Leonora Carrington

The Garden of Paracelsus

Found at Sothebys, New York
Modern Evening Auction, Lot 5
9. May - 18. May 2022
Estimate: 1.200.000 - 1.800.000 USD
Price realised: 3.256.500 USD
Leonora Carrington
1917 - 2011
The Garden of Paracelsus
signed Leonora Carrington (lower right)
oil on canvas
33 ½ by 47 ¼ in. 85.1 by 120 cm.
Executed in 1957.
We are grateful to Dr. Harold Gabriel Weisz Carrington for confirming the authenticity of this work.
We wish to thank Dr. Salomon Grimberg for his kind assistance in the cataloguing of this work. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City | Arnold Scaasi, New York (acquired from the above) | Di Donna Galleries, New York (acquired from the estate of the above) | Acquired from the above by the present owner

A top price for Leonora Carrington

This artwork by Leonora Carrington achieved an unexpectedly high price at Sothebys in New York in May last year. In the Modern Evening Auction auction, the work The Garden of Paracelsus sold for USD 3,256,500.00 (€ 3,034,665.92) - well above the upper estimate of USD 1,800,000.00. This high result makes The Garden of Paracelsus the most expensive artwork by Leonora Carrington that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Leonora Carrington

Dieses Kunstwerk von Leonora Carrington erzielte im Mai letzten Jahres bei Sothebys in New York einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion Modern Evening Auction wurde die Arbeit The Garden of Paracelsus für USD 3.256.500,00 (€ 3.034.665,92) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von USD 1.800.000,00. Dieses hohe Ergebnis macht The Garden of Paracelsus zu dem teuersten Kunstwerk von Leonora Carrington, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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