The Evening sale of Impressionist & Modern Art held on 22nd June brought a total of £112.1 million ($165.2 million), with three works selling for over £10 million. The sale established a new auction record for Edouard Manet, whose Self-Portrait with a Palette sold for £22.4 million ($33 million). André Derain's Fauve masterpiece Arbres à Collioure, sold for £16.2 million ($24 million), doubling the previous auction record for the artist, and establishing the highest auction price for any Fauve painting. Executed in the south of France in the summer 1905, the painting was discovered in a Paris bank vault in 1979, together with a number of other works from the collection of the legendary art dealer Ambroise Vollard.
Odalisques jouant aux dames by Henri Matisse, from his celebrated series of Odalisque oils, sold for £11.8 million ($17.3 million). Painted in Nice in 1928, during what is largely considered to be the artist's most accomplished period as a colourist, the work was inspired by his earlier travels in Morocco, and was fresh to the auction market.
Painted around the same time, Chaïm Soutine's Le Valet de chamber is one of the most accomplished works by the artist to come to auction, depicting an anonymous sitter in a uniform. Once part of such illustrious collections as those of Pierre Loeb, Leigh Block, Walter Chrysler and Armand Hammer, the painting realised £7.8 million ($11.6 million).
Strong results were also achieved by Pierre Bonnard's colourful Le Petit déjeuner, radiateur, which sold for £6.2 million, establishing a new auction record for the artist, as well for outstanding works on paper, including Matisse's Etude pour 'Nu rose', which made £5.8 million, a record price for a charcoal drawing by the artist.