Impressionist and Modern is still in price




evening auction Christie's «The Art of Impressionism and modernism" brought 92 and 58 million pounds. Top-lot auction was the work of Pablo Picasso in 1949 titled "Seated Woman", pushed under the hammer for £ 8 million (estimate work ranged from £ 5 to £ 7, 5 million). A total of 27 works were sold for amounts in excess of £ 1 million, and the mark of $ 1 million over 36 lots, while in the course of trading was established two new record price for a work of such artists as Giorgio Morandi and Kurt Schwitters. "Almost every one of the ten most expensive lots of the auction did not appear on the art market over the last 20 years, - says head of trading results of Jay Vinci. - A rare opportunity to purchase works of a similar level and has become a major force in the course of trading. Particularly strong demand was observed in respect of works of art of leading representatives of surrealism. List of the top lots of the section headed Rene Magritte painting titled "Giant day" (represented by a reproduction of the above - PS), which argued for the possession of ten collectors. As a result, the work was sold to a five-fold excess of their original estimate. " Established in 1928, the work of Rene Magritte "Giant night" went under the hammer for £ 7, 2 million (estimate £ 800, 000-1, 500, 000), which is the second largest cost of the works of the artist. It should be noted that the painting offered for sale from a private European collection for the first time in 60 years.

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