May 15, 2015
By Andy Johnson
It has been a very good Spring Art Auction season for Christie’s in New York. In three days this week, the company sold more than 1 billion dollars worth of art. The week was highlighted by record sales of iconic works by Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon and Pablo Picasso.
Among the highlights….
Freud’s “Benefits Supervisor Resting,” considered one of the British artist’s most celebrated works sold for $56.2 million.
Bacon’s “Portrait of Henrietta Moraes” sold for $47.8 million….
Picasso’s Women of Algiers – Version O” sold for $179 million.