Artprice: Big Is Beautiful! Expected Record at New York Auction for Louise Bourgeois
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Artprice: Big Is Beautiful! Expected Record at New York Auction for Louise Bourgeois

NEW YORK, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — One of Louise Bourgeois’s six Spider sculptures, measuring more than 7 meters across and 3 meters tall, will be offered for sale at Christie’s on 15 May 2019 in New York. Numbered 3/6 in the series, the work already fetched $28.2 million in 2015 and Louise Bourgeois’s prices have stayed steady since then. It could become the most expensive artwork by a female artist ever sold at auction. Giuseppe Bezzuloli (1784 – 1855) – Folly driving the chariot of Love L: 4.8 m; H: 3.4 m. (PRNewsfoto/Artprice.com) " Like it or not, when it comes to art, size is very important. Giant works fascinate us because they transcend our own scale. Who isn’t impressed by huge paintings like Pablo Picasso’s Guernica (at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid) or Veronese’s Les Noces de Cana (at the Louvre Museum in Paris) ?" says thierry Ehrmann, Artprice’s Founder/CEO. In general, an artist’s largest works attract the strongest demand. For equivalent quality, the larger works will almost always be worth more than the smaller works. This week, Artprice picks out a selection of 10 monumental works auctioned in 2018 in each of the major artistic […]

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