Perle Fine

Midnight

Found at Christies, New York
Post-War and Contemporary Art Session II, Lot 735
9. Nov - 9. Nov 2011
Estimate: 3.000 - 5.000 USD
Price realised: 11.250 USD
Perle Fine (1905-1988)
Midnight
signed with initals and dated 'PF 42' (lower left)
oil on board mounted on panel
11 x 9¾ in. (27.9 x 24.7 cm.)
Painted in 1942.

Upper estimate price exceeded by more than 100%

This artwork by Perle Fine achieved an unexpectedly high price at Christies in New York in November 2011. In the Post-War and Contemporary Art Session II auction, the work Midnight sold for USD 11,250 (€ 8,362) - well above the upper estimate of USD 5,000. However, buyers have had to dig much deeper into their pockets for other works by Perle Fine - we have observed the highest auction result to date for the work Polestars and Popsicles, which sold at auction in September this year for USD 25,200 (€ 25,759).

Oberer Schätzpreis um mehr als 100% übertroffen

Dieses Kunstwerk von Perle Fine erzielte im November 2011 bei Christies in New York einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion Post-War and Contemporary Art Session II wurde die Arbeit Midnight für USD 11.250 (€ 8.362) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von USD 5.000. Für andere Arbeiten von Perle Fine mussten die Käufer allerdings auch schon deutlich tiefer in die Tasche greifen – das bisher höchste Auktionsergebnis haben wir für die Arbeit Polestars and Popsicles beobachtet, die im September diesen Jahres für USD 25.200 (€ 25.759) versteigert wurde.

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