Sotheby’s Italian Sale Totals $66 M.

Alessandro Grassi.COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

Alessandro Grassi.


Sotheby’s “The Italian Sale,” held Friday in London and featuring various masterpieces of 20th century Italian art, totaled £41,387,900 ($66.6 million) across 49 lots.

The top lot was an Achrome by Piero Manzoni, which went for £12,626,500 (about $20.3 million), nearly two times as much as its high estimate. Sotheby’s describes it as “one of the largest works from this series ever created.” Lucio Fontana also made out well, with the artist’s Concetto Spaziale, Attesse selling for £1.5 million ($2.4 million), and Enrico Castellani’s Superficie Bianca went for more than twice its high estimate at £3.7 million ($6.1 million). The sale included several major works from the Alessandro Grassi collection.

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