17 Nov '17, 7pm

Landmark Leonardo crowns stunning $1.4 billion week @ChristiesInc #20thCenturyWeek

Landmark Leonardo crowns stunning $1.4 billion week @ChristiesInc #20thCenturyWeek

The season closed with two further Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions, with the Morning Session totalling $62,262,625 (86 per cent by lot, 91 per cent by value), and the Afternoon Session realising $42,097,000 (87 per cent by lot, 90 per cent by value). The online sale of Picasso Ceramics was 100 per cent sold, raising $1,418,125. ‘There was a fantastic spirit of camaraderie at Christie’s this week,’ said Marc Porter, Chairman of Christie’s Americas. ‘The outstanding artworks collected by the Bass, Eppler and Simpson families formed the core of our offerings this week and we saw clients from all our major regions respond favorably to great provenance, rarity and superlative quality.’ Above all, said Porter, ‘I am exceedingly proud of our Christie’s team, and their innovative and collaborative approach to engaging collectors and art-enthusiasts.’

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