"Suprematist composition" (1916) Kazimir Malevich sold at yesterday's auction Christie's for $ 85.8 million.
Evening auction of Impressionists and contemporary art in new York on may 15, brought the auction house Christie $415.85 million-despite the fact that last year's result was only $ 289.2 million, the growth is impressive, especially considering that one of the most expensive works in the catalog "sailor" — Picasso (1943), which was obtained under the guarantee of a third party in the amount of $70 million, was damaged during the pre - auction exhibition and had to withdraw from the auction.
"Suprematist composition" Malevich (1916) became the top lot of the evening auction. While estimate the same $ 70 million it was sold for $ 85.8 million (including interest auction house). The final bet was made by the new York art dealer Brett Gorvi, co-owner of the gallery Levy & Gorvy, who traded on behalf of an anonymous client. The last time this picture was sold at auction in 2008. In the midst of the economic crisis, she went to the new York auction Sotheby's for $ 60 million-at that time a record for the artist and for Russian art in General.