Ilya Bolotowsky

Three Blue Trylon

Found at Sothebys, New York
From Daumier to Olitski: Select Works from The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation and Family Collections, Lot 36
13. Sep - 23. Sep 2021
Estimate: 12.000 - 18.000 USD
Price realised: 9.450 USD
Property from The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation
Ilya Bolotowsky
1907 - 1981
Three Blue Trylon
Signed Bolotowsky, titled Three Blue Trylon and dated 1977
Acrylic on wood
36 by 6 by 7 in. (91.4 by 15.2 by 17.8 cm)
Executed in 1977.
Private Collection, United States (acquired from the artist) | Sale: Sotheby's, New York, June 7, 2013, lot 230 | William Louis-Dreyfus, Mount Kisco, New York (acquired at the above sale in 2013) | The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, Mount Kisco, New York (gifted by the above in 2016)

Auction result misses estimated price range

When the work Three Blue Trylon by Ilya Bolotowsky was auctioned at Sothebys in New York in September 2021, the result was somewhat disappointing. The auction house had previously given the estimated price as a range of USD 12,000.00 – 18,000.00, of which not even the lower limit was reached - in fact, the artwork changed hands for USD 9,450.00 (€ 8,162.74). Of course, this price has nothing to do with the top prices that other works by Ilya Bolotowsky achieve. The highest price we have observed so far was reached by the work Rectangle Within a Circle in May this year with an auction result of USD 107,950.00 (€ 101,323.45).

Auktionsergebnis verfehlt die Schätzpreisspanne

Als die Arbeit Three Blue Trylon von Ilya Bolotowsky im September 2021 bei Sothebys in New York versteigert wurde, fiel das Ergebnis ein wenig enttäuschend aus. Das Auktionshaus hatte den Schätzpreis zuvor mit einer Spanne von USD 12.000,00 – 18.000,00 angegeben, von der nicht einmal die Untergrenze erreicht wurde - tatsächlich wechselte das Kunstwerk für USD 9.450,00 (€ 8.162,74) den Besitzer. Dieser Preis hat freilich nichts mit den Spitzenpreisen zu tun, die andere Arbeiten von Ilya Bolotowsky erzielen. Den höchsten von uns bisher beobachteten Preis erreichte die Arbeit Rectangle Within a Circle im Mai diesen Jahres mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 107.950,00 (€ 101.323,45).

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