Factbox: Big art auctions coming up in London in February

Thu Feb 3, 2011 9:29am EST
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(Reuters) - Next week the world's two biggest auction houses, Christie's and Sotheby's, kick off a busy February schedule of London sales that will put the recent surge in art market prices to the test. [nLDE712109]

Following are the pre-sale estimates for the series of auctions covering impressionist, modern, post-war, contemporary and surreal works.

(Last year's comparative figures from the corresponding 2010 auctions, where appropriate, include the buyer's premium, while pre-sale estimates do not.)


February 9: Impressionist and modern evening sale London

- 54.7-81.0 million pounds (66.7 million in 2010)

February 9 - Surreal evening sale

- 19.2-28.1 million pounds (10.1 million in 2010)

February 10 - Impressionist and modern day sale   Continued...