A bronze copy of "The Little Dancer by Degas
A bronze copy of a statuette of Edgar Degas' little dancer fourteen "was sold Tuesday at Sotheby's in London for 13 257 250 pounds (about 19.2 million dollars), reported at the auction house.
Preliminary assessment of the lot was from 9 to 12 million pounds. It clarifies the agency Bloomberg, the statuette auctioned British collector John Madejski (John Madejski), who acquired it in 2004 at the same auction for 5 million pounds. The new owner was the product of Japanese expert on impressionism Isizaka Yasuaki (Yasuaki Ishizaka), who participated in the bidding by telephone.
Sold Tuesday 105 centimeters tall figurine is one of 28 copies of the original bronze "Little Dancer of wax, which was shown on a 6-second Impressionist exhibition in 1881, and shocked some critics naturalistic. Copies were cast in 1922, five years after his death.
The result set a new auction record for a sculpture by Degas, who stayed in 1999. Then on New York's Sotheby's auction another bronze copy of "Little Dancer was sold for 12,4 million dollars.
Also at the auction works impressinistov and modern art on Tuesday was sold a picture of the German artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner "Street Scene" (Strassenszene) 1913. The buyer paid 5.4 million pounds of fabric, which is within the estimate of 5 to 7 million pounds.
This is followed by Joan Miro, whose picture, "Women and the birds at night" was sold for 2 million pounds, estimated by experts in 750 thousand - 1 million pounds.
More than a million pounds had been paid for works of "Joy to the circus," Marc Chagall (one million 380 thousand pounds), but for "Neighborhoods Kolliura" Andre Derain and "Istanbul I" Oskar Kokoschka was paid absolutely the same amount of 1 million 497 тысяч 250 pounds.
Total volume of evening trading was 32 миллиона 560 thousand pounds.