 2004 [Lot 01328] Auktion 867 – Moderne Kunst
Estimate 800,000 – 1,000,000 EUR (1,068,090 – 1,335,113 USD)
Sold For 1,200,000 EUR (1,602,136 USD) HAMMER

 


Lot 55
James Ensor (1860-1949)
Les joueurs
Signed and dated ‘J.Ensor 1902’ (lower right)
Oil on canvas
32 5/8 x 40 1/8 in. (83 x 102 cm.)
Painted in 1902
Estimate: £600,000 – 800,000
Sold for £1,609,250/ $2,529,741/ €1,992,252
2nd HIGHEST PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION

 

Previous Record
James Ensor (1860-1949)
Le désespoir de Pierrot
oil on canvas
Year of Work 1892
Christie’s Paris: Monday, February 23, 2009 [Lot 00017] Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé
Estimate 2,000,000 – 3,000,000 EUR (2,558,199 – 3,837,298 USD)
Sold For 4,993,000 EUR (6,386,543 USD) PREMIUM

 

Previous second highest
James Ensor (1860-1949)
Les bons juges
Oil on Panel
Year of Work 1891-1891
Christie’s London: Monday, February 02, 2004 [Lot 00033] Impressionist & Modern Art (Evening Sale)
Estimate 500,000 – 700,000 GBP (909,090 – 1,272,727 USD)
Sold For 733,250 GBP (1,333,181 USD) PREMIUM

 


Lot 56
Rene Magritte (1898-1967)
Les jours gigantesques
oil on canvas
Estimate £800,000-1,500,000
Sold for £7,209,250/ $11,332,941/ €8,925,052
2nd HIGHEST PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION

 

Previous Record
Rene Magritte (1898-1967)
L’Empire des lumières
Oil on Canvas
Year of Work 1952-1952
Christie’s New York: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 [Lot 00036] Impressionist and Modern Art (Evening Sale)
Estimate 5,000,000 – 7,000,000 USD
Sold For 12,659,500 USD PREMIUM

 

Previous second highest
Rene Magritte (1898-1967)
Le prêtre marié
oil on canvas
Year of Work 1961
Christie’s London: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 [Lot 00118] The Art of the Surreal
Estimate 2,000,000 – 3,000,000 GBP (3,937,007 – 5,905,511 USD)
Sold For 5,284,000 GBP (10,401,574 USD) PREMIUM

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