Botticelli's Man of Sorrows makes $39.3m (hammer price)

January 27 2022

Image of Botticelli's Man of Sorrows makes $39.3m (hammer price)

Picture: Sotheby's via. Facebook

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Sotheby's New York have just sold Sandro Botticelli's Man of Sorrows for $39.3m (hammer price) with the pre-sale estimate mooted at around $40m. With commission this adds up to $45.4m.

Bidding opened at $33m, climbed to $38m where it stalled for a short while with increments of $200k, $500k, $700k, $900k until it hit $39m. Bidding slowly crept up with $100k increments to $39.3m where it finally sold to a phone bidder with Liz Lobkowicz.

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