With a grand total of £186.44m ($280.18m), our Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art Evening Sales on 3 February set the highest total for any auction ever held in London. The top lot for the Surrealist Art Evening auction was René Magritte's L'Explication, which achieved £3.73m. Yves Tanguy's Deux fois du noir sold for £2.16, and good prices were also reached for works by Óscar Domínguez, Joan Miró and Francis Picabia.
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Sotheby’s Surrealist Art Evening Sale, to be held on 3 February 2015, features a wonderful array of works of art by many of the key figures of the Surrealist movement. These include the magnificent L’explication (£4-6 million) by René Magritte. Painted in 1952 and based on his affinités électives theory of representation, it is one of the most impressive examples of his work to be offered at auction in recent years. Another highlight of the sale is Paul Delvaux’s Le train bleu (£2.5-3.5 million), which is a monumental example of his highly idiosyncratic and engaging art. Francis Picabia is particularly well represented in this auction, with the magnificent Lunaris (£800,000 -1.2million) leading a group of his famous Transparences and a charming Dada work on paper. Other highlights include paintings and works on paper by Dalí, Ernst, Masson and Man Ray.
We hope you enjoy browsing this e-catalogue and look forward to welcoming you to our New Bond Street galleries from 28 January onwards.