Salvatore Scarpitta

The Corn Queen

Found at Sothebys, London
Contemporary Art Evening Auction, Lot 30
11. Feb - 11. Feb 2020
Estimate: 1.200.000 - 1.600.000 GBP
Price realised: 1.575.000 GBP
Salvatore Scarpitta
1919 - 2007
THE CORN QUEEN
signed, titled and dated 1959 on the reverse
bandages and mixed media on canvas
120.5 by 76 cm. 47 1/2 by 30 in.
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York | Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1960) | Leo Castelli Gallery, New York | Galleria Notizie, Turin (acquired from the above in 1972)  | Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1975)  | Studio Guenzani, Milan | Private Collection, Italy (acquired from the above in the mid-1990s) | Sotheby's, London, Italian Identity: An Important Private Collection, 13 October 2011, Lot 11 (consigned by the a

Auction result well in line with expectations

The work The Corn Queen by Salvatore Scarpitta was auctioned at Sothebys in London in February 2020. It changed hands for a price of GBP 1,575,000.00 (€ 1,825,428.57) achieving a result in the upper range of the estimate price range of GBP 1,200,000.00 – 1,600,000.00. Other works by Salvatore Scarpitta have already achieved higher auction prices, for example, in October 2019 the work Housing Developed was auctioned for GBP 2,535,000.00 (€ 2,940,418.20).

Auktionsergebnis im Rahmen der Erwartungen

Die Arbeit The Corn Queen von Salvatore Scarpitta kam im Februar 2020 bei Sothebys in London zur Auktion. Dabei wechselte sie für einen Preis von GBP 1.575.000,00 (€ 1.825.428,57) den Besitzer und erzielte damit ein Ergebnis im oberen Bereich der Schätzpreisspanne von GBP 1.200.000,00 – 1.600.000,00. Andere Arbeiten von Salvatore Scarpitta konnten bereits höhere Auktionspreise erzielen, so wurde im Oktober 2019 die Arbeit Housing Developed für GBP 2.535.000,00 (€ 2.940.418,20) versteigert.

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