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Monet's $28 Million 'Charing Cross Bridge' Leads Sotheby's $209 Million Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York

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    Monet's $28 Million 'Charing Cross Bridge' Leads Sotheby's $209 Million Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York
    13.11.2019

SOTHEBY’S EVENING SALE OF
IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART
TOTALS $209 MILLION IN NEW YORK

* 84% Sold by Lot *
Marking Sotheby’s 4th-Consecutive
Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale Sold Over 80%

AUCTION LED BY:
Claude Monet’s Charing Cross Bridge
Achieves $27.6 Million
* Sotheby’s Fourth-Consecutive Evening Sale Led by Monet *

Classic Impressionist Paintings by
Gustave Caillebotte & Paul Signac
Achieve $19.7 Million & $16.2 Million, Respectively

At Least Seven Bidders Compete for Alberto Giacometti’s
Bust of His Brother Diego,
Selling for $14.3 Million and Leading the Night’s Sculpture

A NEW WORLD AUCTION RECORD
FOR TAMARA DE LEMPICKA:
La Tunique rose From 1927 Fetches $13.4 Million

Sotheby’s Global Sales of Impressionist & Modern Art
Cross $900 Million To-Date in 2019

NEW YORK, 12 November 2019 – August Uribe, Head of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Department in New York, commented: “Tonight marks the fourth consecutive Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s to be led by Claude Monet, demonstrating the continued strength of the auction market for this iconic artist. In total, nine works by Monet have achieved a market-leading $292 million across our international salesrooms this year alone. Charing Cross Bridge was one of the many works appearing at auction tonight for the first time, having remained in the private collection of Andrea Klepetar-Fallek for more than 40 years. This is a sophisticated market that responds to the very best, and we saw international competition tonight for fresh works of the highest quality.”

 

Julian Dawes, Head of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sales in New York, said: “Tonight’s sale reflected the depth and strength of the Impressionist & Modern art market at every level. We witnessed heated bidding between at least seven collectors for Alberto Giacometti’s bust of his brother Diego, which brought one of the top prices for this iconic subject, as well as competition for Tamara de Lempicka’s sensual portrait La Tunique rose, which achieved a new auction record for the artist. Across the breadth of our collecting field, it was clear that there is continued growth and opportunity in this market.”

  

Tonight’s sale was led by Claude Monet’s Charing Cross Bridge from 1903, which sold for $27.6 million, one of the finest examples from Monet’s seminal London series ever to appear at auction. Previously in the collection of Andrea Klepetar-Fallek for the past 40 years, the luminous canvas achieved the highest auction price for the subject by Monet. The previous auction record of $4.1 million was established in 1992, with only one other painting of Charing Cross Bridge appearing at auction since 2000.

 

The painting joins a group of nine works by Monet that Sotheby’s sold in 2019 for a total of $222.6 million. Each of Sotheby’s four Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sales in 2019 have been led by a Monet painting, one of which, Meules from 1890, established a new world auction record for the artist when it sold for an astounding $110.7 million this past May in New York.

 

A new world auction record was established for Tamara de Lempicka when La Tunique rose bested the $8 million high estimate to sell to applause for $13.4 million. Painted in 1927, the seductive canvas depicts one of Lempicka’s most famed muses and lovers, Rafaëla, and is a rare example of the female artist’s full-length figures. The previous auction record for Lempicka was established in November 2018, when La Musicienne from 1929 sold for $9.1 million.

 

The selection of sculpture on offer was led by Alberto Giacometti’s Buste d’homme (Diego au blouson), which soared past its $8 million high estimate to fetch $14.3 million after a 6-minute bidding battle between at least 7 collectors. Having remained in the same private collection since 1987, the magnificent bronze sculpture depicts the artist’s brother and one of his most frequent subjects, Diego, and dates from the most important period in Giacometti’s oeuvre – the mid-to-late 1940s and early 1950s, a period in which the artist created his most celebrated and best-known works.

 

Other sculpture highlights included Auguste Rodin’s Cariatide tombée portant sa pierre, agrandissement d'un tiers – an eloquent representation of Rodin’s artistic vision and sheer mastery of the medium, which bested the $6 million high estimate to realize $7.6 million. Sold on behalf of the  Ruthmere Museum in Elkhart, Indiana, the captivating work is an incredibly rare example of Rodin’s limestone sculptures and depicts one of the artist’s most recognizable and sought-after subjects, originally designed as part of Rodin’s monumental Gates of Hell. The work was commissioned from the artist by collector Berthe Dumon, who became entranced by a plaster form of the work during a visit to Rodin’s studio in February 1894.

 






