Monday, November 10, 2008

JUAN GRIS Painting circa 1915 brings $20 million . . .

"Book, Pipe and Glasses,” a 1915 oil on canvas by Juan Gris, brought a record price of $20 million on Thursday evening.

November 6, 2009 2008 ~ Christie's New York auction of Impressionist and Modern art.

When the Juan Gris, came up, three bidders methodically went for the painting, which has a distinguished exhibition history. Two hopefuls on the telephone competed with Franck Giraud, a New York dealer. It was Mr. Giraud who took home the winning $20.8 million bid, paying above the painting’s high $18.5 million estimate. (After the sale he said he had bid on behalf of an American collector whom he declined to name.)

The hammer price includes premiums paid to Christie's. New York Times.

"Take care of your antiques and they' will take care of you."

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Stacey Snacks said...

What happened to the "bad economy"?
I guess for the heavy hitters, it doesn't matter.
I am not a modern art lover, however, I LOVE this painting!

Anonymous said...

"November 6, 2009"

What's more impressive to me is the apparent breakthrough in time travel :P