The table has dethroned heartstrings , sold at the end of February 2017 to London to 14.4 million pounds, commissions and fees included, is $ 17.9 million. The canvas had been estimated to be between 15 and 20 million by Sotheby’s, which said that seven collectors have bid on this painting, an unusually high number.
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Several other works have also exceeded their estimated value, to the image of Improvisation auf Mahagoni the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, awarded $ 24.2 million, while Sotheby’s was between 15 and 20 million. Small snag, the highlight of the sale, a painting of Marsden Hartley’s considered to be one of the first works totally abstract in the history of american art, has not found a purchaser. Pre-War Pageant was estimated at $ 30 million, nearly five times the current record for the american artist (6.3 million dollars), which was made during a prolonged stay in Berlin.
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Sunday, the Corner of the garden with the butterflies of Vincent Van Gogh, estimated at 40 million, had remained on the arms of his owner at the end of the sale Christie’s dedicated to the impressionism and modern art. After the sale, Christie’s is nevertheless confident in the possibility of finding a buyer for this representation of a corner of the garden in Asnières, end of the parisian period of Van Gogh. Sales will continue until Thursday evening.