Andrew Wyeth Leads $32.3 Million Sale of American Art at Christie’s

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Image provided by Christie's shows a 1982 acrylic & watercolor painting by Jamie Wyeth titled "A Couple of Chairs Sitting Around the Coast of Maine." AP Photo/Christie's.

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s Important American
Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture sale achieved a total of $32,358,750, with
works by Andrew Wyeth, Mary Cassatt, and Charles Prendergast commanding the
highest prices.
Two new world auction records were set for American
artists Guy Pène Du Bois and John Joseph Boyle, and a second highest price was
achieved for a work by Andrew Wyeth. Eric Widing, Head of American Paintings at
Christie’s noted: “Our December 2 sale saw collectors returning to the saleroom
to bid with vigor and enthusiasm on many of our top lots. Our sale
results were by far the best we have seen in American Art for over a year. Good
paintings sold well, and great paintings touched the stratosphere.”