Art Market Watch
CHRISTIE’S IMP & MOD DOES $117 MILLION
May 2, 2012
The blessedly brief evening sale of Impressionist and modern art at Christie’s New York
on May 1, 2012, kicking off the spring auction season, totaled $117,086,000, with 28 of the 31 lots selling, or 90 percent. Yes, that’s right, a mere 31 lots, compared to the 76 due at Sotheby’s
the next night. Did the sale even last an hour?