Sotheby' set a new world auction record for Félix Vallotton, when the Nabi masterpiece Au Marché sold for CHF3,492,500, following intense bidding in the room and on the telephone. Vallotton's exquisite interior, La cuisinière, soared above its pre-sale high estimate, reaching a final price of CHF1,452,500.
These exceptional works drove the total of Swiss Art/Swiss Made to CHF7,464,875. This result confirms Sotheby's unrivalled track record for Vallotton, eclipsing the previous record of CHF2,937,500, set in December 2000.
On 29 of November Sotheby’s Zurich will proudly present its traditional Swiss Art / Swiss Made auction. There will be a large selection of quality paintings, works on paper, sculptures, prints, furniture and design from renowned Swiss artists ranging from the 18th century all the way to the 21st.
This sale brings together a wonderful blend of traditional and modern Swiss artworks and artists while celebrating a diverse range of techniques and approaches. Among the works on offer is a strong group of paintings from the 19th century, notably by Robert Zünd and Albert Anker, as well as Zurich Constructivists.
Also featured is Félix Vallotton’s exceptional nabi painting Au marché, leading a group of important works from this artistic movement. Alongside this masterwork, the sale will include Vallotton’s exquisite interior scene La cuisinière and a beautifully evocative portrait by Cuno Amiet Schlafende Bretonin.
The Swiss Art / Swiss Made sale aims to highlight classical works associated with Switzerland as well as the exciting emerging talent of today.