Alberto Giacometti

Applique modèle "masque aux serpents", version B

Found at Christies, New York
Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection Part II, Lot 108
10. Nov - 10. Nov 2022
Estimate: 120.000 - 180.000 USD
Price realised: 819.000 USD
ALBERTO GIACOMETTI (1901-1966)
Applique modèle "masque aux serpents", version B
stamped with initials and numbered 'AG06' (on the rim)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 9 3/8 in. (23.7 cm.)
Width: 9 1/4 in. (23.6 cm.)
Conceived circa 1934

Artwork auctioned at four times the upper estimate price

When the work Applique modèle "masque aux serpents", version B by Alberto Giacometti was auctioned at Christies in New York in November this year, the result exceeded expectations many times over. The upper estimate was set at a - in retrospect quite modest - USD 180,000 but the actual price achieved was more than three times as high at USD 819,000 (€ 715,784). Of course, this price has nothing to do with the top prices that other works by Alberto Giacometti achieve. The highest price we have observed so far was reached by the work L'homme au doigt in May 2015 with an auction result of USD 141,285,000 (€ 128,511,006).

Kunstwerk zum Vierfachen des oberen Schätzpreises versteigert

Die Arbeit Applique modèle "masque aux serpents", version B von Alberto Giacometti war einem Käufer im November diesen Jahres USD 819.000 (€ 715.784) wert. Dieser Preise wurde in der Auktion Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection Part II bei Christies in New York erzielt und übertraf den zuvor angesetzten oberen Schätzpreis von USD 180.000 um ein Vielfaches. Dieser Preis hat freilich nichts mit den Spitzenpreisen zu tun, die andere Arbeiten von Alberto Giacometti erzielen. Den höchsten von uns bisher beobachteten Preis erreichte die Arbeit L'homme au doigt im Mai 2015 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 141.285.000 (€ 128.511.006).

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