Christie's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale totals $399 million

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Christie's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale totals $399 million
Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), Bouilloire et fruits, oil on canvas, painted circa 1888-1890. Estimate: In the region of $40 million. Price Realized: $59,295,000 / £45,611,538 /€52,726,938. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.

NEW YORK, NY.- The top lots of the sale were Cézanne’s Bouilloire et fruits, which sold for $59,295,000 to client on the phone and Van Gogh’s Arbres dans le jardin de l'asile, which realized $40,000,000.

Strong results achieved for collections:

• Masterpieces from The Collection of S.I. Newhouse was launched in the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale with an outstanding result for the five lots offered, with a total to date of $100,955,000. This first grouping was led by Paul Cézanne’s Bouilloire et fruits, which realized $59,295,000 and Vincent van Gogh’s Arbres dans le jardin de l'asile, which sold for $40,000,000. The collection will continue with six lots presented in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 15 May.

• The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection achieved a running total of $13,527,000, led by Pissarro’s Le Jardin d’Octave Mirbeau, la terrasse, Les Damps, which sold for $6,177,000. Further works will be offered throughout 20th Century Week, including a dedicated selection that will commence the Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art.

• The Collection of Drue Heinz launched this evening with a running total of $77,529,500, highlighted by Amedeo Modigliani’s Lunia Czechowska (à la robe noire), which achieved $25,245,000 and Pierre Bonnard’s La Terrasse ou Une terrasse à Grasse which sold for a world auction record for the artist at auction: $19,570,000.

• A Family Vision: The Collection of H.S.H. Princess “Titi” von Fürstenberg sold for a total to date of $47,400,500, with strong results across period and style including the collection’s top lot, Pablo Picasso’s La Lettre (La Réponse), which sold for $25,245,000, and Marc Rothko’s No. 16/No. 12 (Mauve Intersection), which sold for $5,382,500. Additional lots will be offered in the Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sales on 14 May.

• The Sherwood Collection sold for a running total of $20,455,000, led by a world auction record for Balthus, which achieved $19,002,500. Further works from the collection will be offered in the Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sales on 14 May 2019.

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