- Title: UNITED STATES: IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN MASTERPIECES UNDER AUCTION
- Date: 10th May 1995
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (MAY 10-11, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) NEW YORK (MAY 10, 1995) (RTV) 1. SV THE GALLERY 0.09 2. SCU VINCENT VAN GOGH'S "YOUNG MAN IN A CAP" 0.20 3. SV THE GALLERY 0.24 4. SCU PICASSO'S "MOTHER AND CHILD" 0.31 5. SCU MATISSE'S "WOMAN WEARING A BLUE HAT" 0.41 6. SCU RENOIR'S "PORTRAIT OF MADEMOISELLE DEMARSY" 0.58 (MAY 11, 1995) 7. SV GALLERY 1.04 8. SV VAN GOGH BEING AUCTIONED 1.18 9. SV CUTAWAY OF CHRISTIE'S STAFF TAKING PHONE BIDS 1.22 10. SV AUCTIONEER ANNOUNCES FINAL SALE OF VAN GOGH'S PAINTING 1.34 11. CU VAN GOGH'S "YOUNG MAN IN A CAP" 1.40 12. SV PICASSO'S "MOTHER AND CHILD" BEING AUCTIONED 2.02 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 25th May 1995 13:00
- Location: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES.
- Country: USA
- Reuters ID: LVAAN7GCME5JH7MPVFD5SJKBJF37
- Story Text: A Vincent van Gogh portrait which sold for 13 million United States dollars (USD) was among the works put on the block on Thursday (May 11) by Christie's in New York in a second auction day of impressionist and modern art.
Van Gogh's portrait of Fritz Nathan, a well-konwn Zurich collector, was only expected to fetch nine million USD. "Young Man in a Cap," painted in 1988, was the first van Gogh portrait to come up for sale at an auction in five years.
Among other masterpieces auctioned were Pablo Picasso's famous "Mere et enfant" which sold for approximately 11.9 million USD.
Also offered at the block were Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "Portrait de Mme. Demarsy," which sold for 5.6 million USD and Henri Matisse's "Le chapeau bleu," which sold for over 1 million usd.
Christie's auction sought to sell art and jewelry from various estates, including pieces from Pamela Harriman, the United States' Ambassador to France and the wife of the late Averell Harriman.
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