Picture of Rene Magritte, who awarded $ 26.8 million, won auction auction on Monday for a Belgian painter selling Sothebiya on the second day of the New York autumn auction. "Principle of satisfaction"dethroned"Chord"sold at the end of February 2017 in London for 14.4 million pounds, including commissions and fees, or $ 17.9 million.
Sotheby estimated a $ 15 to $ 20m canvas, which said seven different collectors had an offer on this chart, an unusually high number. Several other works also exceeded their estimated value, such as "Improvisation auf mahagoni"painter of Russian origin Vasily Kandinski, has allocated 24.2 million dollars, while Sotebi was between 15 and 20 million.
Little dirt, the pinnacle of sales, Marsden Hartley's canvas considered one of the first completely abstract works in the history of American art, did not find a buyer. "Pre-war president"is estimated at $ 30 million, almost five times higher than the current American painter's record ($ 6.3 million), achieved during a prolonged stay in Berlin.
Sunday, already,Garden corner with butterfliesVincent Van Gogh, estimated at $ 40 million, remained at the hands of his owner at the end of Christie's sale dedicated to impressionism and contemporary art.
After the sale, Christie expressed her confidence in the possibility of finding a buyer for this show at the corner of the Garden of Asnieres, from the Parisian Van Gogh period.
Sales continue until Thursday night.