b. 1840
- d. 1917
  • France
Turnover 2023
$USD 19.024.867
Record Sale
$USD 20.410.000

Despite studying decorative arts and sculpture from a young age, he faced rejection from the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts. By the age of 19, after failing to gain admittance three times, Rodin began working odd jobs as a day laborer in plaster workshops. The artist travelled to Florence to study the sculptures of Michelangelo shortly before a turning point in his career, when, in 1877, the Salon finally accepted one of his works. Despite causing controversy with pieces like The Burghers of Calais (1889), he became a renowned artist by the end of the decade. Today, Institutions around the world house his work, including the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia and the Musée Rodin in Paris.


Record Sale

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)
Léternel printemps (1884)


66.6 cm


New York NY, United States
Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale. 09 may 2016


Lot # 17
Hammer price: $ 18,000,000
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 20,410,000
Estimate: $ 8,000,000 – $ 12,000,000

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