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    MAX ERNST (1891-1976) The Stolen Mirror

    MAX ERNST (1891-1976) The Stolen Mirror

    THE Stolen Mirror by Max Ernst was the top lot at Christie’s sales of Impressionist and Modern Art and The Art of the Surreal in London last night.  With registered bidders from 35 countries across five continents the sales realized £95.9 million.  There was strong participation from Asia, America and Europe.  The Stolen Mirror, a museum quality work, sold for £7.6 million.  A total of 27 works of art sold for over £1 million and there were artists records for George Scholz and Peter Rose Pulham and a record for a work on paper by Salvador Dali.

    Jay Vincze, International Director and Head of The Impressionist and Modern Art Department, Christie’s London, and Olivier Camu, Deputy Chairman, Impressionist and Modern Art, Christie’s commented afterwards: “We are pleased with the total realised this evening and with the high sell-through rate by value, accompanied by the solid sell-through rate by lot. We had strong interest across price levels and periods, from Paul Cezanne’s 1882 work ‘Ferme en Normandie, été (Hattenville)’, through to Joan Miró’s 1968 ‘Femme et oiseaux dans la unit .”

    (See posts on for January 31 and January 13, 2016).

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