RESULTS Sotheby’s Milan’s inaugural auction in its new home at Palazzo Serbelloni achieved a strong total of €13.7 million. Coinciding with the retrospective exhibition of Giorgio Morandi’s work at CIMA in New York, the artist’s 1948 Natura Morta from the Milanese Marmont Collection achieved €747,000. A private European collector enriched his collection with the hypnotic yellow five-cut Concetto Spaziale, executed by Lucio Fontana in 1968 in Milan, purchasing the work for €1,383,000. Milan also paid tribute to Alberto Burri with the four works by the artist included in the sale achieving €2,172,000 against a presale estimate of €1,350,000.
Note to the buyers: please note that the lots included in the Arte Moderna e Contemporanea sale on 24-25 November (lots 1-53, 100-159) will be available at Palazzo Serbelloni, Corso Venezia 16, until Thursday 3 December. From Thursday 10 December the lots will be available at the external warehouse. For more information, please contact to the department.
Sotheby’s Milan Modern and Contemporary Art auction on 24 and 25 November will feature a strong selection of works from the post-war period to the present. Particular attention will be directed towards Alberto Burri in this year of worldwide celebration, with four exceptional works by the artist. Lucio Fontana leads the Italian ZERO group together with Castellani, Bonalumi and Scheggi. Masterworks by Morandi, de Chirico, Melotti, Schifano and Boetti are also included in this sale.
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Please note that on 24 November the exhibition will be by appointment only.