Lee Bontecou

Untitled

Found at Christies, New York
Fields of Vision: The Private Collection of Artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Live Sale, Lot 5
18. May - 18. May 2021
Estimate: 180.000 - 250.000 USD
Price realised: 275.000 USD
Lee Bontecou (B. 1931)
signed and dated ‘BONTECOU 1959’ (on the reverse)
welded steel, canvas and wire
6 3/8 x 9 1/8 x 5 in. (16.2 x 23.2 x 12.7 cm.)
Executed in 1959.
Acquired directly from the artist by the late owners

Upper estimated price slightly exceeded

In May 2021 Christies in New York held the auction Fields of Vision: The Private Collection of Artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Live Sale, which included this untitled work by Lee Bontecou. Here, the upper estimate of USD 250,000.00 was slightly exceeded - the artwork found a new owner for USD 275,000.00 (€ 225,520.75). Of course, this price has nothing to do with the top prices that other works by Lee Bontecou achieve. The highest price we have observed so far was reached by the work without title in May this year with an auction result of USD 8,690,000.00 (€ 8,156,560.92).

Oberer Schätzpreis leicht übertroffen

Im Mai 2021 führte Christies in New York die Auktion Fields of Vision: The Private Collection of Artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Live Sale durch, in der auch diese Arbeit ohne Titel von Lee Bontecou zur Versteigerung kam. Dabei wurde der obere Schätzpreis von USD 250.000,00 leicht übertroffen – das Kunstwerk fand für USD 275.000,00 (€ 225.520,75) einen neuen Besitzer. Dieser Preis hat freilich nichts mit den Spitzenpreisen zu tun, die andere Arbeiten von Lee Bontecou erzielen. Den höchsten von uns bisher beobachteten Preis erreichte die Arbeit ohne Titel im Mai diesen Jahres mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 8.690.000,00 (€ 8.156.560,92).

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