Sotheby’s Paris May Design sale achieved a final total of €7.8 million, the highest total for any auction in this field since the market opened in France. International buyers, many of them from Asia, attended the event in force, eager to discover fresh-to-the-market pieces with perfect provenance.
The auction included a section devoted to Alberto and Diego Giacometti on the 50th anniversary of Alberto's death. It was a triumph, totalling €3.1 million, with 100 % of lots sold and 95 % selling above their high estimates.
Our forthcoming sale will take place in Paris on 22 November 2016.
We are currently accepting consignment until the beginning of September. For a complimentary and confidential valuation, please contact one of our experts.
Claude Lalanne Caroline enceinte, 1978
170 x 50 x 45 cm
Estimate: 80 000–120 000 EUR