The second highest selling item at this auction set a new record for Constantin Brancusi. The gleaming bronze "La jeune fille sophistiquée (Portrait de Nancy Cunard)," conceived in 1928 and cast in 1932, sold for $71 million. The abstracted portrait and marble base typify the simple elegance of Brancusi's sculpture.
The evening also saw high sales for Van Gogh, Miro, and Leger, with overall sales totaling over $415 million. View the full auction results here.