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Loeb 1Zig Zags for Sothebys while Christies has a strong uptick

Mr Loeb will not be pleased, despite strong numbers at Sotheby's Contemporary Sales ($461 million), the overall numbers pale compared to the crosstown rival at Christie's where their two days added up to almost $964 million. Dare we say it, but is the billion dollar sale on the horizon? If so, it should be obvious who will be the one to do it.

2004, Sotheby's

May 5-6, 2004, Impressionist and Modern $314,880,000

May 13, 2004, Contemporary, Evening $65,670,400

May 14, 2004, Contemporary, Two $23,126,680 88,797,080

May 19, 2004 American Paintings $48,718,200

May 27, 2004 Latin totals $9,840,800

2006 Sotheby's May 3, 2006, Impressionist Evening, $207,564,800

May 4, 2006, Impressionist, Day $40,732,000 248,296,800

May 10, 2006, Contemporary, Evening $128,752,000

May 11, 2006, Contemporary, Day $56,348,200 185,100,200

May 24, 2006, American Paintings $60,029,600

May 26, 2006, Latin American $23,001,200

2008 Sothebys May 7, 2008, Impressionist, Evening $235,333,000

May 8, 2008, Impressionist Day $37,246,150 272,579,150

May 14, 2008, Contemporary Evening $362,037,000

May 15, 2008, Contemporary Day $107,770,775 469,807,775

May 22, 2008, American Paintings, $87,006,200

May 29-30, 2008, Latin American $28,141,600

2010 Sotheby's

May 5, 2010, Impressionism Evening $195,697,001

May 6, 2010, Impressionism Day $37,553,875 233,250,876

May 12, Contemporary, Evening $189,969,000

May 13, Contemporary, Day $53,417,050 243,386,050

May 19, 2010, American Paintings, $31,927,625

May 27, 2010, Latin American $12,226,550

2012 Sotheby's

May 2, 2012, Impressionism Evening $330,568,499

May 3, 2012, Impressionism Day $42,725,524 373,294,041

May 9, 2012, Contemporary, Evening $266,591,000

May 10, 2012, Contemporary Day $63,932,875 330,523,875

May 17, 2012, American Paintings $34,787,625

May 24, 2012, Latin American $26,859,250

May 2014 Sotheby's

May 7, 2014, Impressionist Evening $219,010,001

May 8, 2014, Impressionist Day $66,366,500 285,376,501

May 14, 2014, Contemporary Evening $364,379,000

May 15, 2014, Contemporary Day $96,839,750 461,281,750

May 21, 2014 American Paintings $45,869,625?

May 28, 2014 Latin American Art $20M forecast Statistical reminder of Christie's Recent Numbers

Statistical reminder of Christie's Recent Numbers

Loeb 2

THE DIRECT COMPARISON

Loeb 3

New Sheriff in Town?

About the Author

Robert Alexander Boyle

Robert Alexander Boyle

 Alexander Boyle is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, CT where he majored in History. Prior to graduation he co-authored the seminal book Acid Rain in 1983. Alex has worked for the Metropo...