A painting by Joan Miro sold for $36.9 million at a London auction Tuesday. The
The sale was part of a larger Sotheby's auction of Impressionist and modernist paintings by artists including Pissarro and Kandinsky. The auction, which brought in a reported $117.7 million, was the first of the London summer auction season.
"Peinture (Etoile Bleue)" dates from 1927 and was purchased by its most recent owner in a Paris sale in 2007, according to Sotheby's.
Another piece that sold on Tuesday was artist
Tuesday's auction was viewed by some as unimpressive because many lots went unsold or failed to meet sale expectations.