Melvin Edwards

Ile Ogun, Planetary, Road to Goma, Alterable [Four Works]

Found at Christies, New York
A Century of Art: The Gerald Fineberg Collection Part II, Lot 803
18. May - 18. May 2023
Estimate: 120.000 - 180.000 USD
Price realised: 409.500 USD
Melvin Edwards (B. 1937)
Ile Ogun, Planetary, Road to Goma, Alterable [Four Works]
(i)
Ile Ogun
signed, titled indistinctly and dated 'M. EDWARDS ILE OGUN 2003' (on the reverse)
steel
13 x 10 x 7 1/2 in. (33 x 25.4 x 19 cm.)

A top price for Melvin Edwards

This artwork by Melvin Edwards achieved an unexpectedly high price at Christies in New York in May this year. In the A Century of Art: The Gerald Fineberg Collection Part II auction, the work Ile Ogun, Planetary, Road to Goma, Alterable Four Works sold for USD 409,500.00 (€ 384,362.68) - well above the upper estimate of USD 180,000.00. This high result makes Ile Ogun, Planetary, Road to Goma, Alterable Four Works the most expensive artwork by Melvin Edwards that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Melvin Edwards

Dieses Kunstwerk von Melvin Edwards erzielte im Mai diesen Jahres bei Christies in New York einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion A Century of Art: The Gerald Fineberg Collection Part II wurde die Arbeit Ile Ogun, Planetary, Road to Goma, Alterable Four Works für USD 409.500,00 (€ 384.362,68) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von USD 180.000,00. Dieses hohe Ergebnis macht Ile Ogun, Planetary, Road to Goma, Alterable Four Works zu dem teuersten Kunstwerk von Melvin Edwards, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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