Gustav Klimt's exceptional summer landscape Bauerngarten inspired energetic bidding in front of a packed London saleroom to achieve £48 million in the Impressionist & Modern Art Sale. Also leading the sale were three portraits by Pablo Picasso, accompanied by his poignant war-time still life Plant de tomates which sold for £17million. Paul Gauguin's vision of the south pacific, Te Arii Vahine, reached £8.4 million, and Alfred Sisley's snow-scape Effet de neige à Louveciennes sold for £7.4 million – a new record for the artist. The sale achieved £195 Million, the highest total for an auction ever staged in London. Click through to view the top results and highlights from the evening.
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