119 works from the private collection of legendary art dealer Jan Krugier were sold at Sotheby’s with a combined total of £74.8 million ($122,128,701/€89,957,075). This was more than double the pre-sale high estimate (est. £24.2-35.3 million).
The legendary Swiss gallerist Jan Krugier amassed, together with his wife, Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, one of the world’s most spectacular collections of works on paper. Spanning the history of art from the late 18th to the mid-20th century, the collection included works from the greatest names of their time: Goya, Delacroix, Géricault, Corot, Turner, Degas, Manet, Bonnard, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Seurat, Matisse, Klee, Picasso and Giacometti.
Pablo Picasso’s Composition (Composition au Minotaure) was sold for £10,386,500 / $16,943,497 (est. £1.8-2.5m), which is a record price for a work on paper by the artist at auction.