Christie’s Fall 2017 Impressionist & Modern Art Auction Results

Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art auctions in May and November are pillars of New York City’s art market.

The auctions are accompanied by museum-quality exhibitions. They are a great education in art history and the art market.


Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Auction Fall 2017

Sixty-eight works of art are for sale.

The auction exhibition opens Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10 am – 5 pm. The exhibition closes on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 12 noon.

The auction is Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm.


Highlights of Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Auction Fall 2017

Henri Laurens

French (1885 – 1954)

La bouteille de Beaune
Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,500,000
Lot 12 A
Sold for $1,332,500

Fernand Léger

French (1881 – 1955)

Constraste de formes
Lot 14 A
Sold for $39,241,000

Les quatre acrobates
Estimate $4,000,000 – $6,000,000
Lot 34 A

Henri Matisse

French (1869 – 1954)

Les régates de Nice
Estimate $12,000,000 – $18,000,000
Lot 18 A
Sold for $16,625,000

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

French (1841 – 1919)

Buste de femme, de profil
Estimate $7,000,000 – $10,000,000
Lot 25 A
Sold for $8,187,500

Claude Monet

French (1840 – 1926)

Matinée sur la Seine
Estimate $15,000,000 – $25,000,000
Lot 26 A
Sold for $23,375,000

La Pointe du Petit Ailly
Estimate $6,000,000 – $8,000,000
Lot 24 A
Sold for $7,062,500

Henri Matisse

French (1869 – 1954)

La blouse vert brodée
Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,500,000
Lot 33 A
Sold for $3,132,500

Robert Delaunay

French (1885 – 1941)

La Tour Eiffel
Estimate $2,500,000 – $3,500,000
Lot 27 A
Sold for $3,372,500

Pablo Picasso

Spanish (1881 – 1973)

Pablo Picasso 'Le Repos (Marie-Thérèse Walter)' courtesy of Christie's.

Pablo Picasso ‘Le Repos (Marie-Thérèse Walter)’ courtesy of Christie’s.

Le Repos (Marie-Thérèse)
Estimate $10,000,000 – $15,000,000
Lot 43 A
Sold for $11,562,500

This is such an expressive painting. You can almost see her dreaming. It last sold at Christie’s in 2012 for $9,882,500.

La villa au palmier
Estimate $2,000,000 – $4,000,000
Lot 44 A
Sold for $5,037,500

Figure (de femme inspirée par la guerre d’Espagne)

Pablo Picasso ‘Figure (de femme inspirée par la guerre d’Espagne)’ 1937. Courtesy of Christie’s.

Figure (de femme inspirée par la guerre d’Espagne)
Estimate $15,000,000 – $20,000,000
Lot 56 A
Sold for $16,093,750

We Spaniards like to show off with pomp and circumstance, but we have a brutal cruel streak inside of us which Picasso expresses perfectly.

Paul Cezanne

French (1839 – 1906)

Poires dans une assiette blanche
Estimate $5,000,000 – $7,000,000
Lot 45 A
Sold for $6,837,500

Gustave Caillebotte

French (1848 – 1894)

Le petit bras de las Seine à Argenteuil, temps couvert
Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,800,000
Lot 58 A

Additional Works

Joan Miró

Spanish (1893 – 1983)

Joan Miró 'Peinture' 1933. Courtesy of Christie's Impressionist & Modern Art auction Fall 2017.

Joan Miró ‘Peinture’ 1933. Courtesy of Christie’s.

Peinture
Estimate $18,000,000 – $25,000,000
Lot 31 A
Sold for $23,375,000


Results

The sale realized $479,320,250 which was the second highest total for Impressionist and Modern Art at Christie’s.

The highest price was realized by Vincent van Gogh’s Laboureur dans un champ which sold for $81,312,500 after a long bidding war.

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