Buyers worldwide bid on art at Scottsdale auction

This seascape by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky will be returning to Russia as a telephone bidder won the lot for $45,000 at the 2018 Larsen Art Auction in Scottsdale. (Submitted photo)

A standing-room-only crowd throughout the day along with absentee bidders phoning in produced nearly 90 percent of the lots being sold at the 2018 Larsen Art Auction.

The Scottsdale event last month brought in clients from as far away as London to hear auctioneer Jason Brooks conduct the sale.

“At the end of the day close to 90 percent of the lots had hammered sold, and works will be shipped to Russia, Hong Kong, Denmark, Italy, France, Japan and several works to the United Kingdom in addition to almost every state in the U.S.,” a release stated.

Highlight sales were $45,000 for a Franz Kline original collage, against an estimate of $25,000-$35,000.

“This work brought active bidding from the Internet and a client in the room who was thrilled to be the winner with her final bid, so the work will remain in Arizona,” the release stated.

A seascape by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky will be returning to Russia as a telephone bidder won the lot for $45,000. The artist is one of Russia’s most important artists from the 19th century, according to the release.

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