László Moholy-Nagy

Composition No. 4

Found at Christies, New York
The Sale of the Century: An Important Corporate Collection of Prints and Multiples, Lot 73
18. Apr - 19. Apr 2023
Estimate: 10.000 - 15.000 USD
Price realised: 25.200 USD
LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGY (1895-1946)
Composition No. 4
linocut, on wove paper, 1922, signed in pencil, in generally good condition, framed
Image: 4 3/4 x 5 7/8 in. (124 x 150 mm.)
Sheet: 8 7/8 x 11 3/8 in. (224 x 291 mm.)

Upper estimate price exceeded by 68 %.

In April this year Christies in New York held the auction The Sale of the Century: An Important Corporate Collection of Prints and Multiples, which included the work Composition No. 4 by László Moholy-Nagy. The »bidding war« ended at USD 25,200.00 (€ 22,826.09), 68% above the upper estimate. Of course, this price has nothing to do with the top prices that other works by László Moholy-Nagy achieve. The highest price we have observed so far was reached by the work Em 1 Telephonbild (Em 1 Telephone Picture) in November 2016 with an auction result of USD 6,087,500.00 (€ 5,754,868.60).

Oberer Schätzpreis um 68 % übertroffen

Im April diesen Jahres führte Christies in New York die Auktion The Sale of the Century: An Important Corporate Collection of Prints and Multiples durch, in der auch die Arbeit Composition No. 4 von László Moholy-Nagy zur Versteigerung kam. Das »Bietergefecht« endete beim Preis von USD 25.200,00 (€ 22.826,09) und damit 68% über dem oberen Schätzpreis. Dieser Preis hat freilich nichts mit den Spitzenpreisen zu tun, die andere Arbeiten von László Moholy-Nagy erzielen. Den höchsten von uns bisher beobachteten Preis erreichte die Arbeit Em 1 Telephonbild (Em 1 Telephone Picture) im November 2016 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 6.087.500,00 (€ 5.754.868,60).

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