Results: Sotheby's New York wrapped up its Impressionist & Modern Art sales with a 'white glove' auction (100% sold) of Pablo Picasso ceramics and works on paper all from the collection from Marina Picasso. The sale soared over its high estimate of $4.6 million to reach a stunning $10.3 million.
Leading the sale was the watercolor, Personnages Dans One Ville Du Midi which soared over its high estimate by 645% and sold for $372,500. Other highlights were Portrait, which sold for $348,500, and the ceramic vase Vase-Femme Avec un Bras-Anse, which sold for 316% over its high estimate.
Auction Details: Sotheby’s is privileged to present Picasso Man & Beast: Works from the Collection of Marina Picasso, a dedicated auction to be held in New York on 18 May. The sale will present more than 100 artworks – comprising both works on paper and unique ceramics – that remained in Pablo Picasso’s studio throughout his lifetime. The pieces which descended to his granddaughter, Marina Picasso, include examples of Picasso’s most celebrated styles, genres, subjects and muses, with material spanning from the last years of the 19th century to the final decade of his life.
Picasso Man & Beast: Works from the Collection of Marina Picasso will be on view in our New York galleries beginning on 5 May, alongside our marquee spring auctions of Impressionist & Modern and Contemporary Art.