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  • RUNNING SALES TOTAL OF $1.05 BILLION AT CHRISTIE’S, NEW YORK THIS WEEK

    Lucio Fontana (1899-198) - Concetto spaziale, La Fine di Dio sold for $29.1 million

    Lucio Fontana (1899-198) – Concetto spaziale, La Fine di Dio sold for $29.1 million

    It has been one hell of a week at Christie’s in New York where the running total for this weeks sales now totals $1.05 billion. Post War and Contemporary art sales so far this week total $555.1 million and sales of Impressionist and Modern Art so far amount to $487.8 million.

    At $170.4 million Modigliani’s Nu Couche made the second highest price ever paid for a painting at auction in a sale that also saw world records for Balthus ($9.9 million) and Jean Helion ($3.4 million). ┬áThere was 14 post war and contemporary world records including Lichtenstein, Fontana, Bourgeois, Oldenburg, Gonzales-Terres and Mike Kelley.

    Results for Impressionist and Modern day sales, works on paper and companion online sales are yet to come in.

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