The 12-lot sale achieved a sell-through rate of 100% and realized $343.4K soaring past its pre-sale high estimate. After competitive bidding online and over the phone from the U.S. and France, all 12 fresh-to-market lots from Mr. Robert Becker’s impressive New York collection were sold to a single private collector who was actively seeking the collective works.
The strong results of today’s sale are testament to Freeman’s unique ability to market single-owner collections with strong narratives to a wide range of collectors. We are delighted with the results, and very happy to learn that all twelve bronzes will remain together in the same collection. The story continues.
Raphaël Chatroux, Head of Sale
Competitive Bidding Results in Strong Prices Throughout Sale
Leading the sale was Beethoven à Deux Mains (Lot 9), which achieved $93,750, exceeding its pre-sale low estimate; followed by Beethoven dit Métropolitain (Lot 7) which realized $56,250, nearly doubling its pre-sale high estimate.
Lot 5 Beethoven aux Grands Cheveux (Étude Pleine) also performed well, selling for $43,750 and more than doubling its pre-sale low estimate.
Other impressive examples include Lot 6, Beethoven, Étude pour un Masque Disparu which exceeded its pre-sale high estimate with $30,000 and La Pathétique (Lot 12) which more than tripled its pre-sale estimate of $5,000-8,000 to achieve $27,500.