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Excellent results for Modern Art, Auction 23 May, 2012 - 605.300 Euro for Max Ernst painting
Max Ernst (1891 - 1976) Les jeunes et les jeux twistent, 1964, oil on canvas, realized price € 605.300
Tamara de Lempicka (1898 - 1980) Nu couché sur un sofa, oil on panel, 20 x 25 cm, realized price € 179.800
Victor Brauner (1903 - 1966), "Interconnaisance” oil on canvas, 101 x 81 cm, realized price € 168.300
The cover image of the catalogue “Modern Art” (23rd of May) was a painting by Max Ernst, an abstract composition suggesting dancing, which caused a stir among the bidders. The famous Surrealist and Dadaist artist's „Les jeunes et les jeux twistent“ was eventually sold to a bidder from Germany for 605.300 Euro. Another painting by a renowned Surrealist, Victor Brauner's „Interconnaisance“, was likewise successfully sold for 168.300 Euro.
Egon Schiele's „Seated Female Nude“ with its clear and reduced lines and its daring point of view was sold for excellent 398.400 Euro. Still signed with her male pseudonym, Tamara de Lempicka's 1923 painting „Nu couché sur un sofa“ („Nude on a Sofa“), saw bidding rise to 179.800 Euro. Gustav Klimt's pencil study 1907 „Water Serpent“ - a female nude lying on her front - far exceeded expectations at 110.100 Euro.
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