Rodin sculpture sells for record $20.4 million
The piece, created in 1901-1902 from a single block of white marble, had been expected to fetch between $8 million and $12 million.
“Eternal Springtime,” which depicts a pair of young lovers in a passionate embrace, is the first Rodin marble sculpture to reach the auction market in 20 years.
Sotheby’s auction of Impressionist and modern art brought in a total of $144.5 million.
Besides the Rodin, highlights included the sale of Paul Signac’s painting “The Port Houses, Saint-Trope” for $9.3 million ■