SOTHEBY’S PARIS SALE OF IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART TOTALS €12.9M / $14.1M / £9.M
Eleven Bronzes by Aristide Maillol from the Collection of Pierre Jourdan-Barry bring €1.4m, over the high estimate Works by Marc Chagall continue to captivate collectors An Exceptional Price for a Work on Paper by Joan Miró
FACTS AND FIGURES
Sale Total: €12,882,250 / $14,140,459 / £9,320,102
Pre-Sale Estimate: €11.5-16.4m / $12.6-18m / £8.3-11.8m MARC CHAGALL
Works by Marc Chagall continued to captivate collectors, led by Paysage à l’Isba, a late work embodying all the joyfulness of his art, which achieved €1,659,000 / $1,821,035 / £1,200,260 (est. €1.4-1.8 million).
Fleurs dans un vase à carreaux, a composition suffused with Chagall’s personal mythology, sold for €843,000 / $925,336 / £609,897 (est. €750,000-1.25m). AN EXCEPTIONAL WORK ON PAPER BY JOAN MIRÓ
Femme by Joan Miró, 1970, realised €1,263,000 / $1,386,357 / £913,760 (est. €800,000- 1.2m). Never previously offered at auction, this monumental painting was one of the finest works on paper by the artist seen on the market for some time. ARISTIDE MAILLOL BRONZES
A group of 11 bronze statuettes celebrating the female nude by Aristide Maillol, from the collection of Pierre Jourdan-Barry, brought a combined total of €1,386,750 / $1,522,194 / £1,003,292, double the pre-sale low estimate (€670,000 - 950,000). o All 11 sculptures, assembled by the pre-eminent collector over a 20-year period, were sold. o Leading the group was La Nuit, which achieved €315,000 / $345,766 / £227,897, more than three times the low estimate (€90,000-150,000). SURREALIST WORKS
Following the auction record in France for Oscar Dominguez, established at Sotheby’s Paris in June this year, the sale saw a strong result for the artist’s El Soplo, which sold for €459,000 / $503,831 / £332,079 (est. 380,000-450,000).
A major work by Toyen, La Chasse au renard, at auction for the first time, achieved €483,000 / $530,175 / £349,443 (est. £400,000-600,000). Painted in 1964, it was given by the artist to Jean Dausset, founder of the La Galerie de Dragon, a champion of Surrealism.
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