Sotheby’s Latin American Art Evening Sales Achieve Highest Ever Total: $21.7 Million

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NEW YORK, NY.- “We were thrilled to achieve the highest ever total for an evening of Latin American Art at Sotheby’s, exceeding the results achieved at the height of the market in 2008,” commented Carmen Melián, Head of Latin American Art at Sotheby’s. “Bidding tonight was truly global and followed a trend we have seen over the past several seasons wherein regional artists attracted international appeal. It was gratifying to witness a depth in interest across the entire category – from a record price for a bronze by Botero to yet another record price achieved for Brazilian artist Meireles. We saw particularly heated competition for kinetic and abstract works and were pleased