Leon Polk Smith

WHITE-WHITE

Found at Christies, New York
Art of Collecting: A Pacific Island Connoisseur of Art and Design, Lot 59
7. Mar - 7. Mar 2023
Estimate: 4.000 - 6.000 USD
Price realised: 12.600 USD
LEON POLK SMITH (1906-1996)
WHITE-WHITE
signed and dated 'Leon Polk Smith '55' (lower right)
acrylic on paper
23 1/4 x 18 7/8 in. (59.1 x 47.9 cm.)
Painted in 1955.

Upper estimate price exceeded by more than 100%

This artwork by Leon Polk Smith achieved an unexpectedly high price at Christies in New York in March this year. In the Art of Collecting: A Pacific Island Connoisseur of Art and Design auction, the work WHITE-WHITE sold for USD 12,600.00 (€ 11,589.40) - well above the upper estimate of USD 6,000.00. Of course, this price has nothing to do with the top prices that other works by Leon Polk Smith achieve. The highest price we have observed so far was reached by the work Black Over Red in November 2018 with an auction result of USD 336,500.00 (€ 297,182.73).

Oberer Schätzpreis um mehr als 100% übertroffen

Dieses Kunstwerk von Leon Polk Smith erzielte im März diesen Jahres bei Christies in New York einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion Art of Collecting: A Pacific Island Connoisseur of Art and Design wurde die Arbeit WHITE-WHITE für USD 12.600,00 (€ 11.589,40) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von USD 6.000,00. Dieser Preis hat freilich nichts mit den Spitzenpreisen zu tun, die andere Arbeiten von Leon Polk Smith erzielen. Den höchsten von uns bisher beobachteten Preis erreichte die Arbeit Black Over Red im November 2018 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 336.500,00 (€ 297.182,73).

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