Louise Bourgeois

Spider V

Found at Christies, New York
21st Century Evening Sale, Lot 15 A
11. May - 11. May 2021
Estimate: 4.000.000 - 6.000.000 USD
Price realised: 5.550.000 USD
Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010)
signed with the artist's initials 'LB' (on the underside)
steel
21 x 38 x 44 in. (53.3 x 96.5 x 111.8 cm.)
Executed in 1999. This work is unique.
The artist | Cheim & Read, New York | Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1999

Auction result well in line with expectations

The work Spider V by Louise Bourgeois was sold in the 21st Century Evening Sale auction at Christies in New York in May 2021. It changed hands for a price of USD 5,550,000.00 (€ 4,551,418.73) achieving a result in the upper range of the estimate price range of USD 4,000,000.00 – 6,000,000.00. Admittedly, works by Louise Bourgeois have also been auctioned for a multiple of this price - according to our records, the highest result so far was achieved by the work Spider in May 2019 with an auction result of USD 32,055,000.00 (€ 28,751,457.53).

Auktionsergebnis im Rahmen der Erwartungen

Die Arbeit Spider V von Louise Bourgeois wurde im Mai 2021 in der Auktion 21st Century Evening Sale bei Christies in New York versteigert. Dabei wechselte sie für einen Preis von USD 5.550.000,00 (€ 4.551.418,73) den Besitzer und erzielte damit ein Ergebnis im oberen Bereich der Schätzpreisspanne von USD 4.000.000,00 – 6.000.000,00. Freilich wurden Arbeiten von Louise Bourgeois auch schon für ein Vielfaches dieses Preises versteigert – das bisher höchste Ergebnis erzielte nach unseren Aufzeichnungen die Arbeit Spider im Mai 2019 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 32.055.000,00 (€ 28.751.457,53).

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