20th Century Art – A Different
Perspective attracted a significant level of new buyers – particularly from across
Eastern Europe – with strong sell rates across the board: over 80% of lots
sold. European Avant-garde works from the 1920s sold particularly well. The
spotlight also shone to great effect on rare Egyptian works when a remarkable
group by the likes of Younan and El Telmissany drew multiple bids, resulting in
prices soaring above their estimates. Numerous new artist records were
achieved, including for works by Max Dungert, Georg Hartmann, Eduard Stepančič,
Lajos von Ebneth, Vitali Zolotoukhin, Ramses Younan, Kamel El Telmissany, Jakub
Ciezki and Julia Cybis.
Sotheby’s will hold its inaugural 20th Century Art – A Different Perspective sale in London this autumn. The sale will feature modern art from countries across Europe and around the Mediterranean by artists who have a strong regional following but are not yet part of the international mainstream.