The main points of what might be the most costly single-owner public sale in historical past are beginning to take form.
On Wednesday night, Christie’s introduced highlights from the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s property, whose roughly 150 artworks are anticipated to herald greater than $1 billion. Allen died in 2018.
Topping the listing is a Cézanne panorama which carries an estimate “in extra of” $120 million. A Van Gogh panorama and a Seurat inside are each estimated at $100 million. Collectively, estimates for the highest 10 work introduced by the public sale home complete $765 million.
The sale, whose proceeds will go to charity, will probably be essentially the most excessive check of the artwork market ever, but it surely comes at a time of deep uncertainty within the the worldwide monetary markets. The standard and rarity of Allen’s artworks are unquestionable; the costs, nevertheless, are steep sufficient to present even billionaires pause.
The public sale will happen in New York in two elements—a night sale on November 9, and a morning sale on November 10. Try among the highlights and estimates (all of that are listed “in extra of”) beneath.
$120 Million for La montagne Sainte-Victoire (1888-1890) by Paul Cézanne
$100 Million for Verger avec Cyprès (1888) by Vincent Van Gogh
$100 Million for Les Poseuses, Ensemble (Petite model) (1888) by Georges Seurat
$90 Million for Birch Forest (1903) by Gustav Klimt
$90 Million for Maternité II (1899) by Paul Gauguin
$75 Million for Giant Inside, W11 (after Watteau) (1981-1983) by Lucian Freud
$60 Million for Waterloo Bridge, Soleil Voilé (1899-1903) by Claude Monet
$50 Million for Le Grand Canal à Venise (1874) by Edouard Manet
$50 Million for Small False Begin (1960) by Jasper Johns
$28 Million for Concarneau, calme du matin (Opus no. 219, larghetto) (1891) by Paul Signac
$25 Million for Three Research for Self-Portrait (1979) by Francis Bacon
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