20 MOST #EXPENSIVE #ARTWORKS #SOLD AT #AUCTION IN #2018

$157,159,000

Amedeo #Modigliani, Nu Couché (Sur Le Côté Gauche), 1917

#Sotheby’s #NYC, May 14, 2018

Amedeo Modigliani Nu Couche $157,159,000

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.

$115,000,000

Pablo #Picasso, Fillette à la corbeille fleurie, 1905

#Christie’s New York, May 8, 2018

Pablo Picasso, Fillette à la corbeille fleurie, 1905. Courtesy of Christie’s.

$91,875,000

Edward #Hopper, Chop Suey, 1929

Christie’s New York, November 13, 2018

Edward Hopper, Chop Suey, 1929. Courtesy of Christie’s.

View the rest of the most expensive Artworks in 2018 click here: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-20-expensive-artworks-sold-2018

View recent sold works on Diego Voci: https://www.diegovociproject.com/acquire-originals

#ARTISTS THAT #PAINT THE SAME #SUBJECT IN VARIED MULTIPLE PAINTINGS!

Dorf au Menorca and Casa di Contadini

Dorf au Menorca” and “Casa di Contadini” (both oil on canvas)

“Artists often paint multiple paintings of the same subject. #Picasso painted numerous paintings of Dora Maar and Marie Therese, Edward #Hopper used his wife, Jo, in most of his female subjects in paintings, #Bonnard also painted his wife in numerous paintings, Andy #Warhol did quite a number of Marilyn print, the same image but altered, #Monet painted dozens of haystack paintings, and multiple views of the Rouen Cathedral.”  Kathleen Grace, Artist, Art consultant, Instructor, former Museum Educator, Gallery Curator

https://www.quora.com/Why-did-Leonardo-Da-Vinci-paint-3-paintings-of-the-same-person-La-Gioconda-La-Monalisa-and-the-Monastery-of-the-Prado

“It’s quite common for an artist to paint a subject that you like working with in varied multiple paintings.”

#DIEGO (Antonio Diego Voci 1920-1985) was one of them! Here are two examples (above) of a similar landscape where Diego captured a similar feeling and essence in these two works.

For more historical information on Diego, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci