Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 5, 7 & 9 hammered sold for $14.8 million in RM Sotheby's purchase

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A group shot of those Alfa Romeo Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica Concepts

NEW YORK — On October 28th in New York, RM Sotheby’s marketed the distinguished trio of Alfa Romeo Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica theory automobiles, B.A.T. 5, 7 and 9d, for $14,840,000 throughout Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction, reaching the very best sale slot and establishing a new record for your most precious post-war Alfa Romeo marketed as one lot at auction and one of the most precious of any Alfa Romeo sold.

LEFT: Sotheby’s auctioneer Oliver Barker at London salesroom (Photo - Michael Bowles, Getty © 2020 Courtesy of Sotheby’s)RIGHT: Specialists taking bids in Sotheby’s New York salesroom (Photo – © 2020 Courtesy of Sotheby’s)

LEFT: Sotheby’s auctioneer Oliver Barker in London salesroom (Photo – Michael Bowles, Getty © 2020 Courtesy of Sotheby’s)RIGHT: Specialists carrying predictions in Sotheby’s New York salesroom (Photo — © 2020 Courtesy of Sotheby’s)

With nearly one million viewers tuning into Sotheby’s live-streamed sales of Contemporary and Impressionist & Modern Art, that the trio of automotive icons, provided as a one lot, watched solid pre-sale interest, in addition to bidding activity throughout the market, that comes as no real surprise given the rarity and desirability of their beautifully-designed and sculptural examples of automotive art. Making to get a really distinctive sale, Sotheby’s auctioneer, Oliver Barker, taking calls by a worldwide audience of specialists in New York, London, and Hong Kong, marked the second period where a really unique automotive was provided in a Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Auction. The remarkable digital demonstration was kicked off with a 30-moment pre-show highlighting that the sale’s leading lots such as the Alfa Romeo B.A.T. automobiles including renowned journalist Kurt Anderson discussing the importance of the offering with Ian Kelleher, Chief Marketing Officer of RM Sotheby’s. The entirely digital initiative emphasized the death from the traditional way of printing advertising and used a completely digital format which represented the very best in course leading auction demonstration.

A group shot of the Alfa Romeo Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica Concepts

A group shot of those Alfa Romeo Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica Concepts

Regarded by many as the seminal car designs of this 20twentieth century, the B.A.T. 5, 7, and 9d were created by Bertone and introduced separately to the general public in the Turin automobile salons within three successive years at 1953, 1954 and 1955. Despite their personal popularity and collective importance, the B.A.T.s were not displayed together when fresh. Offered from the Sotheby’s purchase from long-term possession and for the very first time as a combined trio, the 3 automobiles showcased that the energy of artistry and imagination is always appealing on the current market, whatever the medium.

Coming on the insides of Sotheby’s successful sales in Hong Kong, London, and Paris earlier this month ), the Contemporary Art Evening Sale attracted a total of $142.8 million together with 95.1 percentage of a lot sold, although the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale attained $141.1 million together with 100percent sell-through pace. With a combined amount of 283.9 million, the 2 sales raised the amount of the auction house’s October day sales of Contemporary and Impressionist & Modern Art to over $500 million globally. Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale was directed by the trio of Alfa Romeo B.A.T. theories, the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale was headed by a prime illustration of Alberto Giacometti’s towering female sculptures: Femme Leoni from 1947, that attracted 25.9 million following 5-minute bidding struggle between Hong Kong and New York. To view the complete results, see sothebys.com.

Learn more about the B.A.T. concept cars at rmsothebys.com.

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