Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Modern and Contemporary Art auction was a success with international competition from hundreds of bidders in the salesroom, on the telephones and via the internet. The auction, which featured important modern photographs, original contemporary works and a strong session of prints and multiples, grossed $2.85 million.
The highlight of the sale was a Picasso titled Buste de Femme d’apres Cranach le Jeune, which realized $572,500, making it the most expensive unsigned Picasso linoleum cut ever sold at auction.
Some of the other highlights from the sale included an untitled Alexander Calder painting, which sold for $146,500, a Deborah Butterfield sculpture titled Doney, which brought $110,500, an untitled Barnett Newman etching, which sold for $107,500 and an untitled painting by Sam Francis, which brought $92,500.
Two photographs by Robert Frank also realized strong prices. One of his photographs titled Trolley, New Orleans brought $134,500, and another titled Hoboken realized $104,500.
The sale was preceded by a successful American and European Art auction, which grossed $2.02 million. Highlights of the sale included John William Godward’s Dolce far Niente, which realized $290,500 and William Tylee Ranney’s Haying Time, which brought $182,500.
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ next Modern and Contemporary auction will be held September 24, 2013; the American and European Art auction which will be held September 23, 2013. Consignments are welcome through the end of July.