“Tonight’s historic results bookend an exceptional year for Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby’s – our fourth consecutive year as leaders in this market. We opened this February with our best ever sale in London, and tonight set a new benchmark for any auction in the Company’s 270-year history. We were particularly thrilled to see two sculptures command prices commensurate with the most coveted paintings, with Giacometti’s masterful Chariot becoming the second sculpture to cross the $100 million threshold. Participation in tonight’s sales came from 40 countries, with the highest proportions coming from the United States, Europe and of course Asia, the new home of Van Gogh’s stunning Still Life.”
The Impressionist & Modern Art department in New York is thrilled to present an exceptional offering this November. The evening’s colorful crown jewel is Vincent van Gogh’s stunning Nature morte, vase aux marguerites et coquelicots from June 1890, one of the rare canvases from the height of the artist’s career in private hands today. Alberto Giacometti’s extraordinary Chariot and Amedeo Modigliani’s Tête lead the presentation of masterwork sculptures. Also included are outstanding works by Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.