Pablo Picasso Portrait of Dora Maar brings $95,216,000 at Sotheby's This is the second highest price ever paid for a painting at auction. EVENING SALE OF IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART TOTALS
$207.6 MILLION – SOTHEBY’S HIGHEST TOTAL SINCE SPRING 1990.
a record for a work on paper by the artist at auction and well above the pre-sale estimate of $250/350,000.
Vincent van Gogh’s Les Toits from 1882, attracted strong interest from bidders both in the room and on the telephone selling for $4,720,000. Depicting the view from the artist’s attic window overlooking the rooftops of The Hague, the work on paper had been estimated to sell for $2.5/3.5 million.
Works by the Impressionist Claude Monet were also sought after this evening. His Près Monte-Carlo, a vivid landscape in blues and greens capturing Monet’s love of the light and colours of the Mediterranean, attracted competition from six determined bidders, ultimately selling for $5,056,000 - well above its pre-sale high estimate of $3 million. The same number of bidders also competed for the artist’s, Azalées Blanches en Pot, which made $1,920,000. Similarly, Pierre Bonnard's La Partie de Balle made $912,000 against a pre-sale estimate of $400/ 600,000
*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium
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