A painting of René Magritte at Sotheby’s in New York sold for 26.8 million dollars. That is a record price for a work by the Belgian surrealist.
‘Le principe du plaisir’ bump this ‘La corde sensible’ of the throne. That painting was at the end of February 2017 in London sold for 14.4 million pounds, converted approximately 17.9 million dollars.
Sotheby’s had the value of cloth is estimated to be between 15 and 20 million dollars. Seven collectors offered for the work, which is an unusually high number.
Various other works have also their approximate value is exceeded, such as ‘Improvisation auf mahagoni’ of the Russian painter Vassily Kandinsky. That painting was for 24.2 million euros sold, while Sotheby’s had estimated to be between 15 and 20 million dollars.
The highlight of the auction turned up for the auction house out on a damp squib, because a painting by Marsden Hartley, which is considered to be one of the first completely abstract work in the history of American art, found no buyer. “Pre-War Pageant” was estimated at 30 million dollars.
Sunday, the auction house Christie’s there not to be a new owner found for ‘Coin de jardin avec papillons’ by Vincent van Gogh, what some $ 40 million worth. Still, Christie’s convinced that the work sold will hit. Thursday night the auctions will be continued.