Salvatore Scarpitta

Housing Developed

Found at Sothebys, London
Contemporary Art Evening Auction, Lot 8
3. Oct - 3. Oct 2019
Estimate: 1.500.000 - 2.000.000 GBP
Price realised: 2.535.000 GBP
Salvatore Scarpitta
1919 - 2007
HOUSING DEVELOPED
signed, titled and dated 1960 on the reverse 
bandages and mixed media on canvas
121 by 87 cm. 47 5/8 by 34 1/4 in.
Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist) | Private Collection, USA | Sotheby's, London, 24 October 2005, Lot 29 (consigned by the above) | Private Collection, Milan (acquired from the above sale)   | Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

A top price for Salvatore Scarpitta

The work Housing Developed by Salvatore Scarpitta was sold in the Contemporary Art Evening Auction auction at Sothebys in London in October 2019. It achieved a price of GBP 2,535,000.00 (€ 2,940,418.20), exceeding the upper end of the estimate range by 27%. With this result, Housing Developed is even the most expensive work of art by Salvatore Scarpitta that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Salvatore Scarpitta

Die Arbeit Housing Developed von Salvatore Scarpitta wurde im Oktober 2019 in der Auktion Contemporary Art Evening Auction bei Sothebys in London versteigert. Sie erzielte dabei einen Preis von GBP 2.535.000,00 (€ 2.940.418,20) und übertraf damit das obere Ende der Schätzpreisspanne um 27%. Mit diesem Ergebnis ist Housing Developed sogar das teuerste Kunstwerk von Salvatore Scarpitta, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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