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  • Lot 8 Journey of A Lifetime: Property from The Collection of Andrea Klepetar-Fallek Claude Monet  Charing Cross Bridge Signed Claude Monet and dated 1903 (lower left) Oil on canvas 25 5/8 by 39 1/2 in.; 65 by 100.3 cm Painted in 1903. Estimate $20/30 million Sold for $27,600,000
    Lot 8 Journey of A Lifetime: Property from The Collection of Andrea Klepetar-Fallek Claude Monet Charing Cross Bridge Signed Claude Monet and dated 1903 (lower left) Oil on canvas 25 5/8 by 39 1/2 in.; 65 by 100.3 cm Painted in 1903. Estimate $20/30 million Sold for $27,600,000
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  • Lot 25 Property of a Gentleman Gustave Caillebotte Richard Gallo et son chien Dick, au Petit Gennevilliers Signed G. Caillebotte and dated 1884 (lower left) Oil on canvas 35 by 45 1/2 in. 89 by 116 cm Painted in 1884. Estimate $18/25 million Sold for $19,686,000
    Lot 25 Property of a Gentleman Gustave Caillebotte Richard Gallo et son chien Dick, au Petit Gennevilliers Signed G. Caillebotte and dated 1884 (lower left) Oil on canvas 35 by 45 1/2 in. 89 by 116 cm Painted in 1884. Estimate $18/25 million Sold for $19,686,000
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  • Lot 21 Property from an Illustrious Private Collection Paul Signac La Corne D'or (Constantinople) Signed P. Signac and dated 1907 (lower left) Oil on canvas 35 1/8 by 45 3/4 in. 89.2 by 116.3 cm Painted in 1907.  Estimate $14/18 million Sold for $16,210,000
    Lot 21 Property from an Illustrious Private Collection Paul Signac La Corne D'or (Constantinople) Signed P. Signac and dated 1907 (lower left) Oil on canvas 35 1/8 by 45 3/4 in. 89.2 by 116.3 cm Painted in 1907.  Estimate $14/18 million Sold for $16,210,000
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  • Lot 13 Property from an Important European Collection Alberto Giacometti Buste d'homme (Diego au blouson) Inscribed Alberto Giacometti, dated 1953 and numbered 2/6 Bronze Height: 14 in. 35.5 cm Conceived circa 1953; this example cast in 1953 by Susse Fondeur, Paris.  Estimate $6/8 million Sold for $14,273,700
    Lot 13 Property from an Important European Collection Alberto Giacometti Buste d'homme (Diego au blouson) Inscribed Alberto Giacometti, dated 1953 and numbered 2/6 Bronze Height: 14 in. 35.5 cm Conceived circa 1953; this example cast in 1953 by Susse Fondeur, Paris.  Estimate $6/8 million Sold for $14,273,700
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  • Lot 43 Property from a Private New York Collection Tamara de Lempicka La Tunique rose Signed De Lempicka. (lower right) Oil on canvas 28 5/8 by 45 3/4 in. 72.6 by 116.3 cm Painted in 1927. Estimate $6/8 million Sold for $ 13,362,500 NEW RECORD FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION
    Lot 43 Property from a Private New York Collection Tamara de Lempicka La Tunique rose Signed De Lempicka. (lower right) Oil on canvas 28 5/8 by 45 3/4 in. 72.6 by 116.3 cm Painted in 1927. Estimate $6/8 million Sold for $ 13,362,500 NEW RECORD FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION
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  • ot 29 Property of a Gentleman Pablo Picasso Nus Signed Picasso (upper left); inscribed Boisgeloup and dated 8 Avril XXXIV. (upper right) Oil and Ripolin on canvas 32 by 39 3/8 in. 81.3 by 100 cm Painted on April 8, 1934. Estimate $12/18 million Sold for $9,945,500
    ot 29 Property of a Gentleman Pablo Picasso Nus Signed Picasso (upper left); inscribed Boisgeloup and dated 8 Avril XXXIV. (upper right) Oil and Ripolin on canvas 32 by 39 3/8 in. 81.3 by 100 cm Painted on April 8, 1934. Estimate $12/18 million Sold for $9,945,500
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  • Lot 22  Property from the Collection of Dr. Emil Hahnloser Vincent van Gogh People Strolling in a Park in Paris Signed Vincent (lower right) Oil on canvas 18 1/4 by 15 in. 46.5 by 38 cm Painted in Paris in the fall of 1886. Estimate $5/7 million Sold for $ 9,717,700
    Lot 22 Property from the Collection of Dr. Emil Hahnloser Vincent van Gogh People Strolling in a Park in Paris Signed Vincent (lower right) Oil on canvas 18 1/4 by 15 in. 46.5 by 38 cm Painted in Paris in the fall of 1886. Estimate $5/7 million Sold for $ 9,717,700
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  • Lot 17 Property from A Private Collection, Belgium René Magritte La Légende des siècles Signed Magritte (lower left); titled, numbered (III) and dated 1950 (on the reverse)  Oil on canvas  21 3/4 by 18 1/8 in. 55 by 46 cm Painted in 1950.  Estimate $4/6 million Sold for $ 8,578,700
    Lot 17 Property from A Private Collection, Belgium René Magritte La Légende des siècles Signed Magritte (lower left); titled, numbered (III) and dated 1950 (on the reverse) Oil on canvas 21 3/4 by 18 1/8 in. 55 by 46 cm Painted in 1950. Estimate $4/6 million Sold for $ 8,578,700
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  • Lot 7 Property From The Ruthmere Museum, Elkhart, Indiana Auguste Rodin La Cariatide tombée portant sa pierre (The Fallen Caryatid Carrying her Stone) Inscribed A. Rodin French limestone Height: 25 in. 63.4 cm Conceived circa 1881-82 and carved in 1893-94. Estimate $4/6 million Sold for $7,553,600
    Lot 7 Property From The Ruthmere Museum, Elkhart, Indiana Auguste Rodin La Cariatide tombée portant sa pierre (The Fallen Caryatid Carrying her Stone) Inscribed A. Rodin French limestone Height: 25 in. 63.4 cm Conceived circa 1881-82 and carved in 1893-94. Estimate $4/6 million Sold for $7,553,600
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  • Lot 6 Property of Robert A. Bernhard, A Descendant of Mayer Lehman Edgar Degas Femme prenant un tub Signed Degas (lower right) Pastel on paper mounted on board 28 1/2 by 22 1/2 in. 72.5 by 57.2 cm Executed circa 1886. Estimate $5/7 million Sold for $ 6,642,400
    Lot 6 Property of Robert A. Bernhard, A Descendant of Mayer Lehman Edgar Degas Femme prenant un tub Signed Degas (lower right) Pastel on paper mounted on board 28 1/2 by 22 1/2 in. 72.5 by 57.2 cm Executed circa 1886. Estimate $5/7 million Sold for $ 6,642,400
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