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Yves Saint Laurent Auction: Record Brancusi, Matisse, Mondrian Sales (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/26/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:05 PM ET

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***UPDATED 4:45pm ET***

The world may be embroiled in a crippling credit crisis, but that didn't stop collectors from paying record prices at what Christie's is calling the "sale of the century." The auction house brought in $262 million in its first night of the three day sale of Yves Saint Laurent and partner Pierre Berge's 733-piece art collection. During the sale's first night, collectors acted as if they were dancing on the Titanic, paying record prices for Brancusi, Matisse and Mondrian. A three-foot Brancusi wooden sculpture went for $36,792,835 (realized price without fees). The most recent Brancusi record was for "Bird in Space" which sold for $27.4 million in 2005. Other sales records from the night:


HENRI MATISSE Les coucous, tapis bleu et rose: $45,264,579
PIET MONDRIAN Composition avec bleu, rouge, jaune et noir: $27,191,525

See a slideshow from the show and the preview:


Below is a longer list of what sold Monday night. The complete list is here.

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Lot 1, Sale 1209, Paris
EDGAR DEGAS (1834-1917)Paysage d'Italie vu par une lucarne
price realized
€457,000
($576,129)

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Lot 2, Sale 1209, Paris
PAUL GAUGUIN (1848-1903)Etude de femmes martiniquaises
price realized
€673,000
($848,435)

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Lot 3, Sale 1209, Paris
EDOUARD MANET (1832-1883)Jeune fille en chapeau d'été
price realized
€721,000
($908,948)

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Lot 4, Sale 1209, Paris
EDGAR DEGAS (1834-1917)Femme à sa toilette
price realized
€553,000
($697,154)

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Lot 5, Sale 1209, Paris
PAUL CEZANNE (1839-1906)La montagne Sainte-Victoire vue des Lauves (recto); Etude d'arbres (verso)
price realized
€2,081,000
($2,623,467)

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Lot 6, Sale 1209, Paris
GEORGES SEURAT (1859-1891)L'homme à femmes
price realized
€301,000
($379,464)

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Lot 7, Sale 1209, Paris
HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901)La Tauromachie
price realized
€529,000
($666,898)

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Lot 8, Sale 1209, Paris
GUSTAV KLIMT (1862-1918)Etude de femme pour 'Jurisprudence'
price realized
€49,000
($61,773)

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Lot 9, Sale 1209, Paris
ODILON REDON (1840-1916)Il y a peut-être une première humanité essayée dans la fleur
price realized
€145,000
($182,798)

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Lot 10, Sale 1209, Paris
EDOUARD VUILLARD (1868-1940)Marie rêveuse et sa mère
price realized
€1,129,000
($1,423,303)

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Lot 11, Sale 1209, Paris
EDOUARD VUILLARD (1868-1940)Les Lilas
price realized
€385,000
($485,360)

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Lot 12, Sale 1209, Paris
PIET MONDRIAN (1872-1944)Ferme sur le Gein, dissimulée par de grands arbres, au coucher de soleil
price realized
€313,000
($394,592)

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Lot 13, Sale 1209, Paris
PIET MONDRIAN (1872-1944)Ferme sur le Gein, dissimulée par de grands arbres
price realized
€385,000
($485,360)

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Lot 14, Sale 1209, Paris
EDVARD MUNCH (1863-1944)Bord de mer
price realized
€1,129,000
($1,423,303)

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Lot 15, Sale 1209, Paris
LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (1844-1910; HENRI, DIT)...Bord de rivière
price realized
€337,000
($424,848)

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Lot 16, Sale 1209, Paris
EDOUARD VUILLARD (1868-1940)Vuillard au col blanc
price realized
€517,000
($651,770)

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Lot 17, Sale 1209, Paris
JAMES ENSOR (1860-1949)Le désespoir de Pierrot (Pierrot le jaloux)
price realized
€4,993,000
($6,294,556)

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Lot 18, Sale 1209, Paris
JAMES ENSOR (1860-1949)Modèle: Buste d'homme
price realized
€67,000
($84,465)

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Lot 19, Sale 1209, Paris
JAMES ENSOR (1860-1949)Nu académique
price realized
€46,600
($58,748)

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Lot 20, Sale 1209, Paris
JAMES ENSOR (1860-1949)Au Conservatoire
price realized
€577,000
($727,410)

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Lot 21, Sale 1209, Paris
HENRI LAURENS (1885-1954)Femme accroupie
price realized
€217,000
($273,567)

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Lot 22, Sale 1209, Paris
GEORGES BRAQUE (1882-1963)Compotier, Quotidien du Midi
price realized
€3,201,000
($4,035,425)

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Lot 23, Sale 1209, Paris
JUAN GRIS (1887-1927)Nature morte à la théière (recto); Etude de bouteille (verso)
price realized
€169,000
($213,054)

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Lot 24, Sale 1209, Paris
JUAN GRIS (1887-1927)Tasse et pipe
price realized
€1,073,000
($1,352,706)

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Lot 25, Sale 1209, Paris
JUAN GRIS (1887-1927)Le Violon
price realized
€3,873,000
($4,882,599)

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Lot 26, Sale 1209, Paris
JUAN GRIS (1887-1927)Nature morte
price realized
€121,000
($152,542)

