Pablo Picasso's Fillette au bateau, Maya from 1938, once owned by Gianni Versace, will be sold at Sotheby's in London on March 1st with an estimate of $15 million.
Edvard Munch painting once featured in German theater to be sold with $15 million estimate as part of restitution deal.
In 2022, the three auction houses sold $13.6 billion at auction and $2.56 billion in private sales for a total of $16.16 billion.
The design market's favorite Surrealist-inspired makers of functional art have seen a market explosion as the estate and some of their heirs sell into a ravenous market.
Sotheby's The Now made $45 million and its Contemporary Evening sale made $269 million as the art market showed more demand that expected.
Sotheby's sale of William Paley and David Solinger's art boosts the Modern total to $391m with Mondrian, de Kooning, Picasso and Giacometti leading the sales.
Sotheby's will auction one of Andy Warhol's most valuable works—White Disaster (White Car Crash 19 Times)—which is expected to make a price in excess of $80 million.
The Frieze Evening sales for Sotheby's and Phillips showed unexpected strength in the art market as £115 million was spent.
Henry Moore's famous Festival of Britain sculpture from 1951, Reclining Figure: Festival, to be sold by Sotheby's on November 14th 2022 with $30 million estimate.
Sotheby's will offer a 1930 Piet Mondrian work with a $50 million estimate in November