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The Final Numbers For Christie’s Sale

May 9, 2013
Boy dressing in baker's clothing

Chaïm Soutine painted “Le Petit Pâtissier

The Christie’s sale is over and the numbers were not as strong as last night’s sale.  Total take was $158.5M (low end of the estimate was $139.6M … so they needed the buyer’s premium to beat the number).  There were 51 works cataloged,  2 withdrawn and 5 failed to find a buyer.  That left an 89.8% sell-through rate … which is pretty good.

Additional information: Up and Down at Christie’s