Pablo Picasso continues to dominate as the most popular artist at auction in June
July 12, 2016
Henri Matisse Odalisque sur La Terrasse (by Jacques Villon), 1922 Est. 600,000–800,000 JPY Sale No. 160714: Modern & Contemporary Art July 14, 2016 Mallet Japan
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Read on for five key facts from the Price Database for the month of June:
Pablo Picasso continues to dominate as the most popular artist at auction in June, with 478 works offered at 78 auction houses worldwide. The Modern master has held this title since April 1, 2016.
Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure: Festival, from Christie’s New York’s Defining British Art Evening Sale on June 30, sold for a record-breaking $32,766,732 and is now the highest-selling work by the artist to date.
Sotheby’s London came in on top with the highest sale total in June. They offered 111,548 lots with a sell-through rate of 70.49% for an impressive $297,266,373 in sales.
This past month, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, and Zhang Daqian were the three top-selling artists at auction, bringing in $73,770,799, $68,700,433, and $60,453,237, respectively.
One sale you don't want to miss: Mallet Japan will hold its Modern and Contemporary Art auction on July 14, offering an exceptional opportunity to collect works by artists such as David LaChapelle, Sam Francis, Henri Matisse, and more.
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