Maurits Cornelis Escher

Predestination (Topsy-Turvy World)

Found at Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Made in Holland: Celebrating 50 Years of Christie’s Amsterdam, Lot 5
26. Sep - 10. Oct 2023
Estimate: 20.000 - 30.000 EUR
Price realised: 47.880 EUR
MAURITS CORNELIS ESCHER (1898-1972) Predestination (Topsy-Turvy World) signed and numbered 'MCEscher No 45/47' (lower left) lithograph image: 29.5 x 42cm. sheet: 38.5 x 51.5cm. Conceived in 1951, this work is number forty-five from an edition of forty-seven

Upper estimate price exceeded by 60 %.

The work Predestination (Topsy-Turvy World) by Maurits Cornelis Escher was auctioned at Christies in New York in October this year. It achieved a price of EUR 47,880.00 exceeding the upper end of the estimate range by 60 %. Of course, this price has nothing to do with the top prices that other works by Maurits Cornelis Escher achieve. The highest price we have observed so far was reached by the work Reptiles (Bool 327) in April last year with an auction result of USD 756,000.00 (€ 717,471.77).

Oberer Schätzpreis um 60 % übertroffen

Die Arbeit Predestination (Topsy-Turvy World) von Maurits Cornelis Escher kam im Oktober diesen Jahres bei Christies in New York zur Auktion. Sie erzielte dabei einen Preis von EUR 47.880,00 und übertraf damit das obere Ende der Schätzpreisspanne um 60 %. Dieser Preis hat freilich nichts mit den Spitzenpreisen zu tun, die andere Arbeiten von Maurits Cornelis Escher erzielen. Den höchsten von uns bisher beobachteten Preis erreichte die Arbeit Reptiles (Bool 327) im April letzten Jahres mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 756.000,00 (€ 717.471,77).

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