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of the rare paintings of Mexican Frida Kahlo and French Pierre Soulages have broke auction records at Sotheby's, Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in New York (United States), where they were sold 34.9 million and 20.2 million of dollars.

As expected, the self-portrait of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, entitled "Diego Y Yo" (»Diego and Me", 1949) sprayed the old record of Frida Kahlo ($ 8 million in 2016), Tuesday November 16, 2021 in New York ( United States )

Awarded $ 34.9 million, the painting also becomes the most expensive Latin American artwork of the history sold at auction. The previous record belonged to a painting by Diego Rivera, "Los rivales" (1931), sold $ 9.76 million by Christie's in 2018.

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Oil is emblematic self-portraits that have made celebrity in the world The whole of the Mexican painter, feminism icon, deceased in 1954 at the age of 47 years.

The face of Diego Rivera appears on the Frida forehead, above his black eyes, from which appear to escape a few tears. Diego Rivera, who had at the close time of the Mexican actress Maria Felix, is represented with a third eye, sign of the torments he causes his wife.

Reliations in red and black

The painting of Pierre Soulages , which had spent more than 30 years in a private collection, corresponds to the red period of the French artist, become famous for His Excellency in the mastery of the black.

estimated between $ 8 and $ 12 million, it was sold to $ 20.2 million after a panting battle between several purchasers in the auction room and on the phone. It far exceeds the previous record, reached in 2019 (9.6 million euros in Paris).

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Painted on August 4, 1961, its material effects were obtained thanks to the scraping technique, which reveals the red shades under the dark, explains Sotheby's.

More than 50 million dollars for Monet

One of the other highlights of the evening was the sale of a painting of the Impressionist Claude Monet , "Corner of the Basin with Nymphéas" (1918), for 50 , $ 8 million, far from its record of $ 110.7 million in 2019, still in New York.

After several seasons half-tie due to the pandemic, the results of the autumn sales of New York are positive, the auction houses ensuring that there has been sufficient offer to satisfy the demand remained vigorous.

Monday, Sotheby's had beaten his historic record for a single auction party, for $ 676 million, 35 works by the very famous collection of modern and contemporary Macklowe art.

On its side, Christie's announced that it was $ 1.1 billion last week , compared to 691 million for these spring sales and 683 million for those in the fall of 2019, before the pandemic.

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