Download the HENI News app

Five Artists Making NY Auction News: Leonora Carrington’s Record Sale, Dan Colen Shines and a $34m Monet Guarantee

3 min read  ·  16 May 2024

Leonora Carrington, Les Distractions de Dagobert. Image courtesy of Sotheby's

Leonora Carrington's auction record jumps 700% with a $28.48m sale at Sotheby’s Modern Art auction, which was led by a $34m Monet. For all the highlights, see the HENI News report.

Dan Colen, Mother (Well), which sold for $165,100, was the outperformer at Phillips. For more, see the HENI News report of the sale.

Rene Magritte led Bonhams $8.27m '20th/21st Century sale but the auction outperformer was Marina Perez Simão, whose painting sold for $178,300, 175% above its low estimate. HENI News

Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s 1938 geometric relief sold for $889,000, 77% above its low estimate at Sotheby's. HENI News

Remedios Varo’s Esquiador (Viajero) (1960), sold for $4.17m, 300% above estimate at Sotheby’s. HENI News

In other news

London: Photo London has opened to collectors with Valérie Belin named a Master of Photography. For a pick of the fair, see Dazed magazine.

"'I first had a 2,500-square-feet apartment but the more I collected photography and ran out of space, I had to buy the ones next door.' Elton John explains why he ended up buying six condos in Atlanta to house his and David Furnish’s photography collection. Highlights go on show at London’s V&A Museum on May 18. "

- 10Minutes

On this day

On May 16, 1929, the first Academy Awards ceremony took place in Hollywood. Winners, who included Charlie Chaplin, received a statuette of a knight standing on a film reel, which had been designed by MGM art director Cedric Gibbons. Los Angeles sculptor George Stanley turned the sketch into the famous golden statuette.

Lee Friedlander, Florida (1963). Copyright the artist’s estate. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Luhring Augustine, New York. “Fragile Beauty: Photographs from the Sir Elton John and David Furnish Collection,” opens at the V&A Museum, May 18.