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    NEW RECORD FOR MONDRIAN AS NEW YORK ART SALES GET UNDERWAY

    Tuesday, November 15th, 2022
    Piet Mondrian – Composition No. II

    There was a new auction record for Piet Mondrian at Sotheby’s Modern evening auction in New York last night when an iconic abstract painting – Composition No. II – made $51 million. Made by the Dutch artist in 1930 it was last auctioned in 1982 when it sold for a then record of $2.15 million. This time around it was sold to a collector in Asia.

    Oliver Barker, Sotheby’s chairman, Europe said: “There are few artists who have staked such an audacious claim in the history of Modern art as Piet Mondrian, whose grid-style of abstract painting is a truly singular achievement in painting history.”

    MONDRIAN AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND

    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

    The first ever exhibition in Ireland of work by Piet Mondrian opens at the National Gallery of Ireland today.  The landmark show features loans from the Kunstsmuseum Den Haag. It ranges from Mondrian’s little known early landscapes to his world renowned abstract works with their black and white grids and primary colours.  There are 40 paintings by Mondrian as well as a selection of works by De Stijl artists Theo van Doesburg, Bart van der Leck, and Gerrit Rietveld. The exhibition continues until February 14. The National Gallery re-opens today after 73 days of closure.  

    Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) Composition with Large Red Plane, Yellow, Black, Grey and Blue, 1921

    NOW IT IS A $50 MILLION MONDRIAN

    Friday, May 15th, 2015

    Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), Composition No. III (Composition with Red, Blue, Yellow and Black), 1929.

    Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), Composition No. III (Composition with Red, Blue, Yellow and Black), 1929.

    Piet Mondrian’s Composition No. III (Composition with Red, Blue, Yellow and Black) was the top lot at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern evening auction in New York last night. It sold for $50,565,000 in a sale which realized $202,608,000.  This brings the running total for this week’s sales at Christie’s to a truly staggering $1,678,763,000.  Day and online sales are to be concluded late today.

    Amadeo Modigliani (1884-1920) - Beatrice Hastings painting in 1916 sold for $16,069,000.

    Amadeo Modigliani (1884-1920) – Beatrice Hastings painting in 1916 sold for $16,069,000.

    Bidders from 34 countries competed in the room and on the phone for works by Impressionist and Modern masters, including Piet Mondrian, Chaïm Soutine, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani and Fernand Léger. Bidding on Modern works was particularly active, a testament to the energy brought to the market by a new breed of crossover collectors.

    Fernand Leger’s Le Corsage Rouge sold for $16,965,000; a portrait of Beatrice Hastings by Modigliani made $16,069,000; Monet’s Les Meules a Giverny made $16,405,000; La Communiante (La Mariee) by Chaim Soutine made $15,621,000 and Trois Danseuses by Degas made $11,925,000.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for April 20 and March 16, 2015).