The cover and final lot — the one that everyone was anticipating and that assuredly captured Cox’s exquisite taste–was Gustave Caillebotte’s riveting composition, Jeune homme a sa Fenetre (1876). It sold to the New York dealer Adam Williams who auctioned it on behalf of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles for $46m ($53m plus fees, estimated. on request in the region of $50 million), setting records for the artist.
Cox bought the work from Wildenstein in 1995, in the same year it was in the traveling retrospective Gustave Caillebotte: Urban Impressionist It quickly became the linchpin in his carefully assembled collection. The painting features the tailored rear of a standing man standing in front of an open, grand French window, which reveals his figure and the breathtaking Parisian boulevard that he www.eatnowdrinklater.com eatnowdrinklater eat now drink later Website eat now drink later com gazed on, it ignited one of the most intense bidding contests. Though not part of the description the standing figure was Caillebotte’s younger brother Rene who passed away just after the painting was completed. It broke the previous record set by Chemin Montant from 1881 in Christie’s London in February 2019 when it was sold for PS16.6m/$22.2m (with charges).