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CHRISTIE’S THINKING ITALIAN MILAN REALISES A TOTAL OF €6,857,875 / £6,211,843 / $7,988,430

Written by Aksel Ritenis

CHRISTIE’S THINKING ITALIAN MILAN REALISES A TOTAL OF
€6,857,875 / £6,211,843 / $7,988,430

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Mario Schifano, Paesaggio anemico I, Price realised: €644,000

Mariolina Bassetti, Chairman, Post-War & Contemporary Art, Continental Europe and Chairman, Christie’s Italy: “In extraordinary circumstances we were able to pivot to a Christie’s LIVE closed auction, evolving our sale concept in line with government guidelines published on the eve of Thinking Italian Milan. Our clients responded to the shift in format with our bespoke online bidding service complementing telephone bidding fielded by our specialists in Milan, Paris and London and brilliantly executed by our auctioneer Renato Pennisi, International Senior Specialist. New registrants to Christie’s accounted for 20% of bidders, a figure that is testament to a client base interested in Italian art and that continues to seek great artworks via hybrid platforms that blend technology with expertise.”

Elena Zaccarelli, Head of Thinking Italian Sale, Milan: “Christie’s Thinking Italian Milan sale achieved a total of €6,857,875, and was led by Mario Schifano’s 1964 painting Paesaggio anemico I (€644,000)The sale presented a selection of works by leading Italian artists, those that defined visual art during the 20th century. Further highlights included Alghiero Boetti’s Senza titolo (Uno nove sette otto) (€620,000) and Lucio Fontana’s [Concetto Spaziale] which sold for €250,000 against a low estimate of €90,000.”

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