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First Open Post-War and Contemporary Art

  • Sale 2582
  • New York, Rockefeller Plaza
  • 19 September 2012

Please find attached the Top Ten results of the First Open sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art held in New York which realized a total of $8,434,150 / £5,229,173 / €6,494,296.

Leading the auction was a rare work by Yayoi Kusama, Red Nets, No.19, 1960 which doubled its pre-sale estimate after a bidding battle between multiple clients in the room and on the phone.  In a sale with such a strong presence of female artists, Charlie Adamski and Charlotte Perrottey, co-heads of the First Open sale are particularly pleased that four of the highest prices were achieved by women, Yayoi Kusama, Louise Bourgeois, Helen Frankenthaler and Lynda Benglis.

Auction Results

Sale Total including Buyer’s Premium: 8,434,150 (USD)

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