Amazing Year for da Vinci and Other Notable Greats

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 5:42 pm

It’s still exciting to see the amount of money auction houses can garner for important pieces of art.  2017 represented a stellar year for many artists but specifically these masters commanded record breaking figures.

Leonardo da Vinci – $450.3 million 
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/15/arts/design/leonardo-da-vinci-salvator-mundi-christies-auction.html

Qi Baishi – $140.8
https://news.artnet.com/market/qi-baishi-record-140m-beijing-1182881

Basquiat – $110.5 million
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/19/basquiatpainting-fetches-record-1105-million-new-york-auction/

Van Gogh – $81.3 million
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-14/van-gogh-s-insane-asylum-view-sells-for-81-3-million-at-auction

L├ęger – $70.1 million
https://usaartnews.com/auctions/christies-will-present-november-sale-of-art-amount-479-3-million/attachment/fernand-leger-contraste-de-forms-1913-oil-on-burlap-sold-for-70-1-million

Beautiful collection of works above.  Looking forward to what this year has in store.