NORMAN ROCKWELL vs BURCHFIELD: which artwork will sell for more at Christie's upcoming New York auction? (pics included)
Apr 23
Charles Burchfield - Retreat of Winter98%

This market is a duel between two paintings listed for Christie's "Modern American Art" live auction in New York on April 18th.

Both were given the same initial estimates by Christie's: USD 400,000 – USD 600,000. This market resolves to the painting which the Christie's website lists with a higher sale value at the auction.

Resolution details:

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    • If either painting is withdrawn before the auction, or I am unable to determine the sale price, it resolves N/A.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

    • If any scenarios for resolution are unclear, please ask.

Norman Rockwell - Portrait of John F. Kennedy

Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was an American painter and illustrator. His works have a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of the country's culture. (Wikipedia)

He's also known for that "free speech meme" painting where a guy stands up to voice an opinion.

Charles Burchfield - Retreat of Winter

Charles Ephraim Burchfield (April 9, 1893 – January 10, 1967) was an American painter and visionary artist, known for his passionate watercolors of nature scenes and townscapes... Burchfield was an unflagging advocate for the virtues of watercolors, and chafed at the popular misconception of them as fragile and impermanent. (Wikipedia)

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