Louise Bourgeois

Spider Iv

Found at Sothebys, New York
Contemporary Art Evening Auction, Lot 34
16. Nov - 16. Nov 2017
Estimate: 10.000.000 - 15.000.000 USD
Price realised: 14.679.200 USD
Louise Bourgeois
B.1911
SPIDER IV
stamped with the artist's initials LB, edition number 2/6, and fabrication date 97
bronze
80 by 71 by 21 in. 203.2 by 180.3 by 53.3 cm.
Conceived in 1996, this work was cast in 1997 and is number two from an edition of six plus one artist's proof.
The Artist | Galerie Piece Unique, Paris | Private Collection, Paris (acquired from the above) | Acquired by the present owner from the above

Auction result well in line with expectations

The work Spider Iv by Louise Bourgeois was sold in the Contemporary Art Evening Auction auction at Sothebys in New York in November 2017. It changed hands for a price of USD 14,679,200.00 (€ 12,337,535.72) achieving a result in the upper range of the estimate price range of USD 10,000,000.00 – 15,000,000.00. However, buyers have had to dig much deeper into their pockets for other works by Louise Bourgeois - we have observed the highest auction result to date for the work Spider, which sold at auction in May 2019 for USD 32,055,000.00 (€ 28,751,457.53).

Auktionsergebnis im Rahmen der Erwartungen

Die Arbeit Spider Iv von Louise Bourgeois wurde im November 2017 in der Auktion Contemporary Art Evening Auction bei Sothebys in New York versteigert. Dabei wechselte sie für einen Preis von USD 14.679.200,00 (€ 12.337.535,72) den Besitzer und erzielte damit ein Ergebnis im oberen Bereich der Schätzpreisspanne von USD 10.000.000,00 – 15.000.000,00. Für andere Arbeiten von Louise Bourgeois mussten die Käufer allerdings auch schon deutlich tiefer in die Tasche greifen – das bisher höchste Auktionsergebnis haben wir für die Arbeit Spider beobachtet, die im Mai 2019 für USD 32.055.000,00 (€ 28.751.457,53) versteigert wurde.

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