The auction achieved a final result of £2,274 500. The sale was led by Mahmoud Mokhtar's On the Banks of the Nile (Nahw Ma'a Elnil), which sold for £317,000, far above its pre-sale estimate of £30,000-40,000. Impressive results were also achieved for Tamara de Lempicka's Vase with Flowers (£245,000), Mahmoud Said's Nu aux Bracelets d'Or (£161,000), and two works by Mikuláš Medek: Three Events (£161,000) and Too Much Alcohol II (Vodka) (£100,000).
Sotheby’s 20th Century Art – A Different Perspective sale in London on 2 December 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. The sale will include a number of important Egyptian, Turkish, Arab and Iranian works as well as a good selection of contemporary and modern art from Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Highlights of the sale include works by Sandor Bortnyik, Mubin Orhon, Mikulas Medek and Sohrab Sepehri.
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|10||Please note correct dimensions are 130 by 170cm. and not as stated in the printed catalogue.|
|15||Please note that this work is dated "57" and not as stated in the printed catalogue.|
|28||The authenticity of this work is supported by Mr. Farid Zahi, Director of Mohammed V University, Rabat, Art Critic and Translator, who considers the work to be consistent with other works from this period (1959/1960). There is no complete consensus for works by the artist from this period.|
|31||This lot is subject to the Artist's Resale Right. Please refer to the printed catalogue for information on Artist's Resale Right.|
|33||Please note that the correct date is 1964 and not 1963 as stated in the catalogue. This work has been certified by Mohamed and Aziz Cherkaoui from The Ahmed Cherkaoui Foundation, Morocco|
|36||Please note that this work has been relined on canvas and not on cardboard as stated in the catalogue.|
|54||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|61||The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Maria Bernath in a certificate dated 21 June 2005.|
|64||Please note correct dimensions are 59 by 66.5cm and the work is signed "Bouzianis Georg" lower right and not as stated in the printed catalogue.|
|90||Please note that the three Abstract Compositions are being sold unframed.|
|93||Please note that this work has been painted in the 1960s and not as stated in the printed catalogue.|
|95||Please note that the images for Lot 95 and Lot 96 have been swapped in the printed catalogue.|
|96||Please note that the images for Lot 95 and Lot 96 have been swapped in the printed catalogue.|
|106||This lot is being sold in its original frame.|