Well, even though I couldn’t attend the big fat Zeineb et Jean-Pierre Marcie-Riviére Christie’s auction, at least we can ogle and awe at the results. Let’s start with the grand total of the auction. Ready for it? A whopping 32,498,488 euros! That’s 36,585,160 million dollars! The first thing I thought of was, “God, I wish they were my parents!”
Ok, let’s take a look at the results!
Remember that Francis Bacon Man in Blue VII? It sold for $6,882,554! I purchased it and it is hanging in my entry.
The Cy Twombly? The estimate was between €500,000-€700,000 but it sold for €1,381,500! Let this be a lesson… A Cy Twombly never disappoints… I don’t care if you think it’s a bunch of scribbles.
That drop dead gorgeous Nicolas De Stael? It sold for €2,169,500! Let’s not forget that this is just ONE of the paintings that this glorious couple had at their Parisian apartment!
The Pierre Soulages? It doubled its estimate of €200,000 and sold for €421,500! Don’t worry I will find a great replica of this at the flea market.
Colombe en Terre Cuite… The Hellenistic Terracotta Dove, Circa 4th Century B.C? The little dove that I would have given my liver for? It was estimated between €500-€800 but it sold for €8,750! Do I have a good eye, or what!
The Torse de Faune Dansant en Marbre (A Roman Marble Torso of a Dancing Satyr, Circa 1st Century B.C). The estimate was between €200,000 - €300,000 and yet it sold for €2,897,500! I am not too worried because my friend, Diandra, has one that I am sure she will give to me.
The François-Xavier Lalanne Rhinocéros ? Estimated between €120,000-€180,000 and it sold for €397,500! Remember this is from the same designer that did the sheep in Yves Saint Laurent’s apartment.
The Black Louis XV Chinoiserie Commode sold for €61,500, doubling its estimate! If I were rich, this would be my bedside table tonight. I would keep my beloved pain killers in the top drawer... All special like.
The 19th Century Berlin White Porcelain Metal-Mounted 21 light Rococo Chandelier? The estimate was between €30,000-€50,000 and it sold for €37,500. Not to be a snob, but this is kind of doable. I would have bought this for my shop before ALS stole all of my money. And then, I would have sold it for $100,000. Don’t laugh, I would have.
The Matched Pair of Louis XV Japanned Tables-en-Cabaret, Mid-18th Century? You know how I feel about chinoiserie. And red chinoiserie? Be still my heart. The estimate was between €15,000-€25,000 and they sold for €103,500! Let this be a lesson in chinoiserie… Always buy it. A little scoop… this month on my sale I will have red chinoiserie!
The Francois-Xavier Lalanne Colombes de Zenib that were designed especially for Madame Zenib Marcie-Rivière? The estimate was between €20,000-€30,000 and sold for €103,500! Jeez Louise!
The Lalanne Chandelier and Sconces? The chandelier sold for €1,833,500 and the Sconces sold for €721,500! Fabulous !
And lastly, The Ensemble de Dix Valises & Une Boite a Chapeau en Toile Enduite Monogram, Garniture en Laiton Doré… otherwise known as the LOUIS VUITTON Luggage sold for €15,000… totally worth it!
Well, my friends, that was the auction results. For more results, you can go HERE to check out all of the sale results. God, I love Christie’s!
I also just saw that the Joan Rivers Christie’s auction is in New York June 16-23. Can we talk? I am going to reserve judgment until I see everything but trust me… It ain’t Paris… No matter what.