The work “Painting (women, moon, birds),” a 1950 oil painter was sold at Christie’s auction house in a surreal art.
The work “Painting (women, moon, birds),” a 1950 painting of the Catalan painter Joan Miró, was sold today at Christie’s in London at an auction of surreal for 15.5 million pounds (20.5 million euros, or $ 23.3 million), well above the estimated price.
The play, originally valued at between 4 and 7 million pounds (5.3 and 9.3 million or 6 and $ 10.5 million) became the star piece in a puja in which four other works were sold the Catalan artist (Barcelona, 1893-1983).
“Painting (women, moon birds)” topped the bid to “L’oiseau au plumage déployé vole vers l’arbre argenté” also by Miró, an oil on canvas which reached 9.1 million pounds (12.2 million or $ 13.7 million).
The fabric, 1953, employs some of the most recurring elements of catalan painter in the 1950s, such as birds, trees, sun and moon.
The auction on Wednesday was described by the expert from the London house in modern art, Olivier Camu, as “the best group of works by Miró to hit the market in a single sale”.
Besides these two oils, Christie’s auctioned four other works of Miró, plus parts of René Magritte, Marc Chagall, Francis Picabia, Jean (Hans) Arp and Max Ernst.
Of the six works of the Catalan painter on sale today only “L’échelle de l’évasion” did not reach the estimated price of between 3 and 5 million pounds (4 and 6.6 million euros or 4.4 and $ 7.4 million).
“Jeune fille au cheval”, the French artist Marc Chagall Belarusian origin (Liozna, 1887-1985), painted an oil on canvas from 1927 to 1929, exceeded its initial valuation and reached 5.9 million pounds (7.8 million euros or 8.8 million dollars).
Courtesy Avantgarde Limousine Barcelona