Magdalena Abakanowicz

Flock (12 Standing Figures, from 'Ragazzi' Cycle)

Found at Christies, New York
Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session, Lot 949
16.Nov - 16.Nov.2017
Estimate: 200.000 - 300.000 USD
Price realised: 480.500 USD
burlap and resin, in twelve parts
each, approximately: 55 ¾ x 12 x 12 ½ in. (141.6 x 30.5 x 31.8 cm.)
Executed in 1990.
Marlborough Gallery, New York | Acquired from the above by the present owner

A top price for Magdalena Abakanowicz

In November 2017 Christies in New York held the auction Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session, which included the work Flock (12 Standing Figures, from 'Ragazzi' Cycle) by Magdalena Abakanowicz. The »bidding war« ended at USD 480,500.00 (€ 403,849.39), 60% above the upper estimate. This high result makes Flock (12 Standing Figures, from 'Ragazzi' Cycle) the most expensive artwork by Magdalena Abakanowicz that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Magdalena Abakanowicz

Im November 2017 führte Christies in New York die Auktion Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session durch, in der auch die Arbeit Flock (12 Standing Figures, from 'Ragazzi' Cycle) von Magdalena Abakanowicz zur Versteigerung kam. Das »Bietergefecht« endete beim Preis von USD 480.500,00 (€ 403.849,39) und damit 60% über dem oberen Schätzpreis. Dieses hohe Ergebnis macht Flock (12 Standing Figures, from 'Ragazzi' Cycle) zu dem teuersten Kunstwerk von Magdalena Abakanowicz, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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