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Christie’s New York auctioneer Christopher Burge, Edgar Degas’ Petite danseuse and, on the turntable, Henri Fantin-Latour’s Nature morte (est. $750,000-$950,000, but unsold) on Nov. 1, 2011
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Art Market Watch

CHRISTIE'S DOES $140.7 MIL IN WAN IMP & MOD SALE


Nov. 2, 2011

Sometimes the auctioneer calls out the bids very quickly, and other times he goes rather more slowly. At Christie’s New York Impressionist and modern sale yesterday evening -- which totaled $140.7 million for 51 lots sold out of 82 offered (a large sale), or 62 percent -- the fast bids were bad news as often as not.

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