The first lot of the night, a gold jewel by Ugo Rondinone kicked off the sale, tripling its original estimate to achieve £25,000.
The paintings, all four taking Valencia beach as their subject, are sublime distillations of Sorolla's singular vision and painterly bravura.
Christie's presents series of sales featuring most important artists of late 19th and 20th centuries
Encompassing the very best of Modern art, these sales feature major, fresh to the market pieces by Picasso, Giacometti, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Miro, Moore, Magritte and Gris, among others.
A lost drawing by German artist Caspar David Friedrich, known only from an archive photograph, has resurfaced on the international market for the first time since circa 1900.
Mercedes-Benz W196 is an icon in Motorcars History; it was Mercedes-Benz Formula One entry in 1954 & 1955 Formula One seasons, winning 9 of 12 races entered in the hands of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss.
Christie's is presenting the sale of The Orange, the largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever to appear for sale at auction.
October 8, 2013 brought the curtain down on a remarkable five-day run of 16 record-breaking auctions staged by Sotheby's in Hong Kong.
Andreas Gursky’s Paris Montparnasse estimated at £1-1.5 million, will lead Sotheby’s London October Contemporary Evening Sale on 17th October 2013.
Christie's will launch its first-ever online-only auction of Picasso Ceramics on 15 October 2013.
With a combined estimate in the region of £1.4 million, the auction comprises 783 lots and will also include rare Echezeaux 1978 from Henri Jayer and Musigny 1978 from Leroy from another serious collector.
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