GAUGUIN ‘SUNFLOWER’ MASTERPIECE LEADS CHRISTIE’S AUCTION OF IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART IN FEBRUARY The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Auction and the sale of The Art of the
Surreal will take place on 9 February 2011 at 7pm with a pre-sale estimate of £73,880,000
Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale and the auction of Impressionist and
Modern Works on Paper will take place on 10 February and will offer 237 lots with
a combined pre-sale value of £15,237,000 to £21,805,000.
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The highest pre-sale estimate for corresponding sales was in February 2008 (£89.1 million to £125
million). The sales in 2008 offered 131 lots against 78 to be offered this year.
* Pre-sale estimates for the February auctions are as follows:
Impressionist and Modern Evening Auction £54,680,000 to £80,960,000
Art of the Surreal £19,200,000 to £28,100,000
Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper £6,002,000 to £8,502,000
Impressionist and Modern Day Sale £9,235,000 to £13,303,000
TOTAL: £89,117,000 to £130,865,000