Thursday, April 14, 2011

Coco and Man Ray

This highly specialised collection of documents generated great interest given the rarity of its contents. 93% of the documents and books sold above their estimates and this sale saw the highest online participation across all the auctions. As noted in other auctions at Christie’s, Photographs and Books sales often see increased online participation due to the nature of the works; the values are not only more accessible, but the works are relatively familiar and clients are more comfortable buying online without seeing the pieces in person, based on Christie’s reliable authentication and detailed condition reports. Among the best performing works was l’Architecture Vivante by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, and a photograph by Man Ray, Portrait de Coco Chanel, which sold for fifty times its low estimate to a Russian private buyer.

LOT 311
Man Ray (1890-1976)
Coco Chanel's portrait
Estimate: €400 – €700
Price realised: €20,000

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