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Yves Saint Laurent Auction: Record Brancusi, Matisse, Mondrian Sales (SLIDESHOW)

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The world may be embroiled in a crippling credit crisis, but that didn't stop collectors from paying record prices at what Christie's is calling the "sale of the century." The auction house brought in $262 million in its first night of the three day sale of Yves Saint Laurent and partner Pierre Berge's 733-piece art collection. During the sale's first night, collectors acted as if they were dancing on the Titanic, paying record prices for Brancusi, Matisse and Mondrian. A three-foot Brancusi wooden sculpture went for $36,792,835 (realized price without fees). The most recent Brancusi record was for "Bird in Space" which sold for $27.4 million in 2005. Other sales records from the night:

HENRI MATISSE Les coucous, tapis bleu et rose: $45,264,579

PIET MONDRIAN Composition avec bleu, rouge, jaune et noir: $27,191,525

See a slideshow from the show and the preview:

Below is a longer list of what sold Monday night. The complete list is here.

# Lot 1, Sale 1209, Paris EDGAR DEGAS (1834-1917)Paysage d'Italie vu par une lucarne price realized €457,000 ($576,129) # Lot 2, Sale 1209, Paris PAUL GAUGUIN (1848-1903)Etude de femmes martiniquaises price realized €673,000 ($848,435) # Lot 3, Sale 1209, Paris EDOUARD MANET (1832-1883)Jeune fille en chapeau d'été price realized €721,000 ($908,948) # Lot 4, Sale 1209, Paris EDGAR DEGAS (1834-1917)Femme à sa toilette price realized €553,000 ($697,154) # Lot 5, Sale 1209, Paris PAUL CEZANNE (1839-1906)La montagne Sainte-Victoire vue des Lauves (recto); Etude d'arbres (verso) price realized €2,081,000 ($2,623,467) # Lot 6, Sale 1209, Paris GEORGES SEURAT (1859-1891)L'homme à femmes price realized €301,000 ($379,464) # Lot 7, Sale 1209, Paris HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901)La Tauromachie price realized €529,000 ($666,898) # Lot 8, Sale 1209, Paris GUSTAV KLIMT (1862-1918)Etude de femme pour 'Jurisprudence' price realized €49,000 ($61,773) # Lot 9, Sale 1209, Paris ODILON REDON (1840-1916)Il y a peut-être une première humanité essayée dans la fleur price realized €145,000 ($182,798) # Lot 10, Sale 1209, Paris EDOUARD VUILLARD (1868-1940)Marie rêveuse et sa mère price realized €1,129,000 ($1,423,303) # Lot 11, Sale 1209, Paris EDOUARD VUILLARD (1868-1940)Les Lilas price realized €385,000 ($485,360) # Lot 12, Sale 1209, Paris PIET MONDRIAN (1872-1944)Ferme sur le Gein, dissimulée par de grands arbres, au coucher de soleil price realized €313,000 ($394,592) # Lot 13, Sale 1209, Paris PIET MONDRIAN (1872-1944)Ferme sur le Gein, dissimulée par de grands arbres price realized €385,000 ($485,360) # Lot 14, Sale 1209, Paris EDVARD MUNCH (1863-1944)Bord de mer price realized €1,129,000 ($1,423,303) # Lot 15, Sale 1209, Paris LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (1844-1910; HENRI, DIT)...Bord de rivière price realized €337,000 ($424,848) # Lot 16, Sale 1209, Paris EDOUARD VUILLARD (1868-1940)Vuillard au col blanc price realized €517,000 ($651,770) # Lot 17, Sale 1209, Paris JAMES ENSOR (1860-1949)Le désespoir de Pierrot (Pierrot le jaloux) price realized €4,993,000 ($6,294,556) # Lot 18, Sale 1209, Paris JAMES ENSOR (1860-1949)Modèle: Buste d'homme price realized €67,000 ($84,465) # Lot 19, Sale 1209, Paris JAMES ENSOR (1860-1949)Nu académique price realized €46,600 ($58,748) # Lot 20, Sale 1209, Paris JAMES ENSOR (1860-1949)Au Conservatoire price realized €577,000 ($727,410) # Lot 21, Sale 1209, Paris HENRI LAURENS (1885-1954)Femme accroupie price realized €217,000 ($273,567) # Lot 22, Sale 1209, Paris GEORGES BRAQUE (1882-1963)Compotier, Quotidien du Midi price realized €3,201,000 ($4,035,425) # Lot 23, Sale 1209, Paris JUAN GRIS (1887-1927)Nature morte à la théière (recto); Etude de bouteille (verso) price realized €169,000 ($213,054) # Lot 24, Sale 1209, Paris JUAN GRIS (1887-1927)Tasse et pipe price realized €1,073,000 ($1,352,706) # Lot 25, Sale 1209, Paris JUAN GRIS (1887-1927)Le Violon price realized €3,873,000 ($4,882,599) # Lot 26, Sale 1209, Paris JUAN GRIS (1887-1927)Nature morte price realized €121,000 ($152,542) # Lot 27, Sale 1209, Paris GIACOMO BALLA (1871-1958)Compenetrazione iridescente - Eucalyptus price realized €1,745,000 ($2,199,880) # Lot 28, Sale 1209, Paris JEAN FAUTRIER (1898-1964)Fleurs price realized €169,000 ($213,054) # Lot 29, Sale 1209, Paris PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)Portrait-charge: Massine, Bakst et Diaghilev price realized €169,000 ($213,054) # Lot 30, Sale 1209, Paris HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954)Portrait de Micheline price realized €385,000 ($485,360)

