NEW YORK – Kazimir Malevich’s iconic Suprematist Composition with Plane in Projection led the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening sale on 16 May, with active bidding between four bidders bringing the work to $21.2 million. Sculpture drew strong demand throughout the night. Bringing $16 million after highly competitive bidding, Max Ernst’s Le Roi jouant avec la reine nearly tripled its estimate, setting a record for any sculpture by the artist. Alberto Giacometti’s Buste de Diego achieved a remarkable $10.9 million, while Diego Giacometti’s ambitious Bibliothèque de l'Île Saint-Louis fetched $6.3 million. Claude Monet’s exquisite water lily Le Bassin aux nymphéas was the highlight of the evening’s Impressionist works, achieving $16 million. Click ahead to view the evening’s results.
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