The "pleasure principle" has abolished La corde sensible, which was sold at the end of February 2017 in London for £ 14.4 million, including commissions and fees, or $ 17.9 million.
Sotheby has estimated that the canvas is between $ 15 and $ 20 million, and said that this chart has seven different collectors, an unusually large number.
Several other works have also exceeded their estimated value, for example, the Russian painter Vasily Kandinska's "Improvisation auf mahagoni", allocated $ 24.2 million, while Sotheby's was between 15 and 20 million.
The little jolt, the highlight of the sale, Marsden Hartley's canvas considered one of the first completely abstract works in the history of American art, did not find the buyer.
"Before the start of the war" was estimated at $ 30 million, which is almost five times the current record of an American painter ($ 6.3 million) who managed to extend Berlin's stay.
On Sunday, Vincent Van Gogh's "Butterfly Corner," valued at $ 40 million, was still at the hands of his owner Christie's sales dedicated to Impressionism and contemporary art.
Christie & # 39; s nonetheless expressed confidence in the possibility of finding a buyer for the representation of the Corner of the Asnières Garden from the Paris Van Gogh period.
Sales continue until Thursday evening.