Wednesday, June 20, 2007

New World Recor Set For Joan Miró at $13.

New World Recor Set For Joan Miró at $13.

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Joan Miró (1893-1983), Le coq, 1940. New World Record for the artist at auction. Estimate: £3,500,000-4,500,000. Sold: £6,628,000 / $13,130,068 / €9,789,556. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2007.

LONDON.- Le Coq by Joan Miró (1893-1983) realized £6,628,000 ($13,130,068 / €9,789,556), exceeding its pre-sale estimate of £3,500,000-4,500,000 and establishing a record price for the artist at auction. The work was sold at Christie’s evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art held on 18 June 2007.

A press officer from Christie´s said: “This is a new world record for the artist." The previous record was $12.6 million dollars at Christie’s New York for the work Portrait de Mme K (1924) sold in 2001.

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