# Lot 31, Sale 1209, Paris PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)Homme dans un fauteuil price realized €625,000 ($787,923) # Lot 32, Sale 1209, Paris PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)Poulet, verre, couteau, bouteille price realized €625,000 ($787,923) # Lot 34, Sale 1209, Paris FERNAND LEGER (1881-1955)Le médaillon bleu price realized €649,000 ($818,179) # Lot 35, Sale 1209, Paris CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI (1876-1957)Madame LR (Portrait de Mme LR) price realized €29,185,000 ($36,792,835) # Lot 36, Sale 1209, Paris ALBERTO GIACOMETTI (1901-1966)Annette dans la cellina à Stampa (recto); Etude de tête d'Annette (verso) price realized €94,600 ($119,260) # Lot 37, Sale 1209, Paris MARCEL DUCHAMP (1887-1968)Belle haleine - Eau de voilette price realized €8,913,000 ($11,236,407) # Lot 38, Sale 1209, Paris FERNAND LEGER (1881-1955)La tasse de thé price realized €11,489,000 ($14,483,909) # Lot 39, Sale 1209, Paris FERNAND LEGER (1881-1955)Le damier jaune price realized €3,761,000 ($4,741,403) # Lot 40, Sale 1209, Paris FERNAND LEGER (1881-1955)Composition, dans l'usine price realized €5,553,000 ($7,000,535) # Lot 41, Sale 1209, Paris ALEXANDER CALDER (1898-1976)Dancers and Sphere price realized €1,577,000 ($1,988,086) # Lot 42, Sale 1209, Paris PIET MONDRIAN (1872-1944)Composition avec bleu, rouge, jaune et noir price realized €21,569,000 ($27,191,525) # Lot 43, Sale 1209, Paris PIET MONDRIAN (1872-1944)Composition avec grille 2 price realized €14,401,000 ($18,154,998)

# Lot 44, Sale 1209, Paris PIET MONDRIAN (1872-1944)Composition I price realized €7,009,000 ($8,836,079) # Lot 45, Sale 1209, Paris GIORGIO DE CHIRICO (1888-1978)Ritratto di Paul Guillaume price realized €115,000 ($144,978) # Lot 46, Sale 1209, Paris AMEDEO MODIGLIANI (1884-1920)Portrait de Jean Cocteau price realized €193,000 ($243,311) # Lot 47, Sale 1209, Paris FERNAND LEGER (1881-1955)Le profil noir price realized €3,537,000 ($4,459,012) # Lot 48, Sale 1209, Paris LOUIS FERNANDEZ (1900-1973)Composition price realized €73,000 ($92,029) # Lot 49, Sale 1209, Paris FERNAND LEGER (1881-1955)Ballet mécanique price realized €145,000 ($182,798) # Lot 50, Sale 1209, Paris PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)Instruments de musique sur un guéridon estimate €25,000,000 - €30,000,000 ($31,516,905 - $37,820,286) # Lot 51, Sale 1209, Paris ANDRE DERAIN (1880-1954)Vue de Collioure price realized €163,000 ($205,490) # Lot 52, Sale 1209, Paris ANDRE DERAIN (1880-1954)Nature morte à la table price realized €1,465,000 ($1,846,891) # Lot 53, Sale 1209, Paris ANDRE DERAIN (1880-1954)Rue à Collioure, Quartier du Mirador price realized €121,000 ($152,542) # Lot 54, Sale 1209, Paris HENRI MATISSE (1869-1953)Le Danseur price realized €6,785,000 ($8,553,688) # Lot 55, Sale 1209, Paris HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954)Les coucous, tapis bleu et rose price realized €35,905,000 ($45,264,579) # Lot 56, Sale 1209, Paris HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954)Nu au bord de la mer price realized €8,241,000 ($10,389,233) # Lot 57, Sale 1209, Paris GIORGIO DE CHIRICO (1888-1978)Il Ritornante price realized €11,041,000 ($13,919,126) # Lot 58, Sale 1209, Paris PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)Sollte Steigen price realized €2,193,000 ($2,764,663) # Lot 59, Sale 1209, Paris RAOUL DUFY (1877-1953)Jardin de salon, la marine price realized €181,000 ($228,182) # Lot 60, Sale 1209, Paris OSKAR SCHLEMMER (1888-1943)Projet de décor pour "Die glückliche Hand" d'Arnold Schoenberg price realized €51,400 ($64,799) # Lot 61, Sale 1209, Paris PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)Gartenfigur price realized €3,985,000 ($5,023,79)

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