Yves Klein

La Venus d'Alexandrie (S 41)

Found at Christies, Paris
Art contemporain, Lot 50
6. Dec - 6. Dec 2023
Estimate: 60.000 - 80.000 EUR
Price realised: 107.100 EUR
Yves Klein (1928-1962)
La Venus d'Alexandrie (S 41)
signé de l'étoile et numéroté '29⁄300' (en-bas à l'arrière); avec le cachet de l'éditeur et numéroté '29⁄300' (au-dessous)
pigment pur et résine synthétique sur plâtre
66 x 27 x 18 cm.
Œuvre originale 1962 - Édition multiple posthume 1982; cette œuvre porte le numéro vingt-neuf d'une édition de trois-cents exemplaires, cinquante Hors Commerce et trois exemplaires avec le monogramme de l'artiste.
signed with the star and numbered '29⁄300' (to the bottom backside); with the editor's stamp and numbered '29⁄300' (to the underside)
dry pigment and synthetic resin on plaster
26 x 10 5⁄8 x 7 1⁄8 in.
Original artwork 1962 - Posthumous multiple edition 1982; this work is number twenty-nine from an edition of three hundred, fifty Hors Commerce and three with the artist's monogram. - Collection privée, Suisse | Puis par descendance au propriétaire actuel

Upper estimate price exceeded by 34 %.

The work La Venus d'Alexandrie (S 41) by Yves Klein was auctioned at Christies in Paris in December this year. It achieved a price of EUR 107,100.00 exceeding the upper end of the estimate range by 34 %. Of course, this price has nothing to do with the top prices that other works by Yves Klein achieve. The highest price we have observed so far was reached by the work Anthropométrie de l’époque bleue, (ANT 124) (Anthropometry of the Blue Period), (ANT 124)) in June last year with an auction result of GBP 27,197,000.00 (€ 31,595,177.57).

Oberer Schätzpreis um 34 % übertroffen

Die Arbeit La Venus d'Alexandrie (S 41) von Yves Klein kam im Dezember diesen Jahres bei Christies in Paris zur Auktion. Sie erzielte dabei einen Preis von EUR 107.100,00 und übertraf damit das obere Ende der Schätzpreisspanne um 34 %. Dieser Preis hat freilich nichts mit den Spitzenpreisen zu tun, die andere Arbeiten von Yves Klein erzielen. Den höchsten von uns bisher beobachteten Preis erreichte die Arbeit Anthropométrie de l’époque bleue, (ANT 124) (Anthropometry of the Blue Period), (ANT 124)) im Juni letzten Jahres mit einem Auktionsergebnis von GBP 27.197.000,00 (€ 31.595.177,57).

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