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11.03.2010

AUCTIONED!! Modigliani: 61.500.000 USD at Sotheby's

Good morning contemporary art lovers!
As you may know auctions started yesterday night at Sotheby's. November is an important month in the art world in the City. Opened yesterday with the evening Impressionist and Modern Art sale, one can say that the season is off to a good start. Prices were solids even if about fifteen lots were passed. I was quite surprised to see that some works such as those made by Moore haven't been sold. Speaking about sculpture, Maillol seems to have the wind in his sails!

The masterpiece of this evening sale was without any doubt: Nu Assis Sur Un Divan (La Belle Romaine) painted by Amedeo Modigliani in 1917 and sold for more than 61M USD. His other painting, Jeanne Hebuterne, was sold for 17M USD, but the quality is clearly not the same. Someone maybe wanted to increase the cote... Anyway, the painting made by Henri Matisse, Danseuse dans le Fauteuil, Sol en Damier, was auctioned for more than 18M USD and next to The Modigliani, it matched perfectly... But it's not the same buyer!!

Let's see what's gonna happen tonight at Christies!! Personally, can't wait to see the Contemporary Art Sales next week...

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