Impressionist And Modern Art Day And Works On Paper Sales Total: $46,747,752

Christie’s concluded the final two live sales of Fall Marquee Week on Saturday, November 19 with the Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper Sale followed by the Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale. Together, these auctions achieved $46,747,752. The morning sale totalled $14,795,112, selling 91% by value, and 123% hammer against a low estimate. The afternoon sale totalled $31,952,640 selling 90% by value and 103% against the low estimate.

Combined with the Paul G. Allen Collection and the three-day series of 20th and 21st Century Evening and Day Sales, the results brought the running total of Christie’s Fall season to $2,169,059,476.

Coucher de soleil by Claude Monet led the Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper Sale, selling for $3,300,000—more than double its low estimate. Additional sale highlights included Mousquetaire, buste by Pablo Picasso which sold for $2,220,000, Joan Miró’s Femme entourée d’oiseaux, which achieved $604,800 and Odilon Redon’s La mort de Bouddha which realized $730,800.

The top lot of the Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale was another work by the master painter Claude Monet, Deux femmes en barque, which achieved $2,820,000. Further highlights included Femmes et oiseaux dans la nuit by Joan Miró, which realized $1,134,000, more than double its low estimate, Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Tête de jeune fille coiffée d’un chapeau de jardin, which sold for $2,040,000, more than eight times its low estimate, and René Magritte’s Nu allongé, selling for $1,560,000, more than three times its low estimate.

The sales showcased a selection of properties sold to benefit philanthropic initiatives, including the Roger Sant Collection, Property Sold To Benefit The Dina And Raphael Recanati Family Foundation, Property of the Jewish Museum, New York, as bequeathed by the Estate of Mildred Weissman, for sale to benefit acquisitions.

20/21 Fall Marquee Week sales will continue online through Monday, November 21 with Picasso Ceramics.

Notable Highlights | Impressionist And Modern Works On Paper Sale

Impressionist And Modern Art Day And Works On Paper Sales Total: $46,747,752
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
Mousquetaire, buste
Executed on 19 July 1967
Price Realized: $2,220,000
Impressionist And Modern Art Day And Works On Paper Sales Total: $46,747,752
ODILON REDON (1840-1916)
La mort de Bouddha
signed ‘ODILON REDON’ (lower right)
pastel on paper
20 x 15 1/8 in. (50.8 x 38.4 cm.)
Drawn circa 1899
Price Realized: $730,800
Impressionist And Modern Art Day And Works On Paper Sales Total: $46,747,752
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LUCIA ZURKOWSKI
JOAN MIRÓ (1893-1983)
Femme entourée d’oiseaux
Executed on 3 September 1970
Price Realized : $604,800

Notable Highlights | Impressionist And Modern Art Day Sale

Impressionist And Modern Art Day And Works On Paper Sales Total: $46,747,752
PROPERTY FROM A MEMBER OF THE MATISSE FAMILY
JOAN MIRÓ (1893-1983)
Femmes et oiseaux dans la nuit
Painted on 7 December 1945
Price Realized : $1,134,000
Impressionist And Modern Art Day And Works On Paper Sales Total: $46,747,752
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN ESTATE
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (1841-1919)
Tête de jeune fille coiffée d’un chapeau de jardin
Painted circa 1895
Price Realized : $2,040,000
Impressionist And Modern Art Day And Works On Paper Sales Total: $46,747,752
RENE MAGRITTE (1898-1967)
Nu allongé
signed and dated ‘René Magritte 1923’ (lower right)
oil on canvas
17 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. (45.2 x 60.4 cm.)
Painted in 1923
Price Realized : $1,560,000
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editor

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had auction sales in the first half of 2019 that totalled £2.2 billion / $2.8 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectables, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.