CHRISTIES SPRING ART AUCTION WORTH $1 BILLION

May 15, 2015

By Andy Johnson

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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

Freud’s “Benefits Supervisor Resting,” considered one of the British artist’s most celebrated works sold for $56.2 million.

Bacon

Bacon’s “Portrait of Henrietta Moraes” sold for $47.8 million….

picasso

Picasso’s Women of Algiers – Version O” sold for $179 million.

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