Sotheby's held in London, the first since the beginning of the year, a major auction
ARTinvestment.RU   05 февраля 2020

The first influence of "Breccia" on the public market, Sotheby's felt. Work with high artistic value, the sellers carried on the London auction reluctantly

on the Evening of 4 February, Sotheby's opened the auction week works high priced auction "Art of impressionism, modernism and surrealism". Results public sale — £49,9 million ($64,9 million) — is lower than a year earlier at the same auction, 46 %, according to the New York Times. Noting the obvious influence of "Breccia" on the result, citing its own sources, the publication claims that the best items Sotheby's have reserved for auction in the near may in new-Йорке — and both public and private.

for its part, noted that the result of the Sotheby's auction is in the average sales auction houses over the past 10 years: of the 33 lots were sold 29 (88 %), of them 14 (42 %) — above estimate, 12 (36 %) — within the estimate. Only three works (9%) went below the estimate, the remaining four (12 %) was not sold. In 2019 at the auction "Art of impressionism and modernism" the most expensive lot was the painting of Claude Monet's "Palazzo Ducale" in 1908, sold for £23.5 million (32 % of total outcomes). Among the lots offered 4 Feb 2020 such expensive work was not simple.

Top-лотом last night was a picture of Camille Pissarro's "the Rime. A young woman kindles a fire" (1887-1888), sold for £13.3 million (estimé £8-12 million). For Pissarro, as well as two works of the brush Paul Signac, had attracted particular media attention. In 1940, they were requisitioned by the Nazis from collector Dominique levy and later returned to the heirs of the owner. In the end, all three of the top-лота Sotheby's yesterday sold, and exceeding the estimate.

In his recent material AI emphasized that the willingness of collectors to "Broksita" will show February's London auction week. Today, February 5, will be held the evening auction of impressionist and modern another leading player in the public market, Christie's. Evaluation of the New York Times, the London auction house expects to fetch at least £73 million.

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