Impressionist and Modern art sales, London

A new Ukrainian buyer spent over £12 million ($21 million) at Sotheby’s sales of Impressionist and Modern art on 20 June. The unidentified bidder, with paddle number LO22, secured three of the top five lots at the sale, classic works by Signac, Gauguin and Vlaminck. He bought a small Sisley and underbid two other works; he may also have been the buyer of the top lot, the Van Dongen Femme au grand chapeau, which sold for over £5 million, setting a new auction record for the artist. Art Newspaper