Lee Bontecou

Untitled

Found at Christies, New York
Masterpieces from the S.I. Newhouse Collection, Lot 1 A
11. May - 11. May 2023
Estimate: 3.000.000 - 5.000.000 USD
Price realised: 8.690.000 USD
Untitled
LEE BONTECOU (1931-2022)
38 ½ x 30 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. (97.8 x 77.8 x 27 cm.)
Bontecou, L.
Executed in 1959-1960

A top price for Lee Bontecou

This work without title by Lee Bontecou was sold in the Masterpieces from the S.I. Newhouse Collection auction at Christies in New York in May this year. The »bidding war« ended at USD 8,690,000.00 (€ 8,156,560.92), 74% above the upper estimate. This high result makes the work without title the most expensive artwork by Lee Bontecou that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Lee Bontecou

Diese Arbeit ohne Titel von Lee Bontecou wurde im Mai diesen Jahres in der Auktion Masterpieces from the S.I. Newhouse Collection bei Christies in New York versteigert. Das »Bietergefecht« endete beim Preis von USD 8.690.000,00 (€ 8.156.560,92) und damit 74% über dem oberen Schätzpreis. Dieses hohe Ergebnis macht das Werk ohne Titel zum teuersten Kunstwerk von Lee Bontecou, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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