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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Sales Nets a Respectable $151.9 Million

Amedeo Modigliani's muse, Jeanne Hebuterne. Amedeo Modigliani's muse, Jeanne Hebuterne. Wikipedia

On June 21, Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale in London garnered approximately $151.9 million, surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $119-143 million. The top lot was Pablo Picasso’s Femme Assise, which netted $63.6 million—the seventh highest sum paid for a Picasso at auction. The Cubist masterpiece was followed by Amedeo Modigliani’s portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne, which realized $56.6 million.

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