Sotheby’s Auction of Swiss Art from Private Collections Brought Excellent Results

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Ferdinand Hodler - "Stockhornkette mit Thunersee" / Estimated CHF 350,000 to 450,000 (€ 233,000-299,000), it finally sold for CHF 590,500 (€ 390,675). / Photo: Sotheby's.

ZURICH.- Monday’s « Swiss Art » Auction at
Sotheby’s Zurich realised CHF 5,862,875 (€ 3,878,878). The sale was 65% sold by
lot and 83.2% by value. In addition to landscapes and portraits by Hodler from
the private collection of his model Jeanne Charles, works by Ernest Biéler, Max
Buri as well as Giovanni
and Augusto Giacometti also sold well under
the hammer of Dr. Claudia Steinfels, Director of Sotheby’s Zurich. Sotheby’s
Zurich holds « Swiss Art » auctions twice a year. The next one will take place
in Spring 2010.