What’s Selling In The Art World: 13 Artworks To Consider Before You Make Your Next Purchase.

If you are a serious buyer whose tastes extend beyond pop culture artworks you’ll be interested in the 13 works below sold at Christie’s Art Auction in London.

There is a definite trend in female-focused works, notably surrealistic depictions of the female form and/or paintings that explore the interpersonal relationships of women. Modernism, Surrealism and Africanism painting styles are also very popular. And it’s worth noting that vibrant, stylized artworks continue to sell.

But whether you’re interested in what themes are selling at auction or what styles are most popular, here are 13 artworks to consider before you make your next purchase.

#1. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Deux nus

Lot 1A

ESTIMATE
$700,000 – $1,000,000

PRICE REALIZED
$3,372,500

#2. Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Couple au double-profil

Lot 40A.jpg
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Couple au double-profil

ESTIMATE
$1,000,000 – $1,500,000

PRICE REALIZED
$1,152,500

#3. Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
Le grand déjeuner

Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
Le grand déjeuner

ESTIMATE
$15,000,000 – $25,000,000

PRICE REALIZED
$19,437,500

#4. Egon Schiele (1890-1918)
Stehender Rückenakt

Egon Schiele (1890-1918)
Stehender Rückenakt

ESTIMATE
$700,000 – $1,000,000

PRICE REALIZED
$3,612,500

#5. Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957)
La jeune fille sophistiquée (Portrait de Nancy Cunard)

Lot 19A
Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957)
La jeune fille sophistiquée (Portrait de Nancy Cunard)

ESTIMATE
Estimate in the region of $70 million

PRICE REALIZED
$71,000,000

#6. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Nature morte: Tête de taureau

Lot 26A
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Nature morte: Tête de taureau

ESTIMATE
$5,000,000 – $7,000,000

PRICE REALIZED
$7,512,500

#7. Joan Miró (1893-1983)
La caresse d’un oiseau

Lot 36A
Joan Miró (1893-1983)
La caresse d’un oiseau

ESTIMATE
$6,000,000 – $8,000,000

PRICE REALIZED
$9,425,000

#8. Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)
Tête noire (Portrait de Diego)

Lot 35A
Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)
Tête noire (Portrait de Diego)

ESTIMATE
$5,000,000 – $8,000,000

PRICE REALIZED
$5,375,000

#9. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
L’Huilier

Lot 20A
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
L’Huilier

ESTIMATE
$1,800,000 – $2,500,000

PRICE REALIZED
$3,132,500

#10. Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
Les trois femmes au bouquet

Lot 18A
Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
Les trois femmes au bouquet

ESTIMATE
$12,000,000 – $18,000,000

PRICE REALIZED
$12,968,750

#11. Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935)
Suprematist Composition

Lot 12A
Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935)
Suprematist Composition

ESTIMATE
Estimate in the region of $70 million

PRICE REALIZED
$85,812,500

#12. Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Le village bleu

Lot 13A
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Le village bleu

ESTIMATE
$3,000,000 – $5,000,000

PRICE REALIZED
$7,062,500

#13. Joan Miró (1893-1983)
L’Envolée II

Lot 37A
Joan Miró (1893-1983)
L’Envolée II

ESTIMATE
$500,000 – $700,000

PRICE REALIZED
$1,452,500

Thank you for your comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.