Aided by strong Asian bidding and a record for Max Beckmann, Christie’s inched ahead of Sotheby’s with a £149.5 million ($190 million) Impressionist and Modern sale in London this evening. The respectable total put an end to Christie’s long run of declining June sales, which hit a low last year with a dismal £25.6 million result. By contrast, tonight’s sale was the highest total for a Christie’s London June Impressionist auction since its £153 million sale in 2010.
At Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern art sale in London on Wednesday—held at the end of the longest, steamiest day of the year—the record for a work by the Russian master Wassily Kandinsky was broken twice in less than an hour. Compared to last June’s thin, 27-lot auction, which fetched £103.3 million, this 58-lot sale seemed to confirm the drought was over. All told, the sale made £149 million ($187.7 million), within the pre-sale estimate of £130–170.5 million.
According to experts, there are only 12 Bronze Age helmets in existence, ten of which are in museums, and one in a private collection. The twelfth is about to make a cameo appearance at the Olympia Art & Antiques Fair, west London, which opens next week. This helmet, once owned by the arms and armour collector Axel Guttmann, was discovered by Dutch antiquities dealer Alexander Biesbroeck of Alexander Ancient Art.
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