Louise Bourgeois

Spring

Found at Christies, New York
20th Century Evening Sale, Lot 61 A
11. May - 11. May 2023
Estimate: 1.500.000 - 2.000.000 USD
Price realised: 2.470.000 USD
Spring
LOUISE BOURGEOIS (1911-2010)
incised with the artist's signature, title and number 'SPRING LOUISE BOURGEOIS 2/7' (on the base)
60 x 11 ½ x 11 ½ in. (152.4 x 29.2 x 29.2 cm.)
Bourgeois, L.
Conceived in 1948-1949 and executed in 1960. This work is number two from an edition of six plus one artist's proof.

Upper estimated price slightly exceeded

In May this year Christies in New York held the auction 20th Century Evening Sale, which included the work Spring by Louise Bourgeois. The »bidding war« ended at USD 2,470,000.00 (€ 2,318,378.07), 24% above the upper estimate. Of course, this price has nothing to do with the top prices that other works by Louise Bourgeois achieve. The highest price we have observed so far was reached by the work Spider in May 2019 with an auction result of USD 32,055,000.00 (€ 28,751,457.53).

Oberer Schätzpreis leicht übertroffen

Im Mai diesen Jahres führte Christies in New York die Auktion 20th Century Evening Sale durch, in der auch die Arbeit Spring von Louise Bourgeois zur Versteigerung kam. Das »Bietergefecht« endete beim Preis von USD 2.470.000,00 (€ 2.318.378,07) und damit 24% über dem oberen Schätzpreis. Dieser Preis hat freilich nichts mit den Spitzenpreisen zu tun, die andere Arbeiten von Louise Bourgeois erzielen. Den höchsten von uns bisher beobachteten Preis erreichte die Arbeit Spider im Mai 2019 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 32.055.000,00 (€ 28.751.457,53).

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