On 25 March, Christie’s Paris presented a selection of works on paper coming from the Triton Collection.
The sale, which amassed a total sum of €9,823,375, broke several world records for works on paper, with Salvador Dalí’s La reine Salomé (1937) being particularly successful, exceeding its estimated price which was set to be between €300,000 and €500,000, seeking for €721,500. Fernand Léger’s Danseuse au tambourin (1954), which was estimated to sell for between €250,000 and €350,000, was sold for €673,500. The highlight of the sale was Camille Pissarro’s Les paysannes travaillant dans les champs, Pontoise (1881), which went for €1,381,500, despite an original estimated price of €250,000 – €350,000.
Tudor Davies, director of the Impressionist and Modern Art department at Christie’s said that the results of this sale’s total bore witness to the “extraordinary quality of the collection”, as well as the energy and enthusiasm of the collectors.