Sotheby's kicked off its fall season on Tuesday night with a $422.1 million auction of Impressionist and Modern Art, the biggest sale ever for the 270-year-old company.
The leading lot was Alberto Giacometti's famous Chariot sculpture of 1951-2 which brought $101 million. Amedeo Modigliani’s Tete also soared fetching $70.7 million, well above its $45 million estimate.
Giacometti's L’homme qui marche I, which sold for $104.3 million, is the world's record holder for sculpture.
Other notable sales included Monet's Alice Hoschedé au jardin from a Private American Collection that went for $33,765,000 sale of Alice Hoschedé au jardin. Vincent van Gogh’s Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies brought $61,765,000. It was one of just a few works that van Gogh sold in his lifetime.