Picasso auctioned at Sotheby’s for $67 million

‘Femme nue coucheé’, a 1932 cubist painting of Pablo Picasso’s muse, Marie-Therèse Walter, nude It raised $67.54 million at Sotheby’s modern art auction on Tuesday. in New York. This work was the most expensive of the more than fifty pieces released this afternoon, surpassing other paintings signed by the Spanish artist, such as ‘L’Étreinte’ (14.11 million); ‘Mousquetaire à la pipe, buste’ (8.48 million) and ‘Homme et femme nue’ (5.13 million).

The next most sought-after artist was the French Impressionist. Claude MonetThe Venetian scene ‘Le Grand Canal et Santa Maria della Salute’ oil painting sold for 56.62 million, while ‘Les Arceaux de roses, Giverny’, whose flower garden reflected in the water, sold 23.30 million. They also highlighted the green landscape ‘Clairère’. Paul Cezanne, made in 1985 at best (41.68 million); or the abstract ‘Nile’ by Philip Guston (18 million) and the ‘Leaves in Weehawken’ by Willem de Kooning (10.09 million).

Some tracks far exceeded expectations, such as Robert Motherwell’s ‘Elegy to the Spain Republic No 59’, which doubled the most optimistic estimate of 1.19 million, or Leonora Carrington’s ‘The Garden of Paracelsus’, which broke the record for the artist. with 3.26 million. Also, Alberto Giacometti’s ‘Femme de Venise II’, which grossed 17.56 million; Pablo Picasso’s ‘Femme debut’, 2.11 million; or one of Alexander Calder’s famous anonymous cell phones that sold for 4.53 million.

Tamara de Lempicka’s portrait of a woman, Kees van Dongen’s nude woman and Calder’s second cell phone.

The auction house, which closed on Monday the most successful sale of the former Macklowe couple’s private collection, raised just over 400 million this afternoon and plans another big sale of modern and contemporary art this Thursday.

Source: Informacion

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