László Moholy-Nagy

Em 1 Telephonbild (Em 1 Telephone Picture)

Found at Sothebys, New York
Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale, Lot 5
14. Nov - 14. Nov 2016
Estimate: 3.000.000 - 4.000.000 USD
Price realised: 6.087.500 USD
László Moholy-Nagy
1895 - 1946
EM 1 TELEPHONBILD (EM 1 TELEPHONE PICTURE)
Signed L. MOHOLY NAGY, dated 1922 signed again MOHOLY, titled Em 1 and dated (1923) (on the reverse)
Porcelain enamel on steel
37 1/2 by 23 3/4 in.
95.2 by 60.3 cm
Conceived in 1922 and executed in 1923.
Jan van der Marck, Huntington Woods, Michigan | Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne | Acquired from the above in 1987

A top price for László Moholy-Nagy

In November 2016 Sothebys in New York held the auction Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale, which included the work Em 1 Telephonbild (Em 1 Telephone Picture) by László Moholy-Nagy. The »bidding war« ended at USD 6,087,500.00 (€ 5,754,868.60), 52% above the upper estimate. This high result makes Em 1 Telephonbild (Em 1 Telephone Picture) the most expensive artwork by László Moholy-Nagy that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für László Moholy-Nagy

Im November 2016 führte Sothebys in New York die Auktion Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale durch, in der auch die Arbeit Em 1 Telephonbild (Em 1 Telephone Picture) von László Moholy-Nagy zur Versteigerung kam. Das »Bietergefecht« endete beim Preis von USD 6.087.500,00 (€ 5.754.868,60) und damit 52% über dem oberen Schätzpreis. Dieses hohe Ergebnis macht Em 1 Telephonbild (Em 1 Telephone Picture) zu dem teuersten Kunstwerk von László Moholy-Nagy, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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