Expressionist “horse” sells for £1m

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A painting by the German Expressionist artist Franz Marc has smashed its estimate price at auction.

Entitled Pferd (Horse), the work sold for £1,095,063 at Bonhams Impressionist and Modern Art sale in London on 10 October. Its estimate had been £350,000-550,000.

It had not been seen in public for 70 years and had never before been offered at auction,

Bonhams says the sale made a total of £6,955,750, including £1,385,000 for 10 works from the collection of Sir Warwick and Lady Fairfax.

LÉONARD TSUGUHARU FOUJITA (1886-1968) Nu aux mains croisées copy.jpg

Other sale highlights included Nu aux Mains Croisées (above) by Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, which sold for £1,695,063 having been estimated at £800,000-£1,200,000, and Satan et un Adorateur (below) by Auguste Rodin, which achieved £168,813. The drawing changing hands for well beyond its pre-sale estimate of £8,000-12,000.

1 AUGUSTE RODIN (1840-1917) Satan et un adorateur (Serpent) drawing copy.jpg

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