Past Auction

Abstract by Andre Masson Fetches $194,500 at Doyle New York's May 25, 2011 Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art

Wed, May 25, 2011 at 11am EDT |
New York
View Lots

Strong Prices for Works by American, European, Asian and Latin American Artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries

  • Strong Prices for Works by American, European, Asian and Latin American Artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries
  • International Competitive Bidding from Buyers in the Salesroom, on the Telephones, and via the Internet

On May 25, 2011, Doyle New York held a successful auction of Modern & Contemporary Art. The sale showcased paintings, drawings and sculpture by important European, American, Latin American and Asian artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Strong international competitive bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet drove prices throughout the sale. This competition resulted in a strong total of $1,750,056 against a pre-sale estimate of $1,380,300-2,043,700 with 70% sold by lot and 89% sold by value.

The top lot was a circa 1942 untitled work by French artist Andre Masson that achieved $194,500, well over its pre-sale estimate of $50,000-70,000.   

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.

Next Modern & Contemporary Art Auction: Fall 2011

Doyle New York's next auction of Modern & Contemporary Art is scheduled for Fall 2011. Consignments are currently being accepted. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.

Consignments are currently being accepted

To have your property evaluated for possible consignment in the next auction, please contact:

Bonny Murrell

Media Contact

Louis LeB. Webre
SVP, Marketing & Media
212-427-4141, ext 232

  • Estate of a Private Collector, Palm Beach, Florida
  • Estate of Ben Sonnenberg
  • Estate of Bruce and Josephine Schlumberger Hawley
  • Estate of Carolyn Sheffield
  • Estate of Charles W. Kraushaar, Jr.
  • Estate of Daniel Edward and Jean Dickenson Marcy
  • Estate of David K. Anderson, son of Martha Jackson
  • Estate of Eleanor S. Rawson
  • Estate of Ellen R. Brown
  • Estate of Finbar Kenny
  • Estate of Grace J. Ross
  • Estate of Helen Steinman
  • Estate of Herbert Robinson
  • Estate of Joseph A. Patrick
  • Estate of Justine Auerbach
  • Estate of Melva Bordiga
  • Estate of Robert L. Werner
  • Estate of Sandra Schoenfein
  • Estate of Sonja Caron Stein
  • Estate of Sylvia Sleigh and Lawrence Alloway
  • Property from the Estate of a Washington D.C. Philanthropist
  • Property of a Connecticut Estate
  • Property of Kelsey Marechal
  • The Collection of Hugh J. Grant and Lucie Mackey Grant
  • The Collection of Professor and Mrs. George Heard Hamilton
  • The Keith Irvine Collection

A Selection of Auction Highlights

View All Lots