June 5, 2007

And The Most Expensive Was Madeline

bemmelman_sothebys.jpg

At the auction house on York,
they were feeling just fine.
Two hedge fund managers
buzzing on some free wine.
The estimate was just a bit over nine,
but they both had daughters named Madeline.


AMERICAN PAINTINGS, Sale No. N08297, LOT 176
March 08, 2007

LUDWIG BEMELMANS [1898-1962]
LITTLE MADELINE SAT IN BED, CRIED AND CRIED, HER EYES WERE RED

watercolor and ink on paper, 17.75 by 14.25 in.

Estimate: 10,000—15,000 USD
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 126,000 USD [!!? -ed.]
[Sothebys.com via MAO]

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Damn. I knew I shouldn't have told my buyer to stop bidding at $250.

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