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Christo & Jeanne-Claude : A White Glove Sale

The collection of legendary artist husband-and-wife duo, Christo and Jean-Claude concluded as a ‘white glove’ sale. The offering of 373 lots from the New York apartment they called home for sixty years was 100% sold across two auctions for an overall total of €9,216,000 / $11,239,683, more than doubling the pre-auction estimate of €2.8-4.2 million.

Auction record for Christo : $2.1 million / €1.7 million
100% of lots sold
75% of lots sold above high estimate
54% of buyers new to Sotheby’s | 40% of buyers under 40
Bidders from 45 countries | More than 5 bidders per lot

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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are net of any fees paid to the purchaser where the purchaser provided an irrevocable bid.

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