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Following the Macklowe Collection’s white-glove sale, the Modern Evening Auction saw glittering results at Sotheby’s New York.

Amongst 58 lots offered, 51 were sold and garnered an 87.9 per cent sale rate. The sale total achieved US$408 million dollars – ranking as the third highest total for an auction at Sotheby’s.

Picasso’s Femme nue couchee – a depiction of lover and muse, Marie-Therese Walter – was the sale’s most expensive lot and fetched US$67.5 million dollars. Alongside his work, Monet’s Le Grand Canal et Santa Maria della Salute and Cezanne’s Clairiere (The Glade) paintings were the second and third most expensive lots. Each of the two paintings both realised more than US$40 million dollars.

During this sale, four artists’ auction records were also broken.

Source and photo: thevalue.com

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