Naum Gabo

Drawing for an Imaginary Construction

Found at Christies, New York
Impressionist and Modern Art Works on Paper, Lot 114
12.Nov - 12.Nov.2018
Estimate: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Price realised: 16.250 USD
signed 'N. GABO' (lower center) and signed again and dated 'N. Gabo 1935' (extreme lower left)
oil, watercolor and colored wax crayons on paper laid down on paper
9 3/8 x 7 3/8 in. (23.7 x 18.7 cm.)
Executed in 1935
Estate of the artist. | Galerie de France, Paris. | Acquired from the above by the late owner, February 2009.

Upper estimate price exceeded by 35 %.

The work Drawing for an Imaginary Construction by Naum Gabo was sold in the Impressionist and Modern Art Works on Paper auction at Christies in New York in November 2018. The »bidding war« ended at USD 16,250.00 (€ 14,351.32), 35% above the upper estimate. Of course, this price has nothing to do with the top prices that other works by Naum Gabo achieve. The highest price we have observed so far was reached by the work Linear Construction in Space No. 2 in October 2019 with an auction result of GBP 515,250.00 (€ 597,653.05).

Oberer Schätzpreis um 35 % übertroffen

Die Arbeit Drawing for an Imaginary Construction von Naum Gabo wurde im November 2018 in der Auktion Impressionist and Modern Art Works on Paper bei Christies in New York versteigert. Das »Bietergefecht« endete beim Preis von USD 16.250,00 (€ 14.351,32) und damit 35% über dem oberen Schätzpreis. Dieser Preis hat freilich nichts mit den Spitzenpreisen zu tun, die andere Arbeiten von Naum Gabo erzielen. Den höchsten von uns bisher beobachteten Preis erreichte die Arbeit Linear Construction in Space No. 2 im Oktober 2019 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von GBP 515.250,00 (€ 597.653,05).

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