London Auction house, Christies. Impressionist & Modern Art evening sale realised £176.986.000.. Juan Gris “Nature Morte a la Nappe a Carreaux” was sold for World record, £34.802.500. 43 paintings were sold for over a $1 million dollars. 4th February 2014. Juan Gris 1887-1927, born in Madrid. Studied mechanical drawing at the Madrid school, Escuela de Artes y Manufacturas. In 1906 Juan Gris moved to Paris, being part of the Cubism movement, & first exhibiting at the 1912 Salon des Independents.