Giacometti Sculpture Leads Sotheby's Record-Setting $422.1 Million Sale

Alberto Giacometti, 'Chariot,' painted bronze on wooden base, cast in 1951-52.  Sold for $101 million.
Alberto Giacometti, 'Chariot,' painted bronze on wooden base, cast in 1951-52. Sold for $101 million.

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.

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