A Piet Mondrian Painting Sold for a Record Breaking $51 Million at Auction
Piet Mondrian’s Composition No. II (1930). Courtesy of Sotheby’s
A rare Mondrian composition from 1930 broke the artist’s auction record during a Sotheby’s evening sale.
A Piet Mondrian composition sold for $51 million during Sotheby’s evening sales on Nov. 14, a historic auction record for the Dutch artist.
Surpassing Mondrian’s previous benchmark, when a 2015 Christie’s auction realised $50.5 million for a 1929 painting, the Sotheby’s sale was the first time Mondrian’s 1930 Composition No. II appeared at auction since 1983 when it sold for $2.15 million, at the time an artist record for Mondrian.