Sotheby's breaks record
ARTinvestment.RU   07 июля 2008

At an auction of modern art Sotheby

Eleven price records set at the auction of contemporary art auction house Sotheby's. The total at the end of the auction bidding during the evening on July 1 reached 94.7 million pounds (188.8 million dollars).

Top fathomable auction is a unique product of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, Francis Bacon « Study the head of George Dyer » (1967), which went under the hammer for 13.7 million pounds (27 million dollars) at the initial evaluation of the 8 million pounds (nearly 16 million U.S. dollars).

reduction, human development, a copy of a monumental sculpture of Antony Gormley «Angel of the North», installed at the entrance to the city of Newcastle, which became a byword for the North of England, sold for 2.8 million pounds in the initial evaluation of 600-800 thousand pounds .

Over 241 thousand pounds sold an unknown collector of «Portrait of John Makinroya and Tatum O'Neil» . This is a work of masters of American pop art of Andy Warhol put up for sale a winner of seven tournaments «Greater helmet» American John Makinroy.

belonged to the Irish rock group U2 picture of the American neoekspressionista Jean-Michel Basque sold slightly more than 5 million pounds sterling .

All proceeds from the sale of funds received in a charity fund «Abode humanity», which deals with the disadvantaged. According to the Director of the Fund Yena Uelkdena, «this money will help renovate or build a hundred houses in developing countries».

Anna Savitskaya

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