Sotheby’s New York Sale of Latin American Art Totals $20,263,126 New York, New York, November 19, 2008 – The two-day sale of Latin American Art at Sotheby’s
brought $20,263,126. This sale brings the total for Latin American Art at Sotheby’s in 2008 to
a record for the artist at auction. This doubled the artist’s previous auction record of $116,949 for
Full Sails, which sold at Sotheby’s London in May of 2000.
Another artist record was set for Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo), when Autorretrato, lot 70, brought $314,500.
Two records for a medium by an artist were set for a work on paper by Emiliano di Cavalcanti, whose Mulatas
(Double-Sided Drawing), lot 15, brought $134,500; and for a sculpture by Francisco Toledo, whose
Lagarto, lot 22, fetched $98,500.
*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium.
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