MATISSE vs SALVADOR DALÍ: which painting will sell for more at Christie's April 9th Paris auction? (pics included)
resolved Apr 11
HENRI MATISSE - Vase de fleurs
SALVADOR DALÍ - Jeune fille nue et dignitaire lauré

This market is a duel between two valuable paintings listed for Christie's "Art Impressionniste & Moderne" live auction in Paris.

Both were given the same initial estimates by Christie's: EUR 300,000 – EUR 500,000. This market resolves to the painting which the Christie's website lists with a higher sale value at the auction.

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  • Example from a past auction: this painting by Gentilesch has a "price realised" of USD 982,800. This is the number I will use—whatever is displayed by the auction page.

  • Edge cases:

    • If either painting is withdrawn before the auction, or I am unable to determine the sale price, it resolves N/A.

    • If one fails to sell at the auction, it resolves to the other.

    • If there's a tie (or they both fail to sell at the auction), both resolve at 50%. .

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HENRI MATISSE - Vase de fleurs

The remarkable career of Henri Matisse, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, whose stylistic innovations (along with those of Pablo Picasso) fundamentally altered the course of modern art and affected the art of several generations of younger painters, spanned almost six and a half decades. (Source)

SALVADOR DALÍ - Jeune fille nue et dignitaire lauré

Salvador Dalí was the most famous 20th century surrealist, whose oeuvre spanned just about every artistic genre you can imagine.

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@traders Update: at the auction, the Dali didn't fare so well, only reaching EUR 327,600 (barely above its lower estimate, including buyer's premium), and the Matisse crushed it, with EUR 529,200. This one wasn't close. I plan to resolve this to MATISSE (but will wait a day in case there are concerns).

I just added some fresh auctions to the dashboard! Featuring Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth, and Vigee Le Brun.

Added one more market for this Christie's impressionist auction! Foujita vs Pierre-Auguste Renoir, with two wildly contrasting paintings: