Christie’s Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art realized $202,608,000 (£128,721,728/ €178,022,150) with sell-through rates of 93% by lot and 99% by value. Bidders from 34 countries competed in the room and on the phone for works by Impressionist and Modern masters, including Piet Mondrian, Chaïm Soutine, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani and Fernand Léger. Bidding on Modern works was particularly active, a testament to the energy brought to the market by crossover collectors and the success of Christie’s curated week of sales spanning both Impressionist & Modern and Post-War and Contemporary categories. The sale was led by Composition No. III (Composition with Red, Blue, Yellow and Black), Piet Mondrian’s sublime square canvas from 1929 led the sale, which sold for $50,565,000 /£32,125,159/€44,429,095 setting a world auction record for the artist. An

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