Emil Bisttram

Roaring Twenties Gotham: Three Drawings

Found at Sothebys, New York
The New York Sale, Lot 18
1. Apr - 1. Apr 2015
Estimate: 5.000 - 7.000 USD
Price realised: 10.000 USD
Emil Bisttram
1895 - 1976
ROARING TWENTIES GOTHAM: THREE DRAWINGS
each signed with the artist's initials
black ink over traces of pencil on card
image size: 17 by 12 in.; 43.1 by 30.5 cm.
sheet size: 22 3/4 by 16 7/8 in.; 57.8 by 43 cm.
Each executed circa 1925.
Private Collection, New York

Upper estimate price exceeded by 43 %.

The work Roaring Twenties Gotham: Three Drawings by Emil Bisttram was auctioned at Sothebys in New York in April 2015. It achieved a price of USD 10,000.00 (€ 8,958.97), exceeding the upper end of the estimate range by 43%. Admittedly, works by Emil Bisttram have also been auctioned for a multiple of this price - according to our records, the highest result so far was achieved by the work Storm Over Taos (Stormy Mountain Scene) in December 2008 with an auction result of USD 68,500.00 (€ 49,213.31).

Oberer Schätzpreis um 43 % übertroffen

Die Arbeit Roaring Twenties Gotham: Three Drawings von Emil Bisttram kam im April 2015 bei Sothebys in New York zur Auktion. Sie erzielte dabei einen Preis von USD 10.000,00 (€ 8.958,97) und übertraf damit das obere Ende der Schätzpreisspanne um 43%. Freilich wurden Arbeiten von Emil Bisttram auch schon für ein Vielfaches dieses Preises versteigert – das bisher höchste Ergebnis erzielte nach unseren Aufzeichnungen die Arbeit Storm Over Taos (Stormy Mountain Scene) im Dezember 2008 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 68.500,00 (€ 49.213,31).

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