Helen Frankenthaler

Royal Fireworks

Found at Sothebys, New York
The Ginny Williams Collection Evening Sale, Lot 2
29. Jun - 29. Jun 2020
Estimate: 2.000.000 - 3.000.000 USD
Price realised: 7.895.300 USD
HELEN FRANKENTHALER
1928 - 2011
ROYAL FIREWORKS
signed and dated 1975 on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
60 by 157 in. 152.4 by 398.8 cm.
André Emmerich Gallery, New York | Private Collection, New York | André Emmerich Gallery, New York | Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1993) | Christie's New York, 9 November 2011, Lot 711 | Acquired by the present owner from the above sale

A top price for Helen Frankenthaler

This artwork by Helen Frankenthaler achieved an unexpectedly high price at Sothebys in New York in June 2020. In the The Ginny Williams Collection Evening Sale auction, the work Royal Fireworks sold for USD 7,895,300.00 (€ 7,029,917.19) - well above the upper estimate of USD 3,000,000.00. This high result makes Royal Fireworks the most expensive artwork by Helen Frankenthaler that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Helen Frankenthaler

Dieses Kunstwerk von Helen Frankenthaler erzielte im Juni 2020 bei Sothebys in New York einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion The Ginny Williams Collection Evening Sale wurde die Arbeit Royal Fireworks für USD 7.895.300,00 (€ 7.029.917,19) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von USD 3.000.000,00. Dieses hohe Ergebnis macht Royal Fireworks zu dem teuersten Kunstwerk von Helen Frankenthaler, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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