Salvatore Scarpitta

Gonippo

Found at Christies, London
20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale, Lot 39
30. Jun - 30. Jun 2021
Estimate: 250.000 - 300.000 GBP
Price realised: 375.000 GBP
Salvatore Scarpitta (1919-2007)
Gonippo
signed, inscribed, titled and dated 'SALVATORE SCARPITTA 'GONIPPO' 1959' (on the reverse)
bandages and mixed media on canvas
21 ½ x 25 ¾ x 3in. (54.5 x 65.5 x 7.5cm.)
Executed in 1959
- Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. | Galleria Notizie, Turin. | Private Collection, Europe. | Thence by descent to the present owner.

Upper estimate price exceeded by 25 %.

The work Gonippo by Salvatore Scarpitta was auctioned at Christies in London in June 2021. It achieved a price of GBP 375,000.00 (€ 436,972.48), exceeding the upper end of the estimate range by 25%. Admittedly, works by Salvatore Scarpitta have also been auctioned for a multiple of this price - according to our records, the highest result so far was achieved by the work Housing Developed in October 2019 with an auction result of GBP 2,535,000.00 (€ 2,940,418.20).

Oberer Schätzpreis um 25 % übertroffen

Die Arbeit Gonippo von Salvatore Scarpitta kam im Juni 2021 bei Christies in London zur Auktion. Sie erzielte dabei einen Preis von GBP 375.000,00 (€ 436.972,48) und übertraf damit das obere Ende der Schätzpreisspanne um 25%. Freilich wurden Arbeiten von Salvatore Scarpitta auch schon für ein Vielfaches dieses Preises versteigert – das bisher höchste Ergebnis erzielte nach unseren Aufzeichnungen die Arbeit Housing Developed im Oktober 2019 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von GBP 2.535.000,00 (€ 2.940.418,20).

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