Paintings, sculptures by masters and 18th century furnituree century… This sale achieved twice its estimate at Christie’s.
The personal collection of French couturier Hubert de Givenchy sold at auction for more than 114 million euros in Paris, twice as much as its low estimate, Christie’s, which organized this dispersion, announced on Monday June 20. Around 800 “flagship” lots, ranging from paintings or sculptures by masters to exceptional Regency furniture from the 18th centurye century, were offered at four physical auctions from June 14 to 17. Two online sales of 478 smaller lots will end on Thursday 22 June.
Nineteen new price records relate to antique furniture by David Roentgen, Domenico Piola and Piero Dorazio, Christie’s said in a press release.
The flagship lot, The Walking Woman by Alberto Giacometti, was sold for 27 million euros, becoming the most expensive work sold at auction in France since the beginning of the year and setting a record for a work from the artist’s surrealist period. Twenty lots from the Givenchy collection were sold above one million euros and five above five million (Joan Mirò, Pablo Picasso, a pair of girandoles attributed to Pierre-Philippe Thomire). Buyers from all over the world participated in this auction, including 57% from Europe and the Middle East, 30% from the American continent, and 12% from Asia.
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