Philippe Ségalot Bid Aggressively Sothebys New York Contemporary Art Auction
Yves Klein's "MG 9" circa 1962, 57 1/2 x 44 7/8 in. 146 x 114 cm.
Sotheby's New York contemporary art sale on May 14-15. Estimate: $6m-8m. Sold for: $23.7m. New auction record for artist.
Private art dealer Philippe Segalot bid aggressively for several works, winning a Carl Andre and a golden $23.6 million Yves Klein. He declines to discuss his clients, but he has bought for luxury-goods billionaire and Christie's owner Francois Pinault in the past. [from portfolio]