Jean Dubuffet

Paris Polka

Found at Christies, New York
Looking Forward to the Past, Lot 22 A
11. May - 11. May 2015
Estimate: 22.000.000 - 25.000.000 USD
Price realised: 24.805.000 USD
signed and dated ‘J. Dubuffet 61’ (lower right)
oil on canvas
74 3/4 x 86 1/2 in. (190 x 220 cm.)
Painted in 1961.
Galerie Daniel Cordier, Paris | Galerie Beyeler, Basel | The Morton and Linda Janklow Collection, New York | Acquired from the above by the present owner

A top price for Jean Dubuffet - as previously expected

In May 2015 Christies in New York held the auction Looking Forward to the Past, which included the work Paris Polka by Jean Dubuffet. It changed hands for a price of USD 24,805,000.00 (€ 22,562,306.71) achieving a result in the upper range of the estimate price range of USD 22,000,000.00 – 25,000,000.00. Even if this result could not surprise positively, Paris Polka is the most expensive artwork by Jean Dubuffet that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis mit Ansage

Im Mai 2015 führte Christies in New York die Auktion Looking Forward to the Past durch, in der auch die Arbeit Paris Polka von Jean Dubuffet zur Versteigerung kam. Dabei wechselte sie für einen Preis von USD 24.805.000,00 (€ 22.562.306,71) den Besitzer und erzielte damit ein Ergebnis im oberen Bereich der Schätzpreisspanne von USD 22.000.000,00 – 25.000.000,00. Auch wenn das Ergebnis damit nicht positiv überraschen konnte, ist Paris Polka das teuerste Kunstwerk von Jean Dubuffet, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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