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    Paul Signac – Calanque des Canoubiers (Pointe de Bamer), Saint-Tropez sold for £8,015,000

    Paul Signac’s Calanque des Canoubiers (Pointe de Bamer), Saint-Tropez realised the top price of £8,015,000 at Christie’s 20th/21st century London evening sale on June 28. The sale totalled £63.8 million. Global interest in Jean Michel Basquiat continued when his  iconic tribute to the legacy of Picasso Untitled (Pablo Picasso) was sold for £6,462,500 to a client in the room.  Collectors from around the world gathered in London for a sale where 61 lots sold in two hours. There was spirited bidding for new contemporary names and female artists.

    Diane Dal-Pra’s surrealist portrait, It Belongs to You, sold to an online bidder for £113,400 against an estimate of £30,000-50,000, achieving a new world auction record for the artist. Sahara Longe’s Self-Portrait sold for £113,400, marking the artist’s evening sale debut (estimate: £40,000-60,000). Caroline Walker’s Recreation Pavilion sold for £441,000 (estimate: £150,000-250,000). Louis Fratino’s Listening to a conch was the first work by the artist to be included in a Christie’s London evening sale, made £201,600. Victor Man’s Weltinnenraum (World Within) saw 25 bidders competing against one another before it sold for £1,734,000, a world auction record for the artist.

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