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ARTinvestment.RU   25 июня 2008

Collection of Impressionist and modern artists went under the hammer at Christie's London auction for a record 144 million pounds

«current sales had the highest result in the history of European auctions. They illustrate that the art market is gaining momentum and growing. The most severe of the auction resulted in the highest quality, has just appeared on the market », - said the head of the department of art Impressionist and modern art Christie's Olivier Camus.

He told that his picture «pond with water lilies» Claude Monet, estimeyt which amounted to 18-24 million pounds, flared up this battle.

«Masterpiece Claude Monet witnessed this battle, which was attended by many foreign collectors. As a result, the picture went to the sitting room to a buyer for 41 million pounds - the price has become a new world record for the artist », - said Camus.

rare early «dancer» Edgar Degas was also sold for the price, twice the boldest assumptions organizers trades (upper estimeyt) - for 13.5 million pounds.

Troika closes the main picture of lots of Russian artist Natalia Goncharova «Flowers». Anonymous buyer purchased it for more than 5.5 million pounds sterling, thereby two records: a record price at auction, and the work of Goncharova record value of the painting, written by a woman.

Top lots evening Christie's auction were the work of Pablo Picasso, Pierre Bonnard, Alberto Giacometti and Henry Moore.

Total for the current auction price records were set for eight artists masterpieces.


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