Giacometti’s Chariot Sells for $101 Million at Sotheby’s

Alberto Giacometti’s painted sculpture of an almost 5-foot-tall elongated goddess standing on a two-wheeled chariot sold for $101 million, meeting its estimate.

“Chariot” had been expected to sell for about $100 million tonight at Sotheby’s Impressionist and modern art sale, the first of two weeks of bellwether auctions in New York.

This 1951-1952 version was part of an edition of six and is only one of two left in private collections. Giacometti’s “Walking Man” bronze sculpture sold for $103.4 million in 2010 at Sotheby’s in London -- an auction record for the artist.

Sotheby’s sale of Impressionist and modern art is continuing.

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