Amedeo #Modigliani, Nu Couché (Sur Le Côté Gauche), 1917
#Sotheby’s #NYC, May 14, 2018
Amedeo Modigliani, Nu couché (sur le côté gauche), 1917. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.
In 2018, 20 most expensive lots showed a healthy market that continued to churn out new records for major artists, despite many top lots selling on just a few bids or less. Collectors fought over paintings, furniture, and ephemera from the collection of Peggy and David #Rockefeller, which racked up $832.6 million in sales—the most for an #estate in #history. #Asian collectors continued to muscle their way into the top echelon of the auction #world, both by securing major works at sales in New York and by buying big lots during sales in #HongKong and #Beijing.
Pablo #Picasso, Fillette à la corbeille fleurie, 1905
On August 8, 1980, Frances Ann Jacobini purchased this attractive Diego Voci (VOH-chee) painting direct from the home / studio of Helga and Diego. This image is from a 37 year old Polaroid Helga found. The card indicates Francis paid $950. It is title “Die Baüerinnen”. Coop Cooprider, the Diego Voci Historian since 1973 said “If these are farm girls, they come from classier farms than any I have seen. It looks like are dressed for a Vogue photoshoot.”
The Diego Voci Project would much appreciate an update on the whereabouts of this Diego work and its owner. Frances Ann Jacobini. Anyone? email@example.com.