16 Kasım 2016 Çarşamba


Edvard Munch, “Pikene på broen (Girls on the Bridge)”, Signed E. Munch and dated 1902, 
Oil on canvas, 101 x 102.5 cm, Painted in 1902, Sold for $54,487,500

Sotheby’s New York Evening Sale of IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART totals $157.7 Million. Auction was led by Edvard Munch’s stunning “Girls on the Bridge” from 1902, which achieved $54.5 million. This work has twice set an auction record for the artist at Sotheby’s – first in 1996, when it sold for $7.7 million, and again in 2008, when it sold for $30.8 million. Auction’s result marks the second-highest auction price for any work by Munch, following The Scream, which sold at Sotheby’s New York in 2012 for $119.9 million – a world auction record at the time for any work of art.

Emerging after decades in a private American collection, Pablo Picasso’s large-scale late
work Le Peintre et son modèle brought $12.9 million. The work has descended through the family of Joan Oestreich Kend since it was acquired by her father in 1968. Also on offer from the Kend Collection was Auguste Rodin’s Penseur, petit modèle, which sold to an Asian private collector for $1.8 million – well above its $1 million high estimate. The work also descended through the family since it was acquired in 1968.

Pablo Picasso, “Le Peintre et son modele”, Signed Picasso (upper left) and dated 26.3.63.II (on the reverse), Oil on canvas, 130 x 162 cm, Painted on March 26, 1963, Sold for $12,906,000        

The evening’s selection of sculpture was led by Pablo Picasso’s Tête de femme, which sold
for $8.5 million – above a high estimate of $8 million. Strong result for the artist’s sculpture, following the blockbuster show Picasso Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. The model for the present work is the artist's lover and muse from this period, Françoise Gilot, whose image has come to signify a time of intense happiness for the artist
- Maurice de Vlaminck’s Fauve landscape Le Verger was another highlight of the evening, selling for $7.6 million. Painted in 1906, only a few months after Louis Vauxcelles derided the outrageouslycolorful canvases of Vlaminck, Matisse and Braque at the Salon d’Automne as the rantings of ‘wild beasts’.

The sale featured a number of rare and important abstract works from the early-20th century: 5 bidders competed for László Moholy-Nagy’s EM 1 Telephonbild, a masterwork of early conceptual art, which achieved $6.1 million – marking a new auction record for the artist. One of two works on offer tonight that were recently on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s acclaimed retrospective. František Kupka’s La Forme du bleu from 1924 sold above its high estimate for $2.2 million.

Maurice De Vlaminck, Le Verger, Signed Vlaminck (lower right), Oil on canvas, 23⅝ by 28⅞ in.; 60 by 73.3 cm, Painted in 1906, Estimate $7/10 million, Sold for $ 7,550,000

Sotheby’s New York’ta düzenlenen İzlenimci ve Modern Sanat Müzayedesinde yine çok önemli sanatçılara ait eserler yer aldı. Avrupa ve Amerika’daki müzayede evlerinin İzlenimci ve Modern Sanat kataloglarına bakmayı hep çok sevmişimdir. Zira müzelerde bile görme imkanı bulamayacağınız eşsiz sanat eserlerinin en azından fotoğraflarına uzun uzun bakma şansınız oluyor.

14 Kasım 2016’da Sotheby’s New York’ta düzenlenen İzlenimci ve Modern Sanat Müzayedesinde toplamda 157.7 milyon dolarlık satış gerçekleşirken, Edvard Munch’un en önemli eserleri arasında gösterilen “GIRLS ON THE BRIDGE” tablosu 54.5 milyon dolara satıldı ve 2008 yılındaki müzayede fiyatından 20 milyon dolar daha fazla bir rakama ulaştı. Sanatçının “GIRLS ON THE BRIDGE” tablosu 1996 yılında 7.7 milyon dolara, 2008 yılında ise 30.8 milyon dolara satılmıştı. Munch’un ünlü “The Scream – Çığlık” isimli tablosu 2012 yılında, Sotheby’s New York’ta 119.9 milyon dolara satılmıştı.

László Moholy-Nagy, EM 1 Telephonbild, Signed L. Moholy Nagy, dated 1922 signed again Moholy, titled Em 1 and dated (1923) (on the reverse), Porcelain enamel on steel, 37½ by 23¾ in.; 95.2 by 60.3 cm, Conceived in 1922 and executed in 1923, Sold for $6,087,500, 

Aynı müzayedede Pablo Picasso’nun büyük boyutlu “Le Peintre et son modele” isimli çalışması 12.9 milyona; Pablo Picasso’nun “Tête de femme” eseri 8.5 milyon dolara; Maurice de Vlaminck’in Fauve manzara tablosu “Le Verger” 7.6 milyon dolara alıcı buldu. 

Lyonel Feininger, Raddampfer Am Landungssteg (Side-Wheel Steamer At The Landing), Signed Feininger (upper left); signed Feininger and dated 1912 (on the reverse), Oil on canvas, 15 7/8 by 19 1/8 in., 40.3 by 48.5 cm, Painted in 1912, Sold for $ 4,456,250

Marc Chagall, La Famille, Signed Marc Chagall (lower left); signed Marc Chagall (on the reverse), Oil on canvas, 51 1/8 by 34 7/8 in., 130 by 88.6 cm, Painted in 1969-71, Sold for $ 4,400,000