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Lot 27, Sale 1209, Paris
GIACOMO BALLA (1871-1958)Compenetrazione iridescente - Eucalyptus
price realized
€1,745,000
($2,199,880)

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Lot 28, Sale 1209, Paris
JEAN FAUTRIER (1898-1964)Fleurs
price realized
€169,000
($213,054)

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Lot 29, Sale 1209, Paris
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)Portrait-charge: Massine, Bakst et Diaghilev
price realized
€169,000
($213,054)

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Lot 30, Sale 1209, Paris
HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954)Portrait de Micheline
price realized
€385,000
($485,360)


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Lot 31, Sale 1209, Paris
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)Homme dans un fauteuil
price realized
€625,000
($787,923)

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Lot 32, Sale 1209, Paris
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)Poulet, verre, couteau, bouteille
price realized
€625,000
($787,923)

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Lot 34, Sale 1209, Paris
FERNAND LEGER (1881-1955)Le médaillon bleu
price realized
€649,000
($818,179)

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Lot 35, Sale 1209, Paris
CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI (1876-1957)Madame LR (Portrait de Mme LR)
price realized
€29,185,000
($36,792,835)

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Lot 36, Sale 1209, Paris
ALBERTO GIACOMETTI (1901-1966)Annette dans la cellina à Stampa (recto); Etude de tête d'Annette (verso)
price realized
€94,600
($119,260)

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Lot 37, Sale 1209, Paris
MARCEL DUCHAMP (1887-1968)Belle haleine - Eau de voilette
price realized
€8,913,000
($11,236,407)

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Lot 38, Sale 1209, Paris
FERNAND LEGER (1881-1955)La tasse de thé
price realized
€11,489,000
($14,483,909)

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Lot 39, Sale 1209, Paris
FERNAND LEGER (1881-1955)Le damier jaune
price realized
€3,761,000
($4,741,403)

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Lot 40, Sale 1209, Paris
FERNAND LEGER (1881-1955)Composition, dans l'usine
price realized
€5,553,000
($7,000,535)

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Lot 41, Sale 1209, Paris
ALEXANDER CALDER (1898-1976)Dancers and Sphere
price realized
€1,577,000
($1,988,086)

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Lot 42, Sale 1209, Paris
PIET MONDRIAN (1872-1944)Composition avec bleu, rouge, jaune et noir
price realized
€21,569,000
($27,191,525)

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Lot 43, Sale 1209, Paris
PIET MONDRIAN (1872-1944)Composition avec grille 2
price realized
€14,401,000
($18,154,998)

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Lot 44, Sale 1209, Paris
PIET MONDRIAN (1872-1944)Composition I
price realized
€7,009,000
($8,836,079)

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Lot 45, Sale 1209, Paris
GIORGIO DE CHIRICO (1888-1978)Ritratto di Paul Guillaume
price realized
€115,000
($144,978)

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Lot 46, Sale 1209, Paris
AMEDEO MODIGLIANI (1884-1920)Portrait de Jean Cocteau
price realized
€193,000
($243,311)

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Lot 47, Sale 1209, Paris
FERNAND LEGER (1881-1955)Le profil noir
price realized
€3,537,000
($4,459,012)

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Lot 48, Sale 1209, Paris
LOUIS FERNANDEZ (1900-1973)Composition
price realized
€73,000
($92,029)

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Lot 49, Sale 1209, Paris
FERNAND LEGER (1881-1955)Ballet mécanique
price realized
€145,000
($182,798)

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Lot 50, Sale 1209, Paris
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)Instruments de musique sur un guéridon
estimate
€25,000,000 - €30,000,000
($31,516,905 - $37,820,286)

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Lot 51, Sale 1209, Paris
ANDRE DERAIN (1880-1954)Vue de Collioure
price realized
€163,000
($205,490)

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Lot 52, Sale 1209, Paris
ANDRE DERAIN (1880-1954)Nature morte à la table
price realized
€1,465,000
($1,846,891)

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Lot 53, Sale 1209, Paris
ANDRE DERAIN (1880-1954)Rue à Collioure, Quartier du Mirador
price realized
€121,000
($152,542)

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Lot 54, Sale 1209, Paris
HENRI MATISSE (1869-1953)Le Danseur
price realized
€6,785,000
($8,553,688)

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Lot 55, Sale 1209, Paris
HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954)Les coucous, tapis bleu et rose
price realized
€35,905,000
($45,264,579)

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Lot 56, Sale 1209, Paris
HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954)Nu au bord de la mer
price realized
€8,241,000
($10,389,233)

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Lot 57, Sale 1209, Paris
GIORGIO DE CHIRICO (1888-1978)Il Ritornante
price realized
€11,041,000
($13,919,126)

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Lot 58, Sale 1209, Paris
PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)Sollte Steigen
price realized
€2,193,000
($2,764,663)

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Lot 59, Sale 1209, Paris
RAOUL DUFY (1877-1953)Jardin de salon, la marine
price realized
€181,000
($228,182)

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Lot 60, Sale 1209, Paris
OSKAR SCHLEMMER (1888-1943)Projet de décor pour "Die glückliche Hand" d'Arnold Schoenberg
price realized
€51,400
($64,799)

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Lot 61, Sale 1209, Paris
PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)Gartenfigur
price realized
€3,985,000
($5,023,79)

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