Auction  February 10, 2020

8 Big Sales from Christie's Modern Art and Impressionism Sale

Setting a new world record for the artist, one of Art Deco’s most prominent artists, Tamara de Lempicka, lead Christie’s recent Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on February 5. Portrait de Marjorie Ferry sold for $21,164,000, marking the first time a female artist has lead an Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale.

Other notable sales include George Grosz’s Gefährliche Straße (Dangerous Road) of 1918, a frightening vision of Berlin at the outbreak of World War I, which set a record for the artist at $12,662,325. 

Including works from Christie’s  Art of the Surreal Evening Sale, seven works from Surrealist master René Magritte were sold. A la rencontre du Plaisir from 1962 lead the sales at $24,613,875.

Here are the eight stunning top lots from Christie’s recent sales, which totaled $138,873,249.